English Teacher

Memphis, Tennessee
Teacher salaries start at $43,000
Apr 03, 2019
Grade Level
High School, Middle School
Job Type

Join our District! 

Shelby County Schools is now accepting English teacher applications for the 2019-20 school year.  

We encourage you to apply by our April 23, 2019 application deadline, to be considered for the positions that best meet your interests and qualifications! Complete your online application now at www.ChooseSCS.org!   

Our Mission  

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.  

Why Memphis? 

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 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. While this renaissance spirit is evident in the food, music, architecture, and arts of Memphis, it is especially so in our District. In our schools 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. There are also options to earn additional income: 

$22.84/hour when serve as an Extended Learning Opportunities Program Tutor or Certified Tutor  

$28.23/hour when you teach in an SCS Summer Program or with Project Graduation 

A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options.   

Minimum Qualifications 

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 active teaching certification in English in Tennessee or another U.S. state OR  

Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and score 167+ on the English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (code 5038) Praxis exam OR 

Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in English 

Candidates without full teaching certification will need to enroll in one of SCS’s partner Educator Preparation Programs if offered a position. 

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 in pedagogy and content area 

Lead in and out of the classroom, building a strong alliance of mutual trust and accountability with their students, parents, and communities 

To Apply 

Visit www.ChooseSCS.org to submit your instructional profile.  

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. 

Learn More 

Website: http://www.teachmemphis.org | http://www.scsk12.org    

For questions, email SCSRecruits@scsk12.org or call 901-416-5518 


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