Athens Academy Upper School World Languages Department Chair
Athens Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent college preparatory day school of approximately 950 students in grades K3-12 that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school’s mission is to seek “excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student.” Situated on a picturesque campus of 152 acres, Athens Academy admits students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds--all of whom benefit from a challenging academic program, a vibrant arts program, competitive athletics, and a variety of service opportunities. Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated professionals who are not only experts in their respective fields of study, but are also sensitive to the gifts and challenges of individual students.
Athens Academy’s Upper School is committed to providing the kind of high-quality education that prepares students to lead successful and productive lives not only in their future academic pursuits in colleges and universities across the nation, but also in their adult lives. The curricular structure challenges each individual, while our diverse extra-curricular offerings provide students the opportunity to be involved in activities in which they are interested. Talented and tireless teachers enable us to produce young men and women capable of handling the 21st century demands and challenges they will inevitably face.
The Upper School World Languages Department at Athens Academy consists of six faculty members (5 full-time and 1 part-time), and current offerings include Spanish, French, and Latin from the introductory level through AP. In a K-12 school, coordination among Middle School and Lower School world language teachers about curriculum, professional development, and feedback/evaluation is essential, and some Upper School teachers even teach one to two sections in the Middle School when necessary.
Athens Academy seeks a creative, collaborative, and versatile world language educator, beginning in the 2018-19 school year. In addition to being an exceptional teacher, the ideal candidate must be supportive, organized, and able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Furthermore, the ideal candidate should have a record of demonstrated success in teaching, experience leading a department, and a commitment to supporting students and teachers in all areas of school life. Like other department chairs, the World Languages Chair would work closely with the Upper School Director and the Director of Academic Affairs to meet departmental, divisional, and school wide strategic goals.
The school will accept materials from interested candidates until January 31, 2018.
A completed packet will include the following components:
Cover letter expressing interest in Athens Academy and this position
Statement of educational philosophy, including thoughts on opportunities for teaching and learning in today’s educational environment
Resume or curriculum vitae
Names of three references and contact information
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their materials to:
Patrick Cuneo, Director of Academic Affairs
1281 Spartan Lane
Athens, GA 30606
Thank you for your interest in Athens Academy.
Athens Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution. In hiring, the school will select the best-qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Athens Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school serves approximately 950 students (3-year olds through 12th grade) and seeks students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds who can benefit from a challenging academic program. Gui...ded by the school’s mission of seeking excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student, Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated, highly-qualified professionals who are sensitive to the needs of individual students. The school is located on a 152-acre campus, which provides ample opportunities for students and their teachers to explore and learn about their natural surroundings.