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Educational Services of America

Education - Teaching - Administration
2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  

Educational Services of America (ESA) is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 alternative and special education schools and programs for students who are at risk of dropping out and for students with special needs. We partner with 260 public school districts in 22 states and the District of Columbia to serve 12,000 students each year in more than 170 schools and programs.

ESA offers the following benefits, depending on eligibility:
  • Paid Time Off—a bank of hours available to all full-time employees. PTO is renewed each year on each employee’s eligible anniversary date. This time may be used as employees need, such as for illness (family or self), vacation, or personal time. Employees are awarded their PTO hours on the 31st day of eligible employment.
  • Medical Insurance—a health-care plan available for all eligible employees and their dependents. Eligible employees can enroll in the ESA health-care plan immediately upon hire. The ESA Health-care Plan is a PPO plan and offers employees two plan options.
  • Dental/Vision Insurance—a voluntary dental/vision plan available for employees and their dependents. Eligible employees can enroll in the ESA dental/vision plan immediately upon hire.
  • Term Life Insurance—all eligible employees are enrolled, upon their date of eligibility, in a Group Life plan provided by the Company Long-term Disability Insurance—all eligible employees are enrolled in a Long-term Disability plan provided by the Company.
  • 401(k) Plan—ESA provides all employees the opportunity to participate in the Company’s 401(k) plan. Employees are eligible after six months of continuous service.
  • Supplemental Insurance—all eligible employees can participate in a variety of supplemental insurance plans as a way to enhance and customize their ESA benefits package. Premium Only/125 Plan—the Company offers all eligible employees the opportunity to enhance their earnings by participating in the Company’s 125 Plan. This plan allows employees to pay their portion of their insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis.
Career Opportunities

ESA seeks qualified individuals who exemplify the company’s standards and are inspired by its mission.

ESA respects all employees and makes a commitment to:

  • Provide them with the necessary tools needed for performance, success and advancement;
  • Provide compensation and benefits that enhance their quality of life;
  • Encourage creative expression in their chosen profession; and
  • Provide leadership while encouraging individual participation in the achievement of our company’s mission.
  • Vision
    ESA schools exist to provide highly individualized academic and behavioral services for students with a wide variety of handicapping conditions including developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and emotional disturbances. The variety and locations of our schools enables us to offer programming tailored to students with special needs ranging from Attention Deficit Disorder to Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    Simply put, our mission is to provide excellent education services in a structured, encouraging environment for students and their families, while promoting the best interests of employees, communities and stakeholders.
    ESA schools employ only the best and most dedicated teachers and staff. Every staff member is committed to going beyond the norm to make sure every student gets the best possible education.

    No teacher at ESA is merely doing it as a means to earn money. They all have a passion for teaching. Our teachers are motivated to educate every student, and to give everyone an equal chance to succeed.

    ESA is a special place for teachers, because they know it’s a great opportunity to educate students of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles. Being able to see a student overcome his or her specific challenges to ultimately succeed is the ultimate reward these teachers seek—and ESA is where they can find it.
    Educational Services of America
    1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 702
    Nashville, TN 37217
    Phone: (615) 361-4000
    Toll-free: (888) 979-0004
    Fax: (615) 577-5695