School Psychologist (2024-2025 SY)

Network Team Nashville, Tennessee


Location: Nashville, Tennessee  

Employment Type: This is a full-time, in-person position beginning in July for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.   

Salary: Valor's salary scale for related service providers range between $54,000 to $82,000 and placement on the scale is based on years of professional field experience and educational degree.  

About the Role: 
Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking an experienced and passionate School Psychologist who will serve students at our two middle schools (Valor Flagship & Valor Voyager) and/or high school (Valor College Prep) in the 2024-2025 school year.   

The School Psychologist will be responsible for all initial evaluations and reevaluations at both middle schools and the high school. Additionally, they will assist with the RTI process, 504 process, and developing professional learning opportunities for the special education team.  

The job of School Psychologist was established for the purpose/s of developing strategies and interventions to assist students in succeeding; measuring and interpreting the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children; interpreting results of psychological studies; interpreting and applying state and federal codes.   

About Valor: 
Founded in 2014, Valor Collegiate Academies is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, Tennessee, serving students in Grades 5-12 across three schools. Our mission is to create a community where students of all backgrounds have equitable access to an education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives. This mission is made possible through an innovative school model that balances rigorous academics and whole-child education in an intentionally diverse environment. Learn more about Valor:  

Core Responsibilities Include:  

  • Administers standardized and/or supplemental assessments for the purpose of measuring the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children and/or determining eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assesses students' functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement.
  • Assists other staff for the purpose of developing and applying student monitoring systems and designing academic and behavioral interventions.
  • Consults/collaborates with all specialists (e.g. autism consultants, behavior specialists, occupational and physical therapist, speech language pathologists, etc.) for the purpose of creating and delivering student supports.
  • Compiles information from a variety of sources (e.g. administrators, teachers, nurse, parents, mental health agencies, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of producing a comprehensive screening/ evaluation report in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with teachers, parents, and/or other outside personnel or professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
  • Coordinates with school staff to implement school wide program development and program evaluation (e.g. RTI) for the purpose of ensuring effective programs to assist children who experience physical, mental, social and emotional difficulties.
  • Available to consult with students, parents and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student success in school.
  • Strong understanding in Response to Intervention for the purpose of interpreting the data to intervene, offering interventions and eventually determining eligibility.
  • Helps students for the purpose of creating smooth transitions to and from school and community learning environments, such as residential treatment centers or ALC.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Promotes school policies and practices for the purpose of ensuring the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying and harassment.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals
  • Meets with 504 coordinator to help develop eligibility and 504 service plan

Qualifications & Experiences: 
At Valor, we believe our diversity makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise. We're excited to consider individuals that meet the following qualifications:  


  • 2+ years of experience as a school psychologist preferred
  • Must have an active license as a School Psychologist with 489 Sch Psy PreK-12 endorsement
  • Master’s degree or higher preferred


  • Deep understanding of current best practices in school psychology 
  • A demonstrated track record of meeting high expectations and accomplishing goals even in the face of obstacles
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines, with the ability to efficiently and effectively complete tasks
  • A history of working well as part of a team, with a strong “whatever it takes” orientation

Interview Process:
Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:  

  1. Resume Review
  2. Phone Interview with Valor's Talent Team 
  3. Interview with Valor school leaders 
  4. Reference Checks 
  5. Offer Extension

Compensation & Benefits:  

  • We offer a competitive base salary based on years of experience in the field and degree. 
  • We offer robust retirement and benefits plan through Metro Nashville Public School
  • We offer comprehensive health (medical, dental, and vision) and retirement benefits
  • We have a fully-paid parental leave policy
  • We have a PTO Sharing program
  • Free access to an on-site strength & conditioning facility, Vanderbilt Health Clinic, retirement counseling, and mental health support and resources
  • We offer employee laptops and unlimited supplies
  • Full-time employees wishing to enroll their child at Valor in grades 5-12 will be placed at the top of the new student waitlist. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Valor believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and staff to thrive. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to thrive in a diverse world.