Middle Grades Literacy Teacher

  • St Bernard Academy
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • May 03, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

St. Bernard Academy (Nashville, TN) seeks an energetic Literacy teacher (combined Language Arts and Literature) with the skills and desire to support St. Bernard Academy in the areas of student growth, responsibility, and creativity. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with a team of professionals in an educational environment that is progressive and fast paced.  The full-time position begins August 1, 2023.


Position requirements: Candidates will be expected to have an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in English, Literature, or a related field and have experience working with middle school students.


Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Full-time teaching 

  • Collaboration and professional approach to all interactions with colleagues, students and parents

  • Work with the school community to connect SBA to the broader community


Compensation: This is a school year position. Salary is dependent on education, experience, and teaching assignment; Benefits include a tuition remission plan for children of employee, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, retirement plan, and eligibility for professional enrichment and continuing education. 


SBA is a co-ed, independent, Catholic day school serving 375 students in levels JK-4 through eight. Located in the Hillsboro Village area of Nashville, Tennessee, it is within walking distance to Vanderbilt University and Belmont University.  SBA embraces the development of the whole child:  spiritual, emotional, academic and athletic.  Students are encouraged to participate in multiple sports and many extracurricular activities. Through its mission, St. Bernard Academy is committed to intellectual, cultural, racial and economic diversity.


Statement of Belonging and Hospitality: As an academic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the Catholic faith, St. Bernard Academy affirms the inherent dignity and worth of all people.  True to our mission and Mercy values, guided by the Gospel and love of the Lord, we cultivate inclusivity and foster diversity that supports human well-being. We denounce all acts of discrimination and seek to build an equitable environment where all can thrive and experience belonging. SBA encourages our school community to be advocates for justice, to break barriers and build relationships, to demonstrate empathy and compassion, and to develop an enduring curiosity about and commitment to the surrounding world. Strengthened by faith, we are empowered to take Mercy into our interconnected world and actively serve the needs of others with a spirit of hospitality.


St. Bernard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applications should be directed to the Search Committee at cmila@stbernard.org. Please submit a letter of introduction, a résumé, including a statement of qualifications, and at least two professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application process when the position is filled.

Direct applications and inquiries to:


Human Resources

St. Bernard Academy

2304 Bernard Ave.

Nashville, TN 37212

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