Genesis Staff

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"It all starts with good people..."

For more than 33 years, the compassionate, well-trained staff at Genesis Learning Centers has provided the greater Middle Tennessee community  with quality education for unique and special students. We are dedicated professionals working for the betterment of our students while we are committed to providing the best possible climate for development and maximum achievement of our goals for all employees.

“… each staff member of Genesis Learning Centers is committed to providing a positive, safe and secure educational and treatment environment for all our kids. Their focus is to help each student discover and reach their potential emotionally, socially, behaviorally, academically and vocationally.  As Genesis Learning Centers strives for excellence, it is our mission as individuals and as a whole to assist each child, youth, and adult we serve to reach for their greatest human potential, to find success from within, and to actively participate in the community of humankind.   Every school system and every agency serving children says they have the “best” staff.  We are no different. We demand excellence of our employees...  we carefully select staff who can guide our students to be the best they can be. ”          

  ……from Terry Adams, Chairman of the Board & President of the Corporation

Working at Genesis Learning Centers

We are committed to providing the best possible climate for development and maximum achievement of our goals for all employees.  Our practice is to 1) treat each employee as an individual, 2) always seek to develop the spirit of teamwork, and 3) facilitate individuals working together to attain common goals.

In order to maintain an atmosphere where these goals can be accomplished, we have provided a workplace, which is comfortable and progressive.  Most importantly, we have a workplace where communications are open and problems can be discussed and resolved in a mutually respectful atmosphere taking into account individual circumstances and the individual employee.

By design all of our program managers and principals are “on the floor” so to speak.  They are always ‘close at hand’ to give daily direction and support to staff and students.  Nobody at Genesis Learning Centers sits in an office all day without providing direction to student interaction.

We firmly believe that by communicating with each other directly, we can resolve most difficulties that may arise and develop a mutually respectful relationship.

Quality staff begins with training.  Each school year is begun with 6 to 8 days of pre-service instruction and preparation.  The first two days of pre-service are called “Genesis University”.  We bring all of our staff from each of our programs together and provide training and practice with our Genesis philosophies of working with kids from positive instructional techniques; suicide prevention and awareness; successful counseling methods including behavior management and psychological identifiers of students; aggressive behavior de-escalation and management techniques to first aid and CPR.  Then throughout the school year we have designated in-service days when we provide additional training programs. 

Equal Opportunity and ADA

Genesis Learning Centers recognizes it is our responsibility to our students, employees, contractors, and the communities in which we operate; and it is Genesis organizational policy that we accept, enroll, and educate our students, as well as, select, hire, and employ qualified employees with the clear commitment that during their enrollment or employment they are treated fairly and without regard to race, religion, sex, color, age, physical, or mental disability, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation.  In addition, creed, ancestry, and lawful use of tobacco or alcohol during non-working time are protected classes in Tennessee.

Genesis Learning Centers is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, which may include providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate.

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Genesis offers a variety of career opportunities for special education teachers, social workers, associate teachers, and educational assistants. Explore our current openings today! 

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Genesis Learning Centers is committed to providing our employees with an exceptional benefits package.



The Genesis leadership team is comprised of experts in the field of special education committed to the well-being of our students and staff.