Math, ELA, and Social Studies Teachers

The Decatur County School System is seeking applicants for a secondary Mathematics Teacher for grades 9-12, ELA Teacher for grades 7-12, and Social Studies Teacher for grades 7-12. There could also be an opportunity for coaching duties in the middle or high school athletic programs. Applicants should submit a detailed resume and/or application that includes previous employment experience and all Tennessee teacher license certifications. Only applicants with a current Tennessee teacher license with the above noted endorsements will be considered for the position. Resumes/applications should be sent to Chris Villaflor, Director of Schools, Decatur County Board of Education, P.O. Box 369, Decaturville, TN 38329 or emailed to chris.villaflor@decaturschools.org.

Bus Drivers

The Decatur County School System is seeking Bus Drivers. Requirements: CDL certified with PS Endorsement. (Will train if needed to get CDL certified with PS endorsement.) Interested applicants may contact Mr. Don Funderburk, Transportation Supervisor at (731) 845-9104 or apply in person at the Bus Garage located at 5739 Hwy. 641 South, Decaturville, TN 38329. Applications may be found at www.decaturcountyschools.org under the Employment tab, Noncertified Application.



Decatur County Schools will advertise professional (teacher) and paraprofessional (assistant) vacancies on the school system website, www.decaturcountyschools.org as follows: professional (teacher) positions for ten (10) days and paraprofessionals (assistants) for five (5) days in all school system departments. If available, substitutes will be used during the posting time. Jobs that become open after the start of the school year will be filled without posting. The Interview Committee shall consist of a MINIMUM of the following positions: the supervisor or principal who requested the position be advertised and the Director of Schools. A standard set of questions shall be developed to ask ALL candidates interviewed for the available position. Based on responses, follow-up questions are permissible. Each member of the committee will maintain an evaluation sheet for each candidate and make notes through the interview process. After all candidates have been interviewed, each committee member will rank those interviewed in order of “BEST FIT FOR THE JOB”. Best fit criteria will consist of a combination of education, experience, evaluations, and responses to interview questions and other factors that the committee members feel are relative based on the member’s professional judgment and experience. After the interview is complete, the committee will discuss their ranking among themselves. If all members are in agreement on the “Best Fit” candidate, that candidate will be hired for employment.


Plan for Hiring Teachers working with English Learners

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Learners (ELs) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Personnel hired in Decatur County Schools will be required to prove proficiency as follows:

A teacher’s fluency in listening and speaking will be documented and evaluated during the interview process. The person conducting the interview will be responsible for noting listening mistakes, miscues, grammar and syntax mistakes, and judge the level of fluency for both speech and listening.

Reading will be evaluated through the reading and responses that show understanding of the application process. Reading may be satisfied through the college transcript if from an English speaking university.

Writing fluency will be determined through answers required in the teacher application and resume that are submitted to the Board of Education.