Shelby County Schools

Memphis , Tennessee

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Join Our District on the Rise!

If you're willing to relocate to Memphis, Tennessee, Shelby County Schools has identified 2017-18 teaching opportunities and is hiring for those. Complete your online application now in order to be considered for any open opportunities that best meet your interests and qualifications!

We encourage you to apply by our application deadline on December 18, 2017.

In addition to candidates who hold an active teaching license, we are also seeking candidates interested in teaching on an alternate route license. We’re especially interested in candidates interested in teaching:

English as a Second Language
Middle Grades
Special Education
Technology and Engineering Education

Please see the Minimum Qualifications section for more information about how you may qualify to teach if you don't currently hold a teaching license.

Our Mission
SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life.

• Our promise is that by 2025, 80% of our students will be college & career ready, 90% will graduate high school, and 100% of graduates will enroll in post-secondary education.

• Our work is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is capable of learning and that education is the great equalizer.

• With 84% of all students considered economically disadvantaged, Shelby County Schools truly is a place where progressive leaders in education can make a difference in the lives of our country’s most underserved children.

Our Future
Though our challenges are significant, we are a district on the rise.

• Our district-wide Math proficiency scores have doubled in the past three years.

• Our iZone schools—once performing in the bottom 5 percent of TN schools—are outpacing the state’s Achievement School District and making significant gains towards the goal of reaching the top 25 percent within five years.

Why Memphis?
Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN. We’re known for our great food, original music, professional sports and high-quality arts in the most affordable urban setting in the nation. Not only that, but Memphis is a hotbed and national leader for groundbreaking work in public education.

Compensation & Benefits
Teacher salaries start at $43,000. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be eligible to work in the United States.

Additionally, candidates meet ONE of the following requirements:

Hold full teaching certification in Tennessee or another U.S. state OR
Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and pass the Tennessee Praxis II content exam requirements for the subject you wish to teach OR
Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the subject you wish to teach (some exceptions apply when following this option)
If you qualify for option 2 or 3, you must be willing to enroll in education coursework if offered a position. This is required in order to receive a Practitioner teaching license in Tennessee. The coursework also offers support and strategies you can apply to your teaching.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

We expect our teachers to:

Believe that student failure is not an option
Take responsibility for student growth
Be masters of pedagogy and content knowledge
Continuously develop their skills
Lead and manage the classroom
Engage all students
Work collaboratively with peers
Build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues

To Apply
Visit www.choosescs.org to submit an instructional application.

An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At Shelby County Schools, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. Shelby County Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

Learn More
Website: www.choosescs.org | www.scsk12.org
For questions, visit http://www.scsk12.org/askhr/

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