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Annual Salary

Job Description


Purpose Prep has launched an urgent search for committed, intelligent, hard-working educators. We will consider candidates who:

  • Embody Purpose Prep’s mission, vision, and RISE with Purpose values (Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination, Excellence)
  • Believe that there is not a more urgent task than providing an outstanding academic and character education to students from urban backgrounds
  • Take ownership for the achievement results of their students
  • Have a track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results in their current field
  • Work well within a team of high-performers
  • Are goal-driven, analytical problem solvers, and embody a can-do spirit and strong work ethic
  • Promote continuous improvement by being open to feedback; are self-reflective and humble
  • Dedicated to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, reflection, feedback, best practices, and regular assessment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • TN State Certification preferred but not required


  • Embody Purpose Prep’s mission, vision, and RISE with Purpose values
  • Develop and implement ambitious, rigorous, and standards-aligned curricula, lesson and unit plans, and activities to meet and exceed academic standards
  • Design and implement rigorous assessments aligned to academic targets
  • Provide engaging, differentiated, appropriately paced, and rigorous instruction in whole-class, small group, and individual settings
  • Establish and maintain a culture of achievement in their classroom; uphold school-wide and class systems, rules and consequences, disciplinary codes, and rewards at all times
  • Analyze student achievement data collaboratively with colleagues and Head of School to critically and strategically respond to the learning needs of students
  • Implement school’s data tracking system and use data to inform instructional development and delivery
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in training, professional development and learning activities
  • Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices.
  • Use feedback to make productive changes in performance
  • Complete all administrative requirements by given deadlines
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards
  • Participate in additional school activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year.
  • Participate in school-related community events, such as recruitment fairs, canvassing events, and fundraiser events as needed throughout the year


We offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $9.00 - $26.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture

Company's website:

  • purposeprep.org

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/PurposePreparatoryAcademy

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Employee Ratings Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School

  • Based on full-time and part-time employees only, with 3 reviewers

    Overall Rating

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    Recommend to a friend

    They do business with integrity and rational thinking. Overall, it's an excellent place to work, with products that are winning in the marketplace.


  • I love teaching Teacher, Elementary School

    2020-10-21 18:51:44.497

    I love teaching, especially at Purpose Prep.

    I don't have any. Every day is a growing opportunity to mold beautiful young minds.