Compass Frayser- 6th-8th Science/Social Studies Teacher

Website Compass Community Schools

Middle Grades (6-8) Science and Social Studies Teacher
2023-24 School Year
Compass-Frayser (3690 Thomas St., 38127)

Compass Community Schools is seeking an experienced middle grades classroom teacher at our Frayser campus for the 2023-2024 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.
We are actively looking for a talented educator, who is excited about both science and social studies content!

Middle School Teacher Pay & Perks:
· Intentionally small school settings – Frayser has only about 210 students in total, and one classroom per grade!
· 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 endorsements #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.

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