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SR1 CPSA Educator (1st grade)

US-51, Canton, MS, USA

Job Type

Full-Time: Exempt

About the Role

The SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA) is a high-performing, innovative public charter school in Madison County, Mississippi. The school serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade on a creative campus with both indoor and outdoor learning environments.

SR1 CPSA is a community where teachers are passionate about teaching young learners. Students have a strong desire to learn and achieve educational success. Students embrace the academic challenges and high-performing instruction.


SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (SR1 CPSA) Educator (1st grade)

Reports to: Principal

FLSA: Exempt

SR1 CPSA Educator Job Summary: Are you a dedicated and passionate educator who desires to see students grow and learn? Do you have the energy to serve as an innovative educator for 1st graders? If so, SR1 CPSA is the environment for you. The SR1 CPSA Educator must have a valid MS Educator License to serve as an innovative educator for 1st grade students. SR1 CPSA Educators will use innovative educational and entertainment techniques with emphasis on hands-on learning to provide 1st grade students with deep learning of grade-level content.

The SR1 CPSA Educator will also assist 1st grade students by providing a holistic student-centered approach focused on academic and social skills, while infusing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) across content areas to promote college access and success.


  • Possess proper certification and current licensure for position as required by the Mississippi Department of Education.

  • Hold at least a valid Class “A” License issued by the Mississippi State Department of Education and endorsed in the field of instruction to which he/she is assigned

  • Clear background check.

  • Have met other qualifications and requirements as established by SR1 CPSA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with administration and staff to develop an appropriate instructional program.

  • Develop and deliver appropriate instructional lessons consistent with adopted school curriculum.

  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of all students.

  • Prepare written plans for each day’s lessons.

  • Establish appropriate plans for substitute teachers.

  • Work with specific program and special education staff to best serve the educational needs of all students.

  • Attends IEPs and/or 504 meetings as required.

  • Create an environment that is conducive to learning.

  • Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior that adhere to SR1 CPSA’s philosophy on discipline.

  • Communicate expectations regarding student behavior to students and parent/guardians.

  • Monitor progress and interpret evaluation results of students on a regular basis and provide appropriate progress reports.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law and SR1 CPSA policy.

  • Attend staff meetings, serve on committees, and participate in in-service activities.

  • Keep a current inventory of classroom curriculum materials, supplies, and equipment.

  • Provide learning experiences for students with their ability and interest and which promote high expectations for all students equivalent to their ability and interest and which promote high expectations for all students.

  • Develop written lesson plans aligned with Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards containing specific performance objectives.

  • Monitor student performance by becoming thoroughly familiar with the student’s records and utilizing student data to improve instruction.

  • Provide a safe, orderly atmosphere conducive to learning.

  • Develop and maintain a classroom discipline plan in keeping with SR1 CPSA policies and procedures.

  • Be responsible for supervision of students inside and outside the classroom as required by SR1 CPSA policy.

  • Assist in selecting supplies, materials, textbooks, and equipment to enhance learning.

  • Participate in professional staff development activities.

  • Strive for excellence in all school related endeavors.

  • Cooperate with staff in planning and implementing system-wide goals and objectives.

  • Attend regular and called faculty meetings.

  • Keep accurate records and provide students with feedback on completed assignments.

  • Upgrade teaching certificate as required by state certification standards and school policy.

  • Be punctual and conscientious in school attendance and participate in related functions as assigned by the principal.

  • Assist in upholding and enforcing SR1 CPSA rules and regulations, administrative procedures, and board policies.

  • Maintain good public relations with parents/guardians, students, and the community.

  • Assist in the continuing development of subject area curriculum objectives.

  • Make provision for being available to parents/guardians of enrolled students for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.

  • Be aware of and adhere to the rules and regulations, policies, and procedures governing special education programs within the state and school.

  • Be knowledgeable of the school’s curriculum, Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards, Mississippi Student Assessments, FLE skills in his/her subject area(s)

  • Participate cooperatively in the supervision-evaluation process for the purpose of improving instruction and student achievement.

  • Assist other teachers in the instructional improvement process.

  • Work collegially with other teachers in the sharing of ideas and skills.

  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the principal in order to contribute to an effective school operation.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The work environment is a standard office setting and school/classroom. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.

Please Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  The job description is not a contract or employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. SR1 CPSA may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

For consideration, complete employment application online at or email résumé and cover letter to: Résumé and cover letters should be addressed to: Human Resources, SR1 CPSA, P.O. Box 2839, Ridgeland, Mississippi, 39158. No faxes will be accepted.

SR1 CPSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category.

About the Company

SR1 CPSA Overview

SR1 CPSA is located in northern Madison County and is the first free College Preparatory and STEM public charter school located in the state of Mississippi. SR1 CPSA is located within Canton Municipal School District, but students who are in surrounding school districts that are rated a “C” or below are also able to attend. The mission of the SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (SR1 CPSA) is to ensure all elementary students have access to a positive and robust learning environment that infuses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) across content areas. SR1 CPSA students will demonstrate growth and proficiency as they graduate prepared to excel in middle school with a solid academic foundation and intrinsic drive to succeed in college. Long term, our students will apply their college degrees to developing solutions to local, global, and environmental challenges as they break generational gaps and diversify the professional workforce. SR1 CPSA will implement best practices and serve as a model school for globally competitive public education.

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