Elementary Social Studies Teacher

Memphis Business Academy

Position Overview

Teachers are entrusted with advancing the mission of Memphis Business Academy. Reporting to the Principal and various network administrators, teachers are responsible for the development and execution of a standards-aligned curriculum, continuous improvement of their instructional practices based on feedback, support, and adequate intellectual preparation on their part, and collaboration on areas of instructional and/or curricular need at the school. Teachers will be held accountable by the Principal, Chief Academic Officers and other network administrators in regard to their performance and growth, student achievement, and quality of delivery of instruction. The Teacher is a full-time position with an immediate start date.

Essential Functions

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

  • Create standards-aligned curriculum including curriculum maps, unit plans, and lesson plans; develop interim, midterm, and final assessments as needed
  • Develop and implement ambitious, standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with end goal of student performance at or above grade level expectations
  • Provide engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in whole-class and individual settings
  • Attend all Professional Learning Community Meetings and professional development sessions
  • Provide academic support and tutoring to small groups or individual students as needed
  • Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices, using school’s teacher performance evaluation rubric as a guide
  • Use feedback to make productive changes in performance


  • Analyze student achievement data in collaboration with the academic team
  • Implement data tracking system and use data to inform instructional development and delivery
  • Enter in student performance data in a timely manner
  • Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines


  • Teach and enforce school-wide systems, rules and consequences, disciplinary codes, and rewards at all times
  • Communicate regularly and proactively with students and families
  • Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in all professional development and learning activities
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, monitoring of designated sporting events, and other required programs as needed throughout year
  • Report to work daily with a positive and solutions oriented attitude and demeanor

Education and Certification:

· Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree (preferred)

· Tennessee Professional Educator License (preferred)

· Eligibility for Tennessee Professional Educator License (required)

· Content area certification (preferred)


Experience and Skills:

  • Technological proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of personal organization and planning
  • Minimum of one year working in urban education with a history of significant gains in student performance and/or growth (preferred)
  • Bi-Lingual (desired)
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with low skill level in a heterogeneously grouped classroom setting


Culture and Fit:

  • MUST HAVE A LOVE FOR CHILDREN AND THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM DESPITE THEIR FLAWS and this must be evident through speech and action.
  • Commitment to the mission and organizational success of Memphis Business Academy Schools
  • Ambition and desire to grow as a leader
  • Openness to feedback, a willingness to take personal responsibility for the affairs of the school
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Team player

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