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Founding Middle School Educator

ChattAcademy Community School
Chickamauga, TN
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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The Founding Middle School Teachers are the heartbeat of a successful launch of East Tennessee's only public, bilingual school. The Founding Middle School Teachers will be responsible for the daily implementation of the ChattAcademy vision and the first line of support for students and families. As a founding teacher, you will have the opportunity to establish the school's academic program, policies, and procedures alongside the leadership team. As a founding teacher, you will play a critical role in bringing ChattAcademy's vision to life and ensuring each student receives a high-quality, supportive education. The Founding Middle School Teachers report to the Middle School Principal.


ChattAcademy has a charge from our community to build a different kind of education. Instead of operating in isolation, we build partnerships between educators and a) students (our most important stakeholders), b) families (experts on our students), and c) community leaders (experts on the fields in which our students will lead). Our work to build trust and partnerships that support each student's gifts, talents, and ideas will be complex, challenging, and deeply rewarding. We seek a Founding Middle School Teachers that have the following:


Bilingual preferred; native speaker highly preferred

Unwavering commitment to ChattAcademy's mission/vision

Deep respect for the assets of our children, families, & community

Founder's mindset: creative problem solver, enjoys building from the ground up

Strong emotional intelligence: knowing how to care for themselves, collaborate with others, use tools to regulate their emotions under stress, and approach difficult situations with others with empathy and compassion

Ability to work collaboratively with peers and manage up to improve the work of everyone around them

Strong project and time management skills and ability to adapt and persevere to deliver consistent and timely results to reach our goals

High bar for academic excellence balanced with human-centered view of kids and families

Meticulous attention to detail, precision, and accuracy


3+ years teaching experience at the middle school level preferred

Knowledge of effective instructional methods and behavior management strategies

Strong content expertise in core subjects (ELA, math, science, social studies, physical education)

Commitment to social-emotional learning and whole child development

Growth mindset and passion for shaping school culture and norms

Excellent communication and relationship building skills

TN Teacher's Licensure


What We Offer

ChattAcademy offers leaders the unique opportunity to dream, imagine, create, and shift the narrative around public education. We offer the chance to design a public education opportunity that meets the immediate and future needs of students and families in our community. We offer:

A focus on innovation and student, family, and community responsiveness

An opportunity to be a part of an unprecedented public education model

The only public, bilingual school in East Tennessee; the only school in the state offering bilingual learning to Middle and High School students

Problem-solving based learning opportunities and our hallmark "Problems" course

Village based approach to character development and holistic student supports

Place-based learning that utilizes the experts and leaders in Chattanooga


Starting salary of $50,000; eligibility for year-over-year raises based on performance

Full health and retirement benefits

Emphasis on professional development weekly, monthly, and yearly

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