Meet our 2022 Salute to Excellence Finalists!

East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.

Teacher, Summer Literacy Program

East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.


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 dedicated to strengthening the literacy of at-risk children in
East Nashville. We are looking for teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of these students.
Strong applicants will be energetic, creative, have experience effectively teaching elementary reading,
have experience teaching at-risk students, have strong classroom management skills, and know how to
help children with emotional problem solving.

Type: Full Time, Summer
Location: 419 Woodland St. (St. Ann’s Episcopal Church) program locations TBD (East Nashville)
Salary: $5,500
Dates: May 24, 2022 – May 27, 2022: Staff Pre-Service
June 6– July 15, 2022: Student Program
July 18– July 19, 2022: Staff Post-Program Wrap-up and Debrief

Qualifications: Certification in Elementary Education and strong classroom management skills
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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 problemsolving
• 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 in Elementary Education

Strong classroom management skills

Additional Information



How to Apply

Email or mail résumé and coverletter to
Ameshica Linsey, Executive Director
East Nashville Hope Exchange
419 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Fax: 615-242-4997


  • Date Posted: March 7, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: 5,500
  • Working Hours: 7:45am-3:30pm