2023-2024 Special Education Classroom Teacher

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Special Education Classroom Teacher

2023-24 School Year

Compass Community Schools is seeking experienced special education classroom teachers across our six campuses (five K-8 sites at Berclair, Binghampton, Frayser, Hickory Hill and Orange Mound, and one 9-12 high school in Midtown) for the 2023-2024 school year.

Special Education Teacher Pay & Perks:

  • Intentionally small school settings – K-8 sites have only about 225 students in total, and one classroom per grade level; Midtown high school has less than 400 students in total.
  • Collaborative professional development (PLCs) supported by a network level Director of Special Education, as well as network-level content leads
  • Robust medical, dental, and vision plan with significant employer contributions to premiums
  • 100% employer-funded short-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance
  • Contributions in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (AAA-rated pension plan)
  • Salary ranges from $46,000 to $53,500
  • Sign-on bonuses available

Special Education Teacher Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree
  • REQUIRED: valid Tennessee teaching license (generally, with endorsement #144, #145 or #461)
  • ENCOURAGED: Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
  • Affinity with, and passion for, the compelling vision of Compass Community Schools
  • Strong content knowledge in all content areas
  • Driving commitment to advance student learning
  • Ability to lead students toward a joyful and productive learning environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build productive relationships with students and colleagues
  • Desire to work hard in a balanced, extended school calendar
  • Utmost personal and professional integrity

Special Education Teacher Primary Responsibilities:

  • Imparting a love of learning in our students who need the most support
  • Oversee progress monitoring to ensure that special education student needs are being met.
  • Implement special education policies and operating procedures with utmost compliance and integrity.
  • Ensure student records are carefully maintained and that all timelines are adhered to regarding student evaluations.
  • Lead due process hearings and IEP meetings.
  • Support and contribute to a school-wide focus on three pillars: academic excellence, values-based character education, and service learning in the community.
  • Claim ownership of the privilege and responsibility to ensure high levels of student learning.
  • Establish a supportive, joyful, and hopeful classroom culture that has high expectations for students’ individual and collective success.
  • Instruct students with purpose, clarity, and urgency.
  • Monitor student progress to ensure that student needs are being met.
  • Communicate regularly with families as partners in the education of their children.
  • Welcome opportunities to develop professionally.

About Us:

In July 2019, Compass Community Schools opened six high-quality charter schools (five elementary and one high) in the Memphis community. Our vision is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of education: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” This true education – provided within a supportive, joyful, and hopeful school culture – will prepare our students to be positive agents of change in our communities.

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