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 

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