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Regional Executive Director – Leading Educators


Memphis, TN

Position Specification

The Organization:

Leading Educators develops teacher-leaders in order to raise student achievement and retain talented educators in high-need schools. We aim to ensure that public education successfully trains its middle managers, thus retaining our best teachers and bolstering the pipeline of future principals.

Our flagship program is a two-year Fellowship program where teacher-leaders engage in frequent leadership development sessions, and strengthen their ability to coach and provide feedback to other teachers. Results from the 2011–2012 school year show that students of teams led by New Orleans Fellows grew 12 times more than their counterparts across the district while students of teams led by Kansas City Fellows grew 5 times more than their counterparts across the district.

Leading Educators also offers Strategic Support Initiatives (SSI), customized teacher leadership development consulting to districts, charter management organizations (CMOs), and non-profit organizations. This contract-based work may include delivery of training modules; teacher leader recruitment, selection, and retention consulting; train-the-trainer projects; and evaluation consulting. For example, this year Leading Educators partnered with Houston Independent School District to implement a Teacher-Leader Pathways pilot for over 60 teacher-leaders across 20 schools.

Leading Educators has trained over 160 teacher-leaders in programs in New Orleans, Kansas City, and Houston, and is currently launching programming in Washington, D.C. Building on success in these regions; Leading Educators is assembling an ambitious team to expand the program nationally. The work is fast-paced and entrepreneurial; the expansion model aims to serve 12 regions by 2016.

The Position:

Leading Educators develops teacher-leaders in order to raise student achievement and retain
talented educators in high-need schools. We aim to ensure that public education successfully trains its middle managers, thus retaining our best teachers andbolstering the pipeline of future principals.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis in education
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience including staff recruitment and development
  • A bachelor’s degree and a passion for constant learning
  • Previous K-12 teaching and/or leadership experience preferred
  • Experience as part of an entrepreneurial venture preferred
  • Commitment to creating outstanding schools in support of social justice and educational equity
  • Experience implementing adult programmatic curriculum
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work with ambitious timelines for accelerated launch in an entrepreneurial environment; committed to meeting organizational deadlines
  • Knowledge of successful grant writing and donor cultivation/management processes
  • Capacity to create systems which support regional programming, fellowship and staff development and financial management
  • Dynamic interpersonal and people management skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills with attention to accuracy
  • Excellent project management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail within the context of the larger strategic goals

Fluency in Microsoft Office applications required; strong database skills, familiarity with Salesforce a plus; social networking and marketing experience highly desirable

LOCATION: Memphis,   with occasional travel to the national headquarters in New Orleans,   Louisiana.
COMPENSATION: Salary and   benefits will be competitive, commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Please complete the online application here:


Leading Educators is an   equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or   applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or natural   origin.

Visit http://www.leadingeducators.org for more information about the organization.

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Free Flu Vaccine at Shelby County Public Health Clinics

News Release
Shelby County Health Department
814 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN 38105
January 14, 2014

MEMPHIS – Influenza vaccine is now available at no cost at all of the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) clinics while supplies last. “Influenza right now is disproportionately affecting young adults, ages 20 to 40, with no underlying conditions, which is unlike the groups usually most vulnerable,” said Helen Morrow, M.D., health officer for SCHD.

Annual vaccination against influenza is recommended for everyone six months and older, including school-aged children, who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill or transmitting it to others. The vaccine is especially recommended for the following persons who are at increased risk for severe complications associated with influenza:

Pregnant women People 50 years of age and older People of any age with chronic medical conditions, including asthma and other lung diseases, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from influenza, including:
 Health care workers
 Household contact of persons at high risk for complications from influenza
 Household contacts and caregivers of children less than six months of age

Some tips to help protect against the spread of influenza include: Clean: Properly wash hands frequently with warm, soapy water; disinfect surfaces. Cover: Cover cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or arm. Contain: Stay home from school/work when sick to keep germs from spreading.

If an individual experiences flu-like symptoms, they should contact their health care provider. Symptoms include: fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater; headache, fatigue, cough, muscle aches, and sore throat.

No appointment is necessary. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified.
Galloway Clinic
757 Galloway
(901) 222-9750
Hickory Hill Clinic
6590 Kirby Center Cove
(901) 222-9910
Millington Clinic
8225 Highway 51 N.
(901) 222-9940
Immunization Clinic
814 Jefferson Ave, Room 216
(901) 222-9331
Shelby Crossing Clinic
6170 Macon Road
(901) 222-9800
Southland Mall Clinic
1215 Southland Mall-Inside Mall
(901) 222-9828
(Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Cawthon Clinic
1000 Haynes
(901) 222-9866
Collierville Clinic
167 Washington
(901) 222-9900
(Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

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