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Lower Division Teacher

Lower Division Teacher

School: Swift School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

Swift School is an independent school serving grades 1-8 located in Roswell, GA 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Serving a population of approximately 200 students, Swift’s mission is to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. The school recognizes that each child is unique and our academic and social-emotional support addresses the needs of each individual learner. A Lower Division Lead Teacher is responsible for organizing and implementing the instructional program in order for students to achieve academic success in accordance with Swift School policies and mission.
Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree or higher required in education or related field of study
● Minimum of 2 years successful teaching experience in the field of language learning differences preferred
● Knowledge of Dyslexia
● Teacher certification required
● Experience teaching structured literacy (Orton Gillingham Approach, Wilson)
● Possess a professional growth mindset

Responsibilities include:
● Plan, prepare, and implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful and appropriate learning experiences
● Implement research-based interventions that are based on relevant classroom data
● Prepare and deliver student assessment data effectively in order to create an intervention plan that matches the student needs
● Establish quarterly goals for student achievement
● Integrate appropriate technology tools into classroom instructional activities and lessons
● Modify and accommodate curriculum materials and delivery of lessons to meet the student’s needs
● Create a positive learning environment characterized by effective management of student behavior, positive interactions, and use of the Swift School Code of Conduct expectations and mission
● Maintain effective and accurate records of communication and student data
● Create and foster relationships, both orally and in writing, with all constituents of the school on a regular basis regarding learning outcomes, progress towards objectives and participation on learning activities as required by school policy
● Collaborate with peers to enhance a positive and effective instructional environment and seek the support of the human resources available within the school
● Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with all constituents of the school
● Participate in professional development opportunities offered by the school
● Identify professional development objectives and actively seek opportunities for professional growth to meet objectives
● Consistently meet professional obligations such as: completing the supervised practicum for Associate level of the Orton Gillingham Association, meeting various deadlines, and honoring schedules
● Serve the mission of Swift School as an ambassador and participate in community-building
● Support the school and its leadership


Contact name: Roni Battoglia
Contact email address: rbattoglia@theswiftschool.org


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