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Join Our District on the Rise!
Shelby County Schools is hiring special education teachers for mid year vacancies. There are currently over 20 vacancies posted for adaptive functional skills, day treatment, functional skills, instructional resource, and short term placement special education positions. Interested applicants should apply by March 26, 2018, however we will accept applications on a rolling basis. Additionally, we are seeking applicants eligible for an alternative teaching license. Please see minimum requirements below.
Our District is also finalizing our hiring needs for the upcoming school year (2018-19), and we anticipate we’ll start posting 2018-19 positions in the Spring. Complete your online application now so it’s ready to go when our principals begin hiring for 2018-19!
SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life. We operate under the notion that we will only be successful if we challenge ourselves with new ideas and attack obstacles with a bold sense of courage and determination. We strive for a mission-driven working environment that empowers all staff to take ownership of their own work and their professional development.
• 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.
Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN, a city in the midst of a grassroots renaissance. Perched high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Memphis has long been a hotbed of cultural richness—blues, barbeque, and the legendary Beale Street run deep here—but a fresh wave of innovative thinkers is breathing new life into our city, resulting in an eclectic blend of historicity and innovation that you’ll find nowhere else on Earth. This renaissance spirit is evident in the food, music, architecture, and arts of Memphis, but is especially so in our schools, where you’ll find educators and District staff who are earning national recognition for challenging the traditional educational landscape.
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.
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 and an active Special Education endorsement in Tennessee or another U.S. state OR
• Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and score a passing grade on the Praxis II exam that is associated with the appropriate Special Education Endorsement
If you qualify for option 2, 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:
• Be fierce advocates for our students, fueled by the belief that failure is not an option
• Fully dedicate themselves as active participants in driving our students’ growth
• Welcome opportunities to build collaborative networks among their peers
• Be masters of their craft and experts in their field
• Consistently seek out opportunities to grow both in the art of pedagogy and in their content area
• Lead both in the classroom and out, building a strong alliance of mutual trust and accountability with their students, parents, and communities
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Whether you’re applying for mid-year 2017-18 positions or getting your account on file so you’re ready to apply when 2018-19 positions post, 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.
For questions, visit http://www.scsk12.org/askhr/