High School Social Studies Teacher Job at Hamilton County Department Of Education, Tennessee

  • Hamilton County Department Of Education
  • Tennessee

Job Description


Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is working to ensure that all students thrive and experience a future without limits.We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding leaders, teachers, support staff, and district employees who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 75 schools, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Early Technical College at Sequoyah High School is a 9-12 choice school located in Soddy Daisy, TN.Our school is focused on providing students with the skills, training,and industry certifications necessary to leave high school prepared to enter the workforce and/or post-secondary education.At Sequoyah, students from across Hamilton County can choose to attend and participate in a specific program of study.

We are a small learning community with a supportive school team. We are looking for teachers who have a sense of community, who are creative, and who look for unique ways to engage students in non-traditional ways.

Learn more about working for Hamilton County Schools at careers.hcde.org and get to know us and our strategic plan, Opportunity 2030.


  • Teaching & Learning - Deeply understand the Tennessee Social Studies Standards and establish clear learning targets for every lesson.Build rigorous and aligned assessments and consistently implement high leverage literacy practices.Follow Hamilton County Schools' instructional framework, including:
  • Ensuring Equity in Actions
  • Setting High Expectations
  • Building a Productive Classroom Culture
  • Responsive Teaching and Learning
  • Classroom Culture : Build a safe and productive classroom culture.Positive relationships are evident, procedures are clear, and the classroom is safe and secure for learning to unfold. Student and teacher interactions promote a growth mindset.
  • Family & Community: Consistently develop strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns about their children.Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning.
  • Professional Responsibilities : Actively participates in professional learning communities (PLCs) with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning.Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school.


  • Committed to high academic achievement and high expectations for all students
  • Able to be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
  • Open to being coached and receiving feedback in order to advance learning and growth for students
  • Professional with high personal standards and integrity
  • Teaching candidate must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in 6-12 Social Studies or be an upcoming graduate in an accredited teacher preparation program. If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

Salary is based on a combination of relevant education and experience.

Salary Scale

This position may be eligible for an increase in total compensation. The Differentiated Compensation Plan applies to designated schools and hard-to-staff positions. Please see for more details.

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