Lead 1st Grade Teacher

Tindley Genesis Academy

Tindley Genesis Academy:

“Academic Excellence Through the Arts”

This is our motto at Tindley Genesis Academy (TGA) where we believe that academic excellence can be achieved at its fullest potential with and through the music and the arts.

We believe it’s critical for elementary school students to begin preparing for rigorous middle school, high school and college opportunities at a young age. That’s why our students participate in a challenging and interactive curriculum based on the same accelerated model used at the Tindley high school and middle schools. Tindley Genesis also provides exceptional instruction in music and infuses performing arts skills into the general education setting.

Ultimately, our students will possess the confidence, academic ability and resiliency to overcome obstacles on their journey toward academic and professional success.

The key to getting our students started on this journey is a stellar ensemble of teachers who not only expect excellence, but also ensure that all of their actions promote the excellence for which they strive.

TGA is the Indiana’s first and only music-focused accelerated elementary school. Teaching and leading at TGA is an incredible opportunity to build a learning community from the ground up.

Tindley Genesis Academy is currently recruiting for the following position(s):

  1. Lead 1st Grade Teacher
  • Experience preferred. Must be licensed.
  • Teach network provided curriculum and activities to meet academic standards
  • Implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
  • Analyze assessment data and use to inform instructional practices
  • Open to real time feedback and frequent classroom observations
  • Participate in grade level meeting  and school-wide functions
  • Host quarterly Parent Learn with Me Sessions
  • Maintain a classroom learning environment that promotes high expectations
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards
  • Communicate effectively with a minimum of 10 families weekly
  • Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (e.g., family nights, student performances, field trips, report card nights, Teacher-Family Conferences, etc.)
  • Mandatory two-week summer staff orientation and training
  • Other duties as assigned by building leadership team

See licensing requirement at
http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing and apply at https://license.doe.in.gov/


An ideal candidate for a TGA teaching position will possess:

*Passionate and joyful commitment to fulfilling our mission
*Demonstrated success teaching low-income students in an urban setting


  • Valid Indiana State certification or have a reciprocal licensure in a different state is required. Applicants in Indiana State-approved alternate certification programs must provide proof of enrollment.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Love for children
  • Passion for pushing children to maximize their potential inside and outside the classroom
  • Passion for being a valued member of a broader community outside the school
  • Willingness to grow professionally
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Open to constant observation and feedback
  • Desire to grow professionally
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred


Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects