Republic Schools - Jackson, MS

Who We Are

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic’s schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement – making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are searching for an intelligent, passionate, gritty, and hard-working Paraprofessional ready to lock arms with the teams in Jackson, MS for the 2018-2019 school year. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that urban youth can achieve greatness, and that every child in our school can — and will — graduate from college.

Who You Are:

  • A genuine believer that all students can achieve academic excellence
  • A growth-minded tinkerer who is constantly learning and hungry for feedback
  • A data-driven analyst who reflects, problem-solves, and takes action based on results
  • An optimist who supports and motivates your teammates by having their back
  • A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates

What You'll Do:

  • Assist the Special Education Teacher and General Education teacher in instruction for scholars with developmental disabilities in the classroom
  • Provide 1-on-1 support to scholars in a classroom setting
  • Provide intense monitoring of student behavior as indicated on the student’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Facilitate communication, promote independence, and increase the social, academic, and self-help skills of students
  • Support specified students during unstructured times throughout the school day (i.e. transitions)
  • Participate in Special Education/Student Supports meetings and Team meetings as needed
  • Uphold other periodic responsibilities requested by the School Team, such as providing Student Supports testing coverage

Certification Requirements: 

Paraprofessionals who provide instructional services must have done one of the following to meet the highly qualified requirements:

  1. Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
  2. Obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
  3. Passed a test that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics; or
  4. Completed an assessment of content competence developed by the Local Education Agency (LEA) and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)



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