Careers

About Perea Elementary

Opened in Fall 2018, our new charter school brings a unique, nationally-acclaimed elementary school model to Memphis.  In partnership with the Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) and Perea Preschool (Memphis, TN), Perea Elementary School will apply thoroughly researched best practice to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for success today and tomorrow.

Open Positions:

Currently, we are hiring for Kindergarten Teacher, First Grade Teacher, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Finance and Operations. Please keep reading for job descriptions and instructions to apply.

Thank you for your interest in Perea Elementary School!

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to .

Kindergarten Teacher

Position Summary:  We are currently searching for Kindergarten Teachers for the 2018-19 school year.  We will use a parallel teaching model that places two lead teachers in every classroom.

Our Commitment for Student Success

Perea Elementary School teachers are committed to:

  • Rigorously developing our students’ academic skills
  • Supporting the school’s unique approach to developing students’ social-emotional skills
  • Fostering a learning environment that has structure and smiles
  • Providing high-quality learning experiences all day, every day
  • Making sure that students understand how deeply their teachers care for them
  • Listening well to the compliments and concerns of students, parents, and community members
  • Keeping parents regularly informed about their children’s academic and social-emotional progress
  • Creating a strong, student-centered relationship between home and school
  • Encouraging in-depth parent participation in the life of the school
  • Utilizing available resources to help families support each other

Qualifications
We are seeking talented, committed, and results-driven teachers who:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement
  • Possess a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one)
  • Demonstrate the utmost personal and professional integrity

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

First Grade Teacher
Position Summary:  We are currently searching for Founding First Grade Teachers for the 2019-20 school year.

Our Commitment for Student Success

Perea Elementary School teachers are committed to:

  • Rigorously developing our students’ academic skills
  • Supporting the school’s unique approach to developing students’ social-emotional skills
  • Fostering a learning environment that has structure and smiles
  • Providing high-quality learning experiences all day, every day
  • Making sure that students understand how deeply their teachers care for them
  • Listening well to the compliments and concerns of students, parents, and community members
  • Keeping parents regularly informed about their children’s academic and social-emotional progress
  • Creating a strong, student-centered relationship between home and school
  • Encouraging in-depth parent participation in the life of the school
  • Utilizing available resources to help families support each other

Qualifications
We are seeking talented, committed, and results-driven teachers who:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement
  • Possess a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one)
  • Demonstrate the utmost personal and professional integrity

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

Position Summary: We are currently searching for a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction who will oversee the implementation of academic intelligence programming, including curricula, curricular resources, assessments, and instruction. S/he will report to the Executive Director. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Establishing high standards for academic excellence across all classrooms
  • Providing ongoing observation, coaching, and professional development for teachers in order to continually improve teaching practices
  • Monitoring student progress and applying needed instructional interventions
  • Supporting the Executive Director and faculty in developing, refining, and aligning the school’s curriculum and assessments
  • Providing significant support to teachers as they interpret and apply student achievement data
  • Advising the Executive Director regarding personnel decisions for instructional staff
  • Providing leadership for teachers, teaching assistants, and support staff
  • Modeling best practices by teaching model lessons as needed
  • Overseeing the administration of all standardized testing procedures with fidelity
  • Providing all instructional staff with support and accountability aligned to Perea’s Commitment for Student Success, which includes the following:
    • Rigorously developing our students’ academic skills
      Supporting the school’s unique approach to developing students’ social-emotional skills
    • Fostering a learning environment that has structure and smiles
    • Providing high-quality learning experiences all day, every day
    • Making sure that students understand how deeply their teachers care for them
    • Listening well to the compliments and concerns of students, parents, and community members
    • Keeping parents regularly informed about their children’s academic and social-emotional progress
    • Creating a strong, student-centered relationship between home and school
    • Encouraging in-depth parent participation in the life of the school
    • Utilizing available resources to help families support each other

Qualifications

We are seeking a talented, committed, and results-driven leader who:

  • Is passionate about the compelling mission of Perea Elementary School
  • Has successfully and dramatically increased the academic achievement levels of low-income and minority students; minimum of three years’ experience preferred
  • Has a strong ability to plan thoughtfully and execute with attention to detail
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents
  • Demonstrates the utmost personal and professional integrity
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with a strong record of academic achievement and a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one)

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Director of Finance and Operations

Position Summary: We are currently searching for a Director of Finance and Operations who will be entrusted with advancing Perea Elementary School (PES) through the organization and oversight of all non-academic functions such as human resources, accounts payable and receivable, vendors relations, contract oversight. In addition, this position is responsible for all facilities, custodial, security, and food service functions of the school. S/he will report to the Executive Director. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports in accordance with generally accepted account principles.
  • Develops, implements and ensures compliance with internal financial and accounting principles and procedures.
  • Prepares/submits annual budget and related work.
  • Manages local/state/federal funding administrative requirements.
  • Oversees the bookkeeping function including maintenance of general ledgers, accounts payable/ receivable, and payroll.
  • Manage all PES vendor’s contracts and relationships including food service, facilities, custodial and security.
  • Manages the hiring process, complying with established guidelines.
  • Maintains Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Manages/oversees benefits enrollment process.
  • Ensures facilities management by meeting PES needs with equipment, supplies, security and food services.
  • Implements regularly shared feedback with grace and urgency for the betterment of scholar achievement, promoting positive school culture, and upholding professional team culture.
  • Participates in professional development events.
  • Supervises assigned staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, or accounting; plus, two to three (2-3) years’ experience in a high-performing public-school environment preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of Human Resources laws and procedures.
  • Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule and monitor progress.
  • Ability to assess situations and determine priority.
  • Foster teamwork.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Understands and supports Perea’s mission and values

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

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