Part-Time 5th/6th Grade Special Education ELA Teacher (2023-2024 SY)

Valor Collegiate Academies

Nashville, Tennessee

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



Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment Type: This is a part-time teaching position for the 2023-2024 school year only. This position does not have any caseload management responsibilities and will only be instructional.

Schedule: Weekly from 8:15am-1:35pm, not to exceed more than 26.5 hours a week.

Salary: The salary for this part-time position will be 50% of a full-time Valor teacher salary. Valor's teacher salary schedule ranges between $53,000 to $73,000+ and exact 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 1900 students in Grades 5-12. We operate two middle schools, Valor Flagship and Valor Voyager, that feed into our high school, Valor College Prep. Our mission is to create a community where diverse students of all backgrounds have equitable access to a high-quality 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 here:

Core Responsibilities Include:

Planning and Instruction

  • Co-teach and serve as instructional support in 5th and 6th ELA classes
  • Prepare, internalize, and plan daily lessons for intervention spaces based on individual learners? needs
  • Partner and collaborate with EL teachers and general education teachers to ensure all students are receiving appropriately scaffolded grade-level content and academic support across class settings
  • Prepare materials for resource class activities, do nows, and exit tickets
  • Use scholar work and data to inform instruction and intervention strategies in both general education and intervention settings
  • Collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Engage in weekly 1:1 coaching meetings to deepen content and case management expertise
  • Submit lesson plans weekly for feedback and review by instructional coach
  • Engage in weekly collaborative curriculum meetings (known as Intellectual Preparation) with a planning partner and instructional leader (for one or more co-taught content areas)
  • Proactively communicate academic progress with parents/guardians, other teachers, administrators, and/or school counselors

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 an arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, transition, and/or dismissal duty
  • Support with occasional school events that occur outside of normal school hours, such as parent-teacher conferences, grade level student trips, report card conferences, and new student orientation.
  • 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 faculty Badge Work

Family Engagement

  • Respond to students' behavior in real-time using school-wide intervention systems and classroom management practices
  • Track and input student behavior feedback and data through KickBoard by the daily school deadline to share with families, school leaders, and the Compass Team
  • Maintain a 4:1 positivity ratio to strengthen school culture and student relationships
  • Serve as a point-of-contact for case load?s families to communicate any student-specific/IEP related information

Certification Requirements:
In compliance with Tennessee Department of Education?s requirements for teacher licensure, candidates applying for this position must:

  • Have an active Tennessee teaching license with a Special Education K-12 endorsement, or
  • Have an active out-of-state license in Special Education K-12 that can be transferred to Tennessee

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:

  • Have authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Have an active teaching license or are eligible and willing to pursue licensure
  • Have strong content knowledge and instructional pedagogy
  • 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
  • Have experience or willingness to quickly learn and adopt school-wide tech platforms, i.e. Kickboard, Infinite Campus, Google Suite, Google Classroom
  • Enjoy cultivating meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff
  • Are able to model, live, and reinforce our school?s core values, commitments, and policies

Interview Process:

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

Compensation and Benefits:

  • As a part-time role, the salary for this position will be 50% of a full-time Valor teacher salary. Valor's teacher salary schedule ranges between $53,000 to $73,000+ and exact placement is based on years of lead teaching experience in a K-12 school.
  • We offer opportunities for teachers to earn stipends for taking on additional teacher-leader roles, athletic coaching positions, and/or doing project-based work that's outside of your core role
  • Receive an employee laptop and unlimited classroom supplies
  • 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.