Athens Academy Middle/Upper School Writing Center Coordinator
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.
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’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 Position (full-time):
Athens Academy seeks a dynamic and innovative educator, starting in August 2019, to provide resources, support, and direct instruction related to writing, research, information literacy, and digital citizenship for Middle and Upper School students and teachers in all disciplines. In the fall, this position will be highly involved in the college admission process by supporting students as they write and revise their personal essays. With part-time Middle and/or Upper School teaching responsibilities, the coordinator will have opportunities to promote and develop writing and research skills within the classroom. Finally, the writing center coordinator will serve as the faculty sponsor of the student newspaper and literary magazine.
Experience with pre-teens and teenagers and genuine interest in working with and engaging middle and high school students.
Middle and/or Upper School teaching experience.
Experience with managing a writing center/program, learning resource center, or similar student support facility or program.
A search committee has been appointed by the Head of School to assist in this search. The committee will seek candidates with demonstrated success who inspire the children and adults with whom they interact to seek excellence in all that they do. The committee will accept materials from interested candidates until Friday, April 26.
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 professional references and contact information
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their materials to:
Pat Cuneo, Director of Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 6548
Athens, GA 30604
Several years ago, the faculty created the following list to describe the desired traits of Athens Academy faculty and administrators. It is included in the spirit of providing some additional insight into what we value as a community of learners.
Commitment to the school’s mission
Passion and ability to meet the needs of each student, instructionally and emotionally—students are our highest priority and all we do/every decision we make is with their well-being in mind
Knowledge of subject matter taught
Knowledge of instructional methods being used and potential for introducing/supporting new instructional methods, including incorporating technological advances
Professionalism in interactions with parents, students, colleagues, and the community
Ability to lead and ability to work in a team
Commitment to continuous professional improvement
Positivity and effectiveness as a communicator
Passion for subject matter taught
Focus on family and community
Participation in the life of the school beyond the classroom
Advocacy for individual students
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.
About Athens Academy
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. Guided 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.