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4th Grade Lead Teacher

4th Grade Lead Teacher

School: The Children's School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

At The Children’s School (TCS), 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 nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them, and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

The Children’s School seeks an experienced full-time 4th Grade Lead Teacher to start July 30, 2024.

The Lead Teacher at The Children’s School (TCS) is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction and management, and curriculum creation/implementation and for promoting a classroom culture committed to student engagement, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School, in the core subject areas or in a specialty area, depending upon the teaching role and grade-level(s).

Day to day, a Lead Teacher will:
-Motivate, nurture, and challenge students,
-Play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life,
-Establish and maintain a creative, self-directed, collaborative, and culturally inclusive learning environment,
-Communicate, collaborate, plan, and work effectively in teaching partnerships,
-Gather formative and formal feedback about student progress to guide student learning.

Required on-campus office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and are subject to change. As an exempt position, job responsibilities include lesson/class planning, family communication regarding student progress, meetings, evaluation of student work, team planning, professional development, etc. which typically extends beyond office hours.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree
-Applicable experience working with children through a child development lens
-Understands the identity development and learning process of early adolescents
-Specialist Only (in addition): Expertise in the subject area
-Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement
-Possess the following characteristics:
---Alignment with the TCS Philosophy of Learning and values
---Alignment with progressive pedagogical practices
---Child-centeredness
---Authenticity
---Contagious optimism and enthusiasm
---Playfulness
---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
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Comfort in the use of digital technology and media

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in Education, Teaching and/or relevant subject area, and at least three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting, preferably in grades 5-9. Experience with student mentoring, leadership, or advisory programs
-Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Children's School 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.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We welcome all persons to apply through our Careers Website: https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/tcsatl/jobs?__jvst=Career%20Site


Contact name: Hayley Lovitt
Contact email address: hayleyl@tcsatl.org


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