High School Special Education ELA Teacher (2022 - 2023)

Valor Collegiate Academies

Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted November 15, 2022
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
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Certification Needed
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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment/Role Type: Full-time, in-person role for the current 2022-2023 school year, with an immediate start date. We are currently hiring for:

  • an ELA Special Education Teacher and Case Manager to support with secondary ELA courses (grade level assignment TBD)
Salary: Valor's teacher salary scale is between $49,417 to $71,816+, and placement is based on years of lead teaching experience in a K-12 school.

About Valor:
Founded in 2014, Valor Collegiate Academies is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, Tennessee, serving students in Grades 5-12 across three schools. Our mission is to create a community where students of all backgrounds have equitable access to an education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives. This mission is made possible through an innovative school model that balances rigorous academics and whole-child education in an intentionally diverse environment. Learn more about Valor: https://valorcollegiate.org/our-model/

Core Responsibilities Include:
Caseload Management & Instruction

  • Differentiate and adapt lessons to support scholars on your caseload reach grade-level standards
  • Prepare and adapt materials for class activities, do nows, exit tickets, and homework assignments
  • Collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Engage in weekly collaborative curriculum meetings (known as Intellectual Preparation) with a planning partner and instructional leader
  • Develop and manage individualized education programs (IEPs) for students on your caseload
  • Collect and track data on individual student skills to determine the effectiveness of programming and measure progress toward IEP goals
  • Maintain special education reports to be in compliance with federal, state, and local district requirements
  • Collaborate and co-teach with general education/core content teachers to ensure the successful implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans
  • Collaborate with paraprofessionals to serve the needs of individual students
  • Participate in weekly coaching meetings to internalize your content and improve your practice
  • Establish and maintain communication with families to share academic and behavioral progress

Student Mentorship & Family Engagement

  • Support with student Circles weekly to develop academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth
  • Respond to student behavior in real-time with school-wide intervention systems
  • Serve as the main point-of-contact for families to communicate school-wide information
  • Track and input daily student behavior feedback to share with families, leaders, and Student Support Team

School-Based Responsibilities & Faculty Engagement

  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school?s values, student management policies, and culture
  • Willingly, kindly, and actively upholding Valor?s organizational commitments
  • Own arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, and dismissal duty
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, which includes attending 3 weeks of faculty training in the summer and participating in weekly professional learning sessions throughout the school year (i.e. weekly academic PL, culture PL, State of School meetings)
  • Engage in faculty Circle once a week; complete and present 2-3 pieces of faculty Badge Work per school year
Certification Requirements:
Candidates must: (a) have an active Tennessee teaching license in Special Education K-12, (b) have an out-of-state license that'll be transferred to Tennessee by July 2022, or (c) be eligible and willing to enroll in a Valor-approved Educator Preparation Program (must have a Bachelor's degree).

Qualifications and Experience:
We believe diversity is what makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse skills and experiences. We invite you to apply if you:

  • Experience and knowledge in secondary ELA standards
  • Have a teaching license or are eligible and willing to pursue licensure
  • Have a proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Have an unwavering belief that all students can succeed in school and beyond
  • Have a relentless drive to develop your practice to sharpen your skills as an educator
  • Set ambitious goals for yourself and others and are not afraid of putting in the hard work it takes to achieve them
  • Have the passion and commitment to serve a culturally and socioeconomically diverse community of students and families
  • Enjoy cultivating meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff
  • Are able to model, live, and reinforce our school?s core values, commitments, and policies
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship

Interview Process:

  1. Resume Review
  2. Phone Interview
  3. Virtual Performance Task
  4. Virtual Sample Lesson & Leadership Interview
  5. Reference Checks
  6. Offer Extension

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Earn a salary that?s more competitive than local district schools and equitably determined based on years of lead teaching experience
  • Earn additional stipends for taking on additional leadership, athletics, or project-based work, i.e. House Team Lead, Department Chair, Athletic Coaching.
  • Receive a Years of Service bonus for completing 3, 5, and 7 years of classroom teaching as a Valor teacher
  • Enroll in comprehensive health (medical, dental, and vision) and retirement benefit, including a hybrid pension plan and 401K with 5% company contribution
  • Have priority waitlist access to enroll your child at Valor
  • 8 days of PTO (prorated based on start date for anyone onboarding after July 1, 2023)
  • Receive 8 weeks of fully-paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Receive an employee laptop and unlimited classroom supplies
  • Grow from more than 100 professional development hours each year and individualized coaching
  • Gain free access to an on-campus strength & conditioning facility, Vanderbilt Health Clinic, retirement counseling, and mental health support and resources

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Valor believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and staff to thrive. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to thrive in a diverse world.

?Pending any additional guidance from the CDC, or any legal guidance from the courts, we strongly encourage all faculty members to get vaccinated in the spirit of keeping ourselves and others safe.