Georgia Charter Schools Association

The Museum School of Avondale Estates – Middle Grades Math, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies, Science (DeKalb)

The Museum School of Avondale Estates seeks qualified, dynamic, and passionate Math, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Middle Grades teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.  The teachers will develop and implement lessons that are hands-on, interactive, and aligned with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.  Additionally, the teachers will differentiate curriculum for students based on readiness levels and learning styles.

The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers, and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal, and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success. The Museum School offers the accessibility of a public school with the organizational and curricular innovation of a museum school model. Beginning at the neighborhood level, students develop a strong sense of community, independence, responsibility, and respect for the impact of their decisions and actions on others. These skills will inspire them with the confidence to identify and manage problems at the local and global level.


  • Minimum Bachelors Degree; Degree in field of education preferred
  • Georgia certification in appropriate field of education; Certification/Endorsement in more than 1 field preferred; Gifted certification preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing various instructional and teaching methodologies
  • Experience working with a diverse student population preferred
  • Experience integrating curriculum, Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, and effective instructional practices
  • Experience in creating standards-based lessons, units, and assessments
  • Experience with data analysis and tailoring instruction based on data
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with use of technology in a classroom
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues to create an interdisciplinary curriculum


  • Providing instruction based on the museum school model, guidelines for differentiating curriculum, and best practices
  • Developing and implementing lessons and activities based on individual needs and learning styles
  • Planning collaboratively with school staff and museum staff to develop thematic units, schedule Learning Expeditions, and prepare for Exhibit Nights
  • Analyzing data to determine individual students’ areas of strength and areas in need of improvement and using this data to influence instructional decisions
  • Monitoring student progress through formal and informal assessments
  • Monitoring personal progress through reflection and creation of Professional Growth Plan
  • Implementing a pro-active, consistent, and effective classroom management system
  • Participating in Professional Development workshops and opportunities

How to Apply

The position is for the 2014-2015 school year. Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: 

The Museum School of Avondale Estates
Attn: Katherine Kelbaugh
923 Forrest Blvd
Decatur, GA   30030