Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking exceptional teachers who are excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives.
A teaching career at Valor is multifaceted and our teachers grow to become extraordinary educators, mentors, and leaders. As a lead teacher, you will deliver high-quality instruction by implementing a rigorous curriculum and data-driven preparation. You will collaborate weekly with teachers and instructional leaders to examine student data and lesson plans to ensure high academic rigor. As a mentor, you will guide a diverse group of scholars through positive character development using Valor’s Compass model, support scholars in achieving academic goals, and build close relationships with your mentees’ families. As a leader, you will play an integral role in shaping our high school’s growth and performance, leaving a lasting impact on our scholars’ experiences, and on a larger scale, the Valor community.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are hiring in the following content areas:
Visual Art I
Theatre Arts I
Spanish (all levels)
AP U.S. History
Computer Science Foundations
Core Content & Academic Lab
Modify, prepare, and internalize rigorous, standards-aligned lessons in accordance with Valor’s academic curriculum, working closely with planning partner and instructional leaders
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
Participate in weekly coaching meetings to internalize content, analyze student data, and improve your practice
Maintain and update scholar gradebook
Lead daily Academic Lab to effectively provide scholars with structured academic support
Student Mentorship & Family Communication
Lead student Circles once a week and implement our comprehensive human development curriculum (Compass) in your mentor group to guide students’ social-emotional growth and development
Monitor your mentor group’s academic and behavior progress and support students in setting and reaching ambitious academic goals
Respond to students’ behavior progress in real-time with recommended interventions
Provide guidance and coaching on students’ self-discovery work
Serve as a main point-of-contact for families to communicate school-wide information
Consistently share students’ academic and behavioral progress with families
Track and input daily student behavior feedback to share with families and Student Support Team
Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Own arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Attend parent teacher conferences, orientation, and other school events
Attend school-wide professional development programming, including 3 weeks of faculty training over the summer and weekly PD sessions throughout the academic year
Participate in faculty Circle once a week (Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00p.m.)
Candidates applying to teach must either: (a) have a valid Tennessee teaching license with the appropriate content endorsements, or (b) have a valid out-of-state teaching license that will be successfully transferred to Tennessee by July 2020, or (c) demonstrate they are enrolled in a teacher’s preparation program and will be licensed by July 2020 (deadline strongly enforced).
CRITICAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
You have the ability to execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and adopt a data driven approach in assessing students’ progress
You have a relentless drive to develop your own instructional practice to sharpen your skills as an educator
You are self-aware and reflective with a strong desire to continuously growth professionally and personally
You have a growth mindset and are quick to incorporate feedback into your daily practice
You have the ability to set and reach ambitious goals, and can handle the intensity required to thrive in a high-performing, fast-paced school environment
You thrive on data. You can analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform instructional decisions
You have the passion and commitment to serve an ethnically & economically diverse student body
You have the ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values, norms, and policies
You enjoy cultivating deep relationships with students, families, and staff to create a positive school environment
WHO WE ARE
Valor Collegiate Academies is the top-performing charter school network with a mission to empower our diverse community to live inspired and purposeful lives. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world.
At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors:
Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we are in the Top 5% in the State of TN for both Achievement and Growth. For the 2018-2019 school year, Valor College Prep ranked the #1 open enrollment high school in MNPS, with our founding 9th graders achieving the highest composite growth of all high schools in the state of Tennessee.
Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their sharp minds as they strengthen their big hearts.
Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. It’s important for our students to be served by exceptional teachers who are as diverse as they are, and we are deeply committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of educators.
Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means to have strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality coaching, development, and support.
Valor offers a competitive salary that is determined based on prior teaching experience.
Valor participates in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan.
Valor Collegiate Academies is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.