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"It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973."



Contact:

Casey Kelley, Affirmative Action Coordinator
305 Hedrick Drive
Newport, TN 37821

The Cocke County School System is an equal opportunity employer.

Most recent listings are at the top of this page.


June 27, 2016
Title: Special Education Behavior Teacher
Qualifications: Special Education certification
Reports to: Supervisor of Special Education
Job Goal:
The Special Education Behavior Teacher will develop IEPs, develop behavior plans, and support behavior interventions.

Applications should be submitted by July 7, 2016. Qualified applicants should send credentials to Patricia Ellison, Supervisor of Special Education, at ellisonp@mail.cocke.k12.tn.us. An electronic application will be sent upon request.

Patricia Ellison
Cocke County School System
305 Hedrick Drive
Newport, TN 37821
(423)623-7821 ext. 2025

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June 14, 2016
Title: High School Foreign language teacher at Cocke County High School
Qualifications: Endorsement in a foreign language
Reports to: Principal
Job Goal:
To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mrs. Gail Burchette, at burchetteg@cc-boe.net or call (423) 623-6072.

Mrs. Gail Burchette
Cocke County High School
210 Hedrick Drive
Newport, TN 37821

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June 13, 2016
Title: Resource Teacher at Edgemont Elementary School
Qualifications:

  • Certified in Special Education/Modified Special Education

  • Reports to: Principal
    Responsibilities:
  • To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. Must also be able to develop and implement IEPs.


    Qualified applicants should send credentials to Nathan Chambers, Principal at chambersn@mail.cocke.k12.tn.us. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. Position will be posted until filled.

    Mr. Nathan Chambers
    Edgemont Elementary School
    375 Carson Springs Road
    Newport, TN 37821
    (423)623-2288

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    June 8, 2016
    Title: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
    Qualifications:
  •    1. Valid teacher’s license with appropriate endorsement; and
  •    2. Administrative or supervisory experience and certification in accordance with state law and State Board Rules and Regulations, based on the minimum of a master’s degree.

    Job Goal:
    To manage assigned school through the use of leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills so as to promote the educational development of each student and the professional development of the total staff.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  •    1. Supervises the operation and management of personnel and facilities;
  •    2. Assumes administrative responsibility and instructional leadership for the planning, management, operation, and evaluation of the educational program;
  •    3. Develop long- and short-range plans, goals and objectives through a systematic process;
  •    4. Submits recommendations to the director of schools regarding the appointment, assignment, promotion, transfer, and dismissal of all personnel;
  •    5. Keep abreast of developments in elementary school curriculum and instruction and provide leadership in determining the appropriateness of incorporating recent developments/trends into the school’s educational program;
  •    6. Observes all other rules and regulations relative to the operation of the schools as established by law and as contained in the Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards of the State Board of Education;
  •    7. Keeps the director of schools and his assistants continually informed regarding the conditions of the school and its activities;
  •    8. Provide leadership for the planning, development and implementation of the elementary school’s budget;
  •    9. Supervise all ticket sales and fund-raising events at the elementary school and assume responsibility for the proper handling of funds;
  •    10. Assumes responsibility for maintaining good public relations with the community and using the community resources to enrich the learning program;
  •    11. Evaluates teachers and other personnel as outlined in state law, Minimum Rules and Regulations, and Board policies;
  •    12. Develop, maintain, evaluate, implement and enhance curricular and extracurricular programs that reflect student achievement and growth in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains;
  •    13. See that facilities are operated effectively and efficiently and see that applicable health and safety standards are met;
  •    14. Requisitions supplies and equipment and all other materials necessary to operate the school through the office of the director of schools;
  •    15. Assumes responsibility for having teachers’ meetings, parent-teacher conferences, school activities, and school exhibits;
  •    16. Ensures the proper care and accounting of all equipment, textbooks, and supplies assigned to the school;
  •    17. Assumes responsibility for student teachers and gives approval prior to a student teacher assuming duties;
  •    18. Selects substitute teachers from a list approved by the Board;
  •    19. Reports to the director of schools or his designee the names of all children on the list furnished to him that have not appeared for enrollment;
  •    20. Joins the director of schools and the chairman of the Board in determining surplus property;
  •    21. Administers the code of discipline and behavior within the school;
  •    22. Displays the United States flag and the Tennessee State flag during each school day;
  •    23. Administers the athletic program in accordance with the Tennessee Elementary School Athletic Association, if appropriate;
  •    24. Coordinate student personnel services including the maintenance of discipline, the monitoring of attendance, the preparation of handbooks, the supervision of student scheduling, the supervision of school health services, providing assistance in guidance and counseling activities and collaborating with others in the modification of student behavior, including non-school service agencies;
  •    25. Stays familiar with and ensures appropriate implementation of all board policies.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    This job may require lifting of objects that exceed 50 lbs., with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Other physical demands that may be required are as follows:
  •     1. Pushing and/or pulling
  •     2. Climbing
  •     3. Stooping and/or kneeling
  •     4. Reaching

    TEMPERAMENT (Personal traits):
  •    1. Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  •    2. Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
  •    3. Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instruction.
  •    4. Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.

    CAPACITY AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    Specific capacities and abilities may be required of an individual in order to learn or perform adequately a task or job duty.
  •    1. Intelligence: General learning ability. The ability to understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments.
  •    2. Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them.
  •    3. Numerical: Ability to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately.
  •    4. Manual Dexterity: Ability to move the hands and fingers easily.

    WORK CONDITIONS:
    Normal working environment.

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
       The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.

    Term of Employment: 12 Months

    Salary: Commensurate with training and experience


    Evaluation: Annual based on performance of assigned duties and established performance objectives according to the TEAM Administrator Rubric.


    Apply immediately in writing to the Director of Schools. The deadline to apply is June 22, 2016. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may apply in writing by email to the Director of Schools, Mr. Manney Moore, at eslingerm@cc-boe.net or call (423) 623-7821 extension 2010.

    Mr. Manney Moore
    Cocke County School System
    305 Hedrick Drive
    Newport, TN 37821


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    June 2, 2016
    Title: Speech Pathologist
    Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence or Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Active SLP Educational License

  • Reports to: Principal
    Responsibilities:
  • The Speech/ Language Pathologist will plan and conduct evaluation to obtain data to determine the need for an Individualized Education Plan to meet the student’s needs.
  • Conduct/ Participate in IEP development to address speech, language, and communication needs.
  • Plan and implement intervention services to meet individual student needs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the school and district administration.


  • Qualified applicants should send credentials to Patricia Ellison, Supervisor of Special Education, at ellisonp@mail.cocke.k12.tn.us. An electronic application will be sent upon request.

    Patricia Ellison
    Cocke County School System
    305 Hedrick Drive
    Newport, TN 37821
    (423)623-7821 ext. 2025

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    May 26, 2016
    Title: High School Spanish teacher at Cocke County High School
    Qualifications: Spanish 7-12 Endorsement Code 409
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mrs. Gail Burchette, at burchetteg@cc-boe.net or call (423) 623-6072.

    Mrs. Gail Burchette
    Cocke County High School
    210 Hedrick Drive
    Newport, TN 37821


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    May 25, 2016
    Title: High School English teacher at Cocke County High School
    Qualifications: English 7-12 Endorsement Code 407
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mrs. Gail Burchette, at burchetteg@cc-boe.net or call (423) 623-6072.

    Mrs. Gail Burchette
    Cocke County High School
    210 Hedrick Drive
    Newport, TN 37821


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    May 20, 2016
    Title: Cosby High School Chemistry/Physics Teacher
    Qualifications: Secondary Certification in Chemistry and Physics
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mr. Patrick O'Neil, at oneilp@cc-boe.net or call (423) 487-5602 Extension 20.

    Mr. Patrick O'Neil
    Cosby High School
    3318 Cosby Highway
    Cosby, TN 37722


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    May 20, 2016
    Title: Cosby High School Math Teacher --2 positions
    Qualifications: Secondary Certification in math and be highly qualified
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mr. Patrick O'Neil, at oneilp@cc-boe.net or call (423) 487-5602 Extension 20.

    Mr. Patrick O'Neil
    Cosby High School
    3318 Cosby Highway
    Cosby, TN 37722


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    May 20, 2016
    Title: Middle School Science Teacher at Smoky Mountain Elementary School
    Qualifications: K-8 Certification or Middle School Science Endorsement
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mr. Joe Burchette, at burchettej@cc-boe.net or call (423) 487-2255.

    Mr. Joe Burchette
    Smoky Mountain Elementary School
    135 South Highway 32
    Cosby, TN 37722


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    May 20, 2016
    Title: Part-time Librarian at Smoky Mountain Elementary School
    Qualifications: Library/Media Specialist certification
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Mr. Joe Burchette, at burchettej@cc-boe.net or call (423) 487-2255.

    Mr. Joe Burchette
    Smoky Mountain Elementary School
    135 South Highway 32
    Cosby, TN 37722


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    May 20, 2016
    Title: 7-8 grade Teacher at Northwest Elementary School
    Qualifications: 7-8 Social Studies Certification and be highly qualified
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may email the principal, Dr. Shannon Grooms, at groomss@cc-boe.net or call (423) 623-4697.

    Dr. Shannon Grooms
    Northwest Elementary School
    344 Woodson Road
    Newport, TN 37821


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    May 19, 2016
    Title: Teacher at Centerview Elementary School
    Qualifications: K-6 or K-8 certification, specifically 5-8 ELA
    Reports to: Principal
    Job Goal:
    To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
    to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.

    Apply immediately in writing to the principal of the school. Job will be posted until filled. Applicants must have a complete application on file at the Central Office. You may apply in writing by e-mailing the principal, Mrs. Pam Messer, at messerp@cc-boe.net.

    Mrs. Pam Messer
    Centerview Elementary School
    2400 Highway 160
    Newport, TN 37821

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    April 22, 2016
    Title: School Psychologist
    Qualifications: Tennessee School Psychologist Licensure
    Reports to: Supervisor of Special Education
    Job Goal:
    The school psychologist will guide school teams in identification and assessment of
    the learning, development, and adjustment of students. He/she will also utilize
    assessment data about students and their environments to guide appropriate interventions
    based on individual needs.

    Qualified applicants should send credentials to Patricia Ellison, Supervisor of Special Education, at ellisonp@mail.cocke.k12.tn.us. An electronic application will be sent upon request.

    Patricia Ellison
    Cocke County School System
    305 Hedrick Drive
    Newport, TN 37821
    (423)623-7821 ext. 2025

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