I feel teaching elementary is a calling, not simply a job

- Paulene J. GreyMemphis City Schools

Tennessee is seeking elementary teachers who understand the power of data.  Tennessee is looking for cutting edge elementary teachers who are cognizant of the common core standards.  They are searching for teachers who can use formative assessments and data to drive the instruction in the classroom.

Tennessee is implementing a differentiated pay scale that will financially reward teachers for excellent classroom teaching skills and student achievement.  Tennessee is fortunate to have the state lottery that funds many scholarships, remediation and enrichment activities for students creating additional earning opportunities for elementary teachers.  An additional perk for Tennessee educators is that the children of Tennessee teachers receive 25% off tuition costs at any state college or university.   Last, but not least, The Tennessee retirement system is one of the best funded in the country.


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