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East Nashville Hope Exchange

Summer Literacy Teacher

East Nashville Hope Exchange


Job Summary

Do you love teaching reading and writing and know what it takes to help struggling readers? Do you want to be able to use creative ideas that would make reading and writing fun? Would you like to help families be involved in their child’s literacy development? Well, this is the place for you!! East Nashville Hope Exchange is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen children’s literacy through the exchange of knowledge and support among families and the East Nashville community to affirm the right to read for all. We are looking for teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of these students. Strong applicants will have experience effectively teaching elementary reading to students at risk of falling behind in this subject area, they will be energetic, creative, have strong classroom management skills, and know how to help children with social emotional problem solving.

Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:


  • Assess students pre-program and at close of program
  • Teach a class of approximately 13 to 15 students in grades K-4.
  • With the help of an assistant teacher, develop individual learning plans for each student
  • Turn in lesson plans once a week, be prepared for lessons and activities, and implement lessons.
  • Assist students one on one and in various groupings in reading, writing and emotional problem solving skills
  • Help students write, practice and perform acts for an end-of-program skit for families
  • Assist other teachers, lead teacher, and director when needed
  • Report to work each day on time
  • Communication with Families, Staff, and Others:
  • Attend and participate in orientation, meetings, and debriefing sessions
  • Help with daily sign-in and sign-out procedures
  • Communicate with families on an ongoing basis
  • Help develop, attend, and lead small groups in Family Engagement events
  • Assist with materials to be sent home
  • Be a positive role model for the students
  • With lead teacher and program director, supervise teacher assistants
  • Report progress of students regularly to families and lead teacher
  • Relate to everyone in a cheerful, positive manner
  • Creating a Safe and Secure Environment:
  • Create and sustain a cheerful, respectful and supportive environment
  • Supervise and monitor student’s safety
  • Assist students in using conflict resolution techniques when dealing with each other
  • Supervise students throughout program including, but not limited to: in the classroom, during meals, during outside play, and on field trips.
  • Keep areas clean and safe
  • Assist in clean up and inventory at the end of the program
  • Report safety or security issues to the program director or lead teacher
  • Attend to the health and interpersonal needs of students


Bachelor’s Degree

Certification or Licensure in Education (Elementary Education preferred)

If candidates are working towards licensure or certification, they are still encouraged to apply.


Additional Information



How to Apply

TO APPLY: Click the Literacy Teacher Application link, and email any additional questions to:

Nikki Walker, Executive Director
East Nashville Hope Exchange
419 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Fax: 615-242-4997
E-mail: enheoffice@gmail.com



  • Date Posted: February 2, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/31/2023
  • Salary Range: $5.500.00
  • Working Hours: 7:45am-3:30pm