Overview

Full-time
Salary: $11.00 to $13.00 /hour

About Memphis Merit Academy
Memphis Merit Academy Charter School i s an academically challenging, highly structured, and joyful elementary school in Memphis, TN. Through rigorous academics, high quality instruction, and character development, Memphis Merit Academy ensures all kindergarten through eighth grade students achieve the academic skills, knowledge, and moral foundation to be firmly on the path to college after matriculating through our school.

Be a Founding Teacher at Memphis Merit Academy
Memphis Merit Academy Charter School is a structured organization and culture that embraces urgency and efficiency and celebrates achievement. To achieve our mission, Memphis Merit Academy
will operate in a fiscally sound, organized, and efficient manner to ensure accountability and to protect every instructional minute. Memphis Merit Interventionists report directly to the Instructional Facilitator and assists with various projects and tasks to ensure a focused and effective learning environment based on literacy and math data. We are actively searching for a dynamic person(s) to fill our founding teacher positions. Memphis Merit Interventionists are strategic, engaging, knowledgeable, and adamant about academic results.

In August 2019, Memphis Merit Academy Charter School opened its doors to 120 kindergarten and first grade students, and we will grow by 60 students until we reach full capacity of 540 students during the 2027-2028 school year. We are actively building a founding team that shares our belief that with rigorous academics, high quality instruction, and charter development all students are capable of excelling in high school, college, and life. Memphis Merit Interventionists must be passionate, detail oriented, and unrelenting in their belief of all children deserving a high-quality education regardless of their demographics. The Interventionist role is leverage at Memphis Merit Academy to ensure small group instruction happens throughout the day based on literacy and math assessment data.

Job Summary
The foundation of academic excellence lies in a school that is strong in rigorous academics, high quality instruction, and character development. Memphis Merit Interventionists a re directly responsible for planning a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students and creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate for the maturity and interest of the students based on literacy and math assessments through small group instruction.

Qualifications
Memphis Merit Academy has launched an urgent search for a committed, resilient, and results-oriented Interventionist. We will consider candidates who:

  • Embody the mission, vision, and core values of Memphis Merit Academy (Respect, Integrity,

Self-Determination, and Excellence)

  • Unwavering belief that there is not a more urgent task than providing an outstanding academic and character education to students from urban backgrounds
  • Exhibit teamwork and works well within a team of high-performers
  • Are results-oriented and goal-driven, critical thinker, problem solver, analytical, and embody a can-do spirit and strong work ethic
  • Promote continuous improvement by being open to feedback; are self-reflective and humble
  • Excellent verbal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

Responsibilities

Instructional Strategies

  1. Implement engaging lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of State Department of Education and literacy and math assessment data
  2. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations and differentiation for student learning to conduct small group instruction
  3. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Tennessee Department of Education, board policies, and administrative
  4. Collaborate with other members of staff for planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and best practices according to instructional priorities
  5. Adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning

Student Growth

  1. Plan and use appropriate instructional strategies, assessment, activities, materials, and technology that reflect accommodations for individual needs of students
  2. Work cooperatively with teachers to modify curriculum as needed for students
  3. Assist students in understanding grade level work
  4. Consistently monitor student achievement through formal and informal assessment and use the results to plan for instructional
  5. Conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure student success
  6. Perform duties, as assumed by the leadership team to move student data on a positive trend

Classroom Management and Organization

1. Create a small group/classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of the students

2. Manage student behavior and administer discipline according to Board policies, administrative regulations, the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct handbook and

3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Communication

1. Provide communication to General Ed teachers and SpEd teachers based on student academic growth to support documentation and reports given during conferences with parents, students, school leaders, and teachers.

2. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community

3. Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and

4. Present a positive role model for students, staff, parents, and community members by demonstrating behavior that is professional, ethical, responsible, and aligned with Memphis Merit
Academy Charter School’s Code of Ethics and ESSA.

5. Articulate and provide support for the campus and district mission and goals to parents, colleagues, and community members.

6. Demonstrate awareness of district/community needs and initiate activities to meet identified

7. Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques for engaging students

Professional Growth

1. Engage in and implement new learning from professional development activities correlated with intervention assignment and with school and state

2. Keep informed of and complies with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom

3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents

4. Attend data team meetings to communicate student academic levels based on RTI2

5. Participate in ongoing professional development and feedback to all staff, focusing on differentiation and supporting students with varying needs

6. Participate in professional development and revise as necessary in response to student and teacher needs

7. Participate in small group instruction with serving students with Special Needs and English Language Learners; be available to work with students on areas of instructional difficulty

8. Participate in professional development opportunities

9. Implement a comprehensive Response to Intervention program

Small Group Intervention

1. Implement small group intervention based on academic data and individual student needs included but not limited to classroom assessment, STEP, NWEA MAP, and EasyCBM

2. Orient new students that transfer into our academic program by assisting with completion of school wide assessments

3. Reteaching literacy and math lessons based on individual student needs

4. Effectively communicate with Instructional Leads to plan and conduct interventions based on classroom data

Required Education

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree, or two (2) years of college (minimum of 48 semester hours) from an, or a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment Test and one (1) year of experience working with children in an educational setting preferred.
  • Experience working with under-resourced communities, families, and/or students
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, parents, and community
  • Experience in classroom management and teams and individuals to meet specific and strategic outcomes
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the Student Support Coordinator
  • Experience using computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Desired Experience

  • Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, parents, students, and community
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with underserved and special populations of students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Common Core State Standards, IDEA, and instructional shifts

Disclaimer

Memphis Merit Academy Charter School reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on business needs.

Memphis Merit Academy Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.