Working at PDS

The school selects highly qualified and motivated life-long learners who are eager to instruct and mentor based on educational research and for whom our Christian principles are a good fit.

Open Positions

Second Grade Teacher Posted 3/2/21

Presbyterian Day School seeks a qualified candidate to teach second-grade boys for the 2021-2022 school year. The candidate should have a passion for teaching young readers, writers, and mathematicians in a multi-sensory classroom environment and possess a deep understanding and love for children in this stage of development. The candidate should also be ready to enthusiastically match the energy displayed by young boys. Previous training in Orton-Gillingham or Slingerland methods of multi-sensory education is ideal.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving student learning in a self-contained classroom environment
  • Engages students with learning activities which promote critical and creative thinking skills
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and designs learning experiences that address the unique learning styles of boys
  • Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative classroom and school culture
  • Has a minimum of 3 years classroom experience
  • Holds appropriate college degree or degrees (advanced degree preferred)
  • Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application in electronic format to the Head of Elementary, Laura Glenn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

First Grade Teacher Posted 2/10/21

Presbyterian Day School seeks a qualified candidate to teach first-grade boys for the 2021-2022 school year. The candidate should have a passion for teaching young readers, writers, and mathematicians in a multi-sensory classroom environment and possess a deep understanding and love for children in this stage of development. The candidate should also be ready to enthusiastically match the energy displayed by young boys. Previous training in Orton-Gillingham or Slingerland methods of multi-sensory education is ideal.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving student learning in a self-contained classroom environment
  • Engages students with learning activities which promote critical and creative thinking skills
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and designs learning experiences that address the unique learning styles of boys
  • Promotes a positive, supportive, and collaborative classroom and school culture
  • Has a minimum of 3 years classroom experience
  • Holds appropriate college degree or degrees (advanced degree preferred)
  • Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application in electronic format to the Head of Elementary, Laura Glenn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Upper School Math Teacher Posted 2/10/21

Presbyterian Day School seeks a qualified candidate to teach math for the 2021-2022 school year. The position’s primary focus is to partner with 5th and 6th grade math teachers to provide customized, small-group instruction to all students. The candidate should have a passion for teaching elementary boys, understand strategies that address the unique learning styles of boys, and be committed to a learning environment that fosters creativity and promotes critical thinking skills.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Holds appropriate college degree or degrees (advanced degree preferred)
  • Has a minimum of three years experience teaching math in a middle-school setting
  • Communicates student learning with parents and larger PDS community
  • Collaborates effectively with colleagues to create integrated curriculum opportunities
  • Promotes a positive and supportive school culture
  • Has a passion for being around, working with, and getting to know and celebrate boys
  • Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application in electronic format to the Head of Elementary, Laura Glenn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Lower Elementary Reading Specialist Posted 2/10/21

Presbyterian Day School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of reading specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. This position provides significant attention to elementary students who are experiencing difficulty in reading due to differences in learning styles or suspected disabilities which present challenges to their academic growth. The reading specialist will collaborate with the homeroom teachers to provide pull-out reading instruction using a modified curriculum that embraces a multi-sensory approach.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Holds a Masters degree in Reading or a related field
  • Has training and experience with multi-sensory instructional practices (both Slingerland and Orton-Gillingham training preferred)
  • Has a minimum of 5 years classroom experience (experience teaching students with dyslexia preferred)
  • Has experience in the testing/screening of children
  • Has a passion for being around, working with, and getting to know and celebrate boys
  • Works as a team player; is comfortable with on-going improvement and change
  • Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application in electronic format to the Head of Elementary, Laura Glenn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Elementary Spanish Teacher Posted 2/10/21

Presbyterian Day School seeks a qualified candidate to teach Spanish in grades 3-6 for the 2021-2022 school year. The candidate should be committed to providing a learning environment that focuses on the total child, fosters creativity, and encourages critical thinking. Candidates should enthusiastically promote the education of boys and commit to strengthening the programs and policies of Presbyterian Day School.

The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Creates a dynamic classroom setting in which students are immersed in the Spanish language thus acquiring the ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish, with a particular focus on oral proficiency in real-life contexts
  • Ignites students’ enthusiasm for language learning as well as Spanish culture and history
  • Uses strategies and creates activities that address the unique learning styles of boys
  • Provides multiple methods of assessment that demonstrate understanding and language growth
  • Communicates student learning with parents and larger PDS community
  • Collaborates effectively with colleagues to create integrated curriculum opportunities
  • Promotes a positive and supportive school culture
  • Has a passion for being around, working with, and getting to know and celebrate boys
  • Appreciates and models the distinctly Christian mission of PDS
  • Holds a degree in a related field; a Master’s degree in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language is preferred
  • Possesses strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application in electronic format to the Head of Elementary, Laura Glenn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Substitute Teachers

Presbyterian Day School seeks college educated candidates for substitute teaching positions for the 2020-2021 school year.

Interested applicants should submit aresume, and application in electronic format to Cyndy Wright (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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The school invests significant resources in teacher training and professional development.

  • Over the last nine years, the school has sent over 85% of PDS teachers to Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • The school invests heavily and aggressively in professional development.
  • The school provides summer grants for curriculum study and international travel.
  • Teachers participate in school-wide summer reading.
  • New teachers are assigned a mentor teacher to guide them through the first year at PDS.
  • Teachers occupy leadership positions as facilitators of teacher book groups, instructional team chairs, committee chairs, and grade level lead teachers.
  • Teachers attend workshops, seminars, and institutes.
  • Teachers are encouraged to share their expertise as conference presenters (have done so in South Africa and New Zealand and throughout U.S.).
  • Teachers network with other experts in the field of education by participating in action research and visiting other schools.
  • Teachers are encouraged to seek graduate degrees, and PDS offsets some of the cost toward that end.
  • Teachers are a mix of veteran, mid-career and young teachers who all contribute richly to the school community and our on-going conversation about what it means to be well educated in the 21st century.
  • Teachers are given both support and flexibility and the opportunity to exercise curricular leadership in a stimulating professional environment.

PDS provides significant technological resources for boys and teachers:

  • Every classroom has a SmartBoards to encourage a higher degree creative and flexibility in teaching.
  • Every classroom has access to a student laptop carts for PK-6th grade.
  • Three technology curriculum specialists support teachers in their efforts to integrate technology into their teaching.
  • PDS provides every teacher a laptop for school use.

PDS graduates eventually matriculate at many of our nation’s most competitive universities, and our alumni have distinguished themselves as scholars and leaders around the country.

PDS offers a very competitive compensation package.

PDS invites applications for consideration for jobs that may be available in the fall.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcript, transcript, background check authorization, and job application including a philosophy of education where applicable for consideration. Typically, applications are reviewed in late winter and early spring. Due to the competitive nature of the applicant pool, it is advisable that interested applicants apply as early as possible. After careful review, a select group of applicants will be contacted for a first round interview.

For more information contact:

Debbie Todd
Head of Early Childhood (YK-SK)

Laura Glenn
Head of Elementary School Division (1st-6th)


Presbyterian Day School
We know boys.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111

901-842-4600

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