Instructional Coaches

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a motivated educational leader to carry out the following duties: • Coach teachers in research-based best practices • Assist teachers with effective strategies for implementation of the Common Core Standards • Evaluate teachers, provide feedback, and follow-up to ensure growth • Monitor implementation of RTI • Facilitate professional learning communities/teacher learning communities • Facilitate professional development • Facilitate compliance with the school-wide Title I program

Elementary Instructors

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking Highly Qualified, classroom teachers with an Apprentice or Professional Tennessee Teaching License in Education. Qualified applicants must have the following: • A genuine love for children • A Sense of passion and urgency for educating urban youth • High academic and social expectations for self and students • Excellent classroom management skills • In-depth knowledge and skill in alignment of instruction to the Common Core Standards • Effective use of evidence-based strategies for instruction • Evidence of skillful implementation of a balanced literacy program • Effective use of data to inform instruction • Experience with meeting the needs of ALL levels of students within a classroom setting and closing the learning gap with students performing below grade level • Highly skilled in student and parent relations • Highly collaborative, innovative, flexible, and adaptive • Experience/knowledge in preparing students for high levels of performance on state-mandated assessments-Provide data to display performance

ELL (English Language Learner)

STAR Academy Charter School is currently seeking a certified ELL teacher who is passionate about helping our English Language Learners become proficient in the English language and accessing their grade-level curriculum. Applicants must also be highly skilled in the following areas: • Administering diagnostic and state mandated assessments of English Language Learners. • Evaluating, determining goals for and tracking progress of individual English language learners, and communicating with faculty, students and families. • Maintaining ELL records. • Supporting students. • Providing direct ELL instruction to small groups of students and/or providing inclusion support for ELA classes containing ELL students, based on case load. • Working specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day on helping to access general education curriculum and build ELA skills. • Supporting student use of additional technology-enhanced learning tools to support ELL students’ language acquisition. • Advising teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for ELL students and sharing best practices to ensure high-quality content instruction and learning is attained.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, electronically, by Friday, June 17, 2016, to Angela Holloway, school principal:




VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Community Alliance for the Homeless has a short-term volunteer opportunity available for someone who is willing to assist with a few office tasks. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This is an ideal opportunity for an adult  who is looking to gain some volunteer hours.  If interested, please contact Herman Dickey via e-mail ( Verification of volunteer hours will be provided.

Back-to-School Rally at Right Direction Christian Ministries
Free school supplies, free food, games, etc.
Saturday, August 8th from 5-7 pm

3680 Rhodes Ave., 38111



Sponsored by:  Agape Child & Family Services, New Hickory Hill Missionary Baptist Church, New Direction Christian Church, Soul Winners Baptist Church, and Orchard Christian Fellowship

August 8th and 9th, 2015. The August 8th event will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at New Direction Christian Church: 6120 Winchester Rd., Memphis.  The August 9th event will be held from 12 pm – 5 pm at New Hickory Hill Missionary Baptist Church: 6580 East Raines Rd., Memphis.

This is a two-day event that begins with a Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday where parents will receive vouchers for ALL youth to receive FREE haircut, hair styling (to first 500 children), uniforms, backpacks, school supplies and shoes on Sunday! There will be food, fun, and the Southeast Memphis/Hickory Hill community coming together to ensure their students are positioned for success. Notaries will be present to help with residency paperwork and vendors including Universal Parenting Place, Porter Leath and Shelby County Crimes Victims Services and Rape Crisis Center will be in attendance.

BTW Blood Drive

Job title: COOL Higher Education Coordinator

Reports to COOL program manager; full-time, exempt, $16-18/hour

Closing date: September 30, 2014


Position Summary

The COOL Higher Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and directing the daily functions of students which includes participant selection and entry into the program, database management of participant records, case management plans, and follow-up records. Duties include student development; student evaluations; monitor student academic progress; and mentor, volunteer, and funder relationships and coordination.



  1. Bachelor’s degree required in social services, social work, education or a closely related field
  2. Three years of experience in a social service environment
  3. Three years of experience in customer service, administration and records processing, preferably in social services
  4. Ability to build relationships and effectively track volunteers.
  5. Knowledge of higher education system and admissions
  6. Strong background in the financial aid process and scholarship applications
  7. Must be a self-starter with proven project development experience
  8. Must have excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  9. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), Microsoft Office programs, and various database systems
  10. Flexible hours, evenings, some weekends, and some travel required
  11. Transportation and insurance required
  12. Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages, races, with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues.
  13. Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly.


Major responsibilities and related tasks


Supervise a class grade to assure student performance and success in attaining higher education.

  1. Maintain a student case load of at least 70 per school year
  2. Recruit students, encourage participation, and maintain enrollment
  3. Conduct weekly life skills classes utilizing staff and/or volunteers to enhance students’ college attainment and working skills
  4. Develop appropriate grade level curriculum for each life skills class
  5. Facilitate life skills programs and presenters for specific college readiness information
  6. Conduct monthly one-on-one meetings with each student to track progress, provide encouragement, and deal with any issues or challenges
  7. Coordinate ACT preparation and testing
  8. Conduct quarterly meetings with parents, provide program updates, and encourage active support of their students’ higher education goals
  9. Maintain accurate records and/or files for each student for reporting and tracking purposes


Coordinate college tours, career learning opportunities, and field trips to present students with opportunities to experience college and work life.

  1. Contact local, state, and out-of-state colleges and universities to schedule various campus tours
  2. Book hotel rooms and make room assignments
  3. Make appropriate travel arrangements for each tour
  4. Schedule campus events during tours
  5. Chaperone and supervise all students, ensuring and promoting responsible behavior and safety at all times


Coordinate and facilitate mentoring through the recruitment, screening, training, and partnering of volunteers and for-profit and nonprofit partners with students to provide career learning opportunities.

  1. Recruit and appropriately screen adult mentors and career coaches
  2. Conduct mentor orientation and continuous training
  3. Coordinate all mentor/mentee student events
  4. Maintain contact with various organizations/corporations for career learning opportunities (i.e. internships or summer jobs)


Other responsibilities

Attend community-based meetings representing MIFA and COOL as needed. Work with the COOL advisory council to develop and implement ideas for program enhancement. Work closely with MIFA development team to ensure compliance with funder requirements through active and engaged relationships and communication. Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory responsibilities



Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.


Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.


Life Changers Academy!

“Quality Education with a Christ-Centered Foundation”

Life Changers Academy

MCHS hosts 1st “A Taste of Midtown” 10/25/14! #cooperyoung #Memphis #edchat #food 

The Middle College family is hosting our first annual “A Taste of Midtown” festival! This amazing event will be held October 25 from 11:30 am-5 pm at Middle College High School @ Christian Brothers University, located in the historic Fairview building on the corner of Central and East Parkway.


When: Saturday, October 25,2014 | 11:30am – 5pm

Where: 750 E. Parkway S, Front Lawn

Why: Middle College is raising funds, celebrating midtown and bringing the diversity of Midtown Buisness, Food, and Education Together. Our Early College Program requires an increase in funding as each Middle College student continues to excel. Help support the future of Midtown graduates!

MCHS Taste of Midtown

MCHS Vendor Benefits

Immediate Openings—Title I/ESEA Instructional Facilitator/Coach

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a motivated educational leader to facilitate its school-wide Title I/NCLB program. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, high expectations for the school community, have experience with Title I/ESEA budgets and the 10 Title I/ESEA program components.

Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience as an educator and possess the following:

 should also have in-depth knowledge of data analysis, response to intervention, and closing achievement gaps in grades K-5.

 experience with facilitating Professional Learning Communities to maximize student achievement

 preparing students for high levels of performance on state mandated assessments

Additionally, a current Professional level Tennessee teaching license and Masters’ Degree or higher are required.


Immediate Openings–Elementary Instructors

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking Highly Qualified, classroom teachers who possess an Apprentice or Professional Tennessee Teaching License in Elementary Education. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment.

Experience with preparing students for high levels of performance on state mandated assessments is a “plus.” Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, electronically, by Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Angela Holloway, school principal.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, electronically, by Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. to Angela Holloway, school principal.

STAR Academy Charter School

3260 James Road / Memphis, Tennessee 38128 / 901-387-5050

Platinum Clippers (2474 Chelsea Ave., 38108) – Free haircuts for back-to-school. Kids k-12 from 12-3 pm on Sunday, August 3rd. Also, free school supplies!