Faculty

Executive Leadership & Teachers

Virtual School is just like any other public school, except that our courses are online, with students learning at a distance. All teachers are hired by and employees of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) district. Unlike most schools, however, Virtual School has full-time and part-time teachers. Part-time teachers, also known as "instructors" and "adjuncts," are hired semester-to-semester and based upon course enrollment. Like other schools, Tennessee State Law requires that teachers are (1) certified with a current Tennessee teaching license, (2) endorsed in the teaching area, and (3) highly qualified under No Child Left Behind.

Instructing online is demanding and not for all teachers. Instructors typically spend more time in their virtual course than a typical brick-and-mortar course might require. A virtual teacher's essential function is to ensure all students' ultimate academic success enrolled in a course. A teacher utilizes the learning management system (LMS) and other instructional technologies to teach, facilitate, and coach students to achieve ultimate mastery of all course learning targets and objectives. Teachers must possess superior communications skills, both written and oral, demonstrating exceptional customer service skills.