Middle Grades Lead Teachers: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science
The Children's School
February 12, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Children’s School seeks innovative, collaborative, and creative teaching partners for its nationally recognized middle grades program to start August 2018. Successful applicants have a passion for their own areas of expertise in language arts, math, social studies or science, while sharing a passion for the interconnectedness of all disciplines and a desire to practice their craft in a fully integrated project-based model that is immersed in real-world community-based issues.
Middle Grades Lead Teachers are responsible for development and implementation of curriculum, student learning and success, and the documentation and reporting of student learning, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of The Children’s School (TCS).
The mission of The Children’s School is to enrich minds and inspire dreams. TCS is a progressive elementary school serving students from age three through eighth grade in a diverse community in midtown Atlanta. Grounded in principles of excellence, inclusion, innovation, and play, our graduates are passion-driven young adults who lead lives of purpose in an interconnected world.
Note: Within the broader project-based structure, math and writing classes meet daily and each follow a nationally recognized scope and sequence. In addition to these skill-based classes, the teachers of math and writing plan with the team to integrate and apply those discipline across the broader project-based units.
We believe that:
Our diversity is our strength. We explicitly and intentionally create an environment of inclusion, belonging and cultural competence.
We as humans are animated by children, childhood and play.
Learning is most powerful through immersive, inquiry-based experiences.
Each child unfolds as a unique learner, and needs an environment that is responsive to their learning profile, passions and strengths.
Children need strong skills, knowledge and habits to understand their world, communicate their ideas, and to make an impact.
Each child must know his or her own voice, and have the communication skills to confidently make that voice heard, as well as the ability for deep listening to understand the voice of others.
Master’s degree preferred or Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Middle Grades or Elementary Education. A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Lead Teacher with children in a classroom setting, preferably at a similar age level. Proficiency in core subjects required. Demonstrated experience of integrating technology into the classroom.
Aligned philosophy and values
Contagious optimism and enthusiasm
Honesty and Integrity
Collaboration-mindedness. empathy, self-Awareness and reflective skills
Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
Critical Thinking, inquisitiveness and boundless curiosity and enthusiasm
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be based on experience
About The Children's School
The Children's School is an independent elementary/middle school educating 400 students, with a history of 40 years in midtown Atlanta.