We’re hiring! At LEAD Public Schools, we know that effective and caring teachers are the most crucial in-school factor for student success. We need educators who want to develop themselves while making a difference in the lives of Nashville students and their families. Last school year, most of our schools achieved the highest possible level of academic growth for the second year in a row – a significant accomplishment, given the challenges schools have faced coming out of the pandemic. We need more teachers to join us in building on this success!
Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open. Learn more about our vision, values, and culture below!
We believe developing strong leadership is the best way to create a sustainable environment of success in our schools.
- We are focused on creating sustainable leadership pipelines in our schools so we can continue to build upon our vision and progress.
- The majority of our leaders have been developed from within the organization.
- 4 of our 6 principals started as teachers at LEAD.
- LEAD’s Master Teacher pathway is an opportunity for the network’s highest-performing teachers to earn a higher salary and have more influence in their schools and across the entire organization–all while staying in the classroom.
- The best way to improve leadership is getting honest feedback from our staff, which is why we’ve implemented an annual engagement survey to measure how our leaders are performing.
Watch the videos below to hear the stories of some of our employees who have grown their careers at LEAD.
We have created a unique culture of support and development so you are never doing this work alone.
- LEAD provides a supportive coaching community and team environment. Teachers meet with their instructional managers at least twice a month to go over instructional practice and delivery, unit and lesson plans, and to review data.
- There are a variety of opportunities to grow at LEAD. Some of the options include content leaders of professional learning communities, grade-level chairs, Master Teachers, instructional managers, and network and school leadership.
- We serve high-need communities, and our decisions are driven by our students and families.
- Our students come to us 2-3 grade levels behind, and we work every day to catch them up.
- Our students come from 38 different countries and speak 27 different languages.
- About 75% of our students are considered economically disadvantaged.
- Our mission is to ensure each one of our students are ready for college and ready for life.
- Our LEADers want to stick around. We saw 80% staff retention from 2022 to 2023.
You are worth investing in, and at LEAD you will be rewarded with benefits that outweigh the competition.
- Teachers can earn up to $100,000 and 10% raises each year, with a starting teacher salary of $53,000. We also offer up to $5,000 in signing bonus available to those eligible.
- 84% of LEAD teachers eligible for our performance compensation program return for the following school year.
- From 2019-2023, the average annual raise was 7.6% for teachers and 5% for non-teachers.
- We offer 16 weeks of paid maternity leave or 4 weeks paid paternity leave for those eligible.
- LEAD provides competitive health benefits to staff, including mental health benefits.
LEAD strives to be one of the best places to work in Nashville and we invite you to explore more on our website. If you want to be rewarded for the hard work you’re already doing to prepare students for college and life, apply to join us at LEAD.