Latin Academy Charter School – Faculty Openings (APS)
A Latin Academy faculty member is a key component of the engine that drives the success of our school. By lending their unique talents, subject mastery, and dedication to doing whatever it takes to ensure students succeed, Latin Academy teachers work both collectively and individually to put Latin Academy scholars firmly on the track to success in high school and college.
For the 2014-2015 school year, Latin Academy will be seeking teachers in these disciplines:
- School Counselor
- English Language Arts (reading/writing)
- Social Studies, including Special Education Lead Teacher
- Special Education
If you are relentless about seeing disadvantaged students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to play an instrumental role in the creation a school that does whatever it takes to ensure college success for all children.
Latin Academy Charter School is a 6th – 8th grade charter school for underserved children in Atlanta. We are a very small school, serving approximately 250 students across our three grades. Our mission is to develop the minds and character of middle school students through a rigorous academic program which prepares graduates to enter and succeed in college, live with purpose, and behave with high moral character.
Latin Academy utilizes an extended school day and year, a disciplined school culture, and data-driven instruction to drive dramatic gains in student achievement. Latin Academy will provide all our students with a sound college preparatory education that rivals the academic rigor of the best private and public schools in the city.
- Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
- Plan and teach four classes per day with a maximum of two preparations
- Provide extra support to students during Latin Academy’s Extended Time Program
- Offer an enrichment activity during ETP at least one trimester of the school year
- Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum consistent with Latin Academy core instructional methods and philosophies
- Serve as advisor, and primary parental point of contact for between 30-33 students
- Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, and other instructional materials and methods in Latin Academy’s knowledge center
- Use consistent school-wide practices in addition to individual methods and procedures to engage students in the classroom
- Create monitor and sustain a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards
- Provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations
- Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without excuses or exceptions
- Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula an instructional practice
- Evaluate academic achievement through detailed analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
- Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
- Successful manager of an urban classroom who has used structure, incentives, and high expectations to drive student success
- Experienced classroom teacher with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages
- Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with special needs and low skill level in a heterogeneously grouped classroom setting
- Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with parents and community members
- Analytical problem solver
- Basic understanding of data analysis
- Minimum three years of urban teaching preferred
- Certification in the subject area to be taught preferred
- Professional demeanor
- Highly Qualified as defined by No Child Left Behind
- At least one year of Latin in high school or college is highly preferred
Candidates wishing to apply for the position should visit http://latinacademy.wufoo.com/forms/lacs-employment-application/. To learn more about Latin Academy Charter School, please visit www.latin-academy.org.