Addressing the Tennessee Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers in Tennessee

Tennessee educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Tennessee, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Working as a teacher for Proximity Learning has helped teachers find better work/life balance, teach to students across the county, and improve technological skills.

Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Tennessee.

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Teacher shortage in Tennessee

Teacher vacancies are not new to Tennessee, but they have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The abrupt shift to virtual learning with little training caused excess early retirements and resignations leaving empty classrooms in their wake. The Tennessee Education Report states, “This staffing shortage is the result of the well-documented failure of Tennessee’s school funding formula, the Basic Education Program (BEP), to adequately fund the cost of education for all students, especially students in the state’s poorest districts and schools."

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in TN

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
Districts Impacted in Tennessee
Rave Reviews in Tennessee

“I don’t have to worry about a student not having access to high-quality instruction every single day with Proximity. That gap is already closed.”

Dr. Marlon D. King
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Superintendent, Jackson-Madison County School System

“It’s more than just filling a seat in the classroom or recruiting teachers. It’s about providing high-quality, strong instruction for students so that they can be successful. And when you do that, you create a stronger academic landscape in your community.”

Dr. Marlon D. King
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Superintendent, Jackson-Madison County School System

“Our last benchmark, 100% of our kids were projected to be on track and master our end-of-year course. It’s very effective. You can compare that to schools that actually have the algebra course with the instructor in the room. We are right on track with them and, in a lot of cases, doing better than they are.”

Jason Dunn
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Principal, Carroll Oakland Elementary

“The other day at my staffing meeting they were like: ‘What would you be able to do without Proximity Learning?’ I said I’d panic. Because it’s been such a success for us. Watching them grow, watching them be competitive with their counterparts at other schools and giving me that flexibility has just been tremendous.”

Jason Dunn
,
Principal, Carroll Oakland Elementary
Meet Your State Representative!
Dr. Michael Robinson
Vice President of Business Development & School Partnerships
Dr. Michael Robinson is an educational professional with strong expertise in education software, and committed to meeting and exceeding the goals and objectives of his school partners. Michael believes in forming long-lasting partnerships with school districts and educational professionals in order to meet all students’ individual needs, thus the continuous promotion of differentiated learning. He has over 30 years of experience in the world of education, serving students in reading, mathematics, tutoring, supplemental educational services, and technology.

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Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?

Increasing Equity Across the Country
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