High School STEAM Teacher

CHATTANOOGA GIRLS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY   Chattanooga, TN   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 20, 2022

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is seeking a High School STEAM Teacher to join its team of education professionals.

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a single gender, small learning community for girls in grades 6-12. The college preparation curriculum is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). CGLA offers girls an accelerated and integrated remediation approach that is intended to move them to proficient and advanced levels within core academic subjects. A range of social supports that reflects girls’ social development needs are integrated into the educational experience.

At CGLA, we believe that every girl has the potential to be an academic achiever and a leader. This firm belief in the promise and potential within each girl undergirds our resolve to offer girls an engaging and rigorous academic experience that prepares them for college completion, grounds them in civic responsibility, and positions them for successful careers in a competitive, knowledge-based global economy.

Job Overview:
This is an on-site, full-time, teaching position at CGLA 1802 Bailey Avenue in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Primary role is teaching Mathematics to the school’s student community, in accordance with this position’s job duties, school mission and educational goals. Some travel is required.

Salary and Benefits:
Compensation is competitive, commensurate with credentials and experience, and includes comprehensive benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and TCRS). Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials, as well as a laptop computer.

Only certified applicants and those meeting the job posting qualifications and requirements described below will be interviewed. We will accept applications any time, but please send resume with cover letter via email by July 15, 2022 for first consideration for the 2022-2023 school year.


Educational Goals:
CGLA invests in several innovative school elements to enrich the educational experience of girls:
CGLA is an all-girls school—the FIRST single-gender public school in the state of Tennessee!
CGLA’s college preparatory curriculum emphasizes STEAM to prepare girls for 21st century careers and position our community to remain competitive in an increasingly complex global economy.
CGLA extends learning time for girls through an extended school day.
CGLA faculty use creative teaching methods that reflect girls’ specific learning styles.
CGLA harnesses technology to support girls’ learning and offers each girl a laptop for educational use at school and at home.
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a Title I school.

Teaching at CGLA:
CGLA invites outstanding educators to apply for the position of High School Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. High School teachers possess a deep passion for instruction and an enthusiasm for rigorous development in the honing of their craft. In addition to weekly professional development and team planning meetings, teachers receive consistent high-impact coaching and feedback from academic coaches and school administrators, as well as opportunities to be a coach themselves. This position is an opportunity to play a significant focused on academic achievement, character, and college-readiness. CGLA is committed to recruiting, developing, and keeping excellent teachers.

Responsibilities of a CGLA High School Teacher include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
Develop academically rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics and assessments
Use data to inform instructional decisions
Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
Demonstrate strong pedagogy.

Commitment to School and Classroom Culture:
Work collaboratively with your grade level team
Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
Attend and participate in all faculty, personal development, and team meetings
Communicate openly with faculty/staff
Develop positive rapport with students
Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture.

Family Engagement:
Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
Make him/herself available to students, parents, and other faculty/staff members.

Growth Mindset:
Pursue challenging professional goals each year
Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year.

Minimum Qualifications:
Valid Tennessee teaching license with appropriate endorsement(s)
Commitment to working with under-served students
Bachelor’s degree
Pass Criminal Background Check

CGLA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.