The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a single gender, small learning community for girls in grades 6-12. The college preparation curriculum is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). CGLA offers girls an accelerated and integrated remediation approach that is intended to move them to proficient and advanced levels within core academic subjects. A range of social supports that reflects girls’ social development needs are integrated into the educational experience.
At CGLA, we believe that every girl has the potential to be an academic achiever and a leader. This firm belief in the promise and potential within each girl undergirds our resolve to offer girls an engaging and rigorous academic experience that prepares them for college completion, grounds them in civic responsibility, and positions them for successful careers in a competitive, knowledge-based global economy.
CGLA invests in a number of innovative school elements to enrich the educational experience of girls:
• CGLA is an all-girls school—the FIRST single-gender public school in the state of Tennessee!
• CGLA’s college preparatory curriculum emphasizes STEAM to prepare girls for 21st century careers and position our community to remain competitive in an
increasingly complex global economy.
• CGLA extends learning time for girls through an extended school day.
• CGLA faculty use creative teaching methods that reflect girls’ specific learning styles.
• CGLA harnesses technology to support girls’ learning and offers each girl a laptop for educational use at school and at home.
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a Title I school.
CGLA invites outstanding educators to apply for the position of Middle School Teacher for the 2020-21 school year.
Responsibilities of a CGLA Middle School Teacher include, but are not limited to:
• Curriculum Development and Instruction
• Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
• Develop academically rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics and assessments
• Use data to inform instructional decisions
• Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
• Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture:
• Work collaboratively with your grade level team
• Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
• Attend and participate in all faculty meetings and communicate openly with faculty/staff
• Develop positive rapport with students
• Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
• Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
• Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
• Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
• Make him/herself available to students, parents and other faculty/staff members
• Pursue challenging professional goals each year
• Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and
• Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year
• Valid Tennessee teaching license with appropriate endorsement(s)
• Commitment to working with underserved students
• Bachelor’s degree
• Pass Criminal Background Check
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.
Please contact our HR Department with any questions.