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Director of Special Education

Job in Nashville - Davidson County - TN Tennessee - USA
Company: Intrepid College Prep
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-05-19
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Elementary School, Middle School
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below


Intrepid College Prep is a network of free, college preparatory public charter schools located in Antioch, Tennessee. We educate scholars at two campuses: Opportunity Academy Middle School and Independence Academy High School. Our 5-12 model ensures that scholars have the opportunity to engage in a rigorous, college-preparatory education for eight years prior to their transition to college and the professional opportunities that follow. We are an open-enrollment school, which means that our scholars do not have to take an entrance test or pay tuition to enroll.

Intrepid College Prep is committed to ensuring our scholars, educators, and families have the opportunity to unlock an unlimited future. By providing rigorous academic instruction and creating powerful relationships amongst our community’s members, we ignite passion, seek knowledge, and inspire the bravery needed to have a profound impact in our world.


Our lessons engage students in rigorous, grade-level conceptual understandings and critical thinking skills. We offer rigorous learning material in an equitable environment by planning targeted differentiation and thoughtful scaffolds to best meet the needs of our diverse learners. We communicate high expectations to the young minds in our classrooms, and we deeply believe they can meet those academic expectations.

In order to support, grow and push our Exceptional Education (EE) students, we have a comprehensive model, including co-teaching, data-driven interventions, and individualized accommodations. The Director of Student Supports works with teachers, Principals, and the Support Team (EE teachers) to ensure our students have the academic supports necessary to excel. This position supports both Opportunity and Independence Academy.


-Assess overall progress of EE instruction at Intrepid College Prep and improve instructional practices, as needed.

-Monitor progress toward academic and behavior goals, and support teachers in achieving student goals.

-Ensure teachers are utilizing best practices and implementing effective and appropriate curricula.

-Work with the leadership teams to organize professional development workshops regarding delivery ofEE instruction and services.

-Ensure fidelity of accommodations to ensure students have the right amount of scaffolded to reach common learning objectives.

-Work with our EL teachers and Instructional Coaches to support tremendous academic growth for EL students and struggling adolescent readers.

-Collaborate with the Support Teams to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.

-Reflect and grow as an educator by engaging with peers and leaders constantly through frequent observations and implementing feedback.

-Coach, develop, and manager the Support Team teachers, including all EE teachers.



You feel a deep sense of conviction around our mission and are motivated to close both the achievement and wealth gaps in Nashville. You deeply believe that every one of our students can reach the college-ready bar.


You do whatever it takes to produce results for our kids. You use data to make decisions about how to adjust your instruction and approach.


You have a deep love of teaching and a passion for your content area, and that passion comes alive in the classroom. You create a safe, motivating, and rigorous classroom environment and deliver strong instruction aligned to the college-ready bar.


You have a reflective spirit and thrive on constructive feedback.


You command your classroom, motivate others, and take action in the face of uncertainty.


You are adaptable, respond positively to challenges, and learn from your missteps.


-Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with a track record of data-driven achievement.

-Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.

-Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting (preferred, but not required).

-Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred, but not required).

-Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred, but not required).


We offer a generous compensation package, including health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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