Presbyterian Day School | Employment

Employment at PDS

The school selects highly qualified and motivated life-long learners who are eager to instruct and mentor based on educational research and for whom our Christian principles are a good fit.

The school invests significant resources in teacher training and professional development.

  • Over the last nine years, the school has sent over 85% of PDS teachers to Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • The school invests heavily and aggressively in professional development.
  • The school provides summer grants for curriculum study and international travel.
  • Teachers participate in school-wide summer reading.
  • New teachers are assigned a mentor teacher to guide them through the first year at PDS.
  • Teachers occupy leadership positions as facilitators of teacher book groups, instructional team chairs, committee chairs, and grade level lead teachers.
  • Teachers attend workshops, seminars, and institutes.
  • Teachers are encouraged to share their expertise as conference presenters (have done so in South Africa and New Zealand and throughout U.S.).
  • Teachers network with other experts in the field of education by participating in action research and visiting other schools.
  • Teachers are encouraged to seek graduate degrees, and PDS offsets some of the cost toward that end.
  • Teachers are a mix of veteran, mid-career and young teachers who all contribute richly to the school community and our on-going conversation about what it means to be well educated in the 21st century.
  • Teachers are given both support and flexibility and the opportunity to exercise curricular leadership in a stimulating professional environment.

PDS provides significant technological resources for boys and teachers:

  • Every classroom has a SmartBoards to encourage a higher degree creative and flexibility in teaching.
  • Every classroom has access to a student laptop carts for PK-6th grade.
  • Three technology curriculum specialists support teachers in their efforts to integrate technology into their teaching.
  • PDS provides every teacher a laptop for school use.

PDS graduates eventually matriculate at many of our nation’s most competitive universities, and our alumni have distinguished themselves as scholars and leaders around the country.

PDS offers a very competitive compensation package.

PDS invites applications for consideration for jobs that may be available in the fall.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcript, transcript, background check authorization, and job application including a philosophy of education where applicable for consideration. Typically, applications are reviewed in late winter and early spring. Due to the competitive nature of the applicant pool, it is advisable that interested applicants apply as early as possible. After careful review, a select group of applicants will be contacted for a first round interview.

For more information contact:

Debbie Isom
Head of Early Childhood (YK-SK)

Laura Glenn
Head of Elementary School Division (1st-6th)

 

Part-Time Band Teacher

Presbyterian Day School seeks a part-time band teacher for the 2020–2021 school year. The band program at PDS began in 2015 and currently has approximately 50 students in two levels. Boys in 5th and 6th grade are given opportunities to participate. Homogenous, small-group lessons are taught during the day (10:45–1:15) and two large group ensemble practices take place before and after school on Thursdays. Two formal concerts are presented each year with additional assemblies to celebrate the accomplishments of the students.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in electronic format to:

Cheryl Burkart cburkart@pdsmemphis.org


YK (2-Year-olds) Teacher

Presbyterian Day School is seeking a full-time teacher of 2-year old boys for the 2020–2021 school year. The candidate should have a passion for working with our youngest students, as well as, the energy required to enthusiastically embrace the exuberance of this age child. A degree in Early Childhood is required and experience in the field is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and application to: Debbie Todd, Head of Early Childhood


Technology Coordinator

Presbyterian Day School seeks a Technology Coordinator for the 2020–2021 school year. This position’s primary focus is to partner with teachers as an instructional designer and technology integrationist. This role will work closely with students directly by teaching some electives such as Robotics, Coding, and Digitial Citizenship, as well as assist them in utilizing technology to support their education. The Technology Coordinator will help faculty, staff, and administration with their productivity needs and assist in providing input for the overall technology program at PDS. This position will report directly to the Chief Information Officer.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in electronic format to Cheryl Burkart.


Library Media Specialist

Presbyterian Day School seeks an innovative self-starter, who fosters an environment where a love for reading thrives, to fill the position of Library Media Specialist for the 2020–2021 school year. This position’s primary focus is to collaborate with the teaching staff in the development of student literacy and oversees the selection, organization, utilization, and maintenance of the library, information, and curriculum resources. The Library Media Specialist will create an environment rich with activities and programs to engage students, teachers, parent volunteers, and the broader community.

PDS desires a visionary leader who will cultivate change in the library and develop literacy programming to meet the needs of an ever-changing and evolving student body and curriculum.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in electronic format to Cheryl Burkart.