Stem Teacher

Perea Elementary

Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Principal, the teacher is responsible to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing the core curriculum. This position is also responsible for collaborating with teachers in promoting interdisciplinary STEM activities into the core curriculum.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers STEM-oriented instruction through a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning to SoP students.
  • Plan daily lessons to meet the needs of all students and assist students needing additional support. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Develops, organizes, and documents STEM planning, implementation, and artifacts for the STEM accreditation process.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.
  • Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities.
  • Collaborates with teachers on instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
  • Works directly with school leadership to serve as liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
  • Initiates new programs that support the STEM vision.
  • Ensure that lesson plans meet state STEM standards and emphasize STEM-related skills.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and homework assignments and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules of behavior and procedures for maintaining order in their classroom.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, SEL Clinicians, and administrators as needed to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and identify gaps in learning. Use assessment data to refine curriculum and adjust instructional practices.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities and homework assignments. Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
  • Communicate the level of student achievement and progress toward established classroom, school and state standards to parents.
  • Ensure that students’ conduct conforms with the standards and policies at Schools of Perea and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities, staff meetings, committees and school wide events.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

All employees of the Schools of Perea are expected to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the school
  • Acceptance, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity
  • A commitment to continuous professional growth
  • A commitment to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff members
  • A sense of flexibility in working with an expanding school
  • A commitment and passion for improving the education of children
  • The ability to reflect on one’s own performance

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have experience working with school-age children in a structured setting
  • Must obtain a clear background check through fingerprinting
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be available for meetings and trainings outside working hours as needed
  • Must have the ability to reflect on one’s own performance
  • Must be committed to work the full school year and summer as needed
  • Must be able to interact positively with others individually and in teams
  • Must be sensitive to each family’s values, beliefs, traditions and cultural influences


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Tennessee teacher licensure with appropriate endorsement strongly preferred
  • Deep understanding of TSIN and STEM Engineering Design Process
  • Minimum 1 year of teaching experience preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Schools of Perea
  • Working knowledge of computer processes and platforms used in educational settings

Hours and Compensation:

  • Monday through Friday according to the Schools of Perea calendar 7:30am–3:45pm
  • Competitive compensation as well as a full-suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance with employer contributions

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to

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