Application Information

a month ago

Henderson County School System is seeking applications for positions for the 2021-22 school  year. Specific positions, both certified and non-certified, will be listed below. Applications are available at the Henderson County Board of Education Office located at 35 East  Wilson St., Lexington, TN 38351 or on the system website at http://www.hcschoolstn.org.  The deadline for receiving applications is until position(s) is filled. Those new to the teaching profession should be prepared to provide proof of proper endorsement(s) and proof of their Highly Qualified status if teaching in a core curriculum area. Henderson County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certified minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Please direct applications and pertinent documents to the attention of :

Dr. Mike Bevis, Personnel Director for the Henderson County School System.


Certified Positions for 2021-2022

Chemistry Teaching Postion at Lexington High School (contact Steve Lindsey, principal or Dr. Mike Bevis)

Biology Teaching Position at Lexington High School (contact Steve Lindsey, principal or Dr. Mike Bevis)


Non-Certified Positions for 2021-2022




Contact Board of Education at 731-968-3661

THE HENDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL OR ETHNIC ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, OR MILITARY SERVICE IN IT'S POLICIES, OR IN THE ADMISSION OR ACCESS TO, OR EMPLOYMENT IN, IT'S PROGRAMS, SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES.

By Henderson County BOE

Substitute Training

Substitute Teacher Training for Henderson County Schools will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Watson Emergency Management Building, 50 Natchez Trace Dr.

Any new substitute applicant is required to attend this training. Pre-registration for the training is NOT required. Substitutes must be at least 21 years of age and complete an application, which will be available at the training. After the initial paperwork is completed, a successful background check and interview will be required before being placed on the substitute teacher list. For more information, contact Stacey Valle at 968-3661, ext. 1215.

ParaProfessional Requirements

a month ago

Paraprofessionals who provide instructional services at the elementary or secondary level are required to be highly effective according to ESEA guidelines.

All paraprofessionals must, at a minimum, have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and be at least 21 years of age or older. Paraprofessional (in this policy) does not include secretaries, bookkeeper, or data entry personnel.

Paraprofessionals who provide instructional services must have done one of the following to

meet the highly qualified requirements--
completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
passed a test that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics;

Guidelines and Definitions for Highly Effective Paraprofessional Requirements
The state equates 48 semester hours (excluding remedial courses), as the equivalent of two years of college. Developmental courses may count toward the 48 hours. The state does not require that the coursework or associate’s degree be in any specific subject field. The nature of the coursework or degree is left to the discretion of the school system. However, the coursework must have been obtained from an accredited institution of higher education.

Tennessee has adopted the Praxis ParaPro Assessment as the statewide test for paraprofessionals. This test was developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to satisfy the test option for paraprofessionals. Information about this test is available on the ETS web site at http://www.ets.org/parapro. (This test is given at the Henderson County Board of Education for a fee of $55. Applicants who want to take the online test can call (731) 249-1215 and schedule a convenient test time. The test is 2 1/2 hours in length and contains 90 questions.)

A study guide for the ParaPro is available and can be ordered from the ETS web site above or by calling 800-537-3161. The cost of the study guide is $25.

The Tennessee passing score for the Praxis ParaPro Assessment is 456.

The highly qualified status will be portable across school systems.

By Henderson County BOE