Website Compass Community Schools
Middle Grades (6-8) Classroom Teacher
2024-25 School Year
Compass Community Schools is seeking experienced middle grades classroom teachers across our five K-8 campuses (Berclair, Binghampton, Frayser, Hickory Hill and Orange Mound) for the 2024-2025 school year.
Our 3 grades in middle school (6th, 7th and 8th) are divided among 3 content areas – one teacher responsible for English-language arts, one teacher for mathematics, and one teacher for both science and social studies.
Please note that interviews will take place after January 1, 2024.
Middle School Teacher Pay & Perks:
Intentionally small school settings – K-8 sites have only about 225 students in total
Collaborative professional development (PLCs) supported by a network level content lead (Director of Math, Director of English-Language Arts, and science and social studies content leader)
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 $45,000 to $52,500
Sign-on bonuses available
Middle School Teacher Qualifications:
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree
PREFERRED: valid Tennessee teaching license (generally, with endorsement #121 for ELA teachers, #122 for math, and both #123 and #124 for the science/social studies teacher)
ENCOURAGED: Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
Affinity with, and passion for, the compelling vision of Compass Community Schools
Strong content knowledge in specific content areas (English-language arts, math, science and social studies)
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
Middle School Teacher Primary Responsibilities:
Imparting a love of content on students prior to their high-school experience
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.