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Explore! Community School

Lead Teacher, Grades K-4 (2020-21 School Year)

Explore! Community School


Job Summary

Department: Instruction

Supervisor: Principal

Type: Full Time


In accordance with the Explore! Community School mission and values, Lead Teachers are valued as being instrumental in the development of Explore! Community School, leading students to phenomenal achievements and the creation of beautiful works as well as being integral partners to the leadership in the growth and decision-making processes of the school. Explore knows that schools are only as great as their teachers so we are seeking a diverse team of smart, passionate, driven educators who believe that all students can learn at the highest level. We look for teachers who are genuinely warm and kind, thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, care about having fun at work, have a track record of high performance, and are committed to high-quality, progressive instruction. 

Check out this video to learn more about our school and culture!

Job Responsibilities


  • Create a positive, supportive classroom culture that promotes joy, self-discipline and Explore’s Core Values
  • Plan and implement creative, organized, and engaging lessons based on Tennessee State Standards
  • Design and implement cross-curricular, project-based learning units of study
  • Differentiate instruction to support all students in the learning process
  • Work in partnership with an associate teacher and volunteers, providing coaching and direction to enhance student learning
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls, conferences, and home visits
  • Support and collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure school-wide success
  • Analyze assessment data and use it to inform your instruction
  • Provide a loving, exciting, joyful learning environment



  • Experience in teaching elementary students, preferably consistently incorporating Project-Based Learning
  • Demonstrated strong classroom and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team with a commitment to his/her own learning and professional development
  • Experience designing and implementing readers and writers workshop within a balanced literacy curriculum
  • Capacity to teach mathematics and science using inquiry-based and hands-on methodology
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Holds or is eligible to secure a valid TN State teacher certification
  • Additional skills that enhance students’ academic experience (e.g. multi-lingual, musician, carpentry, knock-knock jokes, etc.) highly sought

Additional Information


Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at Explore includes a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education