Battle Ground Academy is seeking a dynamic and innovative educator to join its middle school faculty in 2021-22. Founded in 1889, BGA is a K-12th grade college preparatory school located in Franklin, TN. Serving a diverse student population from the surrounding counties, the school embodies the core values of character, scholarship, and excellence in all facets of campus life.
Franklin, located just 20 miles south of Nashville, has been referred to as “a small-town gem” by the New York Times. The downtown is filled with locally-owned shops, restaurants, and Main Street is home to iconic venues such as the Franklin Theater. A key site of the American Civil War, the City of Franklin features an abundance of historical sites and parks appealing to those who enjoy history and/or the outdoors. Quaint, friendly, and welcoming. Franklin is truly a wonderful place to call home.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school in an independent school setting, as well as possess a prior knowledge or interest in robotics. More importantly, he/she will be comfortable teaching in a student-centered learning environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required and advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates should be passionate about teaching math and science, team players, and interested in fostering the essential skills necessary for today’s adolescent learners.
Like all BGA faculty members, the successful candidate should expect to develop healthy and lasting relationships with students, inspire them to reach their full academic and personal potential, model the school’s core values daily, and contribute to the broader life of the school community. He/she will join the faculty at an exciting time and will be instrumental in the ongoing progress and growth of the division. Strategic priorities for the Middle School include creating a more innovative, inquiry-based curriculum that emphasizes the development of skills for the 21st century learner, as well as igniting curiosity and a passion for life-long learning in every student.
Position Purpose: Prepares curricula, leads instruction, develops assessments, and provides timely feedback to students, parents, and administration
Creates syllabi for each course; develops lesson plans and instructional materials
Provides individualized and small group instruction
Uses a variety of instructional strategies
Uses technology in the classroom as an instructional tool
Establishes a positive learning environment by maintaining standards of student behavior and rapport
Assesses students’ academic and social growth, and maintains timely, appropriate grades and reports
Communicates student progress to parents through report cards, comments, email, conferences, etc.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with grade-level teams to help students solve learning challenges
Maintains professional excellence through in-service education activities and on-going professional development
Collaborates with other faculty members in curriculum development
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day
Leads or assists extracurricular activities (team, sport, club, etc.)
Fulfills other duties as assigned (committee, advisory, homeroom, chaperone, supervision, Saturday School, etc.)
Possesses comfort in an independent school setting
Holds to the highest standards of professionalism, collegiality, and personal conduct
Meets deadlines, is punctual and reliable
Complies with conditions as stated in the employee handbook
Degree in Math, Science, or similar based subject; masters preferred
Proficient in the use of computer applications as required
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently
The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Stand or work at a desk and computer for extended periods
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom or office environment