(Grade level to be determined. The opening will likely be in either Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade)
Our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nations’ independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.
We embrace play in everything we do because it is essential to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development of our young children and young adults. Our joyful and nurturing campus in the heart of Midtown Atlanta supports students to take risks and challenges them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.
We are seeking an experienced full-time Lead Teacher, Elementary to startAugust 2019.
The Lead Teacher is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction, and curriculum creation/implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School.
Day to day, a lead elementary teacher will:
Motivate, nurture, and challenge students
Plan engaging curriculum and manage the overall educational program
Develop strong, supportive relationships with every child
Establish and maintain a creative, self-directed and collaborative learning environment
Fully develop and assess students’ skills and competencies in a differentiated learning environment
Document and report learning progress clearly to families
Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in teaching partnerships
The Children's School of Atlanta is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Applicable experience working with children
Understands the identity development and learning processes of early adolescents
Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement
Possess the following characteristics:
Contagious optimism and enthusiasm
Honesty and Integrity
Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflection
Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
Critical thinking, inquisitiveness, boundless curiosity and enthusiasm
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Comfort in the use of digital technology and media
Three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting, preferably in elementary grades
Experience with student mentoring, leadership, or advisory programs
Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion
About The Children's School
The Children's School is an independent elementary/middle school educating 400 students, with a history of almost 50 years in midtown Atlanta.