Lead 5th Grade Teacher – Tindley Summit Academy Elementary School

Tindley Summit Academy

Tindley Summit Academy, we believe College Starts Here!

Tindley Summit Academy is driven by our mission of cooperation with parents and the broader community to empower our scholars – regardless of their past academic performance – to become successful learners who graduate with the capacity for rigorous college opportunities.

At Tindley Summit Academy, ALL scholars will experience a rigorous accelerated learning environment that will set them on the path to college and provide them with the education that will empower them to lead a life that they desire and deserve. Our school is centered on four pillars: Academic, Leadership, Service, and Community.

We are looking for educators dedicated to improving children’s outcomes, engaging with families, and community-focused. We ask a simple question that anchors our work, How Are The Children?


Our Elementary are currently recruiting for the following position:

Lead 5th Grade Teacher

  • 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
  • Is present and engaged at the school from 7:10 AM to 4:10 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Other duties as assigned by building leadership team

Required Experience:

Tindley Accelerated Schools is an open enrollment charter school with a network of five (5) schools, serving grades K-12. There is one track at Tindley: College or Die. Our scholars traditionally work one grade level ahead so that they are ready to take all authentic college courses beginning their junior year. Since opening our doors in 2004, 100% of Tindley graduates have been accepted to a select college or university.


Tindley Accelerated Schools launched in 2002 as the Charter for Accelerated Learning, Inc. In 2004, we launched Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School in one of Indianapolis’ most impoverished neighborhoods. In six short years, the Tindley School established itself as a model for urban schooling in Indiana, winning the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2010.

Now, Tindley Accelerated Schools is focused on giving students throughout urban Indianapolis access to opportunities for strong educations. That’s why in 2010 the Charter for Accelerated Learning became Tindley Accelerated Schools, dedicated to expanding quality college-preparatory educational services for young people and helping Indianapolis schools excel – so their students can do likewise.

Become a Leader at a Nationally Recognized Charter School System:

In 2010, Tindley Accelerated Schools was the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School award given by the United States Department of Education. We have also been twice presented with a Four Star School status by the Indiana Department of Education which places Tindley in the top 25% of public schools in Indiana.


  • 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

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

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