Athens Academy Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Athens Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent college preparatory day school of approximately 965 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 154 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.
Recognizing that Middle School students are in a rapid mental, emotional, and physical growth stage of life, Athens Academy emphasizes responsibility, creativity, independent thinking, personal values, and service to others. Middle School students (grades 5-8), begin to master broader and more rigorous aspects of learning that include written expression, vocabulary, problem-solving, research, scientific investigation, and teamwork. An emphasis on critical and creative thinking runs throughout the curriculum. Opportunities for public speaking, performing, publication, and athletic competition complement the challenging academic program.
Athens Academy seeks a dynamic, creative, and versatile Middle School mathematics teacher, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Essential characteristics include love of children, energy, optimism, flexibility, the ability to work with others, a good sense of humor, and a firm foundation in mathematics education. We are looking for someone who is excited to become a part of our community and who enjoys and understands the middle school learner. The ideal candidate will convey a love of learning and instill in our students a curiosity about our world and the desire to apply what they learn to other disciplines and the world around them. Assignments will include mathematics instruction in 8th grade while also working to support the Middle School team with activities ranging from carpool and lunch duty to involvement in learning team meetings.
The school will accept materials from interested candidates until Friday, January 27, 2017.
A complete 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:
Petra Babbitt, Middle School Assistant
P.O. Box 6548
Athens, GA 30604
Thank you for your interest in Athens Academy.