JOB TITLE: Teacher
LOCATION: O M McNair Middle School
SALARY: Teacher Salary Schedule
WORK DAYS: 187 Days – 10 Month Employee
REPORT TO: Building Principal
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
The students of the Mississippi Achievement School District (mASD) need your talent, expertise, passion and leadership.
We are seeking highly motivated and innovative practitioners to join our team at the mASD. We seek individuals who are radically relentless about re-envisioning the landscape of public education in Mississippi and making a significant difference in the lives of students, parents, school leaders, teachers, and central office employees.
Currently the mASD serves approximately 4100 students in Yazoo City and Humphreys County in the Mississippi Delta. As part of the state’s comprehensive transformation effort, the mASD seeks to become the model for sustainable school and district improvement in areas of the state that have experienced chronic and entrenched underperformance. Over time, the mASD intends to develop the highest-performing, competitively compensated, and most revered educator workforce in the state known for providing instructional excellence and producing significant outcomes for ALL students.
The district seeks effective teachers with outstanding interpersonal skills who have a passion for working with schools, principals, and communities and who are committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment, and vision.
We believe that all students can achieve at the highest levels and are committed to providing opportunities that will permit all students to do so. mASD teachers will provide quality and engaging instruction, which will motivate students to strive for superior performance to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally. To accomplish this, we need inspiring teachers who:
Are passionate about student achievement and closing the opportunity gap.
Believe that the urgency of closing this gap is too great to accept excuses of any kind.
Motivate and support students while providing access to rigorous and rich learning experience
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides quality work that engages students in learning
Possesses knowledge of subject matter content
Recognizes and responds appropriately to individual differences in students
Differentiates instruction for a variety of developmental stages and ability levels
Implements adopted curriculum subject matter standards and assessment instruments to meet school and district goals
Plans lessons in a logical sequence and demonstrates knowledge of the subjects to be taught and the relationship to other subjects
Reflects on teaching and devising ways of improving performance on an ongoing basis
Collaborates with other educators to create the most complete educational environment possible for students
Uses a variety of assessment techniques and/or models to evaluate student performance in addition to formative assessment to improve instruction
Assumes responsibility for all students to ensure adequate yearly progress as determined by local, state, and federal standards
Participates in the referral-to-placement process for students being referred for Child Study
Utilizes technology in the teaching and learning process
Provides a physical environment that is safe, orderly, hazard-free, and conducive to learning, and implements approved disciplinary measures to allow for effective instruction and classroom management
Relates to parents and other community members, individual and corporate, in a positive and helpful fashion
Writes, speaks, and presents instruction in a clear, concise, and well-planned manner
Participates in self-initiated and school/district-initiated professional growth in order to maintain licensure and support school improvement efforts
Adheres to policies and procedures established by district, state, and federal guidelines including the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics
Submits required reports efficiently, promptly, and accurately
Inventories classroom materials, textbooks, and equipment
Accepts the responsibilities of co-curricular and extra-curricular duties as assigned by administration
Participates in departmental/grade-level teams, school-level teams, and district-level committees as requested, and attends school-related functions outside the instructional day
Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance
Supports the Mississippi Achievement School District Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
Bachelor’s degree in education and/or related field
Valid educational license
Appropriate endorsement and/training for assigned course(s)
Interested individuals should apply online at www.masd.k12.ms.us.
Questions concerning this vacancy announcement should be directed to:
Dr. Sametra Brown, Director of Human Capital and Talent Management
Mississippi Achievement School District
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.