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8576 / Associate Teacher (2019-20)
RePublic Schools

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Annual Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits packag
Who We Are
RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for dynamic, determined Associate Teachers to lock arms with our school teams in Nashville, TN for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You’ll Do
Overview

To cultivate their instructional prowess and classroom leadership voice, RePublic’s Associate Teachers (ATs) will train with and be coached by RePublic’s most expert instructors. ATs will begin the year in one of RePublic’s schools in Nashville, where they will co-teach, work with small groups of scholars, provide coverage inside and outside of the classroom for teachers who are absent on a short- or long-term basis, and prepare to step in as the full-time teacher of record in any of RePublic’s schools should a Lead Teacher resign or move mid-year. ATs should be flexible around subject and grade level placement, and willing to step into multiple RePublic schools in their region.

Responsibilities.

RePublic’s Associate Teachers (ATs) will:

Develop their instructional lens, classroom management skills, and leadership voice by spending the first 6+ weeks of the year in a RePublic school training with, receiving feedback from, being coached by, and co-teaching with an experienced RePublic Lead Teacher;
Assist Lead Teachers in any capacity needed during initial placement to drive student outcomes, including, but not limited to, providing targeted intervention or remediation to small groups of students, grading assignments, communicating with families, etc.;
Step in to provide critical additional coverage inside and outside of the classroom that enable our schools to function when staff members are absent on a short or long-term basis;
Lead students to meet high behavioral and academic expectations with consistency, with a true "sweat the small stuff" mindset that creates strong school culture;
Participate in school-based and network-wide professional development to hone instructional practice and develop expertise across content areas;
Lead a Book Club (small group leveled reading) with scholars in their placement school; and
Step in as the full-time teacher of record in one of RePublic’s schools (either placement school or otherwise) should a Lead Teacher resign or move mid-year.
Who You Are
NOTE: Former teaching or student teaching experience is a plus, but not required.

RePublic Associate Teachers share our unwavering belief that students from all backgrounds can achieve at an exceptionally high level and graduate from college. Beyond that, a successful candidate will:

Have a bachelor’s degree, with GPA high enough to ensure eligibility for certification (if not certified)
Either (a) have a valid TN teaching license, (b) have a teaching license in another state that transfers to TN, or (c) be willing and eligible to pursue and finance the costs of obtaining a teaching license/certification while teaching simultaneously full-time
Demonstrate a strong track record of seeking out opportunities to learn and improve;
Have a propensity and desire to persevere through challenging situations and emerge victorious;
Be hungry for feedback and energized by the steep learning curve that comes with learning "on-the-job" to be a phenomenal educator and classroom leader;
Have experience setting and achieving ambitious qualitative and/or quantitative goals;
Demonstrate strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, an ability to meet deadlines, prioritize effectively, and independently manage time wisely; and
Believe passionately in RePublic’s mission, values, and educational model, and demonstrate a deep commitment to empowering underserved students to close historic achievement gaps.

Posting Information

Nashville
TN
Education/Teaching/Early Childhood
Professional Entry Level
Full-Time
Eligible to work WITHOUT employer visa sponsorship (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Perm. Resident)
Certificate, Bachelor's
Administration & Supervision, EdS, Administration & Supervision, MED, Advance Studies in Teaching & Learning, MED, Assessment, Lea...
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2/18/2019
4/18/2019

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