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Director Education & Leadership - Middle School

Hamilton County Department of Education
Chattanooga, TN, United States
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The purpose of this position is to lead the design, development, and implementation of a strong system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment unique to middle school. To develop and lead professional learning opportunities for Secondary schools across the district. Is part of the leadership team that works collaboratively to support learning communities and ensure alignment across Hamilton County Schools.


  • Develops and implements a bold and unique vision for middle school learning focusing on instructional personalization.
  • Directs the development, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing improvement of district curriculum implementation to ensure alignment between Tennessee State Standards, summative, interim and formative assessments, curricular resources, and professional learning for teachers and leaders.
  • Coordinates processes for the selection and development of curriculum; manage teams and processes related to these responsibilities.
  • Creates a customer-focused climate and provides quality services and support to schools and the community.
  • Supervises identified staff to ensure effective implementation of all district curricula at the classroom and school levels.
  • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work to middle school content leads; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex problem situations, and provides technical guidance and expertise to address problems in assigned area.
  • Communicates with Learning Community Superintendents to develop and implement action plans for schools within the networks.
  • Develop highly impactful professional learning and supports for middle school instructional coaches.
  • Collaborates with other learning directors concerning textbook adoptions for Secondary schools and identifies aligned instructional resources.
  • Collaborates with the high school Learning Director to develop pathways to ACT success.
  • Complies with accounting and financial policies and procedures, as well as all other Board policies.
  • Use computers and other technology to enter and access information related to essential job functions.
  • May operate a motor vehicle to conduct various work activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attends work and arrives to work on time.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate field; Master's degree strongly preferred or as required by state guidelines.
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience in school administration or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, Board members, parents, and community members.

Salary is based on a combination of relevant education and experience.
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Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is hiring, supporting, and retaining outstanding top teaching talent. We are the fastest improved district in Tennessee and have a goal to become the best. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

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 (wellness & mindfulness training) 

Leadership Opportunities: Grow your career with Hamilton County Schools, no matter your professional goals: 

  • Train to become a mentor teacher or professional development presenter
  • 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

We are seeking teaching candidates who are:

  • 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

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. 

About Hamilton County Schools

 Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is the fastest improving district in the state of Tennessee. We believe in success for all students and are dedicated to helping all students succeed to their highest potential.  With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Who we serve: Hamilton County Schools serves over 42,000 students across our diverse county in urban, rural and suburban communities. Our families speak 125 languages and approximately 8.5% of our students are English language learners.

Our results: The state of Tennessee has recognized Hamilton County as an “Advancing” school district.

A few of our recent achievements include:

  • #2 out of 146 districts in the state of Tennessee for student growth and a Level 5 district for 2018-2019
  • 45 Level 5 schools and 32 reward schools
  • 16 Volkswagen E-Labs - the highest concentration of fabrication labs of any district in the US or abroad
  • Milken Award winning teacher; State Principal of the Year (2017)
  • 13 High Schools with over 18 Future Ready Institutes
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3074 Hickory Valley Road
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