High School ELA Teacher (2023-2024)

Memphis Rise Academy

High School Teacher Position Description

Memphis Rise Academy’s instructional positions provide ambitious and committed teachers with an
opportunity to make a uniquely substantive impact on the lives of our high school students. We
are looking for individuals who are motivated to work in an environment that is focused on
preparing students for post-high school success, as well as who have a passion for impacting
students beyond just the execution of their curriculum. Responsibilities of instructional positions are
detailed below.

• Plan and execute a daily core curricular lesson, generally taught in five 55-minute
class periods. This may include anywhere from one singular course to two or three
courses of versions of the same course (honors/regular/AP) depending on position.
• Frequently assess students on core curricular content and manage the grading and
data entry process of assessment cycles.
• Maintain a well-managed classroom environment, consistent with Memphis Rise
Academy’s core values of Responsibility, Excellence, Ambition, Commitment and
Honesty, as well as our school’s expectations of structure and urgency.
• Collaborate with members of the school Leadership Team and other support staff to
identify and address challenges in a solutions-oriented, student-centered manner.
• Implement modifications and accommodations of students’ Individualized Education
Plans (IEP), ESL Individual Learning Plan (ILP), and 504 service plans.
• Independently lead or, with another Instructional Team Member or Leadership Team
member, an advisory which meets regularly, as well as a Focus Study environment
designed to support students in their management of independent academic
• Participate in a regular coaching and feedback cycle, including review of/feedback
on lesson materials and observation of/feedback on instructional execution, coupled
with a commitment to implementation of feedback
• Manage course grade and data profiles regularly, so that weekly report card system
reflects accurate student grade profile and interventions planned for student
population are informed by most recent data
• Participate in Memphis Rise Academy Professional Development, beginning in summer
and continuing each Friday afternoon (after early dismissals) throughout the year.
• Assist with school operations related to Registration, Parent-Teacher Conferences,
school arrival and dismissal, and parent/community events during school hours.
• Conduct weekly office hours after school, allowing students access to remediation or
other course supports
• Other reasonable duties designed to complement those above, assigned by the
Principal or members of Memphis Rise Academy’s Administrative Team.

Ideal Candidates

Memphis Rise Academy is open to a wide variety of candidates and has a history of hiring
candidates with vastly disparate background and experience. All candidates for instructional
positions at Memphis Rise Academy must hold, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, and must enter
the school year either with a valid Tennessee teaching license holding the necessary
endorsement(s), or enrolled in a job-embedded Educator Preparation Program (EPP) which has
been confirmed will lead to the issuance of a practitioner license during the first year of
Our ideal candidates are individuals who understand that doing the best we can for students
every day is the ultimate goal, and reaching that goal requires flexibility, creativity, true belief in
the potential of our students and school, and an asset-based mindset towards all school
stakeholders. We are looking for people who want to commit themselves to preparing our
students for college and being engines for them to, in many cases, begin believing that college is
not just a possibility, but a realistic and achievable goal.

Role Specifications 
FLSA Status: Exempt
Time: Full-Time
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Travel: None
Physical Demands: This position may seldom require lifting up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment: The majority of this role is completed in a school setting, which is made up of
work in offices, classrooms, and other public areas of a school building.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties
or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may
change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Memphis Rise Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to Apply
To apply for any open position at Memphis Rise Academy, send a resume and cover letter
to careers@memphisrise.org.

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