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Openings as of 11/22/2019

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Openings as of 11/22/2019

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      Rose Park Middle

    Revision Date: 02.03.19
    Job Code: 82547 FLSA: Exempt
    Salary Plan: Certificated Revised By: Dr. Laura Lee Morin
    Pay Grade: BA Comp Reviewed By: Cheryl Winters
    EEO Category: Other Classroom Teachers
    EEO Code: 507
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    Work Location:
    (1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus
    Duration; # of months
    10 months
    Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): In order to Exceed Great Expectations, the academic potential for all learners must be identified, nurtured and maximized. A 0.5 FTE Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) will be in every elementary and middle school. The AART acts as a liaison between the Office of Advanced Academics and schools to implement advanced academic programs and services and build teacher capacity for rigorous instruction. The Advanced Academics Resource Teacher collaborates with classroom teachers in grade level/content area and MTSS team meetings; provides teachers with demonstration lessons; models, coaches, and gives feedback on effective rigorous instructional strategies that extend and enrich learning and develop talent in classrooms.  The AART also coordinates screening and selection processes; provides content-based direct instruction that is advanced, differentiated, and appropriate for learners of varying levels and abilities in grades K-8 in either a pull-out and/or push-in instruction model.
    Reports to:  The Executive Principal and Office of Advanced Academics
    Department Name:  Advanced Academics
    Primary Job Duties/ResponsibilitiesList, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position.  This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.    
    Job Duty/Resp. 1: Recognizes the characteristics, including non-traditional characteristics, of gifted and highly able learners and adapts curriculum to meet their unique needs.
    Job Duty/Resp. 2: Accelerates instruction in an evidence-supported way that meets the needs of gifted learners while ensuring a variety of instructional techniques, strategies, and media are used.
    Job Duty/Resp. 3: Provides content-based instruction that is advanced, differentiated, and appropriate for learners of varying levels and abilities.
    Job Duty/Resp. 4: Promotes a growth mindset philosophy and works with teachers, principals, and families to find and nurture advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations.
    Job Duty/Resp. 5: Facilitates the intellectual and professional development of teachers in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, facilitating professional learning opportunities. Collaborates with general classroom teachers in planning differentiated lessons and instruction for academically talented students. Implements various co-teaching approaches in content delivery. Models effective teaching practices and instructional strategies in classrooms; designs and delivers professional development modules as needed (i.e., differentiating instruction, critical reasoning, etc.).
    Job Duty/Resp. 6: Conducts non-evaluative observations and provides feedback to teachers on their implementation of appropriate advanced instructional strategies and teaching practices; provides instructional resources, structured opportunities for peer coaching and reflection on lesson design, delivery, and assessment in order to appropriately adjust instructional practices to meet the evolving needs of students; and provides demonstration lessons and coaching for teachers.
    Job Duty/Resp. 7: Coordinates screenings and assessments to determine a student’s eligibility for advanced academic services. Coordinates screening processes for rescreens and students new to the system; uses pre- and post-assessments and observations to guide ongoing instruction, differentiation, grouping, and measuring student growth. Analyzes student needs, including quantitative and qualitative data analysis for instructional decision making; assists school staff with understanding the instructional implications from assessments.
    Job Duty/Resp. 8: Works with the community, parents and outside agencies to facilitate Advanced Academic Education awareness; reacts to change productively; and, handles other tasks as assigned.

    Education and Experience Requirements
    Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a content area from an accredited college or university required, coursework in gifted education preferred; Preferred: Masters’ degree.
    Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Valid TN teaching certificate
    Experience: Three (3) years’ teaching experience or proven expertise working with gifted and talented students. Tennessee teaching certification for elementary and/ or middle school.  Meets Gifted Education requirements per the State of Tennessee by having either the Gifted Employment Standard or the Gifted Endorsement OR is willing to complete either the Standard or Endorsement within first year of employment.  
    Skills Required: Submission of 3 letters of reference from a supervisor, colleague, and teacher supporting the candidate’s teaching skills as well as human relations and interpersonal skills.
    Admission to the Metro Nashville Public Schools K-8 Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Pool.
    Demonstrates appropriate use of tools, especially instructional technology, to enhance and extend instruction. Three (3) years of highly successful teaching experience or proven expertise working with advanced learners;
    • Demonstrates superior knowledge of pedagogy as it relates to gifted identification, programs and services, talent development, and Growth Mindset
    • Knowledge of recent research and best practices in Gifted education including the non-traditional characteristics and masks of gifted and highly able students as well as equity and access;
    • For middle school positions, has a variety of content area expertise at the middle school level;
    • Demonstrated proficiency in a teacher leadership role (i.e., departmental/grade level chairperson, school leadership team member, etc.);
    • Evidence of effective leadership skills;
    • Excellent human relations skills; relates positively with teachers, administrators and other central office personnel; Interacts effectively with students and parents;
    • Demonstrated competency in adult learning theory and developing and leading professional learning opportunities for instructional staff and parents; and,
    • Effective oral and written communication skills; possesses excellent public speaking abilities.
    General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

    Data Responsibility:
    Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.
    People Responsibility:
    Level 3: Attends to the needs or requests of people and exchanges information with them.
    Assets Responsibility:
    Level 8: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact major departments.
    Mathematical Requirements:
    Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
    Communications Requirements:
    Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.
    Complexity of Work:
    Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
    Impact of Decisions:
    Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
    Equipment Usage (if applicable):
    Safety of Others:
    Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
    ADA Requirements/Compliance

    Physical Demands:
    Level 6: Requires medium work involving standing or walking all of the time, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable dexterity and skill in operating machinery and tools.
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    Unavoidable Hazards:
    Level 8: The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, traffic, disease/pathogens, and violence.
    Sensory Requirements:
    Level 2: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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