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Akiva School

Elementary General Studies Faculty

Akiva School


Job Summary

Akiva School, located in Nashville, Tennessee has an opening for an energetic, creative, and skillful educator to join an incredible team of dynamic teachers. Akiva School is a Kindergarten through 6th-grade school committed to providing opportunities to learn about, analyze, and develop their identity as Jews and Americans in the world. Akiva is dedicated to academic excellence in both General and Judaic Studies and is part of a community that upholds and supports this city’s only Jewish Day School. 

The candidate will be comfortable teaching in classes with up to 17 students with multiple learning profiles and plan accordingly using instructional grouping so that all children’s needs can be met. Applicants should be committed to teaching with a student-centered approach, and keep up with the discipline of research-based practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the family-centered environment that Akiva works to provide.  
  • Plan and implement quality instruction that encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process, using Akiva School’s general studies curriculum as a guide. 
  • This includes reading, writing, language arts, math, social studies, and science.  
  • Teach a Writer’s Workshop model for writing instruction, including one-on-one conferencing with students to improve individual writer’s abilities.  
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide variety of students with different learning styles as well as different areas of strength and weakness.  
  • Promote a positive classroom environment and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in order to create and maintain a learning environment that ensures high levels of learning for all students.  
  • Communicate with students, faculty, and families to ensure the highest quality educational experience for our students.
  • Assess student performance formally and informally to meet the school’s standards and benchmarks and communicate this to the support staff and Principal. 
  • When appropriate, the teachers will collaborate to plan integrated and/or interdisciplinary units that support the instructional objectives of both the General Studies and Jewish Studies curriculum.
  • Collaborate alongside other faculty members, support staff, and administration to be a part of a thoughtful and dynamic educational team.  
  • Use assessment and evaluation to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance.  
  • Use a project-based learning approach, when appropriate. Use a STEAM model with a focus on the engineering and design process, when appropriate.  
  • Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines set by the school.  
  • Share in the supervision of duties outside of the classroom, including lunch, recess, and end of the day.
  • Attend all faculty meetings, required training, and after-school events.  
  • Work with our committed and spirited faculty to continue mapping, developing, and implementing the school’s curricular initiatives.
  • Respect and learn about all forms of observance and maintain the open and thoughtful environment to multiple perspectives so coveted by our teachers, families, and students.


  • An undergraduate degree in education or a related field required
  • MA in education or a related field preferred

Additional Information


Competitive health insurance and benefits are offered.

How to Apply

Applicants of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to apply. We are looking for someone with a passion for what they do and a commitment to strong communication with teachers, students, and parents.  We look forward to meeting and speaking with any qualified candidate.  We encourage interested applicants to visit our websites at www.akivanashville.net 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to dpressner@akivanashville.net with General Studies Faculty in the heading.


  • Date Posted: March 6, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $40,000-$65,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk