Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:55:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Intown Academy – Visual Arts Instructor (APS) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-intown-academy-visual-arts-instructor-aps/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-intown-academy-visual-arts-instructor-aps/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:04:44 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11205 Job Description:

The Intown Academy Visual Art Teacher should abide by the expectations of the general classroom teacher while at the same time being able to demonstrate the qualities of a proficient visual art teacher that develops a visual arts education program that allows students to demonstrate their ability inside as well as outside the classroom through knowledge and performance or display of work.

Curriculum:

  • Understand and implement general practices,
  • Develop cross-curricular units and incentives with house teachers and integrate art into the general curriculum
  • Use technology and multimedia tools to enhance and enrich the curriculum
  • Communicate knowledge of art history (American, European, and non-Western)

Instruction:

  • Emphasize a process-based approach to art instruction
  • Differentiate instruction to accommodate the needs of the student populations represented in each classroom, including ESL, special education, and gifted
  • Establish, nurture and, manage student-directed classrooms in which students are working both independently and in groups to supplement and enhance the curriculum
  • Develop and use rubrics
  • invest considerable time and thought in writing individual, detailed for instruction as well as assessment
  • Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication
  • Eagerly learn new uses and applications of technology tools

Assessment:

  • Invest considerable time and thought in writing individual, detailed Quarterly Learning Contracts about each student, documenting successes, progress, and goals
  • Establish, involve and assist students in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of portfolios
  • Develop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performances/displays.

Classroom Management:

  • Create and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop their full potential

School Community Support and Development

  • Work professionally with colleagues to plan, problem-solve and support one another on a daily basis
  • Develop family-school relationships that foster the academic and social development of the child
  • Encourage parents to participate in the daily life of the school and reach out to families to involve them in performances
  • Plan and organize school and community events such as art displays and artist-in &ndash: residence programs (visiting artist)
  • Create a sense of community and belonging for the students in their school
  • Organize, implement and oversee performance opportunities for students

Experience and Skills:

Required Experience: 

  • Ba,BS degree, preferably in a specific subject area (i.e., mathematics chemistry, literature, history, etc).
  • Appropriate teacher certification (preferred)
  • At least two years of classroom experience (preferred) with a satisfactory rating
  • Willingness to specialize in a subject area
  • Positive recommendations from several individuals who know the candidate well

 

Apply Here

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Provost Academy Georgia – Director of Data Operations http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-director-of-data-operations/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-director-of-data-operations/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:10:11 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11172 Director of Data Operations 

Role:                        Director of Data Operations
Location:                 HQ if a metro Atlanta resident/remote office if residing outside metro Atlanta
Reports to:              Chief Development Officer
Direct Reports:       Registrar, Assessment Coordinator, Attendance Protocol Manager
FLSA Status:           Exempt

Job Summary:

The Director of Data Operations supports the Chief Development Officer and provides districtwide leadership and direction in the collection and management of all Provost Academy Georgia data to ensure compliance and accountability to federal and state regulatory authorities; oversees all aspects of assessment administration and data reporting; monitors all aspects of attendance management; and collaborates with the Academic and Leadership division leaders to generate the monthly Dashboard and other reports.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the effective and efficient execution of all enrollment, admissions, transcription, grade reporting, and associated standard operating procedures.
  • Reviews and evaluates assessment procedures, practices, and programs for all standardized testing, including
    • Oversees the development of a comprehensive testing calendar for reference by all school personnel that is created and maintained by the Assessment Coordinator.
    • Ensures that Assessment Coordinator secures testing sites statewide and carries out the hiring (if needed) and training of all Testing Examiners and Proctors.
  • Ensures that the Registrar and IDEA Coordinator submit all external reports related to per pupil funding for students, including, but not limited to
    • Teacher class,
    • Student record,
    • Grant-related and federally mandated reports, such as the annual 3% verification of meals eligibility and civil rights data collection.
  • Develops and maintains school performance dashboards that are aligned to the organization’s performance management framework key metrics.
  • Prepares custom reports and analyses for the Academic and Leadership division leadership as needed
  • Oversees the development of custom reports and enrollment and admissions documents such as truancy letters.
  • Acts as the liaison to the Director of Data Collections at the Georgia Department of Education.
  • Attends all GaDOE meetings for data collections and state mandated testing.

Professional Duties:

  • Provides training and disseminates information to the Program Coordinators and other school administrators regarding student information requirements for the operation of the student information system.
  • Convenes regular meetings with the appropriate staff to share information and identify needs for technical support.
  • Ensures that Data Collections department staff receive appropriate professional learning as needed.
  • Troubleshoots operation and software problems, determines the cause of errors or warnings related state mandated reporting, and provides workarounds in cases where the problem is software-related or escalate to technical support if required.
  • Responds to specific information requests from the school and district staff, as well as external parties.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional learning days.
  • Communicates with the Executive cabinet and direct reports on a regular basis.
  • Participates as needed in student recruitment and registration activities to help the school meet enrollment goals.
  • Participates as needed in training, social, and educational activities, field trips, and clubs for students and families.
  • Maintains confidentiality as required by the school and by law.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Key Relationships:

Internal: Chief Development Officer, Chief Leadership Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Director of Agency Partnerships, Program Coordinators, Director of Special Education, Registrar, Assessment Coordinator, Coordinator of Counseling & Advisement, Teachers and Academic Advisors

External: Parents/Guardians, Students, Georgia Department of Education, the College Board, ACT, the U.S. military, and vendors

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Communication
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personal Accountability – When committing to do something, does it decisively, responsibly and with urgency. Can be relied on consistently, including:
    • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data.
    • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments
    • Drives hard to meet and frequently exceed goals and objectives within tight timeframes – Meet established deadlines.
  • Decision Making
    • Makes timely decisions
    • Takes bold, decisive action or makes commitments, despite risks, conflict or uncertainty, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others
  • Adaptability
    • Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways of working.
    • Seeks new skills, behaviors and knowledge to increase personal performance capabilities
  • Relationship-Building
    • Supervision of staff and project management
    • Establishes rapport with people easily

Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s highly preferred
  • Experience teaching or participating in an e-learning/online learning course highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal skills as demonstrated by a writing sample
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, SLDS, Infinite Campus, and eSchoolware
  • Proficiency with multimedia communication tools, such as discussion boards, web logs, email, instant messaging and online meeting tools
  • Ability and availability to travel within the state for up to extended period of times if needed
  • Work with alternative education programs preferred
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Provost Academy Georgia Philosophy

Provost Academy Georgia is the standard for providing students with creative choices for their future. Proper resources, sufficient support, and the flexibility to differentiate instruction are essential. The most important resource is strong collaboration among stakeholders, starting with an outstanding staff and students invested in their own success. Effective educators engage all students in the teaching and learning process, provide them with the right tools to take charge of their own learning, and facilitate a successful transition to independent lifelong learning.

Provost Academy Georgia Mission

The mission of Provost Academy Georgia is to provide historically underserved students with a flexible and highly individualized virtual high school experience. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Provost Academy Georgia to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.

 To Apply for this Position

Contact Gwen Cooper, gwen.cooper@ga.provostacademy.com 404-481-2390

 

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Fulton Leadership Academy – HS Science (Biology) & High School Technology Education http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/fulton-leadership-academy-hs-science-biology-high-school-technology-education/ http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/fulton-leadership-academy-hs-science-biology-high-school-technology-education/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:07:31 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11173 Fulton Leadership Academy, an all-male charter school located in East Point, Ga., has immediate openings in the following areas:

  • High School Science (Biology)
  • High School Technology Education

Interested applicants should currently hold a teaching certificate from the GAPSC in High School Science or Technology Education. Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Applicants should hold a BA/BS degree – or higher – from an accredited college or university in the appropriate field.

The resume/application should be submitted to: jwashington@fultonleadershipacademy.net

The resume/application should outline familiarity with Ga. Common Core standards in the area of interest; experience with differentiated instruction; and experience in providing either technology lab exercises or science lab exercises.

Base salary for each position is $33,000 negotiable depending on experience and education.  FLA offers a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Jacquelyn H. Washington
Staff Associate/HR
Fulton Leadership Academy
1706 East Washington Road
East Point, GA.  30344
jwashington@fultonleadershipacademy.net
404-762-3529 phone ext. 25
404-762-3520 – fax

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Georgia Cyber Academy HS Director (Virtual Education) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/georgia-cyber-academy-hs-director-virtual-education/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/georgia-cyber-academy-hs-director-virtual-education/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:58:03 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11163

Title

Georgia Cyber Academy High School Director

City

Atlanta

State

GA

Description

The Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) and K¹² give Georgia kids in grades K-12 the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. K¹² is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference.

We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make GCA and K¹² a great place to work.

The High School Director directs and coordinates educational, administrative and counseling activities of GCA’s over 4,000 high school students by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Ensures conformance of educational programs to federal, state and local school board standards through evaluation, development and coordination activities; As needed, researches and implements non-K12 curriculum resources that meet state standards;
  • Manages teaching staff;
  • Helps articulate the school’s mission and vision with the aim of ensuring all stakeholders have a common understanding and are positioned to work cooperatively in order to achieve desired results; Utilizes/relies heavily upon communication technologies and practices that most effectively support a predominantly virtual / remote work environment;
  • Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school; Coordinates with teacher and K12 Enrollment regarding expulsions and withdrawals;
  • Ensures that the school is meeting the needs of students while complying with local, state, and federal laws regarding special education;
  • Assists in developing and oversees implementation of the School Improvement Plan;
  • Facilitates DDI initiatives within the high school and at the district level and informs staff on student achievement and participation data including Study Island, Scantron, Individualized Learning Plans and Strong Start initiatives;
  • Leads and provides coaching with regular individual data meetings with teachers. 

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in Education AND
  • Five (5) years of experience in teaching and/or educational leadership. OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience 

Certificates and Licenses: Georgia Teaching and/or Educational Leadership License

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Strong communication skills: written, oral, presentation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time for student events, state test proctoring and professional development in addition to two days per week in the district office
  • Ability to pass required background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiar with online learning as a teacher or administrator
  • Easily understands and is able to navigate student management systems.
  • Familiar with GA state graduation requirements

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

 

Click Here to Apply Online

 

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The Main Street Academy – Primary Grades Teacher (Fulton) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-main-street-academy-primary-grades-teacher-fulton/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-main-street-academy-primary-grades-teacher-fulton/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:20:27 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11161 The Main Street Academy Seeks a Primary Grades Teacher

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Elementary experience with a passion for teaching reading is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or incorporation of instructional technology, technology integration, and innovative projects.
  • GA certification in Early Childhood Education is preferred, but TAPP-eligible candidates will also be considered.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with a Gifted Endorsement.

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

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GA Charters Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle http://www.gacharters.org/charters-in-the-news/11154/ http://www.gacharters.org/charters-in-the-news/11154/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:05:46 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11154

The October 10th issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle features an outstanding special pull-out section on charter schools in Georgia. Articles cover charter school innovation, community demand for new schools, charter career academies, virtual charters. and more. All GCSA member schools are listed! Be sure to get a copy, or view Section C online.

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Leadership Preparatory Academy – School Counselor http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-school-counselor/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-school-counselor/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:46:34 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11152 REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Education Level: Completed Master Degree in School Counseling
  2. Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia School Counselor Certificate

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance.
  2. Plans, develops, and implements a comprehensive school counseling program based on the needs of the students and the school.
  3. Plans, develops, and implements action plans based on the needs of the students and the school.
  4. Provides classroom guidance, school counseling, and individual counseling that relates to the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.
  5. Coordinates with school staff to provide supportive instructional classroom activities that relate to student academic, career, and personal/social development of students.
  6. Confers and counsels with parents, administrators, and teachers.
  7. Collects and reports on student outcomes from classroom guidance, small group, and individual consultations.
  8. Conducts and/or participates in professional learning.
  9. Facilitates the referral of students and parents to internal and external services.
  10. Facilitates Tier 3/SST meetings as outlined in the Pyramid of Interventions.
  11. Participates in school and county committees.
  12. Coordinates transitional activities with feeder schools.
  13. Interprets standardized tests and state mandated tests.
  14. Protects confidentiality of student records and student information.
  15. Conducts and/or assists with parent meetings and education.
  16. Selects, purchases and inventories materials and technology for the School Counseling Program.
  17. Demonstrates professional and ethical practices consistent with school and system policies in working with students, student records, parents, and colleagues.
  18. The following items pertain to Middle School Counselors only:
  19. Assists with new student enrollment
  20. Participates in advisement
  21. Evaluates transcripts
  22. Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.

Applicants should send their resumes to employment.lpa@gmail.com                                    

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Leadership Preparatory Academy – Tutor http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-tutor/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-tutor/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:45:05 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11150 TUTOR

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Educational Level: Bachelor Degree
  2. Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia Teaching Certificate
  3. Experience: Prior classroom experience required
  4. Physical Activities: Routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job description
  5. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Written and oral communication; motivated, well-organized, student management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance.
  2. Provides academic assistance in the student’s area(s) of greatest need.
  3. Collaborates with the student’s teacher concerning the student’s academic needs.
  4. Engages students in appropriate academic activities.
  5. Assists students in developing strong academic skills.
  6. Establishes and maintains rapport with the students.
  7. Maintains records of student progress.
  8. Provides evaluations and other reports as requested.
  9. Participates in scheduled meetings.
  10. Provides record of hours worked to an assigned Tutor Contact.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.

  Applicants should send their resumes to employment.lpa@gmail.com 

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Leadership Preparatory Academy – K-5 Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-k-5-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/leadership-preparatory-academy-k-5-teacher/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:29:55 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11147 JOB DESCRIPTION K-5 TEACHER PRIMARY FUNCTION:
To provide instruction for students that enables them to learn and achieve to the maximum of their abilities.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Educational Level: Bachelor Degree
2. Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia Teaching Certificate
3. Experience: None
4. Physical Activities: Routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job description
5. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Communication; instructional strategies that connect the curriculum to the learners; student management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance.
2. Exhibits professionalism in all job related situations; follows professional ethics in all work related activities.
3. Adheres to local school procedures and regulations in a supportive manner; demonstrates loyalty to the school and its leadership; avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale; works cooperatively with colleagues and the community; promotes a positive school environment that enhances student learning; helps maintain a positive and cooperative climate.
4. Maintains required work schedule in a punctual manner; demonstrates responsible attendance and use of leave. 5. Provides instruction that is appropriate; communicates responsibly with all individuals and groups; assumes a fair share of outside-the-classroom school responsibilities; maintains plans according to policies and/or directives; promotes the responsible use of materials and equipment; submits accurate paperwork on schedule; prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
6. Accounts for student attendance and punctuality; directs the conduct of students in accordance with policies at all times; takes all reasonable measures to protect students’ health and safety.
7. Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures.
8. Meets certification and accreditation standards.
9. Seeks to improve through professional development and evaluation activities.
10. Presents a personal appearance which enhances the image of the school.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.
12. Implement leadership curriculum in core content areas.

Applicants should send their resumes to employment.lpa@gmail.com.  

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Allen Mueller to lead New Schools for Georgia, new charter school incubator http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/allen-mueller-to-lead-new-schools-for-georgia-new-nharter-nchool-incubator/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/allen-mueller-to-lead-new-schools-for-georgia-new-nharter-nchool-incubator/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:53:46 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=11085 Atlanta, GA – Allen Mueller, currently Executive Director of Innovation for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), has been named Executive Director of New Schools for Georgia (NS-GA) and will begin his new role in mid-November. NS-GA is a charter growth initiative launched and supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA). 

The new charter growth initiative will drive the creation of high-quality charter schools throughout Georgia by training and preparing potential school leaders and by providing support services to opening schools.

Planning to launch a charter school is a complex process, generally requiring two years or more. NS-GA will provide comprehensive services to parents, community groups, school districts as well as charter petitioners, boards and school leaders.

The goal is to dramatically increase the availability of high-quality public charter school options to children and parents across the state.

“The charter school movement in Georgia has matured to the point where we need a more rigorous and intensive program to accelerate the growth of high quality schools,” said Dr. Tony Roberts, President & CEO of GCSA, which is spearheading the effort. “For more than seven years, we have been supporting the growth of the charter movement, but this represents a much more comprehensive approach.”

“Allen Mueller has been a respected local authorizer of charter schools for a local school district that has capitalized on the advantages of including start-up charters in their portfolio of student options,” Roberts continued. “Most recently, he has been involved in their efforts to explore the possibilities of becoming a Charter System. He is a natural to lead this new venture.” 

Dena Kimball, Executive Director of the Kendeda Fund, who has strong ties to education reform through her work at Teach for All and Teach for America, also expressed enthusiasm for the incubator and its new leadership. “Allen Mueller has been a critical force in establishing high quality choice options within Atlanta Public Schools. I’m confident he’ll bring that same vision, spirit of partnership, and highest standards to GCSA in service of our state’s children.”

Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, praised the incubator concept. “Starting a new business often requires financial support, training, and expert advice. It’s clear that starting a school from scratch requires similar resources. The business community is excited to see GCSA launch a new charter school incubator program. With the support of parents, teachers, and business leaders from communities across Georgia, the incubator program will help bring more high quality public school options to students.”

Mueller said he believes that the incubator will move Georgia into the top tier of states that not only believe in the power of school choice, but also provide the resources to expand school options. “The incubator model allows us to provide concentrated training for petitioners who have found their mission and vision, but require assistance in gaining the capacity to bring their schools to life. An incubator will also allow us to provide operational and strategic support to charter schools who have already been approved to open, or may have already opened.”

Those interested in learning more may contact GCSA, NS-GA by visiting www.gacharters.org for contact information. 

 

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