Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:40:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Wesley International Academy – Substitute Teachers http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-substitute-teachers/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-substitute-teachers/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:10:58 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13932 Education: Bachelor’s Degree. Teaching certification, preferred but not required.  

Job Goal
In the absence of the regular classroom teacher to help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and to provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms.

  • Reports to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials.  Follows sign out procedures as prescribed by the principal.
  • Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.
  • Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures.
  • Indicates to students at beginning of class the basic expectations for behavior in the class in accordance with Wesley International Academy policies.
  • Insures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.
  • May perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.
  • Knows emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
  • Knows procedures for referring students who are disciplinary problems.
  • Knows school procedures and regulations. 
  • Performs other related duties as directed by Academy Director’s

Contact Person: Glynna Walker  Glynna.walker@wesleyacademy.org (678) 904-9137 ext 0
Wesley International Academy
211 Memorial Drive| SE Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Phone: (678) 904-9137 | Facsimile: (678) 904-9138
Web: www.wesleyacademy.org | Twitter: @WIA12

“International Baccalaureate; Mandarin Chinese; Single Gender”

伟思国际学校

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Tapestry Public Charter School – Assistant Teacher (Paraprofessional) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-assistant-teacher-paraprofessional/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-assistant-teacher-paraprofessional/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:52:16 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13929 NOTE: To apply for this position, interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter summarizing interest, skills, and qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann at jobs@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without all three requirements will be considered incomplete.

Tapestry Public Charter School opened August 11, 2014 for grades 6 -8 and will add one grade in each subsequent year, serving grades 6 – 12 by 2018.

The mission of Tapestry is to offer an inclusive, individualized learning environment that is academically engaging, both for neurotypical students and those on the autism spectrum, and to create a positive school culture that empowers all students to take possession of their innate talents and become creative builders of their own futures.

Utilizing small, multi-age classrooms with flexible groupings and authentic hands-on learning experiences, Tapestry will provide a student-driven, experiential, sensory-based learning environment. All students will be respected, loved, and valued as the most important members of the school community. More about Tapestry may be found at tapestrycharter.org.

Tapestry seeks innovative, patient, and energetic part-time and full-time assistant teachers to join our team. Employment at Tapestry offers a unique opportunity for mission-aligned educators to help build our school from the ground up.

Special Education Assistant Teacher (Paraprofessional) – grades 6-9

Qualifications:                                                                                                                                      

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Positive, inclusive, and welcoming attitude
  • Enthusiastic, creative, flexible approach to working with students
  • Ability to differentiate methodology to accommodate learning differences
  • Team player: ability to collaborate well with other members of the school community

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Successful experience working as a paraprofessional or teaching assistant in a school setting
  • Relevant experience working in a charter school
  • Experience working with students with various learning disabilities, cognitive profiles, sensory dysfunctions, behavior disorders, speech and language impairments, gross and fine motor difficulty, and medical conditions
  • Ability to develop and adapt curriculum and present lessons in various subject areas to students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, service providers and families
  • Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning, Constructivism in teaching and learning, Response to Intervention (RTI), and the Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles

Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission of Tapestry Public Charter School
  • Support the general education and special education teachers in a co-taught, constructivist environment
  • Modify and differentiate the general education curriculum for students with disabilities, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and assistive technologies
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material initially introduced by the teacher
  • Support students so that they are included in classroom activities
  • Assist students with organization and transition throughout the school day
  • Maintain excellent lines of communication with families
  • Confer with parents, students, and colleagues to implement individual educational plans designed to promote the student’s educational, physical, and social development, ensuring that IEPs are followed accordance with state, federal, and any other applicable guidelines, regulations, and/or laws
  • Carry out specialized behavior programs under the supervision of the teacher
  • Seek to empower students with disabilities to become independent self-advocates
  • Regularly attend faculty meetings, work flexible hours, and perform other duties as necessary (willingness to “wear many hats”)
  • Work collaboratively with the entire Tapestry stakeholder community to advance the goals of the school
  • Various other duties as assigned

Compensation: Salary based on Assistant Teacher pay scale; full benefits package for full-time employees.

To apply for any of these positions, interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter summarizing interest, skills, and qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann, at jobs@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without all three requirements will be considered incomplete.

  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Tapestry Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse staff and encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds.
  • Before hire, applicants must satisfy a background investigation including a criminal background check.

 

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GCSA Congratulates Ivy Prep Academies on Selection of Alisha Thomas Morgan as Head http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/gcsa-congratulates-ivy-prep-academies-on-selection-alisha-thomas-morgan-as-head/ http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/gcsa-congratulates-ivy-prep-academies-on-selection-alisha-thomas-morgan-as-head/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:56:48 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13923 Atlanta, GA – Alisha Thomas Morgan, former State Representative and staunch advocate for high quality charter schools, has been named Executive Director of Ivy Preparatory Academies. During her time in the state legislature Ms. Morgan was a co-sponsor of the 2012 Constitutional Amendment, which allowed for an alternate state authorizer to open charter schools denied by local school districts.

Morgan photoMorgan is a Broad Fellow and is among an elite group of individuals who lead some of the nation’s largest urban districts and charter school networks. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Drama from Spelman College and is earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.

The Ivy Preparatory Academies have three schools, two all-girls and one all-boys. The schools, which are approved by the State Charter Schools Commission, serve more than 1300 students in metro Atlanta.

“I remember my floor speech about the ‘Little Girls In the Green Jackets’ who, like all Georgia students, deserved quality public schools that met their needs,” Morgan stated in a statement announcing her new role. “After advocating for Ivy Prep as a state legislator for many years, it feels like coming home to now serve as their leader. My work as a public servant and education reformer has prepared me for this moment. I am looking forward to partnering with parents, the community, and our stakeholders as we make Ivy Prep a proof point for what is possible in public education.”

Dr. Tony Roberts, CEO of Georgia Charter Schools Association, stated, “I am elated to learn that one of the strongest advocates on behalf of charter schools and education reform under the gold dome will now lead the Ivy Prep Academies. Alisha’s passion for student achievement was very evident in her work in the state legislature. We look forward to working with her and the leadership team at Ivy Prep as she brings this same bold leadership and passion to work on behalf of the students in the ‘green jackets’.”

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The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the non-profit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners Its mission is to advance awareness of public charter schools, communicate charter school needs to state and local officials, support legislation to strengthen public charter schools in Georgia and build partnerships, collaborations and grassroots support for charter schools. GCSA also provides programs and services that advance student achievement, school accountability and professional learning for charter school leaders.

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Learn How to Serve on a Charter School Board http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/learn-how-to-serve-on-a-charter-school-board/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/learn-how-to-serve-on-a-charter-school-board/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:45:21 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13878 Atlanta, GA — As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day.

The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is offering a free Board Bank training — Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am to noon, at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30346 — for individuals with a heart for education and the desire to serve on a charter school board of directors.

The training is a comprehensive orientation to the skills and parameters of charter school board service. Please note, it does not satisfy the legal requirements for existing charter school board members

“The capacity of a charter school board to govern with professionalism, clear lines of authority and best practices is absolutely critical to a school’s success,” says Waynica Staples, GCSA’s Director of Leadership Development and Training. “Finding the right people to serve on boards and preparing them to govern effectively, is the mission of our Board Bank.”

If you have expertise in education, business, law, human resources, marketing, fundraising, or other specialized fields — or if you have strong community and business ties in a particular community, your service can be invaluable to current or future charter public schools.

Upon successful completion of the training, GCSA will match you with schools who would benefit from your skill set. For further information, and to register for the class, contact Waynica Staples, wstaples@gacharters.org, Director of Leadership Development & Training.

 

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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – Part Time ESOL Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-part-time-esol-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-part-time-esol-teacher/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:05:28 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13876 The position of ESOL Teacher at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) involves the following primary responsibilities:

  • Implement and support instruction and assessment practices for a diverse group of students that reflect the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools and comply with all local and state ESOL requirements
  • Demonstrate sound classroom management skills and embrace differentiated instructional approaches to learning
  • Complete all required local and state ESOL testing and reporting
  • Engage in continuous professional development and shared learning with other professional staff
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of school colleagues, parents, community members and others to support and implement the goals of the school
  • Participate fully in faculty and school related meetings
  • Work flexible hours as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to:
Directly to Campus Principal

Education:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and Georgia ESOL teaching certification required; Completion of a teacher preparation program and/or degree in education or related field preferred 

Experience:
The experience and qualifications preferred for this position include:

  • Experience working with elementary and middle school-aged students, particularly English language learners
  • Knowledge of integrated and experiential learning
  • Ability to collaborate well with other teachers
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, and families
  • Familiarity with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools

To apply: Interested applicants can email Matt Underwood, munderwood@atlncs.org.

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International Academy of Smyrna – Multiple Positions Now Open http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-academy-of-smyrna-multiple-positions-now-open-2/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-academy-of-smyrna-multiple-positions-now-open-2/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:06:54 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13866 The International Academy of Smyrna is an authorized IB World School offering both the Primary and Middle Years Programs to students in grades K-8.  Qualified candidates will currently hold or be eligible for in-field GA teaching certificate.  For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the principal, Kari Schrock, at kari.schrock@iasmyrna.org.  Visit the school’s website at www.iasmyrna.org for more information about the learning community.   All vacancies will remain open until filled.

  • ESOL
  • Media Specialist
  • Third Grade Teacher
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The Main Street Academy – Intervention Specialist http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-main-street-academy-intervention-specialist/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-main-street-academy-intervention-specialist/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:55:10 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13861 The Main Street Academy seeks an Intervention Specialist:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with students in Tier II and Tier III inventions in mathematics and reading.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in documenting progress monitoring for struggling students.
  • Georgia certification in Early Childhood Education and Leadership is preferred.

To apply, please email jeff.homan@mainstreet.edisonlearning.com with your LAST NAME and INTERVENTION SPECIALIST in the Subject line. Please attach a cover letter, current resume, and a copy of your GA teacher certification.

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Introducing Georgia’s 5 New State Commission Charter Schools http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/introducing-georgias-5-new-state-commission-charter-schools/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/introducing-georgias-5-new-state-commission-charter-schools/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:35:12 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13849 Charter schools are thriving in Georgia. Eleven new startup charter schools are opening their doors in Early August, 2015. Last week we profiled six new charters that were authorized by their local school districts. Today we’re profiling five new charter schools authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC), that will launch for the 2015-16 school year.

These mission-driven public schools address local community needs and demonstrate remarkable geographic diversity. Their varied curricula and educational approaches reflect the innovation that charter schools are meant to deliver. See the full list of charter schools in Georgia that are authorized by the SCSC.

DuBois Integrity Academy, Riverdale, GA (State Charter Schools Commission)

  • Serving grades K-5
  • 812 King Road, Riverdale, GA 30296

Du Bois Integrity Academy takes a whole-child approach to elementary education. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child.

Du Bois Integrity Academy uses the natural curiosity of children to teach science, technology, engineering, math and critical thinking skills. Instructional leaders will center their comprehensive school reform best practices on Georgia’s Common Core Standards (GCCS) infused with STEM and Arts integration that uses a “Blended Learning” platform. Student learning will be held to high standards and high expectations every day.

Foothills Education Charter High School, North-Middle GA (State Charter Schools Commission)

  • Serving grades 9-12
  • Central Office: 800-B Madison Street, Danielsville, GA 30633

The mission of Foothills Education Charter High School is to provide students the opportunity to be successful learners and to earn a high school diploma. 

Foothills offers multiple locations across the North-Middle Georgia region, offering a full range of high school courses in a convenient, flexible, self-paced format. All classes are held in the evening so students can work during the day and attend school at night.  Tuition is 100% free for students who enroll at Foothills full time.

All courses are mastery-based, which means students cannot fail a course.  There are no deadlines, so learners can take as much or as little time as they need to successfully complete the coursework. To better meet the different learning styles of students, Foothills offers a variety of course formats including textbook and web-based instruction. All methods provide self-paced, individualized mastery learning. FAQ on Foothills Education Charter High School

Foothills learning sites include: 
Baldwin Foothills | 155 Hwy. 49 West, Milledgeville, GA 30161
Barrow Foothills | 54 West Star Street, Bethlehem, GA 30620
Clarke Foothills | 440-3 Dearing Extension, Athens, GA 30606
Jackson Foothills | 1435 Hoods Mill Road, Commerce, GA 30529
Madison Foothills | 600 Madison Street, Danielsville, GA 30633
Lee Arrendale Foothills | 2023 Gainesville Hwy., Alto, GA 30510
Burruss Foothills | 1000 Indian Spring Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029

Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, Hephzibah, GA (State Charter Schools Commission)

  • Serving grades K-6 
  • Statewide attendance zone – open to all Georgia residents
  • Intersection of Storey Mill & Fulcher Roads, Hephzibah, GA

The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics is a public charter school that will open September 8, 2015 in Hephzibah, Georgia at the intersection of Storey Mill and Fulcher Roads. Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics will open serving grades Kindergarten through sixth and expand by one grade level per year. GSIC has a statewide attendance zone ensuring all Georgia resident students are eligible to attend. 

GSIC will deliver a classical education centered on the three phases of the classical Trivium. The critical thinking skills developed through the rigorous use of the Socratic Method throughout the curriculum will foster an ethic of self-leadership and be a platform for learning the four Classical Virtues: Wisdom, Justice, Temperance, and Courage.

GSIC is committed to excellence in all its endeavors, including delivering a classical education centered on the three phases of the classical Trivium: grammar (grades 1-4), logic (grades 5-8), and rhetoric (grades 9-12) with an employment of the Socratic method throughout the classroom experience. The critical thinking skills developed through the rigorous use of the Socratic Method throughout the curriculum will foster an ethic of self-leadership and be a platform for learning the four Classical Virtues: Wisdom, Justice, Temperance, and Courage.

Supplemented by at least four optional Career Pathways for secondary students including: Linguistics, Nuclear Technology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Entertainment Technology, students at GSIC will participate in unique civic, industry, and higher education partnerships. 

International Charter School of Atlanta, Roswell, GA (State Charter Schools Commission)

  • Serving grades K-4, adding a grade a year to become a K-12 school
  • Statewide attendance zone – open to all Georgia residents
  • 1335 Northmeadow Parkway, Suite 100 Roswell, GA 30076

ICSAtlanta is a dual-language immersion statewide K-4th grade charter school that will offer tracks in French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. The only public school of its kind in the state of Georgia, ICSAtlanta will implement its dual-language model while following the current Georgia education performance standards and grow by one grade each year to become a K-12th grade school.

As a statewide, language immersion charter school in Georgia, the International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) can enroll students from any county in the state of Georgia.  The school will open in year one with students in K-4th grade.  ICSAtlanta will add one additional grade each year to expand into a K-12th grade school.

ICSAtlanta teachers will be required to possess near-native proficiency in the target language they will teach.

ICS Atlanta will offer the following language tracks:

  1. French/English
  2. German/English
  3. Mandarin/English
  4. Spanish/English

Students will learn the following core disciplines:

  1. Language Arts
  2. Math
  3. Social Studies
  4. Science
  5. Art
  6. Personal, Social and Physical Education

Scintilla Charter Academy, Valdosta, GA (State Charter Schools Commission)

  • Serving grades K-4 in Year 1
  • Open to residents of Valdosta and Lowndes County
  • 2171 East Park Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31602

Where did Scintilla Charter Academy get its name? The definition of the word scintilla is a tiny spark. The purpose of Scintilla Charter Academy is to ignite a spark in its students as we inspire in them a love for learning.

SCA believes that learning should be fun and challenging. SCA will be a school that values highly qualified, effective teachers and that engages both parents and the community in the students’ educational and character development. The Academy will be open to students of all ability levels, including but not limited to special education, gifted students, and English Language Learners. 

Project-Based Learning is SCA’s approach to learning in which students apply real world solutions to real problems.  It will also use Service Learning, an educational model that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. SCA intends to instill a commitment to service by inspiring in our students respect for other people, compassion for those in need, an understanding of civic duty, and a sense of responsibility to serve the community in which they live.

SCA‘s student body will mirror Valdosta City and Lowndes County demographics.

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Mark Peevy Elected Board Chair of the Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/mark-peevy-elected-board-chair-of-the-georgia-charter-schools-association/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/mark-peevy-elected-board-chair-of-the-georgia-charter-schools-association/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:56:04 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13844 Atlanta, GA – The board of directors and the membership of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) have unanimously approved Mark Peevy, Executive Director of Secondary Education Initiatives for the Georgia Technical College System, to be its new chair.

Mark Peevy is a long time charter school advocate who previously served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Under his leadership, the Commission approved 17 schools in its two years of existence and established high standards for charter school authorization in Georgia. After the Commission was declared unconstitutional, Peevy helped direct the successful campaign to pass the 2012 Charter Schools Amendment, leading to the re-establishment of a State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) with the power to authorize new charter schools.

Mark is a 1992 graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He currently serves as a board member for the Athens Technical College Foundation Board, and he is an alumnus of both Leadership Walton and Leadership Georgia. 

Mark and Ginger, his wife of nearly 22 years, are parents of three children.

“Mark is a true charter school warrior who has devoted his career to expanding public school options in Georgia. On behalf of the board, staff, and member schools, we congratulate him and look forward to working together to support our schools in their efforts to raise student achievement and graduation rates across the state,” said Dr. Tony Roberts, CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association.

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the non-profit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners Its mission is to advance awareness of public charter schools, communicate charter school needs to state and local officials, support legislation to strengthen public charter schools in Georgia and build partnerships, collaborations and grassroots support for charter schools. GCSA also provides programs and services that advance student achievement, school accountability and professional learning for charter school leaders.

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Coweta Charter Academy – Multiple Positions Now Open http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/coweta-charter-academy-music-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/coweta-charter-academy-music-teacher/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:57:02 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13831 The following positions are open at Coweta Charter Academy:

  • Spanish Teacher
  • Special Ed paraprofessionals (2 positions open)
  • Physical Education Paraprofessional
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher

Application Process- apply online at http://charterschoolsusa.com/careers/
School Contact Info: Gene Dunn, Principal Gdunn@cowetacharter.org

 

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