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Certified Positions

Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-413 amended effective January 1, 2000, states that a local board of education shall require any person applying for a position as a teacher and any person applying for any other position requiring proximity to school children to:
  1. Agree to the release of all investigative records to the board for examination for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of criminal violation information as required by 49-5-406(a)(1)(A) (and)
  2. Supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The Cheatham County Board of Education will pay the costs incurred by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in conducting such investigation.

Employment in the Cheatham County school system will be contingent upon the Board of Education's review of the records and information obtained pursuant to statute.

The school system does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or handicap in the operation of its educational programs and activities including employment practices.

If you hold an out-of-state teaching license contact the Tennessee Department of Education, 710 James Robertson Parkway, 5th floor, Gateway Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0377, telephone number (615) 532-4885 to request the teacher packet for your license.

If you do not hold a license from any state, but would like to apply for your Tennessee teacher license contact, the Licensure Department at any university of your choice to make an appointment for your transcripts to be reviewed. This department will review your transcripts and guide you in completing the educational coursework necessary to become certified in Tennessee.

Employment Procedures


Upon the return of your completed application, the application will be reviewed for:
  1. Tennessee licensure-if you are in the process applying for a TN license, please notify this office upon receipt of license.
  2. Area/areas of certification
  3. Placement in the active file
Bring the following when called for interview:
  1. Transcript copy
  2. Copy of Tennessee License (not original)
  3. Recent Resume
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation
Selected applicants are interviewed for positions as they become available.

After this process, applicants will be referred to appropriate principal(s) for further interviews.

There is no initial interview process for all applicants.

Applications will be reviewed each July to establish current status, and all those over (1) year old will be purged. If you wish your application to remain in the active file, please notify this office by mail, phone (615-792-5664), or e-mail. Please make any changes in address or phone number by mail, phone (615-792-5664), or e-mail.