Middle School English Language Arts Teacher (2024-2025)

Education Nashville, Tennessee


Who Are We? 

At STRIVE Collegiate Academy, our mission is to prepare middle school students for success in high school, college, and career. We will achieve this by empowering each student with a literacy-based curriculum aligned across all content areas in a culture that encourages leadership, virtue, and excellence as the foundation for success in all endeavors. 


STRIVE Collegiate Academy is a tuition-free college preparatory charter school, serving students of Nashville, TN. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. STRIVE is a middle school serving about 400 students grades 6-8. STRIVE serves students in the McGavock Cluster (Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory & Napier) and are committed to going above and beyond to ensure students are successful in high school, college, and life. 


A STRIVE Team Member possesses the following qualities/characteristics… 

  • SELF-ADVOCATES for themselves and their students.
  • Is TEAM-oriented by working with peers, families, and students to support teaching and learning through academics and character development.
  • Is RESILIENT by demonstrating perseverance through challenging situations to ensure professional and personal growth. 
  • Models INTEGRITY by being transparent as educators through self, peer, and school leadership feedback and committing to strengthening skills needed to develop professionally.
  • Models VIRTUE by exhibiting moral excellence in what they think, say, and do.
  • STRIVEs for EXCELLENCE by providing a top-quality education for every student, every day.


A STRIVE English Language Arts teacher STRIVES for daily Excellence through…  


Excellent Relationships 

  • Have a passion for supporting all learners and are willing to create and adapt lessons to best support student growth. 
  • Seek  and accept feedback and show a desire to continue to push their own practice as an educator. 
  • Willing to work, support, and grow with their peers on the ELA team to push one another to produce a strong academic culture in all classrooms and grade levels. 
  • Actively participate in regular professional development.


Excellent Preparation & Execution 

  • Have a deep content knowledge of English Language Arts
  • Meet ELA measurable instructional goals and systems to track progress for all students relative to academic goals.
  • Create, utilize, and revise (with data) ELA long-term plans, unit plans, unit assessments, and weekly lesson plans in instructional practice.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver appropriate ELA lessons using a variety of presentation methods in order to keep students engaged and meet their individual needs.


Excellent Assessments 

  • Use multiple forms of data and technology to inform daily ELA instructional decisions and to personalize learning for students and adults--including targeted intervention and acceleration.
  • Maintain records of students' progress and development.


Excellent Culture 

  • Create and maintain a positive classroom environment that promotes positive behavior and adheres to our school-wide culture management system.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents/families by communicating frequently to inform them of their students' academic and personal growth.
  • Lead cultural duties including, but not limited to, breakfast, lunch, morning/after school duties, and peer teachers' classrooms.
  • Plan for and participate in extracurricular activities designed as opportunities to support student's academic and character development.
  • Other activities assigned at the School Leader's discretion to achieve our mission.


Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A valid Tennessee Teaching Credential (or commitment to obtain one)
  • Minimum of two (2) years of classroom instruction experience preferred
  • Previous experience of improving students' academic performance and behavior
  • Experience in preparations of lesson plans aligned with state requirements and teachers' curriculums
  • Experience in collaborating with other educators on grade level and by content
  • Has an analytical view of student progress towards standards
  • Strong knowledge and appreciation of working with students in under-resourced communities
  • Be in attendance every scheduled work day (7:00am-4:00pm) and a few after hours events a year, except in the case of emergency or serious illness.
  • Dress professionally at all times.
  • Maintain an appropriate professional relationship with students, parents, and staff. 
  • Pass criminal background check as required by law.


General Sign Off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. Duties may be changed at the discretion of STRIVE Collegiate Academy at any time. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination: STRIVE Collegiate Academy is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. STRIVE Collegiate Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.