Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Program Specialist – Teacher Support (Georgia Charter Schools Association) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-gcsa/program-specialist-teacher-support-georgia-charter-schools-association/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-gcsa/program-specialist-teacher-support-georgia-charter-schools-association/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:49:13 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13201 Overview: The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to expanding the charter school movement in Georgia and increasing the quality of new and existing charter schools both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Position: This full-time staff OR full-time consulting position will lead GCSAs efforts in implementing professional learning through the dissemination of best practices with a focus on teacher preparation and certification programs to train highly effective educators. Successful fulfillment of this role will result in increasing the skills, competencies, and dispositions of Georgia’s charter school teachers and provide a positive impact to the charter movement statewide and nationally. GCSA is looking for those who possess sound educational leadership abilities to join a team dedicated to educational reform in an effort to improve teaching and learning in the public charter community.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively via a team-approach with GCSAs Director, Teacher Quality and Development and additional Program Specialist(s) as needed, as well as GCSAs School Services and Advocacy Team to complete all duties below.
  • Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) Training Program. Support the implementation of the GaTAPP teacher preparation and certification program in a blended model, which includes face-to-face workshops and online professional learning via LiveText platform. Assessment for the program requires timely and continual feedback to ensure teacher advancement in professional growth. Complete program transition checkpoints to determine teacher’s transition in the program and confirm program completion. On an ongoing basis revise, edit, revamp, and increase rigor to improve curriculum and pedagogy outcomes based on program feedback for all professional learning to be delivered to the cohort. Assist teachers in becoming quality teacher as demonstrated by developing professional growth plans with evidence in identified tasks (Danielson 24 competencies modules and edTPA modules).
  • GaTAPP Data Collection. Complete program transition checkpoints to provide Progress Reports for CST to review (Fall and Spring), provide feedback, and stay up-to-date on transition success. This involves tracking of all program objectives and requirements, as well as both quantitative and qualitative data. Consult with the Director, Teacher Quality and Development (final review before sending to CST) and Program Specialist for completing reports as a team to include performance levels as classroom observation outcomes. Document all meetings and work via the Excel Data Collection Sheet for general information and individualized performance data-analyze classroom performance and module outcomes data to complete Program Overview Report. Generate data reports for modules via rubric results within LiveText to drive teacher quality and ensure teacher growth. Throughout the school year on a monthly basis, complete the GaTAPP and Aspiring Teacher Institute Program Overview Report, as well as the Excel data collection and survey data (export all data from LiveText into the Excel). Format is already developed and can be reviewed for 2013-2014. Assist the Director, Teacher Quality and Development and other School Services Staff with reporting data as via the Program Overview Report and associated Data Excel Spreadsheet needed to report to external stakeholders including grant funders. Distribute pre-made LiveText surveys for GaTAPP and Aspiring Teacher Institute form the Forms tab. When surveys are complete download to the Excel Data Collection sheet in DropBox. Contribute to completion of GaTAPP and Aspiring Teacher Institute program data reporting on professional development against strategic targets.
  • GaTAPP CST Meetings. Conduct CST Meetings based on Progress Reports for teacher’s to provide a plan of action to complete in years one to three.
  • GaTAPP Workshops. Develop and implement monthly teacher quality Workshops, Saturday, format of choice, but structured with agenda to address needs development area, specific to the new teacher evaluation measures (edTPA). On the same Saturday may provide individualized help for teachers as needed. Expert speakers can be utilized as per the team’s decision to provide teachers with the best strategies for success in their classroom.
  • GaTAPP Caseload and Classroom Observations. Conduct classroom observations throughout the school year (formal classroom observations that are video taped-full period observations from bell to bell. Schedule IN ADVANCE ALL observation dates during the designated period on the calendar using the scheduling and calendar tools. Schedule actual observations at least one month in advance as applicable and add to GMAIL calendar in the timeframe allotted.
  • GaTAPP Support. Develop monthly pre-recorded Webex sessions for a teacher toolbox based on expertise to develop virtual training with best practices and useful teaching and learning tips.
  • GaTAPP Mentor Training. Create and conduct Mentor Training Workshops to train on the observation cycle and process. Develop and implement an innovative Mentor training program to assist Mentors in the classroom observation process via Webex and/or face-to-face Workshops to best understand the electronic process in LiveText.
  • GaTAPP Continuous Program Improvement. Develop content, curricular, and pedagogical modules for all teaching areas of expertise via LiveText. Continually improve based on rigor and relevance to disseminate best practices.
  • GaTAPP LiveText Discussion Board. Contribute to the LiveText Course Discussions Board to facilitate group discussions among the cohort for sharing general information.
  • Essentials of Teaching training. Conduct summer training for teachers to satisfy the GAPSC state requirements to disseminate best practices for new and novice teachers to effectively manage a classroom culture conducive to teaching and learning.
  • Exceptional Children Course. Facilitate the Exceptional Children Course approved by the GaPSC for all teachers who need to gain certification and re-certification. The training is designed to educate participants about special student populations that will be served in P-12 classrooms.
  • Aspiring Teacher Institute Training. Conduct two trainings per year to deliver new teacher orientation and induction for participants aspiring to exit the workforce or post-secondary careers and enter the P-12 arena. Offer monthly teacher quality Workshops, Saturday, 10am-3pm, format of choice, but structured with agenda to address needs development area. Same Saturday may provide individualized help as needed. Expert speakers can be utilized as per the team’s decision to provide teachers with the best strategies for success in their classroom. Use collaborative efforts with the GCSA Job Fair to support teachers in gaining employment to secure entry into GaTAPP.
  • Professional Learning Advancement. Attend trainings and workshops as needed or directed by the Director, Teacher Quality and Development to stay abreast of teacher preparation and certification requirements to disseminate best-practices.
  • Performance Review. Meet for a 60-day review to assess performance compared to job duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description. Should there be a need for remediation or corrective action, the employee and supervisor will agree upon a timeline with action plan and supervisor will agree upon a timeline with action plan.
  • Scheduled Meetings. Attend monthly GCSA School Services Meetings, GCSA Strategic Planning Meetings, GCSA School Services Committee Meetings, GCSA Board Meetings, as well as weekly GCSA GaTAPP meetings with Program Specialist(s) to ensure continuous program improvement and GaTAPP quarterly Advisory Council Meetings.
  • DropBox. Utilize DropBox to keep shared files for all work. And keep all files up-to-date.
  • Communication: Communicate via a multitude of modes in a timely and informative manner; utilize GMAIL calendars and keep up to-date with all pertinent and ongoing work.
  • Technology. Be proificient or willing to learn a multitude of teachnological playforms including Microsft Suite (word, power point, Excel, OneDrive), Webex, LiveText, Doodle, SchedulerOnce, GMAIl, YouTube, etc.
  • Additional Work. Assist, as needed, with other Association goals as they arise to support the innovative new initiatives of the Association as outlined in the GCSA Strategic Plan. 

Qualifications:

  • Holds a current and valid SRT teacher certification. Preferably holds Gifted and Coaching endorsements. Preferably holds leadership credentials.
  • Experience working with and with developing and implementing professional development to teachers in public schools, including public charter sector.
  • An understanding of the characteristics of teacher quality and a commitment to developing high quality charter schools.
  • Superb interpersonal and organizational skills and planning skills, including the ability to define goals, design projects tailored to achieving goals, and oversee project implementation with self-direction and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Superior writing and editing, communication and presentation, public speaking, and analytical, interpersonal and facilitation skills and possess grant writing skills.
  • Creative problem solver, ability to multi-task without compromising detail or quality, self-directed and motivated, and comfortable and resourceful being a one-person “department” within a small, yet growing, nonprofit organization.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (primarily in state) to observe teachers as part of the job description.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and the PSC data system is required.
  • Master’s degree with considerable experience in the field of educational reform with preference for advanced degrees and leadership abilities.
  • Willingness to work Saturdays with one day off during the next week as compensation.

    Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Welfare benefits such as health, dental, and retirement provided to those hired as full-time, staff. No relocation expenses paid. No travel paid. No benefits will be provided to consultants.

  • Screening of applications begins April 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is June 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae/resume; salary expectations; and the names, emails, and telephone numbers of at least thee professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Applications should be sent to:

    Dr. Juli Sergi, Director, Teacher Quality & Development,
    Georgia Charter Schools Association, jsergi@gacharters.org

 

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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – Anticipated Openings 2015-16 http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-anticipated-openings-2015-16/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/atlanta-neighborhood-charter-school-anticipated-openings-2015-16/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:43:20 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13198 ANCS 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.
 
Assistant Project Director – CREATE Teacher Residency Program - qualified applicants should send requested materials to Elizabeth Hearn, CREATE Director, at ehearn@atlncs.org
Elementary School (Grades K-5) Special Education Teacher (candidates with experience working with students with behavioral disabilities preferred)qualified applicants should send requested materials to ele-employment@atlncs.org
School Receptionist (Elementary Campus) – qualified applicants should send requested materials to ele-employment@atlncs.org
Instructional Technology Specialist (Grades K – 5) - qualified applicants should send requested materials to ele-employment@atlncs.org
Elementary School (Grades K-5) Associate Teacher - qualified applicants should send requested materials to ele-employment@atlncs.org
Elementary School (Grades K-5) Teacherqualified applicants should send requested materials to ele-employment@atlncs.org
Middle School (Grades 6-8) Spanish Teacher – qualified applicants should send requested materials to mid-employment@atlncs.org
Middle School (Grades 6-8) Special Education Teacher – qualified applicants should send requested materials to mid-employment@atlncs.org
 
 
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GCSA Launches Live Monthly Governance Webinars http://www.gacharters.org/featured/gcsa-launches-live-monthly-governance-webinars/ http://www.gacharters.org/featured/gcsa-launches-live-monthly-governance-webinars/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:41 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13184 Beginning in July 2015, Elisa Falco, GCSA’s Vice President for School Services, will be offering hour-long, live, interactive webinars, twice each month, to help your board members fulfill their annual governance training requirements.

Georgia law requires that charter school board members complete 15 hours of governance training annually, and that returning board members complete 9 hours. The webinars, which cost $50 per-person, per-session, make it easy for board members to schedule the trainings they require. Certificates of completion will be issued to document timely board compliance.

Live webinars will be held from noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month. Topics cover the full range of SBOE governance standards including; Succession Planning, Induction & Orientation of New Board Members, Leadership Oversight, Charter Boards as Employers, Vendor Management, Authorizer Relations, Ethics and much more. For those who are unable to take the live webinar, a recorded version is also available. See the full webinar training schedule here, and contact Elisa Falco, efalco@gacharters.org, 404-835- 2973 for details.Governance Webinars 2015-2016.xlsx

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The Museum School of Avondale Estates – Classroom Teachers http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-museum-school-of-avondale-estates-classroom-teachers-2/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/the-museum-school-of-avondale-estates-classroom-teachers-2/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:25:08 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13127 The Museum School of Avondale Estates seeks qualified, dynamic, and passionate classroom teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. The teacher will develop and implement lessons that are hands-on, interactive, and aligned with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Additionally, the teacher will differentiate curriculum for students based on ability levels and learning styles. 

The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers, and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal, and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success. The Museum School offers the accessibility of a public school with the organizational and curricular innovation of a museum school model. Beginning at the neighborhood level, students develop a strong sense of community, independence, responsibility, and respect for the impact of their decisions and actions on others. These skills will inspire them with the confidence to identify and manage problems at the local and global level.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree; Degree in field of education preferred
  • Georgia certification in appropriate field of education; Certification/Endorsement in more than 1 field preferred; Gifted certification preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing various instructional and teaching methodologies
  • Experience working with a diverse student population preferred
  • Experience integrating curriculum, Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, and effective instructional practices
  • Experience with Readers, Writers and Math Workshop preferred
  • Experience in creating standards-based lessons, units, and assessments
  • Experience with data analysis and tailoring instruction based on data
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Providing instruction based on the museum school model, guidelines for differentiating curriculum, and best practices
  • Increasing student growth and achievement by developing and implementing lessons and activities based on individual needs and learning styles
  • Planning collaboratively with school staff and museum staff to develop thematic units, schedule Learning Expeditions, and prepare for Exhibit Nights
  • Analyzing data to determine individual students’ areas of strength and areas in need of improvement and using this data to influence instructional decisions
  • Monitoring student progress through formal and informal assessments
  • Monitoring personal progress through reflection and creation of Professional Growth Plan
  • Implementing a pro-active, consistent, and effective classroom management system
  • Participating in Professional Development workshops and opportunities

How to Apply

The position is for the 2015-2016 school year. Qualified candidates should send a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: 

The Museum School of Avondale Estates
Attn: Katherine Kelbaugh
923 Forrest Blvd
Decatur, GA   30030

Visit: http://www.themuseumschool.org/

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International Community School – Principal http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-principal/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-principal/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13120 Primary Function:  
Drive the agenda and manage the relationships among the educators, parents, government bodies and other revenue sources that enable ICS to serve the students of our unique school. Ensure compliance with charter school law and DCSD policies. Oversee teaching and administrative staff and a budget in excess of $4M. 

About our School: 
International Community School is a DeKalb County, Georgia K-5 IBPYP charter school with the special mission of educating recently-arrived refugee children alongside American-born children. DeKalb has one of the highest ratios of resettled refugees of any county in the United States. 

Position Begins:               
The start date will be July 1, 2015

Reports to:                         
ICS Board of Directors 

Terms of Employment: 
210 days

Requirements: 

Education Level:             
Master’s Degree or higher

Experience:                       
Leadership position of an ideals-driven team. Budgetary oversight. A minimum of ten years of elementary or middle school experience, with at least three years at administrator level or the equivalent experience. 

Proficient Skills:              
Ability to lead a diverse, multi-national community; familiarity with funding sources and issues; judicious budget management; ability to inspire and communicate professionally with students, parents, staff, and the community; willingness to work closely with issues of curriculum, instruction, IB standards and charter school law. 

Essential Duties: 

Charter

  • Follows and enforces the By-Laws of the school and the requirements of the Charter.
  • Attends Charter School Association meetings, state Charter Schools meetings, and any other meetings deemed necessary to effectively manage school operations and to implement the charter.
  • Ensures the charter is implemented and the mission is followed.
  • A pro-active voice as needed in regulatory conversations that concern charter laws, refugee support and school operations.
  • Adheres to and enforces the charter, state, county, and local laws.
  • Effectively keeps the board informed on all issues related to the governance and successful operation of the school.

Students

  • Maintains confidentiality at all times of students and students’ records by refraining from speaking or communicating outside of a private school setting with or around unauthorized individuals.

School Safety

  • Enforces regulations and maintains data concerning student conduct and discipline.
  • Implements and enforces a crisis management plan and follows all state and local mandates related to reporting of crisis management.
  • Guards the health and safety of students in all school situations.
  • Maintain emotional stability and physical stamina to perform in a leadership role.

Partnerships

  • Recruits, cultivates, and maintains strong relationships with partners in education.
  • Works collaboratively with the Cluster Administrator and identified school leadership team to develop and effectively implement a School Improvement Plan annually.

Community

  • Attends to students, teachers, and parents in a caring, respectful and consistent manner.
  • Is accessible to students, staff, and the community.
  • Communicates effectively with staff and parents regarding school news.
  • Regularly participates in school related activities.
  • Makes the school facility an attractive, welcoming, safe, productive, and child-centered place in which to work, learn and build community.

Finances

  • Seeks out grants and other revenue opportunities.
  • Oversees financial operation of the school and demonstrates appropriate fiscal management of funds.

Administration & Evaluation

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and appropriate records and files and reports promptly.
  • Handles routine practices and keeps accurate records.
  • Maintains metrics of student achievements, and reports these to the board and community at large.
  • Advocate-in-chief for the school, communicating our unique mission to local, state and national media as chief spokesman.
  • Participate in needs of state-wide testing policies, procedures, and mandates by attending required testing meetings and following state mandated procedures for administering tests.
  • Uses appropriate methods for continuous evaluation of instruction and learning by assessing school-wide standardized and non-standardized data.

Staff

  • Works collaboratively with the school’s leadership team to develop and implement an effective Professional Development Plan.
  • Encourages teachers and other employees to develop their capabilities by providing them with security and freedom in their jobs.
  • Hires, supervises, monitors, supports, and evaluates non-instructional staff.
  • Supports the educational staff to build and support a professional learning community that promotes excellence in student achievement.
  • Orients newly assigned staff members and assists in their development.
  • Observes classroom teaching practices for quality and excellence.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to support and implement new educational concepts.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract. 

Submission Details: Deadline: April 20, 2015
Please submit with your resume a cover letter detailing any specialized experience you have that would be an asset to our school’s unique mission of working with the resettled refugee community. Contact board members Karen Jackson karen.jackson@icsgeorgia.org and Rhina Williams rhina.williams@icsgeorgia.org with a resume and cover letter.

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Wesley International Academy – Multiple Teaching Positions (APS) http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-multiple-teaching-positions-aps/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/wesley-international-academy-multiple-teaching-positions-aps/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:30:01 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13101 About Wesley International Academy:                                                                                                                      Wesley International Academy (WIA) is an independent public charter school of choice serving children and families throughout the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. Although our enrollment is open to both male and female students, each receives instruction in a single-gender learning environment.

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

WIA Employee Requirements: (for all positions)

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The PYP Academy Director, in conjunction with the Executive Director, is responsible for all aspects of Wesley International Academy’s primary grade students and staff (K-5) – with the primary competency being instructional leadership.  The Academy Director is responsible for overseeing instruction, curriculum, assessment, and professional development. The PYP Academy Director – along with the MYP Academy Director (6-8) – works in concert with the Executive Director to lead Wesley International Academy. 

A successful candidate will also demonstrate the capacity to develop systems that support a positive and well- disciplined school community, reinforced by the IB Learner Profiles. http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/

The PYP Academy Director must be able to demonstrate instructional and school leadership, provide family support, and evaluate and supervise teacher and student performance.

Position Qualifications (all): 

General

  • State of Georgia teacher certification (or transfer eligible)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited, 4-year college or university

K-5 Teachers:

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or training in the International Baccalaureate instructional framework

 

English-Language Arts:

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Undergraduate degree in English, Sociology, Psychology, or other related fields
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or training in the International Baccalaureate instructional framework

 

Mathematics (2 openings):

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in mathematics or other closely related fields
  • Experience teaching Algebra and/or higher level math courses at the secondary level
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or training in the International Baccalaureate instructional framework

 

Social Studies:

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in History, Sociology, Political Science, or other closely related fields
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or training in the International Baccalaureate instructional framework

 

Journalism:

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a high quality journalism course through a combination of experience, skill, and interest

 

Health and Physical Education:

All applicants are welcome, but preferred credentials include:

  • 2 or more years of experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a high quality physical course through a combination of experience, skill, and interest
  • Knowledge, experience, and/or training in the International Baccalaureate instructional framework 

To Apply:

 

Submit your credentials to: duke.bradley@wesleyacademy.org

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

 

 

[DISCLAIMER]

 

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

 

 

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Supreme Court Ruling Underscores Facilities Financing Challenges for Georgia Charter Schools http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/supreme-court-ruling-underscores-facilities-financing-challenges-for-georgia-charter-schools/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/supreme-court-ruling-underscores-facilities-financing-challenges-for-georgia-charter-schools/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:42:29 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13098 Atlanta, GA – Facilities expansion plans for Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a Greene County public charter school, suffered a setback today with a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that denied revenue bonds for construction.

The ruling upholds an earlier Greene County Superior Court decision denying the validation of revenue bonds.

Lake Oconee Academy had hoped to use $14 million in bonds, to be issued by the Greene County Development Authority, to finance construction of new buildings to serve grades 9-12, an expansion already approved in its charter.

Dr. Tony Roberts, President & CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association expressed disappointment with the court ruling. “Good public schools are powerful engines for economic development. Lake Oconee Academy has ably demonstrated that a school with a national reputation for academic excellence brings jobs to a community, and encourages families to locate and invest in Greene County. The ruling underscores the challenges Georgia’s charter schools face when it comes to financing their facilities. We will continue to advocate for equal funding options for charters so that outstanding schools like LOA can replicate and grow.”

Lake Oconee Academy, a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School currently enrolls students in grades PreK-9. The school was recently named one of the top 50 public elementary schools in the nation, by TheBestSchools.org,

 

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International Community School – IBPYP Elementary School French Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-ibpyp-elementary-school-french-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/international-community-school-ibpyp-elementary-school-french-teacher/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:23:15 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13089 Job Summary: The French Teacher will be responsible for providing dynamic classroom instruction to students through a rigorous and holistic educational model.

Position Begins: August 2015

Essential Duties:

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

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

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

 

 

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Furlow Charter School – Teachers http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/furlow-charter-school-teachers/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/furlow-charter-school-teachers/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:23:51 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13087 Furlow Charter School seeks certified, highly qualified teachers to join the school’s instructional team for the 2015-2016 academic year. The school’s mission is to offer an innovative approach to public education by encouraging critical thinking and multi-disciplinary learning through an active and engaging education.  FCS is committed to fostering cultural awareness, social responsibility, and academic awareness through family and community involvement in the development of life-long learners.  FCS will employ project-based learning, will require Spanish language education and fine arts education K-12, and will implement service learning.  Opening August 2015 with grades K-8, FCS is a division of the Sumter County School System and is located in Americus, GA.  

FCS seeks the following:

  • Elementary Grades (K-5) teachers
  • Middle Grades (6-8) teachers
  • A certified Physical Education teacher
  • A K-12 Art teacher
  • A K-12 Music teacher
  • A K-12 Spanish teacher

The ideal candidates will show a deep understanding of project-based learning; will motivate, and inspire students to be excited about learning; and will engage parents and the community as active partners in the learning experience. Candidates need to show academic success, the ability to differentiate according to student need, and effective communication skills.

Interested candidates should email the following to FurlowCharterSchoolapplication@gmail.com:
     •    a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your philosophy of teaching and learning
     •    resume outlining your education, prior work experience, community/civic involvement history, and contact information for three professional references
In the email subject line, please include your name and the position for which you are applying (For example:  Elizabeth Kuipers—K-12 Art teacher).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Georgia Certification as a teacher or equivalent credential in another state with a requirement to complete the GA certification process.
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required

Preferred but not Required

  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Experience in a charter school 
  • Experience with project-based learning

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

 

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Odyssey Charter School – Principal http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/odyssey-charter-school-principal/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/odyssey-charter-school-principal/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:46:20 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13052 K-8 Charter School Principal for 2015-2016

Odyssey, a Title 1 Charter School in Newnan, GA, serving 400 students in grades K-8, is seeking a strong and charismatic leader that can create a cohesive culture of academic excellence and establish a positive goal oriented environment. Responsibilities include managing school operations, fiscal resources, facility, personnel,   and working cooperatively with the Governing Board. Additionally, this position requires strong writing, organizational, time management, and communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Must have K-8 experience
  • Minimum 3 years of principal/ vice principal experience
  • A proven track record of driving student academic success or significant academic gains
  • A master’s in school leadership and administration and/or a business degree and business managerial/operational experience is preferred.

Submit the following documents to Odyssey Governing Board PO Box 72388 Newnan, GA30271

  • Completed Application Form available at http://www.odysseycharterschool.net. Click on the staff link, employment opportunities, and current opportunities. There you find the job posting and link to an application.
  • Cover Letter stating reasons for application and summarizing candidate’s qualifications
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Current Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Certificates/Licenses
  • Current Clear Background Check (last 12 months)

 

 

 

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