Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:44:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The Globe Academy – Finance Manager http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-globe-academy-finance-manager/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-globe-academy-finance-manager/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:44:44 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12985

The Finance Manager is responsible for high-level financial strategy and management, as well as day-to-day oversight of accounting and record-keeping. The position reports directly to the Head of School, and may have supervisory responsibility. The position works closely with facilities management, the finance committee and the board treasurer.

Responsibilities:
• Recommend, Implement and monitor the school’s financial policies and procedures
• Maintain annual budgets, cash flow reports, budget projections, balance sheets, and other financial reports
• Provide oversight of day-to-day transactions and bookkeeping for the school using QuickBooks and assure quality control

  • Manage bookkeeper and bookkeeping functions, ensuring separation of duties
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
    • Prepare reports for review by the Head of School and Board of Trustees
    • Lead monthly Finance Committee meetings in collaboration with the Board of Directors Treasurer
    • Assure filing system for all financial documentation
    • Maintain the General Ledger, payroll, and benefits
    • Perform the processing of Accounts Payable and Debit Card Transactions in a timely and effective manner
    • Ensure accuracy of all financial data, reports and systems
    • Assure compliance with all state and district requirements and reporting
    • Monitor and analyze revenues and expenditures
    • Support efforts to plan and execute financial growth in support of the school
    • Assure compliance with all Federal and other grant requirements related to expenditures, reimbursements and reporting

Qualifications
• BA/BS degree in related field. CPA and/or Master’s preferred.
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability in data management and presentation of financial data
• Two to four years of experience in a similar position 
• Strong experience in income statement analysis.
• Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with look-ups and pivot tables.
• Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Agreement with and commitment to the academic goals and philosophy of the charter school
• Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Self motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects

To apply please send a resume and a cover letter to gfinpost@gmail.com

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Tapestry Public Charter School – Middle & HS Head of School/Principal http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-middle-hs-head-of-schoolprincipal/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-middle-hs-head-of-schoolprincipal/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:45:50 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12983 Tapestry Public Charter School opened in August 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 future.

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.

Job Summary:                                                                                                      
Tapestry seeks a passionate, energetic, and innovative Head of School who will serve as our principal, school leader, and chief academic officer beginning in the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

This position offers a unique opportunity for the right person to help build upon the foundation already laid in our inaugural year. Our leader must be able to work creatively and collaboratively with stakeholders to advance a dynamic vision. He or she will create an environment that invites respect for all persons, a sense of fairness, and a deep commitment to inclusion and diversity. Our leader will be supported by a team of mission-aligned staff and teachers as well as dedicated board members, who envision the creation of an educational model that can be replicated both locally and nationally.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field
  • Positive, inclusive, and welcoming attitude
  • Significant successful classroom teaching
  • Significant success as a lead teacher, administrator, or supervisor in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with an instructional team
  • Relevant experience working with adolescents
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students, including those on the autism spectrum
  • Desire and ability to mentor young teachers
  • Effective use of technology in teaching and learning
  • Flexible, solution-oriented, “roll up your sleeves” leadership style
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and listening skills
  • Knowledge of FTE funding
  • Experience creating and managing educational budgets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
  • Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning, Constructivism in teaching and learning, Response to Intervention (RTI), and the Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles
  • Familiarity with SACS accreditation
  • Knowledge of IEPs and other requirements related to special education
  • Relevant experience working in a middle and/or high school and knowledge of curricular requirements
  • Relevant experience working in a charter school

Responsibilities:    

  • Support and advance the mission of Tapestry Public Charter School
  • Lead the effort to meet or exceed the academic and organizational goals and objectives as outlined in the Tapestry charter
  • Create and sustain a positive and supportive school culture while overseeing the daily operations of the school
  • Serve as a liaison and facilitator between staff, parents, students, Tapestry board of directors and DeKalb County School District
  • Oversee the implementation of the instructional program to ensure that all students have access to rigorous, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences
  • Provide leadership for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating practices that provide the greatest evidence of improved student achievement
  • Collaborate with staff to evaluate and adjust the implementation of curriculum, assessment, and instruction to ensure the college and career readiness of all students
  • Organize and encourage high-quality professional development to support student learning and improve teacher performance
  • Supervise assigned personnel, provide assistance, conduct performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions
  • Work with the Business Manager and Financial Committee to provide leadership for the development of the school’s budget, ensuring that budget decisions provide optimal support for the educational needs of students
  • Involve stakeholders in the school improvement planning process, consistently seeking input and feedback
  • Report directly to the Tapestry Board of Directors

Compensation: Negotiable salary; full benefits package, including Teacher’s Retirement (TRS).

To Apply: Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; and (4) a philosophy of educational leadership statement to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann at tonna@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without these four requirements will be considered incomplete.

Application Deadline: Application review begins 3/20/15 and continues until position is filled.

NOTE: To apply for this position, please send (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume or curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; and (4) a philosophy of educational leadership statement to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann, at tonna@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without these four requirements will be considered incomplete.

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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What About Charter Schools and the Proposed OSD? http://www.gacharters.org/featured/what-about-charter-schools-and-the-proposed-osd/ http://www.gacharters.org/featured/what-about-charter-schools-and-the-proposed-osd/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:49:19 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12980 In the AJC article of February 12, 2015, “New plan for failing schools,” a list of 141 “persistently failing schools” is described based on the College and Career Performance Index. Mentioned in the article is that “Two state-approved charter schools are on the list of low performers as well.” 

As a follow-up, Greg Bluestein posted a note on the AJC political blog that some skeptics of the proposed Opportunity School District (OSD) were using the argument that the two schools on the list of failing schools already under state oversight—“state charter schools”—were indicative of the kind of job that the state would do if charged with taking over schools. 

This argument falls apart miserably when the truth about these and other charter schools in Georgia is known. (For clarification, I am speaking of “traditional, start-up charter schools” approved either by local school districts or the State Charter Schools Commission—not Charter Systems or College and Career Academies that are most always under the control of a local school board.)

First, “state charter” school is a misnomer as the state does not own or run charter schools. The state approves charter schools, as do local school districts, but they are operated independently with their own board of directors and their own staff, budget, curriculum, and their own higher goals of academic achievement to which they are contractually obligated in their charter. (The AJC stated it correctly in its article: “state-approved” charter…) By “higher,” I mean at least higher either than the average of similar schools in their district or higher than the state average, in some cases.

Second, charter schools that do not live up to the “promises” made in their charter petition are closed after a reasonable period—or should be. Sometimes this happens by the school’s charter not being renewed at the end of their five-year contract—or even prior to the end if no improvement is in sight. But the result is the same. Charter schools can only exist if they deliver the results they promise or better.

For example, two state-approved charter schools were closed in 2014: Heritage Preparatory Academy in Atlanta and Scholars Academy in Clayton County. The original charter (or contract) term for Heritage did not expire until June 30, 2018. However, the State Charter Schools Commission found that the school was not meeting its academic achievement goals. Additionally, the school was in poor financial shape due to lower than expected enrollment and higher than planned expenses. The Commission ended the charter four years early and the school was closed. Scholars Academy was authorized prior to the establishment of the new State Commission. Since the school had a history, it was given a one-year charter by the new Commission in order to demonstrate its ability to reach its stated charter goals. Only if those goals were met would it be granted a longer charter. Having failed the one-year performance target, the Commission voted in early 2014 to revoke Scholars Academy’s contract and the school ceased operations at the end of that school year.

This is why I say that charter schools should never be considered as candidates for an Opportunity School District, because they already have built-in, rigorous “perform or close” provisions. If they are not demonstrating the results they promise in their charter, they are not proving their worth.

Remember too that these state-approved charter schools are obligated to deliver higher results on significantly fewer total dollars, with no district-provided facilities. In Georgia, most state-approved charter schools deliver the “promises” and fulfill or exceed the terms of their charters—sometimes against great odds. We should encourage them, learn from them, and fund them more equitably.

The fact that two state-approved charter schools were listed in the “eligible” list of public schools for inclusion in a proposed OSD does not mean that they will end up there. Because a charter is a “contract,” schools that do not deliver on the terms of their charter and fail will “be closed.”

What if every public school had a five-year contract with a “deliver higher student achievement or close” clause? That is basically what most charter schools have.

 

 

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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – 2015-16 Vacancies http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-2015-16-vacancies/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-2015-16-vacancies/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:15:18 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12975 Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, is hiring for anticipated vacancies for the 2015-16 school year. Interested applicants should review the position descriptions to determine whether they meet the position criteria and send a current resume, completed employment application, and letter of interest to the contact email. The letter of interest should address (1) why the candidate is interested at working at ANCS, and (2) what specific skills and experiences make the candidate a good fit for the position. 

Due to the large number of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
 
Elementary School (Grades K-5) Teacher – qualified applicants should send requested materials to
Middle School (Grades 6-8) Spanish Teacher – qualified applicants should send requested materials to
Middle School (Grades 6-8) Math/Science & Humanities Teacher – qualified applicants should send requested materials to mid-employment@atlncs.org
 
 

 

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Lake Oconee Academy Named Among Top 50 U.S. Public Elementary Schools http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/lake-oconee-academy-named-among-top-50-u-s-public-elementary-schools/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/lake-oconee-academy-named-among-top-50-u-s-public-elementary-schools/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:25:38 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12972 Atlanta, GA – Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a PreK-9 public charter school in Greensboro, GA, that was a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, has now been named one of the Top 50 public elementary schools in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. The award is based on the performance of students in grades 3-5 in each school. Schools on the Top 50 list are located throughout the continental United States, Germany and Japan.

According to TheBestSchools.org, these Top 50 American public elementary schools illustrate what “a highly-motivated faculty, staff, parents, and students can achieve by raising expectations, rewarding hard work, and building character. They also demonstrate school cultures that are highly effective at stimulating learning and fostering personal growth.”

Dr. Otho Tucker, CEO of Lake Oconee Academy took pride in the honor, “Even though this award was generated by the achievements of our students in grades three-five, I know our faculty will be the first to say the success stems from a school wide expectation of excellence from all and by all. The preparation these students received in grades Pre-K through grade two was critical to their success in grades 3-5. Meeting the expectations of teachers for students moving to grades six and beyond also drives third-fifth grade teachers to do their very best every day.”

“Lake Oconee Academy is a remarkable school that exemplifies what can happen when local school districts partner with charter schools and make innovation part of their strategic plan,” said Dr. Tony Roberts, President & CEO of The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA). “Lake Oconee Academy is all about excellence. You feel it the minute you step onto their campus — from the way the building reflects the way children and teachers interact, to the school’s integration of academics, the arts, sports, and character. We are tremendously proud of them for earning this honor.”

 

 

 

 

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Ivy Preparatory Academies – 5th Grade Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/ivy-preparatory-academies-5th-grade-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/ivy-preparatory-academies-5th-grade-teacher/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:04:47 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12965
Ivy Preparatory Academies is looking for a 5th grade teacher please contact Kendra Shipmon at kshipmon@ivyprepacademy.org
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Provost Academy Georgia – RFP Curriculum Provider http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-rfp-curriculum-provider/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-rfp-curriculum-provider/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:08:23 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12963 In an ongoing effort to provide Georgia students with the highest level of academic and educational opportunities, Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) recently issued two requests for proposals (RFP) for information technology support and for an online curriculum provider. Companies interested in submitting proposals for either must complete the respective RFP by March 13, 2015, by 10 AM (EST).

“Our continued goal is to provide students with a cutting-edge educational experience for both our virtual and blended learning environments,” said PAGA Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Monica Henson. “Our focus is improving the academic offerings and platforms, supported by innovative technology enhancements that would best fit an array of learning styles.”

Committed to excellence and improving student achievement, PAGA is a statewide online charter high school serving more than 2,000 students. The District has several blended learning centers and administrative offices that support 68 employees.

Information Technology RFP

PAGA is seeking a highly qualified information technology contractor to manage day-to-day information technology needs, updates, and enhancements at both the PAGA headquarters and the Graduation Achievement Centers of Georgia throughout the state. The ideal firm will be responsible for maintaining all online and wireless support. The scope of work includes but is not limited to computer application support, troubleshooting, network support, database/storage management, telecommunication support, infrastructure security, software/hardware management, Internet management, database management, server management and all other related IT functional areas. PAGA will outsource these responsibilities to the company with the winning RFP. To view the Information Technology RFP, click here. http://ga.provostacademy.com/about/rfp

 

Curriculum Provider RFP

PAGA is seeking a highly qualified online curriculum provider with significant experience in delivering a diversified academic offering for K12 learning. The selected company should also have a proven track record of offering high-quality digital content, an innovative delivery methodology for students of various grades and learning levels, and documented state examination-based student achievement outcomes that prove the effectiveness of both. The online curriculum should work effectively for both PAGA’s virtual and blended learning concepts. This web-based academic technology should deliver content while creating an achievable path for students to master an array of state-mandated subject knowledge. PAGA is also interested in a curriculum provider that offers unique and creative electives, approved by the State Board of Education for credit at the high school level, to engage actively the interests of a highly diverse student population. To view the Curriculum Provider RFP, click here.

 

All questions regarding the open RFPs should be emailed to Gwen Cooper, Director of Operations and Human Resources, at Gwen.Cooper@ga.provostacademy.com.

 

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Provost Academy Georgia – RFP Information Technology Support http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-rfp-information-technology-support/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/provost-academy-georgia-rfp-information-technology-support/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:07:29 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12961 In an ongoing effort to provide Georgia students with the highest level of academic and educational opportunities, Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) recently issued two requests for proposals (RFP) for information technology support and for an online curriculum provider. Companies interested in submitting proposals for either must complete the respective RFP by March 13, 2015, by 10 AM (EST).

“Our continued goal is to provide students with a cutting-edge educational experience for both our virtual and blended learning environments,” said PAGA Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Monica Henson. “Our focus is improving the academic offerings and platforms, supported by innovative technology enhancements that would best fit an array of learning styles.” 

Committed to excellence and improving student achievement, PAGA is a statewide online charter high school serving more than 2,000 students. The District has several blended learning centers and administrative offices that support 68 employees.

Information Technology RFP

PAGA is seeking a highly qualified information technology contractor to manage day-to-day information technology needs, updates, and enhancements at both the PAGA headquarters and the Graduation Achievement Centers of Georgia throughout the state. The ideal firm will be responsible for maintaining all online and wireless support. The scope of work includes but is not limited to computer application support, troubleshooting, network support, database/storage management, telecommunication support, infrastructure security, software/hardware management, Internet management, database management, server management and all other related IT functional areas. PAGA will outsource these responsibilities to the company with the winning RFP. To view the Information Technology RFP, click here. http://ga.provostacademy.com/about/rfp

All questions regarding the open RFPs should be emailed to Gwen Cooper, Director of Operations and Human Resources, at Gwen.Cooper@ga.provostacademy.com.

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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is GCSA’s 2015 School of the Year http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-is-gcsas-2015-school-of-the-year/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-is-gcsas-2015-school-of-the-year/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:26:26 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12932 Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s 2nd Annual Leadership Conference named Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS), an APS public charter school located in Atlanta’s Grant Park/Ormewood neighborhood, the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year.  

As the winning school, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School will receive a $50,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The highly selective award was established to honor excellence in Georgia’s rapidly growing charter school community. This is the fourth year of this partnership initiative between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter is a K-8 school with two campuses formed by the merger of two successful charter schools — Neighborhood Charter School (NCS) which opened in 2001 and serves K-5 students; and Atlanta Charter Middle School (ACMS) which opened in 2005 and serves 6th-8th grade students.

ANCS is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), a network of hundreds of schools around the nation. CES fosters small, personalized learning communities in which teachers and students know each other well in a climate of trust, and high expectations for all. 

The charter school’s awareness of community needs and its commitment to collaborate with traditional public schools in APS’s Jackson Cluster was noted by the selection committee. ANCS recently secured a 5-year, $3M grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to support its work on improving math and science teaching and teacher retention.

ANCS2015WinnerAtlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) is the winner of a $50,000 grant from
The Coca-Cola Foundation as the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year. Staff from the
school received the news at the Awards Luncheon of the Georgia Charter Schools Association’s
2nd Annual Leadership Conference. Pictured: ANCS Executive Director, Matt Underwood (2nd from the left), Cathy Ramos (center) from the Foundation, Dr. Tony Roberts, President & CEO of the Georgia
Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

Matt Underwood, the school’s Executive Director said, “It was such a privilege to be a finalist for this award the past two years against several other terrific schools.  We are so appreciative of the GCSA and Coca-Cola for sponsoring this award. Our school has been open for 13 years, and while we are winning this award in 2015, it’s a testament to the hard, thoughtful work of all of our students, teachers, staff, and parents, past and present, who make ANCS such a wonderful school.”

ANCS was among three finalists rated by an independent panel for academic excellence (as measured by standardized achievement tests), and for demonstrating operational sustainability and sound fiscal practices. The other finalists were DeKalb PATH Academy and Mountain Education Charter High School.

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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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Tapestry Public Charter School – Special Education Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-special-education-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/tapestry-public-charter-school-special-education-teacher/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:40:06 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=12928 Special Education Teacher – Tapestry Public Charter School, Atlanta, GA

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; and (4) a philosophy of education statement to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann at tonna@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without all four requirements will be considered incomplete.

Tapestry Public Charter School opened on August 11, 2014 for grades 6 -8 and will add one grade in each subsequent year, serving grades 6 – 12 by 2018. Tapestry seeks innovative, passionate, and energetic teachers to join our team for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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 future.

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.

Special Education Teacher (grades 6-9)

Qualifications:                                                                                                                                      

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Highly Qualified T4-Certification in General Curriculum Special Education and the Special Education Academic Content Areas (Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA) required
  • Experience working with students on the autism spectrum
  • Experience writing and implementing IEPs
  • Willingness to teach other courses, such as related arts, PE, or foreign language as needed
  • Positive, inclusive, and welcoming attitude
  • Enthusiastic, creative, flexible approach to teaching
  • Ability to differentiate methodology to accommodate learning differences
  • Sound classroom management skills
  • Team player: ability to collaborate well with other members of the school community
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and listening skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful co-teaching experience
  • Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning, Constructivism in teaching and learning, Response to Intervention (RTI), and the Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles
  • Relevant experience working in a middle and/or high school
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards

Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission of Tapestry Public Charter School
  • Collaborate and plan with general education teachers in order to conduct co-taught and/or resource educational activities in a constructivist environment
  • Modify and differentiate the general education curriculum for students with disabilities, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and assistive technologies
  • Maintain excellent lines of communication with families
  • Confer with parents, students, and colleagues to develop individual educational plans designed to promote the student’s educational, physical, and social development, ensuring that IEPs are in accordance with state, federal, and any other applicable guidelines, regulations, and/or laws
  • Collate and maintain accurate and complete student records. Maintain student work samples and collect data toward student goals and schedule meeting with parents, guardians, and teachers to discuss these records
  • Administer informal and formal assessments, providing students with individual testing accommodations
  • Seek to empower students with disabilities to become self-advocates
  • Engage in continuous professional development and shared learning with other professional staff
  • Lead an advisory cohort of students
  • 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

Compensation: Salary based on Tapestry’s teacher pay scale; full benefits package.

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; and (4) a philosophy of education statement to Tonna Harris-Bosselmann, at tonna@tapestrycharter.org. Applications without all four requirements will be considered incomplete.

  • Application Deadline: Open until filled.
  • 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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