Overview

Location: Promise Academy Spring Hill 3796 Frayser-Raleigh Road Memphis, TN 38128

About the Position:
Master teachers are experienced educators who work with other teachers, administrators and parents to
help both teachers and students have a positive, productive school experience. They provide support for
new teachers or for those dealing with a challenging population of students. Master teachers have
excellent teaching and leadership skills and they draw upon their teaching experience to serve as expert
resources, mentors or counselors for new and developing teachers. Master teachers must be dedicated
to the improvement of the teaching profession and able to provide constructive criticism and helpful
solutions to other teachers without alienating or discouraging them.

Performance Expectations
 Consistent Leadership: Master Teachers ensure student learning and wellbeing by participating
in decision-making and initiating innovations and improvements for school change. They are
leaders who empower and influence others. They engage in a variety of leadership roles and
perform thoughtful stewardship responsibilities for the school community and profession.
 Focused Collaboration: Master Teachers work with educators, students, families and
communities to create relationships; share knowledge, practice and responsibility; communicate
effectively and support student learning. They respond to the needs of their colleagues and
students in a timely and competent manner.
 Distinguished Teaching – Focus on Students and Environment: Master Teachers analyze
individual and group student development to connect instruction to students’ needs, interests and
prior knowledge. They strive to create an environment that engages learners in inquiry, promotes
high levels of learning for all students and creates a culture of civility and success.
 Distinguished Teaching – Focus on Content, Instruction and Assessment: Master Teachers
have a deep and reflective understanding of the academic content that they teach. They use
multiple assessments to evaluate student learning and inform instruction. They continually reflect
on student outcomes and make decisions to promote high levels of learning for all students.
 Continued Professional Growth: Master Teachers engage in continuous professional
development and reflection. They use multiple resources to shape the focus and goals of their
professional development including student learning, assessment data, researched best practices
and school and district goals. They evaluate their personal growth, understanding and application
of knowledge and develop an appropriate professional plan.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
 Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active
learning.
 Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and
procedures.
 Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
 Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust
teaching strategies.
 Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
 Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents
regarding student progress and student needs.
 Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
 Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following
 Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural,
economic and ability backgrounds.
 Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when
requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
 Participate in appropriate professional activities.
 Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs
and student organizations as directed.

Requirements:
 B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching
 Valid state licensure.