High School ELA Teacher

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Jan 13, 2021
Grade Level
High School
Position Type

Full-Time with Benefits
Start Date

End Date


Hamilton County Schools, located in 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.

Striving for Excellence, Committed to Growth

Brainerd High School is a dynamic high school located in the heart of Chattanooga, TN. Our school community is made up of students with deep and powerful cultural roots and a compelling history.

At Brainerd, great teachers matter! We recognize that teachers are the single most impactful variable in student learning outcomes. We believe that all students should be in schools characterized by high academic achievement and know that holistic student growth and development. Rooted in a commitment to collaboration, our teachers consistently work together to develop engaging, rigorous lessons and our administrative team supports teachers as they take risks and try new strategies within their practice.

Hamilton County Schools is committed to graduating all students ready for college, career and community. All students at our comprehensive high schools are enrolled in a Future Ready Institute - a CTE pathway leading to industry certification. A wall-to-wall Future Ready school, Brainerd's three Future Ready Institutes (Institute of Aviation, Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the Institute of Law, First Responders, and Forensic Science) provide students with opportunities to gain experience in the fields of aviation, automotive technology, business, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts, and emergency services. Our teachers bring their experience in the field to our classroom and create real world opportunities for students.

With the support of a dedicated administrative team, our mission is to develop teachers' ability to affect educational change for our students. We are seeking compassionate teachers who have the ability to connect with students. Furthermore, the ideal candidate has the ability to recognize and develop students' potential. We are looking for teachers who are present, responsible, innovative, and determined to help our students excel.


  1. Teaching & Learning - Deeply understand the Tennessee English Language Arts Standards and establish clear learning targets for every lesson. Build rigorous and aligned assessments and consistently implement high leverage literacy practices. Follow Hamilton County Schools' instructional framework, including:
    • Ensuring Equity in Actions
    • Setting High Expectations
    • Building a Productive Classroom Culture
    • Responsive Teaching and Learning
  2. Classroom Culture: Build a safe and productive classroom culture. Positive relationships are evident, procedures are clear, and the classroom is safe and secure for learning to unfold. Student and teacher interactions promote a growth mindset.
  3. Family & Community: Consistently develop strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns about their children. Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning.
  4. Professional Responsibilities: Actively participates in professional learning communities (PLCs) with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning. Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school.


  • 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
  • Professional with high personal standards and integrity
  • Teaching candidate must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in 6-12 English or be an upcoming graduate in an accredited teacher preparation program. If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

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