Georgia Charter Schools Association Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:30:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tapestry Public Charter School – Special Education Teachers (3) Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:27:54 +0000 To apply for 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 Barbara Boone, Principal, at Applications without all four requirements will be considered incomplete.

Tapestry Public Charter School currently serves grades 6 – 9 and will add one grade in each subsequent year, serving grades 6 – 12 by 2018.  Due to an increase in the number of special education students who have enrolled this year, Tapestry seeks to hire 3 additional certified special education teachers, who are innovative, passionate, and mission-aligned to join our team beginning in January, 2016. 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 classes with flexible groupings and authentic hands-on learning experiences, Tapestry provides a student-driven, experiential, sensory-based learning environment. All students are respected, loved, and valued as the most important members of the school community.  More about Tapestry may be found at

Special Education Teacher (grades 6-9)


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Highly Qualified Certification in General Curriculum Special Education and the Special Education Academic Content Areas (Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA) required. Teachers who are GA induction certification eligible considered.
  • Experience working with students on the autism spectrum
  • Experience writing and implementing IEPs
  • 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
  •  Willingness to teach other courses, such as related arts, PE, or foreign language as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards


  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, service providers and families
  • Ability to develop and adapt curriculum and present lessons in various subject areas to students with disabilities
  • 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
  • Relevant experience working in a charter school
  • Relevant experience working in a middle and/or high school
  • Response to Intervention (RTI), and the Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles
  • Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning, Constructivism in teaching and learning,
  • Successful co-teaching experience 
  • 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 Barbara Boone, Principal, at Applications without all four requirements will be considered incomplete.

  • Start Date: January 4, 2016
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled; priority given to applications received by November 20, 2015.
  • Tapestry Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse staff and encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds.
  • All positions are pending funding.
  • Before hire, applicants must satisfy a background investigation including a criminal background check.
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International Charter School of Atlanta – Kindergarten French Immersion Teacher Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:01:54 +0000 JOB SUMMARY

The International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) seeks qualified and passionate educators to teach students in grade K. As a school that embraces international discovery and cultural competency. The ideal teacher will actively  develop a multicultural learning environment and have a passion for language immersion education. The curriculum at ICSAtlanta is based on current Georgia education standards with each student receiving instruction in English (L1) and one additional target language known as L2. The target languages at ICSAtlanta are Spanish, Mandarin (simplified), French and German. As a result, teachers work collaboratively in teams of two to ensure that students learn all required standards. A student’s exposure to each language will vary based on grade level. For example, students studying French at the Kindergarten level, will receive 80% of classroom instruction time in French and  20% in English.


  • Teaches content and skills in all subject areas in French utilizing the ICSAtlanta curriculum which is based on Common Core Standards
  • Works alongside the Teacher Assistant to create lesson plans, teach students, evaluate student progress and create action plans for students who need extra attention in specific areas of study
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, analyzes data, prepares report cards
  • Willingness to continue developing and honing pedagogical strategies and classroom management techniques to increase student achievement
  • Has the ability to teach curriculum in French 100% of classroom time without converting to English
  • Develops standard based lessons, units and assessments that focus on teaching the school curriculum and assisting in language acquisition of the target language
  • Keeps accurate records including attendance reports, student grades, etc.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional development opportunities

You can visit our website to learn more about the school:

Please send an email to or call us 470-222-7420

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Atlanta Heights Charter School – Principal Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:22:51 +0000 Leadership makes the difference 

The first step in creating a truly great school is finding a great school leader. Bring your leadership talents to National Heritage Academies (NHA). 

NHA is one of the largest charter school management companies effectively managing one of the 100 largest urban school districts in the country. NHA’s system of schools is designed to eliminate achievement gaps and provide school choice to families so that their children are prepared for success in high school, college and beyond. 

Established in 2010, Atlanta Heights Charter School makes a difference in the lives of over 700 students in grades K-8. Each of our NHA schools is a special part of the community it serves, and also part of a larger network of 81 schools nationwide with new schools opening yearly.

At NHA, you are supported by a Director of School Quality with decades of experience and a team of on-site instructional leaders. Along with our result-driven curriculum and commitment to educating the whole child—academically, morally, and socially—you and your students will be set up for success. 

Join a system of change agents committed to eliminating the achievement gap and to challenging each child to achieve.


  • Hire and evaluate school staff
  • Establish and maintain relationships with universities and community organizations
  • Facilitate parent education and involvement
  • Direct and coordinate educational, administrative, and counseling activities
  • Develop and implement school policy and procedure
  • Drive student growth and academic proficiency


  • A master’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of principal experience
  • A proven track record of student academic success or significant academic gains in a principal role serving an at-risk student population in an urban setting
  • Must have K-8 experience

NHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job – Principal

Primary Location – GA-Atlanta-Atlanta Heights Charter School

Organization – Atlanta Heights Charter School

Schedule – Full-time

Public Referral Bonus

Executive Recruiter – Vicki Schafer:

To Apply Please Visit:





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Westside Atlanta Charter School – Part Time Special Education Teacher Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:14:47 +0000 Westide Atlanta Charter School is looking for a dynamic special education teacher who is interested in serving a diverse population of students. Westside sits in the middle of the 30318 zip code serving an economically, socially and racially diverse community that runs from Bankhead to Buckhead. The vibrant community attracts students, families and educators looking to bridge the gaps of understanding with a focus on collaboration and building future leaders. 

The part-time position will be 20-24 hours a week serving a small caseload of students in the upper elementary. The position will be considered for a full-time position for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Georgia Teaching Certification 
  • Special Education Certification
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in field

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and application to Pete Settelmayer, Executive Director, at Applications can be found at .”




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International Community School – IBPYP Elementary School Teacher (K-5) Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:41:33 +0000 Job Summary: The Kindergarten Teacher will be responsible for providing dynamic classroom instruction to students through a rigorous and holistic educational model.

Position Begins: December 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 record keeping 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’s needs and cooperates with other professional staff members to address issues such as counseling concerns, SST process, School-Within-a-School (SWS).

7. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.

8. Participates in staff meetings, joins a staff committee, and supports student activities (i.e. IB Exhibition, Drama, and Photography Club).

9. Administers mandated tests in accordance with the testing department of ICS and the DeKalb County School District.

10. Teaches through a student centered, inquiry-based creative approach.

11. Proven track record of student success on formative, summative and standardized tests as well as impacting student social and emotional well-being.

12. Develops a multicultural learning community that emphasizes respect for diversity.

13. Engages with the community and works with translators and social service providers to help ensure a continuum of support between the home and school.

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

Submission Details: Please submit a cover letter that speaks to a proven student achievement track record, the teaching of inquiry based learning and philosophy on global education/diversity along with a current resume. Submit these documents via email to Marcy Criner Principal ( or Olivia McDonald Murray, Assistant Principal ( by November 30, 2015.

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Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia – Middle School Math Teacher Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:13:49 +0000 Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia is seeking an energetic and creative middle school math teacher to teach sixth and seventh grade middle school math. State certification is required. This includes candidates in the GTAPP program. If interested, please send resume to the principal, Gene Dunn at  

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Aspiring Teacher Institute Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:05:57 +0000 Prepare, Perform, Progress…“A training program for aspiring teachers who are seeking to enter the teaching profession.”

The goal of the Aspiring Teacher Institute is to assist aspiring teachers as they work to enter the field of teaching and secure employment in the charter sector, including independent and system charter schools. The Aspiring Teacher Institute prepares individuals to seek employment within a charter school by equipping them with the skills to ensure a reasonable expectation of success in the classroom. The Institute will  support their search for employment in a charter school or other public school, as well as provide a viable pool of candidates for administrators in the charter sector to recruit and hire teachers prepared to enter classrooms and transition into the teacher preparation pathway via the GCSA GaTAPP. 

This is not a certification program, rather an introduction to the principles of teaching in a charter setting. The cost for this course is $400.00 plus a $15.00 registration fee. This amount can be paid in full or broken into two payments of $200.00 each. Once payment is applied, NO refunds will be given. Questions about the institute can be directed to Interested candidates can register and choose a payment option using the link provided below.

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Museum School of Avondale Estates – Special Education Teacher Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:45 +0000

The Museum School of Avondale Estates seeks a qualified, dynamic, and passionate educator to become a Special Education teacher. This teacher will develop and implement lessons that are hands-on, interactive, and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. Additionally, the teacher will differentiate curriculum for students based on readiness levels and learning styles. This teacher will comply with all federal and state guidelines regarding special education policies and requirements.

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 will offer the accessibility of a public school with the organizational and curricular innovation of a museum school model. Beginning at the neighborhood level, students will 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.


  • Minimum Bachelors Degree; Degree in field of special education required

  • Georgia certification in appropriate field of special education; Certification/Endorsement in more

    than 1 field preferred

  • Experience working with elementary-aged, special needs students required

  • Experience working with a diverse student population preferred

  • Experience integrating curriculum, Georgia Performance Standards, and effective instructional


  • 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


  • Providing instruction based on the museum school model, guidelines for differentiating curriculum, and best practices

  • Developing and implementing lessons and activities based on individual needs and learning styles

  • Following students’ IEPs closely, ensuring complete implementation regarding setting, goals, and


  • Providing general education staff special education strategies to be used in the regular classroom

  • 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


  • Monitoring student progress through formal and informal assessments

  • Monitoring personal progress through reflection and creation of Professional Growth Plan

  • Implementing a pro-active, consistent classroom management system

  • Participating in Professional Development workshops and opportunities

    How to Apply:

    The position will be for school year 2015/2016 beginning in the month prior to the planned opening of the school. Qualified candidates should send detailed cover letter, resumes and 3 references via e-mail to:

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Leadership Preparatory Academy – Multiple Positions Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:47:36 +0000 OPPORTUNITY:
We are seeking talented educators, with a desire to foster high levels of academic achievement in schools. Our staff is committed to continuing their own learning and refining their practice to stay current in the field – ensuring a quality education for all. We offer small class sizes (18-20 students per class), professional development and collaboration days, summer training, new teacher support meetings, and the ability for teachers to attend professional conferences.

1 Middle Grades Social Studies Teacher 

1 Spanish Teacher

1 Music Teacher

1 Middle Grades STEM  Facilitator

Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.

Effectively instruct students in assigned content area(s) as prescribed by Georgia Common Core Performance Standards, our Leadership Curriculum and PLTW curriculum in academic content standards through lecturing, demonstrating, and various forms of technology and other materials to supplement presentations with the overall goal of engaging student learning.

Work as part of interdisciplinary team and within content areas planning and aligning curricula to ensure that instruction follows curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.

Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction. Develop and submit weekly and long range unit plans containing standards, essential questions, assessments and lesson plans; assign lessons and review homework.

Consistently administer tests to evaluate pupil progress, record results, and issue meaningful reports to inform parents of progress.

Create and implement student intervention plans when necessary for student with special education program and general education students.

Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as merit incentive based on collaborative goal setting.

Resumes and Georgia Professional Certification should be emailed to:

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GCSA Response To National Reports On Virtual Charter Schools Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:26:02 +0000 Atlanta – Several national reports released jointly this week by Mathematica Policy Research, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes, and the Center on Reinventing Public Education say the majority of students enrolled in virtual charter schools have shown weaker gains in reading and math than those who attend similar brick and mortar schools. The good news is that virtual students in Georgia and Wisconsin outperformed their brick and mortar peers in reading, which is the foundation for learning in all other disciplines. 

Outside of reading, the other results appear to show that virtual schools must double their efforts to improve overall student achievement. However, there may be a host of reasons why the performance of virtual charter schools may not mirror or exceed that of non-virtual schools. 

The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) believes that virtual charters must face the same high level of accountability as all other charter schools, including closure when warranted. It is up to the authorizers to set the expected standards and hold the schools accountable for the promises made in their charters.  

It is also important to acknowledge the great demand for online education by parents in the United States, and especially Georgia, where thousands have chosen this educational route. Virtual charter schools provide many parents with options for students that they feel cannot be met in traditional schools. For many, it may be the only viable option.  As the use of technology increases, the need for quality virtual education is self-evident.

The hope of GCSA is that providers of virtual education will continue to do whatever it takes to serve their students and concentrate on areas needing improvement.


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