Career Opportunities

Teach With Us!

Join our team of outstanding professionals.  Franklin Special School District is proud to employ over 300 of the best teachers with student-teacher ratios consistently below the state average to maximize our students’ experience in the classroom.

In addition to outstanding health, dental, and vision coverage, our benefits package includes access to long-term care insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, student loan assistance program, life insurance and many other options to maximize your employment compensation.

Franklin Special School District is committed to supporting you as a professional in continuing to learn and grow in this craft. 

  • FSSD’s state achievement scores consistently rank it among the Top 10 of all 147 public school systems in Tennessee. 
  • The average FSSD teacher salary is consistently in the top 10 in the state in most salary lanes. In 2022, the FSSD was #2 in the state for average bachelor's salary and #5 in the state for average master’s salary.
  • FSSD was named the 2022 Winner of the Best of the Best of Williamson in the category of Best Employer (over 500 employees) by The Tennessean.
  • The FSSD operates an employee child care education center for children of working parents. 

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Drive With Us!

Check out what our bus drivers love about working in the FSSD! We would love for you to drive with us too! Some of the best reasons include:

  • Full-time pay and full benefits package
  • Retirement through TCRS (vested at 5 years)
  • Life insurance and long-term disability paid by the district
  • Drivers are paid year-round - no need for a summer job unless you want one
  • Opportunities for additional earnings available
    • Summer work available
    • Field trips
    • After-school activities
    • Athletic events transportation
  • Routes typically 30-45 minutes transporting K-8 grade students only
  • We will pay you while you work to earn the CDL-S and transition you to bus driver status as soon as the program is complete
  • Part-time flexibility (mornings only/afternoons only) – we will work with your schedule

Apply Today!


Before You Apply

Franklin Special School District offers an attractive salary and benefits package that provides our employees with a healthy work and life balance!

Become a Substitute!

Substitute teachers and staff are essential to our schools' smooth operation, and we look forward to partnering with you to serve the students of FSSD. We are proud to partner with StaffEZ to employ our substitute teachers, nurses, food service and custodial staff. 

StaffEZ offers many employment benefits to our substitutes and maintains the competitive rates of pay that FSSD is proud to offer our substitute teachers:

  • Active Tennessee Licensed Teacher $120/day
  • College Degree (4 Year) $110/day
  • High School/Associates' Degree $100/day
  • Licensed Nurse $120/day
  • $15/hour for substitute custodians
  • $12/hour for substitute cafeteria staff

Available Bonuses
Very Important Teacher (VIT) Bonus:  Days Per Calendar Month Worked
(1 bonus/month)
10+ Days: $50
15+ Days: $100
20+ Days: $150

Permanent Sub Bonus
Additional $20/day provided the sub works 9 out 10 days of the pay period. $20 is paid to the substitute even if no job is available.

StaffEZ is designed for both certified and classified employees.

Human Resources
Leslie Duke, Supervisor
Robbie Lerche, Secretary
Shannon Gardner, Administrative Clerk

Employee Insurance and Benefits
Katrina Wall, Benefits Coordinator

Rosemary Fitzwalter, Payroll Specialist
Colleen Fonseca, Payroll Specialist

507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN  37064

four women teachers shoulder to shoulder outside with eye black on.