Middle School Teacher (2020-21)
About the organization
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.
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 Middle School Teachers to lock arms with our school teams in Jackson, MS for the 2020-21 school year. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?
Who You Are
A steadfast believer that all students can achieve academic excellence, regardless of background
A growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning, improving, and hungry for feedback
An eternal optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
A bond-builder, who believes that strong relationships are the lynchpin for strong schools
A fervent planner who backwards maps from big goals to drive daily actions
A detail maven who recognizes that big things come from small, intentional actions over time
A data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates
What You’ll Do
Get results. Ensure that students are growing. Continually plan lessons and analyze data to push scholars to master rigorous content.
Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.
Bring it. Have stamina and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self to a high-performing school environment where the stakes are high for kids.
The Fine Print
By the time that employment begins, all teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree
By the time that employment begins, all teachers in our schools must meet certification requirements. There are a few ways to meet this requirement:
Hold a valid Mississippi teaching license and possess the correct content endorsements needed to teach the particular content
Hold a valid teaching license that has successfully been transferred from another state that offers reciprocity with MS
Enroll in state-accredited Alternative Certification Program pursuing certification and be eligible for recommendation of licensure by district or program
Prior Experience. Prior experience teaching, experience teaching in a low-income community, and a demonstrated ability to raise achievement levels of traditionally underserved students highly preferred. Ability to demonstrate a deep commitment to addressing historic inequity along lines of race + class in the American South required.
Placement. Middle School Teachers will teach math, literacy, science, history, or computer science across grades 5-8. Teachers will be placed at one of our Middle Schools in Jackson: Reimagine Prep and Smilow Prep.
Compensation. Salary is competitive with local district and partner charter organizations, and commensurate based on prior experience in education. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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