Art Teacher (K-5)

Aspire Public Schools - Memphis, TN (30+ days ago)3.7

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation’s largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.

Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child’s aspirations are within reach.

The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a team of passionate and dedicated educators. As an instructor at Aspire, you will deliver high-quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual. In addition, you will empower students to take control of their own learning and contribute to the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.

What You Will Do:
Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college
Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with Tennessee State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines
Assess students regularly and refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs
Communicate regularly with students and families and involve families as partners in their child’s education
Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs and improve instructional practices throughout the school
Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches

What You Will Bring:
Bachelor’s degree
Valid Art Teaching Credential required
1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred
Knowledge of subject matter, including State Standards and subject-specific frameworks
Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices

Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.

Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.