Pre-K Specialist

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Reports to Chief of Academics.

In January 2010, Tennessee passed the First to the Top Act, a sweeping reform of the state’s education policy that was the cornerstone of its successful Race to the Top application. The Act created the Achievement School District (ASD), a state-run education authority with the power to directly run eligible schools and to authorize charter management organizations to operate schools. The ASD was charged with enacting bold reforms to drive transformational results for students zoned to attend or attending Priority schools. In doing so, the ASD acts as an operator of schools (the directly managed “Achievement Schools” clustered in the Frayser neighborhood in Memphis), authorizes non-profit partners, and works as a catalyst for state-wide school improvement through increased focus on Priority schools and improved student outcomes. The vision of the ASD is for all students in Priority schools to be prepared for success in education, career, and citizenship after high school. In support of this vision, our mission is to fight for justice for Priority school students by committing to excellence, equity, and community in their schools and lives.

Salary:    $52,000 - $70,000.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

About the Achievement School District


Position Requirements

Position Summary:           

An Achievement Schools District Pre-K Specialist is responsible for designing and supporting the implementation of a high-quality Early Childhood program that meets the needs of the students of Frayser. The Pre-K Specialist will also manage state and grant compliance for the program and ensure the Achievement Schools meets the requirements for the Child Find process.

The Pre-K Specialist will spend 85% of their time in support of the pre-K programming of the schools directly managed by the Achievement Schools District.

The Pre- K Specialist will spend 15% of their time in support of the pre-K programming across the ASD portfolio. 

Work Activities:

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the Achievement School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities. 

Application Instructions

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples- preferably a sample of a memo and a presentation you have created- to

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