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 a student-teacher ratio that is ranked first in the state. Also ranked first in Tennessee is our student-to-support personnel services and per-pupil expenditures. We spend money on personnel because we know that is where we can most impact student success!

In addition to outstanding health, dental, and vision coverage, our benefits package is extraordinary with many options to maximize your employment compensation. 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.

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Drive With Us!

Check out what our bus drivers love about working in the FSSD! Some of the best reasons include:

  • Hiring Bonus!
  • 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
  • Opportunities for additional earnings available for field trips, athletic and after-school activities, and throughout the summer.
  • Routes are short transporting K-8 grade students only
  • Get paid while you work to earn the CDL-S
  • Part-time flexibility (mornings only/afternoons only)

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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 $175/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.

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HR Staff

Human Resources
Leslie Duke, Supervisor
Robbie Lerche, Administrative Assistant
Brenda Lynum, Administrative Assistant

Employee Insurance and Benefits
Katrina Wall, Benefits Coordinator

Rosemary Fitzwalter, Payroll Specialist
Colleen Fonseca, Payroll Specialist

507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN  37064