Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:03:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Westside Atlanta Charter School – Elementary Educators (APS) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/westside-atlanta-charter-school-elementary-educators-aps/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/westside-atlanta-charter-school-elementary-educators-aps/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:35:33 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12330 Elementary Educators

Westside Atlanta Charter School is seeking qualified passionate educators who share our core principals of imagination, rigor and service. Who is an ideal candidate for Westside? We are looking for individuals who:

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Project Based Learning and can exhibit it in practice.
  • Have experience in creating a positive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Strive to collaborate with others and look to grow professionally from interaction with their peers.
  • Have a proven track record of student growth and achievement.
  • Possess a Georgia Teaching Certification as well as a Gifted Endorsement. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Pete Settelmayer atpete@wacs.us.

Westside Atlanta Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. Westside Atlanta Charter School hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

 

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International Community School – IBPYP Elementary School Spanish Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-ibpyp-elementary-school-spanish-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-ibpyp-elementary-school-spanish-teacher/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:48:57 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12328 Job Summary: The Spanish Teacher will be responsible for providing dynamic classroom instruction to students through a rigorous and holistic educational model. 

Position Begins: The week of January 6, 2015

Essential Duties:

  1. Teaches content and skills in all subject areas utilizing curriculum designated by ICS through the Common Core Standards and Georgia Performance Standards along with the effective implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP).
  2. Develops weekly lesson plans and curriculum maps in conjunction with their grade level colleagues
  3. Evaluates academic and social growth of students (pre-post tests), analyzes data, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records (to include attendance reports, checklists, and other recordkeeping activities) as necessary.
  4. Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the Common Core and Georgia Performance standards.
  5. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, and safe classroom environment.
  6. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members to address issues such as counseling concerns, SST process, School Within A School (SWS)
  7. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  8. Participates in staff meetings, joins a staff committee, and supports student activities (i.e. IB Exhibition, Drama, and Photography Club).
  9. Administers mandated tests in accordance with the testing department of ICS and the Dekalb County School District
  10. Teaches through a student centered, inquiry-based creative approach.
  11. Proven track record of student success on formative, summative and standardized tests as well as impacting student social and emotional well-being.
  12. Develops a multicultural learning community that emphasizes respect for diversity.
  13. Engages with the community and works with translators and social service providers to help ensure a continuum of support between the home and school.

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with Early Childhood Education Certification (P-5) from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Preferable to also have experience with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and/or inquiry based learning.

Submission Details: Please submit a cover letter that speaks to a proven student achievement track record, the teaching of inquiry based learning and philosophy on global education/diversity along with a current resume. Please submit these documents via email to Edgar Miranda Principal (Edgar.miranda@icsgeorgia.org)

 

 

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Wesley International Academy – Early Intervention Program Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-early-intervention-program-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-early-intervention-program-teacher/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:54:14 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12322

JOB TITLE:

Early Intervention Program Teacher

CATEGORY:

Student Support/Instruction

REPORTS TO:

PYP Academy Director

 

About Wesley International Academy:                                                                                                             

Wesley International Academy (WIA) is an independent public charter school of choice serving children and families throughout the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. Although our enrollment is open to both male and female students, each receives instruction in a single-gender learning environment.

At WIA, our students are treated as unique individuals and encouraged to reach their fullest intellectual potential. WIA students participate in a curriculum that follows the guidelines established by the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) academic program of study which are intended to ensure success in a globally connected world. We offer a rigorous academic program combined with a demanding foreign language requirement for every student within a single-gender environment. Furthermore, our parents/guardians, students, and educators work together to create a positive, warm, and loving environment where children can develop themselves and reach their maximum potential.

WIA Employee Requirements: (for all positions)

  • Alignment and unqualified belief in the WIA mission which includes knowledge of and commitment to the educational philosophies of the International Baccalaureate programmes
  • Belief that all children can achieve academic excellence
  • Be nice!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate and support colleagues in planning, teaching and assessing students’ learning outcomes
  • Personally model the outcomes and attitudes of the IB and in classrooms
  • Create a stimulating, and inviting environment to promote student-centered, inquiry-based learning
  • Plan and execute lessons
  • Differentiate to access the learning styles of all students 

EIP at Wesley International Academy: 

Children start school at a designated chronological age, but differ greatly in their individual development and experience base. WIA’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) is designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Early Intervention Program is to provide additional instructional resources to help students who are performing below grade level obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest possible time.

The EIP Program is a part of the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework for providing support to students. The EIP Program provides a structure for additional instruction to ensure students meet grade level expectations at the elementary level.

EIP Model: 

  • Staff: EIP must be staffed by certified teachers. Full time paraprofessionals may assist kindergarten EIP teachers for the purposes of reducing the student-teacher ratio to meet class size reduction rules.
  • Delivery Model(s): Any combination of the following models may be used within a system or school depending on the unique needs and characteristics of the students and school.

There are five models:

  • Augmented – The augmented model incorporates EIP services into the regular group class size by providing an additional early childhood certified teacher to reduce the teacher/pupil ratio while providing EIP services.
  • Self-Contained – This model is used to reduce the class size in order to provide more emphasis on instruction and increased academic achievement.
  • Pull-Out – EIP students are removed from the classroom for instruction by an additional certified teacher. This model may serve a maximum of 14 students at a time. 
  • Reduced Class Model – This model allows for the combination of EIP students with regular education students in smaller classes. The reduced class model uses a sliding scale in which the class size reduces as the number of EIP students increase

Skills and Experience Profile: 

  • Excellent organizational, systems, and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in written form
  • Ability to participate as a member of a team and take initiative to support specific school-wide objectives
  • Self starter, motivated; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; respectful of deadlines
  • Effective computer/technical skills

 

Qualifications:

 

NOTE: Wesley International Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Candidates with experience and/or significant interest in IB will receive strong consideration for vacant instructional positions.

Additionally, it is expected that candidates for this position will be highly qualified educators under the mandates of NCLB – or capable of achieving Highly Qualified status within a reasonable amount of time.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’ s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well orally and in written form
  • Georgia K-5 Elementary Education Certification

Professional Expectations:

 

  • Ability to be flexible and to work in a pleasant and cooperative manner
  • Attention to detail, adept at problem solving, and strong follow-through
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism and discretion 

To Apply:

 

Submit your credentials to: http://www.wesleyacademy.org/about-us/careers/

For more about Wesley International Academy, please visit: www.wesleyacademy.org

 

[DISCLAIMER]

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the listed position.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

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Wesley International Academy – Special Education Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-special-education-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-special-education-teacher/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:46:50 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12320

JOB TITLE:

Special Education Teacher

CATEGORY:

Special Education

REPORTS TO:

Special Programs Manager

 

About Wesley International Academy:                                                                                                        

Wesley International Academy (WIA) is an independent public charter school of choice serving children and families throughout the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. Although our enrollment is open to both male and female students, each receives instruction in a single-gender learning environment.

At WIA, our students are treated as unique individuals and encouraged to reach their fullest intellectual potential. WIA students participate in a curriculum that follows the guidelines established by the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) academic program of study which are intended to ensure success in a globally connected world. We offer a rigorous academic program combined with a demanding foreign language requirement for every student within a single-gender environment. Furthermore, our parents/guardians, students, and educators work together to create a positive, warm, and loving environment where children can develop themselves and reach their maximum potential.

WIA Employee Requirements: (for all positions)

  • Alignment and unqualified belief in the WIA mission which includes knowledge of and commitment to the educational philosophies of the International Baccalaureate programmes
  • Belief that all children can achieve academic excellence
  • Be nice!

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Special Education teacher will provide instruction of students with a variety of disabilities in mainstream and resource room settings. Although the job duties vary based on individual student needs, job duties will likely include:

  • Develop or adapt materials and lesson plans; provide direct instruction to individuals and groups, co-teach and/or collaborate with general education teachers. Be willing to co-teach classes with a general education teacher.
  • Evaluate instructional materials for appropriateness to student needs and scaffolding when appropriate and continually monitoring student performance.
  • Ensure compliance with special education due process including developing and implementing Individualized Education Programs in collaboration with families, students and teachers.
  • Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations, update progress reports, and complete due process paperwork within required timelines.
  • Regular, positive and open communication with families, caregivers and students to ensure clear understanding of student strengths, challenges, goals, progress and potential. Facilitate required IEP team meetings.
  • Supervise educational assistants including training, scheduling and providing structured feedback.
  • Regularly assess and evaluate learning based on best practice. Measure and report on student progress, and reinforce students’ outstanding contributions and performance.
  • Maintain various required records and data according to established policies and procedures, ensuring the accurate and timely availability of such information as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings, committee meetings and professional development with general and special education staff as assigned. Participate in all aspects of the school community including several evening community events as assigned.
  • Assist general education staff in developing and implementing interventions for students who are not meeting grade level expectations in academic, social or behavioral areas.

Skills and Experience Profile: 

  • Excellent organizational, systems, and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in written form
  • Ability to participate as a member of a team and take initiative to support specific school-wide objectives
  • Self starter, motivated; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; respectful of deadlines
  • Effective computer/technical skills

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year, accredited college or university; Masters preferred.
  • State of Georgia Licensure, eligibility for Georgia License; or license from a state with similar licensure requirements
  • The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience working as a Special Education teacher
  • IB experience and familiarity with the Learner Profiles is preferred, but not required.

Professional Expectations:

  • Ability to be flexible and to work in a pleasant and cooperative manner
  • Attention to detail, adept at problem solving, and strong follow-through
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism and discretion

To Apply:

 

Submit your credentials to: http://www.wesleyacademy.org/about-us/careers

For more about Wesley International Academy, please visit: www.wesleyacademy.org

[DISCLAIMER]

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the listed position.

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Furlow Charter School – Principal http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/furlow-charter-school-principal/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/furlow-charter-school-principal/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:49:58 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12317 Furlow Charter School seeks an exceptional and innovative educator and leader to become the school’s principal. The school’s mission is to offer an innovative approach to public education by encouraging critical thinking and multi-disciplinary learning through an active and engaging education. FCS is committed to fostering cultural awareness, social responsibility, and academic awareness through family and community involvement in the development of life-long learners. FCS will employ project-based learning, will require Spanish language education and fine arts education K-12, and will implement service learning. Opening August 2015 with grades K-8, FCS is a division of the Sumter County School System and is located in Americus, GA.

The ideal candidate will show a deep understanding of project-based learning; will motivate, and inspire teachers and students to be excited about teaching and learning; and will engage parents and the community as active partners in the learning experience. He or she will have a variety of experiences in the field of education and, ideally, will have experience opening a school and/or experience working in a charter school. Candidates need to show academic success, innovative problem-solving, and effective communication skills.

Interested candidates should email the following to FurlowCharterSchoolapplication@gmail.com:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your philosophy on teaching and learning
  • resume outlining your education, prior work experience, community/civic involvement history, and contact information for three professional references

In the email subject line, please include your name and the position for which you are applying (For example: Elizabeth Kuipers—School Principal). Review of applications will begin immediately. The application deadline will be January 9, 2015.

Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensure the implementation of the school charter
  • Maintain a safe, effective school environment conducive to learning
  • Work with all stakeholders to execute the vision and mission of the school
  • Lead by example to create and maintain an environment where children and their educations are top priority
  • Oversee implementation of all applicable local, state, and national laws
  • Facilitate parent engagement and participation in the school
  • Collaborate with the Governing Board on school policy
  • Plan and implement staff development
  • Hire and evaluate staff to ensure high quality project-based learning
  • Ensure proper fiscal management, coordinating with the Business Manager
  • Coordinate all administrative transactions including the provisions of personnel services, record keeping, reporting, inventory, purchasing, etc.
  • Coordinate the collection and submission of data as necessary to the system and the state, including oversight of student achievement
  • Attend monthly Governing Board meetings to report on academic achievement, operations, compliance, etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning in education, administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of classroom teaching experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of state education laws and charter school policies
  • Proven ability to demonstrate effective communication, professional standards, and ethical behavior
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, colleagues, and school partners
  • Experience working with diverse student bodies
  • Georgia Certification as a school administrator or equivalent credential in another state with a requirement to complete the GA certification process.
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required

Preferred but not Required

  • Experience opening a school
  • Experience teaching or leading in a charter school

Furlow Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Furlow Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

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The Kindezi Schools – Elementary & Middle Grades Teachers (K-8) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-kindezi-schools-elementary-middle-grades-teachers-k-8/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-kindezi-schools-elementary-middle-grades-teachers-k-8/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:08:21 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12294 The Kindezi Schools (An Atlanta Public Schools Charter School) has positions for 50 for K-8 teachers who are intelligent, passionate, and responsible educators. Positions will be available either in the West End, specifically at 1890 Detroit Avenue NW; Atlanta, GA 30314 or at our new location in inner-city Atlanta; exact location TBA as per APS.

Background/Description of Kindezi:
The Kindezi School has been part of the Atlanta educational scene for the last 5 years and has rapidly become one of Atlanta’s highest performing schools. It is designed to grow the whole child in classes of just 6-8 students! The school provides learners with a holistic instructional approach that is designed to meet the individual instructional needs of each child. Our teachers participate in an innovative, grassroots school model focused on fully utilizing the tutorial method, differentiated instruction, enhanced with caring relationships that foster a strong sense of community, belonging and support. Kindezi believes in the power of community and maintains regular and consistent contact with the school’s families. These elements make Kindezi an innovative learning environment for Atlanta’s urban students.

Kindezi’s founders strongly believe that this school’s model can make a significant difference in the lives of children. To positively impact the lives of children, Kindezi relies on finding intelligent, passionate, and responsible teachers.

Opportunity:
The Kindezi Schools are looking for exceptional K-8th have a heart for teaching students in small groups (8 students maximum) based on the individual needs of learners, developing strong relationships with students and their parents, and embracing leadership roles in the school.

The Kindezi Schools are looking for exceptional K-8th grade teachers for the 2015-16 school year who:

  • Are committed to teaching students of diverse needs and backgrounds in small groups (8 students being the maximum) to high expectation with the understanding that all students can learn at high levels,
  • Understand that students have individual and specific needs as learners and require differentiated instruction,
  • Can deliver instruction that is engaging and rigorous,
  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills with a repertoire of strategies for diverse behaviors
  • Value the development of strong relationships with students, their parents, and the community,
  • willingly embrace leadership roles in the school.

Kindezi teachers will specialize in two subject areas (math/science or ELA/social studies) in grades K-5 and in grades 6-8 specialize in one subject area (math, science, ELA, or social studies) teaching at least 2 classrooms of 6-8 students on a daily basis. Teachers will also be expected to teach at least one “Specials” class (Art, PE, Music, World Language, etc.) per week with 12-24 students

Benefits

  • Small classes of 6-8 students
  • Fewer discipline problems due to more focus on learning
  • Ability to truly meet the needs of all learners
  • Focus on just teaching 1-2 subjects rather than teaching all subjects
  • Participation in the democratic leadership model; everyone has a voice that matters
  • More autonomy in the classroom
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Strong administrative and school support
  • Being a part of an innovative, dynamic, instructional movement
  • $40,000 – $50,000 based on teacher experience

The Kindezi Schools are currently hiring teachers for the 2015-16 academic school-year starting in late June of 2015. Kindezi prefers that teacher applicants be ECE (Early Childhood Education) certified in the state of Georgia, but this is not a necessity as long as you are certified in the area you wish to teach in. However, teachers must pass the GACE Early Childhood Education Tests I & II (if they are teaching grades K-5) or the Middle Grade content GACE test for grades (6-8) before they begin teaching at Kindezi. For more information, please visit http://www.gace.nesinc.com/GA3_testselection.asp

Along with state certification, candidates are expected to have attained at least a Bachelor’s degree. We hire on a rolling basis, but apply sooner rather than later to have a better chance.

  1. Please visit our school website at www.kindezi.org to learn more about our school model.
  2. Send an updated resume and cover to Mrs. Gilberte Pascal at gpascal@kindezi.org, the founding principal of the new Kindezi School.
  3. Log onto http://www.kindezi.org/apply.html to complete an online teacher application.
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The Globe Academy – Language Immersion Program Specialist http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-globe-academy-language-immersion-program-specialist/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-globe-academy-language-immersion-program-specialist/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:59:45 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12291

 

Objective: Act as liaison with staff to ensure immersion coursework is integrated within GLOBE academic program. Develop curriculum. Design and support the implementation of integrated language curriculum. Participate in the selection and implementation of assessment tools for languages learning levels. Advocate for students. Outreach to families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration

  • Ensure that student intake procedures provide sufficient information to inform placement and that staff responsible for intake and placement are knowledgeable about the dual-language/immersion program.
  • Coordinate efforts to standardize policies and procedures across the program (such as scope-and-sequence for the partner language, policies regarding referrals and retention for language learners, student recruitment and lottery procedures) and monitor their implementation.
  • Write (or participate in writing) grant applications for additional funding for materials, teacher professional development, assessment, and so forth.
  • Ensure that school-wide facilities (library, computer lab) have adequate, up-to-date materials in the partner language.
  • Represent the language program on Building Leadership Team.

Staff and Professional Development

  • Organize ongoing professional development activities, coach program teachers, and mentor new staff.
  • Work with school administrators to create criteria for teacher recruitment and hiring, and serve on interview committees (where appropriate).
  • Create a comprehensive professional development plan that aligns competencies necessary for language staff with school and district priorities.
  • Develop and implement a training program for all new staff on the school’s model and approach, and on the fundamentals of dual-language/immersion for staff who are also new to dual language.
  • Work with instructional coaches and other leaders (as appropriate) to coach teachers in specific areas relevant to their individual professional development plans and to school-wide professional development initiatives.
  • Maintain a dual-language/immersion reference library for staff to borrow relevant publications.

Families and Community

  • Work with parents to develop parental understanding of and support for the programs’ goals.
  • Communicate frequently with parents to update them on dual-language/immersion program happenings, to identify community resources, and to help families support their students’ academic growth (e.g., facilitating cross-linguistic homework-help networks and sending educational materials such as books and dictionaries home with students).
  • Organize activities to bring families together to reinforce the cross-cultural goals of the program.
  • Develop a list of community language resources (e.g., available speakers, venues for field trips) that can facilitate authentic use of the partner language.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Work with teachers to monitor new curriculum mandates and changing student needs, and to adapt new curriculum and materials, ensuring they are articulated within and across grade levels.
  • Participate in curriculum review and materials adoption committees in the school and district.
  • Create and monitor procedures for dual-language/immersion teachers to collaborate and articulate instruction with support service staff.
  • Stay current on research and best practices related to the education of language learners.
  • Convene regular dual-language/immersion staff meetings to discuss new research, study student work, articulate the curriculum across grade levels, and plan evaluation or professional development activities.

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Coordinate the selection (and administration, where appropriate) of assessments in the partner language and manage the analysis and dissemination of findings.
  • Ensure that teachers understand how to interpret and use data from partner-language assessments for instructional and program planning.
  • Engage professional evaluators from the district or outside agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of the dual-language/immersion model and instruction.

Communication and Networking

  • Engage in networking with staff from other district and regional dual-language/immersion schools.
  • Ensure that program communications are up-to-date (website, video, brochure).
  • Attend regional or national conferences on dual-language/immersion and the education of language learners (both English learners and learners of the partner language).
  • Communicate with school, district, and state administrators to advocate for the needs of the dual-language/immersion program and linguistically and culturally diverse students.
  • Advocate for enriched language education at the local, state, and/or federal level.
  • Invite local media to report on program successes.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) from an accredited university in a directly related field; (valid Administrator Certification preferred), (valid Bilingual or ESL Teacher Certification preferred)
  • Experience working with elementary age children in an immersion setting.
  • Experience developing school age curriculum (preferably immersion).
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of second language acquisition, Bilingual/ESL laws and dual language programs
  • Experience in coaching teachers to improve content knowledge and pedagogical skills preferred
  • Proficiency in developing, organizing, and conducting effective professional development  – Develop, implement and present professional development to school leadership, principals, teachers, and district core and enrichment program staff members to build professional competency and capacity as well as support the implementation of dual language programs and products
  • Knowledge on how to scaffold teaching the standards and the curriculum for second language learners
  • Expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs/curriculum in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and guidelines for ELLs
  • Extensive knowledge of elementary curriculum and assessment resources related to dual-language/immersion programs

To apply please send a resume and a cover letter to careers@theglobeacademy.net.

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Utopian Academy for the Arts – Founding Teachers (Science) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/utopian-academy-for-the-arts-founding-teachers-science/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/utopian-academy-for-the-arts-founding-teachers-science/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:53:47 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12283 About Utopian Academy for the Arts:
Utopian Academy for the Arts
is an independent public charter school serving middle school
children and families throughout Clayton County, GA. Utopian Academy will enroll 300
students in the 2014-15 school year. Utopian Academy was approved by the State Charter
Schools Commission of Georgia and will operate as a Local Education Agency (LEA). The
rationale for the enrollment plan for Utopian Academy for the Arts is to provide a
significant educational benefit of having a gender-based classroom environment, longer
school day, longer school year, Saturday school, and classes in the dramatic, media, and
culinary arts for students in Clayton County, GA.

Responsibilities
 Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and the
additional specific grade-by-grade learning standards set forth in the charter;
 Coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching
similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on
an interdisciplinary basis;
 Provide direct and indirect instruction;
 Long and short-term planning addressing individual needs of students;
 Prepare students adequately for all required assessments;
 Evaluate students’ progress;
 Prepare at least quarterly individual student achievement reports for parents;
 Provide an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment;
 Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management;
 Report directly to the Academic Director/Principal;
 Accept and incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff;
 Serve as an advisor to students, including organizing advisory groups, overseeing the
academic and behavioral progress;
 Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Academic Director/ Principal.

Qualifications

 BA or BS Degree or higher
 Valid Georgia teaching certification in middle school Mathematics, English/  Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Special Education.  Demonstrated expertise in their subject matter and/ or direct subject-area teaching experience;
 Demonstrated communication skills- Model correct use of language, oral and written;
 Demonstrated ability and experience to engage the interest of middle school-age children;
 Demonstrated ability to work with diverse children, including those with special  needs;
 Demonstrated ability to work well with parents;
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member;
 Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement;
 Demonstrated willingness to be held accountable for student’s results.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application and materials must be submitted electronically by December 5th, 2014 to
talent@utopianacademy.com PLEASE STATE POSITION APPLIED FOR IN THE
SUBJECT LINE OF ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.
 Completed Application for Employment including:
 Cover letter / letter of interest defining your strengths in your subject matter,  including your experience with supporting a charter school, or arts integrated school.  Please cite specific and measurable examples from your practice that make you a fit  for our Founding Teacher position.
 Resume
 Valid Copy of your teaching certificate or steps that you will obtain to secure a valid
certificate for the position applied for.
 3 Current Letters of Recommendation with contact information

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Utopian Academy for the Arts – Founding Teachers (English Language Arts) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/utopian-academy-for-the-arts-founding-teachers-english-language-arts/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/utopian-academy-for-the-arts-founding-teachers-english-language-arts/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:50:01 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12279 About Utopian Academy for the Arts:
Utopian Academy for the Arts is an independent public charter school serving middle school
children and families throughout Clayton County, GA. Utopian Academy will enroll 300
students in the 2014-15 school year. Utopian Academy was approved by the State Charter
Schools Commission of Georgia and will operate as a Local Education Agency (LEA). The
rationale for the enrollment plan for Utopian Academy for the Arts is to provide a
significant educational benefit of having a gender-based classroom environment, longer
school day, longer school year, Saturday school, and classes in the dramatic, media, and
culinary arts for students in Clayton County, GA.

Responsibilities
 Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and the
additional specific grade-by-grade learning standards set forth in the charter;
 Coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching
similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on
an interdisciplinary basis;
 Provide direct and indirect instruction;
 Long and short-term planning addressing individual needs of students;
 Prepare students adequately for all required assessments;
 Evaluate students’ progress;
 Prepare at least quarterly individual student achievement reports for parents;
 Provide an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment;
 Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management;
 Report directly to the Academic Director/Principal;
 Accept and incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff;
 Serve as an advisor to students, including organizing advisory groups, overseeing the
academic and behavioral progress;
 Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Academic Director/ Principal.

Qualifications

 BA or BS Degree or higher
 Valid Georgia teaching certification in middle school Mathematics, English/
Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Special Education.
Demonstrated expertise in their subject matter and/ or direct subject-area teaching
experience;
 Demonstrated communication skills- Model correct use of language, oral and
written;
 Demonstrated ability and experience to engage the interest of middle school-age
children;
 Demonstrated ability to work with diverse children, including those with special
needs;
 Demonstrated ability to work well with parents;
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member;
 Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement;
 Demonstrated willingness to be held accountable for student’s results.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application and materials must be submitted electronically by December 5th, 2014 to
talent@utopianacademy.com PLEASE STATE POSITION APPLIED FOR IN THE
SUBJECT LINE OF ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.
 Completed Application for Employment including:
 Cover letter / letter of interest defining your strengths in your subject matter,
including your experience with supporting a charter school, or arts integrated school.
Please cite specific and measurable examples from your practice that make you a fit
for our Founding Teacher position.
 Resume
 Valid Copy of your teaching certificate or steps that you will obtain to secure a valid certificate for the position applied for.
 3 Current Letters of Recommendation with contact information

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International Charter School of Atlanta – K-4th Grade Teachers http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-charter-school-of-atlanta-k-4th-grade-teachers/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-charter-school-of-atlanta-k-4th-grade-teachers/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:23:22 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12277 Opening in August 2015, the International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) seeks qualified and passionate educators to teach students in grades K-4. As a school that embraces international discovery and cultural competency, the ideal teacher will actively develop a multicultural learning environment and have a passion for language immersion education. The curriculum at ICSAtlanta is based on current Georgia education standards with each student receiving instruction in English (L1) and one additional target language known as L2. The target languages at ICSAtlanta are Spanish, Mandarin (simplified), French and German. As a result, teachers work collaboratively in teams of two to ensure that students learn all required standards.

A student’s expose to each language will vary based on grade level. For example, students studying Mandarin at the Kindergarten and 1st instruction time in Mandarin and 20% in English. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS & ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches content and skills in all subject areas in the language hired to teach utilizing the ICSAtlanta curriculum which is based on current Georgia education standards
  • Works as part of a 2 teacher team to create lesson plans, teach students, evaluate student progress and create action plans for students who need extra attention in specific areas of study
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, analyzes data, prepares report cards
  • Willingness to continue developing and honing pedagogical strategies and classroom management techniques to increase student achievement
  • If hired as an L2 teacher, have the ability to teach curriculum in Mandarin, Spanish, French or German 100% of classroom time without converting to English
  • Develops standards based lessons, units and assessments that focuses on teaching the school curriculum and assisting in language acquisition of the target language
  • Keeps accurate records including attendance reports, student grades, etc.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Develops a multi-cultural learning environment for all students that emphasizes a respect for diversity
  • Facilitates ongoing parent/guardian communications and conferences to discuss student progress
  • Shares best practices with other teachers and collaborates with them to improve instructional and assessment practices
  • Establishes a classroom culture of high expectations and that engages all students
  • Must be flexible and willing to help in different roles at the school to meet various school needs
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders as necessary to ensure purposeful implementation of the school’s academic model and provide student enrichment opportunities that enhance academic achievement and cultural competency

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree: degree in the field of education preferred
  • Currently holds or willing to gain certification for Early Childhood Education in the State of Georgia
  • English fluency or fluency in a target language at a near native level as proven through a formal assessment
  • Must support the school’s mission, philosophies and goals
  • Experience with elementary aged students
  • Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
  • Proven ability to demonstrate effective communication, professional standards and ethical behavior
  • Ability to work effectively with school administration and school colleagues to ensure school culture and student achievement
  • Must pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting

PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Experience with the International Baccalaureate Programme (PYP, MYP, and/or DP)
  • Experience implementing CCGPS and GPS in elementary grade classrooms
  • Experience working in a school that utilizes a dual-language immersion model
  • Experience teaching with student centered, inquiry-based methods

TO APPLY

Please send an email to hr@icsatlanta.org that includes your resume and cover letter explaining your prior work experience and your philosophy on teaching and learning. In the email subject line, please include your name and the position you are applying for (For example: Sarah Brown – 2nd Grade French Teacher).

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