St. George’s Independent School is now accepting qualified applicants for our fall 2019 cohort of educational access teaching fellows. Located in the greater Memphis, Tennessee area, St. George’s is nearing our twentieth year in providing access to high-quality independent school education for an underserved community of prekindergarten through twelfth-grade students and their families.
Learn with one of the most dynamic faculty communities in Memphis. “St. George's is a remarkable school that is advancing a model for independent schools that has the potential to alter how our industry engages with traditionally underserved populations.” -- Southern Association of Independent Schools
Committed to teaching and learning that is active and agile, St. George’s places a high value on relationships that foster confidence and curiosity in students so that they can courageously chase their dreams with academic outcomes that can help make their dreams a reality. When we greet students, laugh with them, connect with them, and show kindness to them, we name them as God’s children and connect them to our rich Episcopal culture. In so doing, we affirm their place in the St. George’s community and create a culture in which they can best learn, grow, and thrive.
Educational access is the practice of providing opportunities for students to take full advantage of highly effective learning environments. St. George’s teaching fellows will teach for one to two years, as well as receive professional development centered on shrinking the opportunity gap. Fellows will partner daily with a lead teacher to guide teaching and learning in an elementary school classroom for a full instructional day.
As a second teacher in the classroom, St. George’s Center for Educational Access Fellows will study, practice, and implement strategies which include
mitigating the opportunity gap
supporting social-emotional health and the importance of noncognitive skills
coteaching theory and practice
teaching practices which lead to students reading above grade level as early as kindergarten
managing systems to collect student performance data
analyzing data to enhance differentiated instruction
St. George’s Educational Access Fellows will benefit from
regular professional development experiences
a full time salaried 11-month position with health benefits
the use of a school-issued laptop
career growth assistance for success in teaching and leading in independent schools
We consider the fellowship to be a one to two-year program with an annual letter of agreement.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Jaime Nichols, Assistant to the Campus Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 3749 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111.
Qualified Educational Access Fellowship candidates will have
a strong interest in growing educational access understanding and skills
an undergraduate degree in any field with the desire to explore a career in education
current enrollment in a teacher licensure program
current enrollment in an educational master’s program and will benefit from educational access practice and emphasis
new teacher licensure and seek growth and experience in the field of educational access
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.