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Jewish Middle School of Nashville

ELA Teacher

Jewish Middle School of Nashville


Job Summary

School Profile: 

Jewish Middle School of Nashville is a coeducational middle school serving students of all faiths in grades 5-8. With a student body of approximately 40, we pride ourselves on a strong student-to-teacher ratio and knowing every student as an individual.

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, the mission of Jewish Middle School’s inclusive community is to guide our students to become engaged learners and passionate leaders so that they may ultimately contribute to a purpose greater than themselves.

The English/Language Arts Teacher Role: 

Jewish Middle School of Nashville is seeking an ELA lead teacher to serve our student body, 5th-8th grades. The ELA teacher will choose and/or co-create and execute an ELA curriculum serving all of our students, collaborating with and having the support of our exceptional education lead and head of general studies. Our ELA teacher will have a major role in cross-curricular and informal educational opportunities. This individual will be the advocate for writing and reading skills in all areas of the school, working with other teachers in support of developing our students’ writing abilities

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of JMS staff
  • Teaching three 45-minute English Language Arts classes per day
  • Leading a 45-minute advisory session once a week and providing mentoring for students in that advisory
  • Supervising 4 hours per week of other duties (lunch, study hall, recess, etc.)
  • Representing the art of writing in our cross-curricular collaboration including our annual arts celebration
  • Contributing to the planning of all-school writing activities, including periodic days of inquiry
  • Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service as agreed upon
  • Leading Parent-Teacher conferences twice per year with advisory students
  • Attending appropriate professional development workshops 


Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Qualifications:

  • BA required, Masters degree preferred
  • 3 years of related experience preferred
  • Experience teaching children or adolescents
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience working with children with learning differences and behavior challenges is preferred

Additional Information


Jewish Middle School is looking for a candidate to work at least 6 hours per school day. The timing can be adjusted based on availability. Salary range $36,000-39,000 for .75 FTE. Qualified candidates can combine this role with other openings for a full-time position.

JMS offers a comprehensive health plan and covers the portion of the premium corresponding to the portion of FTE for part-time employees who opt in. HSA, FSA, and DCFSA are also available.

JMS employees (including part-time employees) are eligible for tuition discounts for their children at JMS and its affiliated institutions (Akiva School, Kehilla High School) and a membership discount at the Gordon JCC

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to visit www.jmsnashville.org and send a one-page cover letter and resume to careers@jmsnashville.org.


  • Date Posted: March 13, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $36,000-$39,000
  • Working Hours: 30 hrs/wk, hours TBD with candidate's schedule