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Teach in MSD of Decatur Township

Located in Indianapolis, we’re looking for passionate, growth-minded, and reflective people to join our schools. Learn how “#DecaturProud,” our district philosophy, is the focus of everything we do.

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Who We're Seeking

In MSD of Decatur Township, we’re seeking teachers who want to make a significant impact on students’ lives, grow in their practice, and be part of an innovative community of educators.

New Teacher (0-2 years experience)

  • Looking for individual coaching and mentoring
  • Seeking a supportive community of educators who are excited about teaching & learning
  • Seeking teacher leadership and career ladder opportunities

Experienced Teacher (3+ years experience)

  • Have experience teaching in another district & looking for next challenge
  • Looking for more feedback on my practice in order to grow
  • Seeking a community of educators who are passionate about teaching & learning
  • Seeking teacher leadership and career ladder opportunities

Career Changer  (0 to several years experience)

  • Looking to use my content expertise from another field to impact students
  • Seeking individualized coaching and support to grow as a teacher
  • Seeking teacher leadership and career ladder opportunities

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Why educators are choosing Decatur

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MSD Decatur Township is a great place to live and work. Here are a few facts to consider:

Fact #1: Indianapolis is the ​5th ​​most affordable place to live in the United States.  

Fact #2: The starting salary for teachers in MSD Decatur Township  is ​$42,500. (See full salary scale.)  

Fact #3: Our health benefits are amazing. For example, for our HSA insurance plan, teachers pay ​zero. (See full list of benefits.)

Fact #4: Need a retirement plan? Our district provides teachers four. ​​In other words, you get all four.

Fact #5: The median cost of homes in Decatur Township is​ $122,000. ​​ This means teachers can afford to buy homes in this community

 


Why you should consider teaching in Decatur

Support, support, support

Our teachers say that among the top reasons they teach in Decatur is their colleagues and the support they receive.

Hear first-hand from educators about the many ways you’ll be supported in Decatur, including coaching, professional development, mentoring, PLCs, and peer support.


Impact on students

We serve a diverse student population across our nine schools and are student-invested and community-connected — ensuring that every single one of our students has the opportunities they need to succeed in college, career, and life.

Hear from a teacher who went from being a scientist to a Decatur teacher -- and is making an incredible difference in the lives of her students.


Amazing employee benefits

We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and retirement plans. Our benefits include:

  • Health and Hospital Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Sick & Personal Leave
  • Disability Insurance
  • Subsidized Health Club Benefits
  • Eligible to apply for Loan Forgiveness after 5 years


How do I apply for a teaching position?

 

STEP 1: REVIEW OPEN POSITIONS
View open positions in our district.
STEP 2. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Submit your application through the online application system.

New to the teaching field? Check out the many pathways to becoming a teacher in Indiana. Visit the Indiana Alternative Licensure Paths page to learn more.

STEP 3: YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS REVIEWED
Application packages will be referred to hiring managers (HR director and principals) for consideration and an interview session.
STEP 4: BE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW
If your application package meets the selection process for an interview, you’ll receive an invitation to join us for an interview with a team of administrators and teachers. A demo lesson may be required.
STEP 5: BE HIRED & RECEIVE A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT
If you are selected to be hired. A member of the Human Resources team will contact you about upcoming Decatur events for you to be involved in.
STEP 6: BE CONNECTED WITH YOUR SCHOOL’S ONBOARDING TEAM.
Once you are assigned to a school, the onboarding team for your school will reach out to you. The team is made up of the school’s leadership team and several teachers who will help you get connected in Decatur and make sure you have everything you need to start off your school year!

We can’t wait to meet you!