This role is part of an Opportunity Culture model being implemented by Memphis Scholars in partnership with Public Impact.

  • Starting Salary Range: $54,370 – $69,870
  • Benefits: Award-Winning low to no-cost Health, Dental, Vision plans for Individuals and Families

The Team Reach Teacher (TRT) serves on a Multi-classroom Leader’s (MCL’s) team, directly teaching more students than usual. With guidance from the team’s MCL, the TRT plans and delivers instruction for multiple classes in a school where students rotate between face-to-face learning with the teacher and digital or offline learning supervised by a teacher resident. The TRT is responsible for co-planning, co-preparing, and delivering instruction, and co-monitoring student progress to determine instructional needs. The TRT is also responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of instruction supervised by the teacher resident and making or recommending changes. The TRT collaborates with others working with the same students or subjects, including other members of the multi-classroom leader’s team as well as teacher residents, to review student progress and change instruction to ensure high-progress, enriched learning for every student.

There are three levels of TRT: TRT I (reaches 50% more students); TRT II (reaches 75% more students); and Master TRT (reaches 100% more students and coaches one other teacher).


Planning and Preparation

  • Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for students
  • Plan backward to align all lessons, activities, and assessments in the designated subject(s)
  • Design in-person instruction that is enriched (developing higher-order thinking skills) and personalized (reflecting learning levels and interests of individual students)
  • Design personalized digital or offline assignments for students while under reach associate supervision
  • Design assessments that accurately assess student growth
  • Determine how students spend all instructional time

Classroom Environment

  • Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement
  • Create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
  • Establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport


  • Hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
  • Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
  • Identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
  • Invest students in learning with several influence methods
  • Incorporate questioning and discussion in student learning
  • Incorporate small-group and individual instruction to personalize and tailor instruction to individual needs
  • Monitor and analyze student assessment data to inform personalized, enriched instruction
  • Provide reach associate with student groupings, instructional assignments, and assessment rubrics
  • Communicate with students and keep them informed of their progress

Professional Responsibilities

  • Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from a multi-classroom leader and team members to improve professional skills
  • Maintain regular communication with families, and work collaboratively with them to design learning at home and school, and encourage a home life conducive to learning
  • Collaborate with reach associate, other teachers, and staff responsible for the same students
  • Participate in professional development at school, including on-the-job development led by the MCL


  • Knowledge of subject matter being taught
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Experienced teachers must have a track record of “effective” rating, at least.


  • Full-time, 10-month position
  • Team reach teacher typically teaches multiple classes in alternating time blocks through the day
  • Team reach teacher has built-in planning and collaboration times to complete administrative tasks, analyze data, and plan instruction


  • 2021-2022 Salary Range: $54,370 – $69,870

Reports to: MCL and Principal