Our central and only work is to teach and inspire the mind, body and spirit of our children so that they can succeed in any academic or cultural setting. The Promise Academy is committed to preparing children to excel in the nation’s most rigorous schools.
Our vision for Promise Academy is for all children to be challenged to reach their highest potential through quality work that integrates a balanced curriculum, incorporates technology, and provides opportunities for success. While learning in a safe and challenging atmosphere, students will develop appreciation for diversity and respect for self and others. Our children will be prepared to emerge as lifelong learners and productive contributors to society.
Promise Academy currently operates two elementary schools in Memphis. Our first school began in 2005 and was one of the first charter schools to open. In 2014 we joined the Achievement School District (ASD). The ASD is charged with taking over historically low-performing schools and improving their achievement. Promise Academy accepted the challenge and Spring Hill elementary become Promise Academy Spring Hill. Currently, both schools enroll over 350 students in Prekindergarten through fifth grades.
Elementary Teacher for grades Kindergarten through Fifth
Promise Academy begins departmentalization in second grade and continues through fifth. The teacher is responsible for teaching several sections of students in either Mathematics or Language Arts, or Science or Social Studies. Class sizes range from 16-20 students.
Our teachers must exhibit our core values in thought, word and deed: Great teachers = Great School, All children deserve a Great School, All children can learn, Parents must be involved, Hard work and High Expectations are the norm.
Teachers are responsible for preparing and implementing engaging and standards-based lessons. Teachers must be agile and flexible in implementation in order to reach all students all the time. Promise Academy currently utilizes Eureka Math and Core Knowledge Language Arts for the core curricula.
Teachers work as part of a grade level team to implement character development and socio-emotional initiatives.
Teachers are asked to participate in the life of the school and organize or attend meetings and events that may occur outside of school hours.
Medical Benefits are competitive with other schools