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Early Years Teacher (Chinese-Mandarin)

School: Atlanta International School
Available Position: Teacher

Atlanta International School (AIS) is a preschool to grade 12 private, non-profit school with language immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
Our mission is simple - To develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. The core values that drive our school are:
• The joy of learning and purposeful effort.
• Mutual respect and understanding in an intentionally inclusive and intercultural community.

Teachers at Atlanta International School are innovators and leaders who have a passion for working with children in a multicultural community and are always seeking new ways to personalize learning. The Chinese teacher works with a classroom assistant to teach up to 17 students in a play-based, developmentally appropriate manner.

Please note that candidates for this role must already hold work authorization for the United States. AIS is unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time.

START DATE: August 2020
REPORTS TO: Principal of Early Learning Center

• The teacher helps students develop age appropriate skills in all areas of the PYP curriculum in a joyful environment, through inquiry
• The teacher collaborates with the teacher assistant to meet the differentiated needs of students who are acquiring the language of instruction and others who are native speakers
• The teacher models the language and responds to student’s input, no matter what language they use to express their ideas
• The teacher creates a collaborative relationship with parents in order to work as a team in the support of the child’s development

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Training and experience in an early childhood school setting
• An understanding of the principles of second language acquisition
• Speak Chinese at a native speaker level
• An unwavering commitment to the students
• An intercultural perspective and/or international teaching experience
• The ability to differentiate for differing ability levels and learning styles
• Successful experience in an inquiry/trans-disciplinary or IBPYP environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills

Atlanta International School is deeply committed to diversity among our staff and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this role, please send a resume and cover letter as attachments to using ‘Early Years Chinese Teacher’ as the subject heading.

We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.

Contact name: Human Resources
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