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We are currently searching for an Instructional Assistant for the 2023 - 2024 school year. The Instructional Assistant will provide vital support for and will work alongside the teacher.


Position Summary

The position of Teacher will be responsible for teaching students a variety of fundamental subjects as well as integrating a research-based Social Emotional Learning curriculum throughout the day. These subjects will include social studies, science, language arts (phonics, reading, writing, listening, and speaking), and math.

Essential Functions:

We are currently searching for Teachers (KK – 5th grade) for the 2023- 2024 school year. The Teacher will serve as the classroom Instructor and will work alongside an Instructional Assistant; together, they will:

  • Provide children with a fully-integrated learning day.
  • Teach student skills of self-regulation and communication.
  • Teach students through active engagement.
  • Engage students in lines of inquiry to enhance their learning.
  • Evaluate child’s achievement of the overall grade-level expectations based on the TDOE standards.
  • Communicate with parents and students regularly.
  • Model emotional regulation for students.
  • Teach appropriate behaviors in the school setting.
  • Model understanding and response for behavior.
  • Create and model clear rules in the classroom and for the outside world.
  • Model consistent expectations for the classroom.
  • Use positive discipline tactics that are developmentally appropriate aligned to Perea’s Student Support Model
  • Help students develop positive relationships with each other and other people in their lives.
  • Teach emotional intelligence in a way that is practical and relevant.
  • Teach and model behavior of strong readers and listeners to encourage development.
  • Teach students how to use words to express increasingly sophisticated feelings.
  • Teach students the foundations of literacy and numeracy.
  • Help families identify potential strengths and areas of growth to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Helps families’ access resources and supports for wrap around services.
  • Participate in professional learning; share professional resources.
  • Praise students in order to acknowledge their development and achievements using appropriate words and body language.
  • Conduct all work activities in a timely and professional manner reflecting best educational practices.
  • Support and reinforce Perea’s Core Values: community, empathy, innovation, safety and excellence with our students, parents, community members and colleagues

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement and a valid Tennessee Teacher License
  • Affinity for the compelling mission of Perea Elementary School
  • Personal and professional integrity

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org