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 the positions listed below. 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 

Physical Education Teacher

Position Summary: The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.

Essential duties
1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by the Executive Director and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Perea Elementary School.
3. Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program.
4. Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
5. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with Perea Elementary’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with Tennessee standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
6. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education area.
7. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field/play areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
8. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, and other record-keeping activities as necessary.
9. Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
10. Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
11. Communicates with parents and school staff on student progress.
12. Supervises students in out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement and a Tennessee Teacher License endorsed in Physical Education (or eligibility to obtain one).
How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to 

Bridge Program Clinician

Bridge program description:

The Bridge classroom is a temporary, Tier III, intensive intervention classroom. This intervention is designed to build skills that will bridge the child back into his or her home classroom or provide information necessary for further evaluation. The intensive intervention comprises the following characteristics:

  • Individualized academic instruction and behavioral intervention based on student need
  • Intense, focused content and pedagogy in a small group setting
  • Frequent and precise progress monitoring

Reports to: Dean of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Essential Functions:

  • Support adoption of a Social Emotional Health (SHE) lens to bridge academics and SEH specifically focusing on emotional regulation, empathy, mindfulness, healthy attachment, and social relationships.
  • Work in collaboration with BRIDGE classroom teacher to support the educational curriculum utilized within the classroom.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing evidenced-based and trauma informed interventions for student success.
  • Implement daily social skills lessons using evidence based practice (i.e. SSIS).
  • Provide individual and group counseling to students as appropriate.
  • Conduct Functional Behavior Analysis for targeted students.
  • Develop, implement, and progress monitor behavior intervention plan for each student.
  • Collaborate with the BRIDGE classroom teacher to complete weekly progress report for each student in the class.
  • Support all appropriate documentation and record keeping for students.
  • Assist with data collection, progress monitoring, and program evaluation to determine the efficacy of Care.
  • Provide support to classroom teacher as child prepares to reintegrate/ “bridge back” into the classroom.
  • Attend daily Bridge Team debriefings.
  • Support professional development of inter-disciplinary team by providing consultation to staff on mental health issues impacting students and families.
  • Adopt a collaborative approach with other Bridge classroom personnel  in designing activities and instruction in the classroom.
  • Plan 15 minute weekly meetings with all parents to check in on student goals and classroom behaviors.
  • Attend relevant SIM meetings.
  • Adopt a child/student-centered approach.
  • Attend professional education trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Dean of SEL and Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  •  Education (training minimum): Master’s degree in behavioral sciences from an accredited university.
  • Candidates must have:
    • LCSW or LPC through the state of Tennessee.
    • Licensure as a school social worker by the Tennessee Department of Education or Certification/License in school counseling.
  • Experience:
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working with young children and families (strongly desired).
  • Registered Play Therapist or training in play therapy (strongly desired).
  • Experience providing intensive clinical services to children with behavioral challenges (preferred).
  • Experience providing trauma informed care.
  • Experience working in an urban setting.
  • Strategic thinker that supports program development
  • Excellent time management, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with students, parents, and colleagues of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Values self-reflection and open discussion of clinical work with colleagues.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to 

Building Engineer

The contract for this position begins July 1, 2019 and expires on June 30, 2020. The individual hired will be responsible for the entire school building, consisting of Perea Preschool, Perea Elementary School, and Believe Memphis Academy.” Thank you!

 

Qualifications:  

  • Strong commitment to and alignment with the mission, vision, and core values of Perea Elementary School 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, scholars, and school staff 
  • Commitment to solutions-based problem solving 
  • Belief in the potential of all students 

 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining all aspects of the facility, including, but not limited to, paint, plumbing, electrical, furniture, and fixtures 
  • Monitoring the installation of services and managing their maintenance 
  • Liaising with plumbers, electricians, surveyors, architectural technologists and other construction professionals 
  • Managing custodial teams as a control of quality and an additional check for completion  
  • The Building Engineer will perform the following job assignments. 
  • Perform building inspections  
  • HVAC (Make sure the system is functioning properly) 
  • Broken Furniture (Remove, repair if can be repaired) 
  • Damage or stained ceiling tile (Replace if needed) 
  • Cleanliness of the facility 
  • Restroom cleanliness  
  • Plumbing (Leaking pipes and stopped up toilets) 
  • Safety (trip hazards, broken furniture, electrical problems) 
  • Grounds (Landscaping, all trash and debri removed) 
  • Opening the facility daily at 6:00 am (5:30 am in case of inclement weather) 
  • Identify all building structure problems (Holes in the walls, leaking roof and holes in the floor) 
  • Replace all blown light bulbs (Identify bad ballast if necessary) 
  • Submit daily custodial inspection 
  • Check email daily for maintenance tickets and communications 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to 

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