Kindergarten Teacher

Location
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Ref
1180
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Position Type

Interim Leave Only
Start Date

12/5/2020
End Date

4/9/2021
Overview

Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Middle Valley Elementary is a K-5 school located in Hixson, TN, just north of Chattanooga. Our mascot is the "Marvel" which is a wonderful or astonishing person or thing. At MVES, our students are Marvels!

We are centered on student success while continuing to develop our teachers. Our students participate in our yearbook committee, robotics, STEM classroom with outdoor learning opportunities, chorus, and art. We have been the recipient of the Read20 award for six years running and the last three years, our teachers and students have participated in mindfulness training. Through this training, our students are learning to regulate their emotions and our teachers are learning self-care. We engage our broader community through Coffee and Conversations with families and through first Family Fridays.

We are looking for teachers who have a willingness to learn and grow. Our teachers are open to coaching opportunities, are active team members during planning and professional learning, and exhibit a growth mindset for themselves and with their students.

Why Join our Team?

New Teacher Support: With our progressive three-year induction program for new teachers, you will have the following supports:
  • New Teacher Academy
  • First Year Mentor & Supportive Professional Development
  • Whole-Teacher/Well-Teacher Program

Leadership Opportunities: Grow your career with Hamilton County Schools, no matter your professional goals:
  • Train to become a mentor teacher or cooperating teacher
  • Obtain your National Board Certification and get a $4,000 salary increase
  • Apply for leadership pipeline programs for instructional coaching or administration
  • Be a part of innovative programs that are unique to Hamilton County like Teacherpreneur and STEM Fellows
  • Travel the world as a Fund for Teachers recipient

Experience all Chattanooga has to offer:
  • Chattanooga has a metro area of 500,000 people - not too big and not too small - and under two hours from Nashville, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Birmingham
  • Award-winning city for outdoor activities, music, art and culture
  • 25 + local music, art, and food festivals every year

Compensation & Total Rewards
  • Competitive salary range commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes multiple health insurance options, vision, dental reimbursement, short and long-term disability, life insurance, on-site clinics, and a wellness program
  • Childcare for Hamilton County teachers available in multiple schools

Competitive retirement plans through Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, including a hybrid 401k and pension plan. In 2018, TCRS was ranked in the top four best funded State Pension plans by the Pew Charitable Trust.

Responsibilities

  1. Plan, deliver and assess effective instruction that is tightly aligned with State standards.
    • Designs lessons based on best practices with clear learning targets and measurable goals aligned with State standards and/or unit outcomes. Frequently plans collaboratively with colleagues.
    • Conveys high expectations while using multiple effective strategies, materials, and classroom practices that involve and motivate students while differentiating instruction to meet students' needs.
    • Uses colleagues and own self-reflection on instructional practice to continually improve instruction.
  2. Classroom Management & Relationships: Fosters a well-structured and engaging learning environment by utilizing effective classroom procedures and routines while showing caring, respect, and fairness for all students.
  3. Family & Community: Consistently develops strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns about their children. Provides opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning.
  4. Professional Responsibilities: Actively seeks out opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and other stakeholders in order to improve teaching & learning. Reflects on own instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school.

Qualifications

We are seeking teaching candidates who are:

  • Committed to inspiring and engaging students
  • Committed to high academic achievement and high expectations for all students
  • Able to be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
  • Open to being coached and receiving feedback in order to advance learning and growth for students
  • Experienced in high-need or Title-I School settings. Experience with English Language Learners is a plus.
  • Professionals with high personal standards and integrity


Additional details:

  • Teaching candidates must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in Elementary Education (K-5) or be upcoming graduates in an accredited teacher preparation program. If you are from another state, we will work with you to transfer your license to TN.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

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