Middle School Master Teacher - ELA

Meeting Street Schools

Charleston, South Carolina

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Date Posted September 14, 2023
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
Certification Needed Yes
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Who we are
Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a unique network of five schools across South Carolina, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to quality education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond as part of our twenty-year commitment from early childhood to college access.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Who we're looking for
We are searching for people with a strong mission fit and tight alignment to our belief that all students — regardless of life circumstances– can and will succeed. We seek people who have the motivation, drive, compassion, and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential. High-performing people who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students are encouraged to apply.

The Role
MSS instructional leaders combine the ability to coach and motivate teachers as they develop capacity and ability around best practices and professional knowledge. At MSS, a Master Teacher has a growth mindset and participates in rigorous professional development throughout the year, including collaborative planning sessions, whole and small group school-wide focus professional development, team analysis of performance data; and other personalized opportunities to grow. Our Master Teacher provides job-embedded professional development for teachers to support and sustain effective teaching and learning, lead department specific initiatives, and are the model teachers within the building.

This role will be hired at our Meeting Street Brentwood Campus


    • Teach a cohort of scholars daily to model the implementation planning expectations, core curriculum, TLAC, restorative practices, responsive classroom, and internal behavioral management systems.

    • Improve classroom teaching by setting clear expectations and observing, coaching, and evaluating teacher performance using MSS instructional rubrics. Conduct follow-up teacher conferences that provide specific and actionable feedback.

    • Improve lesson execution by engaging in lesson internalization workshops and lesson rehearsals with staff. Conduct follow-up teacher observations with Deans to ensure the implementation of action steps.

    • Oversee planning, weekly PLCs, daily planning meetings, and follow-up of school-based professional development and New Teacher Academy.

    • Understand and analyze data from multiple sources. Use data to identify student learning trends, set goals, monitor and modify instruction, and increase student achievement in accordance with school improvement plans.

    • Work collaboratively with school administration or as a school leadership team member to develop and implement appropriate action plans aligned with prioritized school goals.

    • Support an instructional program by conducive to accelerated student achievement. Actively investigate, review, and evaluate instructional research and support teachers in identifying promising subject-specific strategies to support increased student outcomes. Regularly assess student learning and ensure specific, timely feedback to students regarding performance.

    • •Support colleagues to align standards, curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment tools. Team-teach with colleagues, demonstrate model lessons, and support teachers in using effective instructional strategies to meet students’ diverse learning needs.

    • When called upon, support district-level professional development through in-service leadership by sharing best practices and strategies to support teachers and teacher leaders.

    • If needed, step in the capacity of a full time teacher and perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Characteristics

    • A commitment to the mission of Meeting Street Schools, deep love of content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will succeed
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
    • High level of personal organization and planning
    • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage children

Education and Background

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Active teaching certification-Secondary Education ELA
    • Multiple years of successful experience teaching or working in underserved communities
$70,000 - $85,000 a year
The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience, typically salaries trend above the district salary schedule, starting at approximately $44,000-$91,000 annually. Additionally, Meeting Street Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including and not limited to:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Pet Insurance
Life Insurance and Disability
Employee + Family Wellness
Tax Favored Spending Accounts (FSA/HSA)
Retirement Plans
Referral and Retention Bonuses

All new hires are guaranteed $1,000 on top of their salary offer (paid out during 1st year of employment) and are eligible for additional bonus opportunities.
At Meeting Street Schools we are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.