Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Website Greater Atlanta Christian School

Where we live out our passion to Be Greater!

Greater Atlanta Christian School (GACS) is a leading independent school in northeast Georgia in Norcross. We are a faith-infused, academically rich community, ranked at the top of the state for teaching quality, arts, and athletics. We are Christians, change-makers, dreamers, aspirers, and hard workers. Together, we are raising a generation of bright, inspired, generous leaders. We share in a community where high academic rigor is matched by active faith and a deep commitment to care for one another in a collegiate-style campus. We live out our passions, our curiosity, our faith, and our pursuit to Be Greater.

 

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging individual that will be responsible for teaching the Language Arts curriculum, including the AP level, in secondary school grade levels in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.  The individual will also be responsible for:

  • Maintain regular office hours and before/after school help sessions in order to advise and assist students in a variety of areas including potential careers in their related field of study.
  • Assess students and analyze results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
  • Actively participate in the PK12 Language Arts Professional Learning Community.
  • Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
  • Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
  • Actively participate in job-embedded professional development courses designed for the continual growth of the teaching and learning process at GAC.
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Greater Atlanta Christian School.
  • Serve as a sponsor of student organizations and participate in campus and community events.
  • Perform other related work as needed.

Qualifications

Our school strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job that is engaged and passionate in promoting our faith-based mission for our students, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. Feel free to contact us with any questions about your application.

Knowledge:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Language Arts education is required; a master’s degree in Language Arts Education is preferred;
  • Current Georgia Renewable Teaching Certificate in Secondary Language Arts Education is required;
  • Knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles.

Experience:

  • Teaching experience of 3+ years;

Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to lead classroom and other activities with a heart of Christ and be an example of Christ to our students;
  • Applicant must be able to create a curriculum that meets state/national/College Board and GACS requirements;
  • Applicant must be able to work with other Science educators to facilitate horizontal and vertical alignment of the curriculum;
  • Must be committed to the growth and promotion of the sciences at GACS and in the community;
  • Be able to manage a science budget with integrity and honor;
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices;
  • Ability to embrace innovation as a tool to teach, engage, and motivate students;
  • Share GAC’s commitment to differentiated learning and exhibit comprehension of 21st Century learning skills, concepts, and tools.

Other:

  • Interest to contribute to school community outside of the classroom as an athletic coach, student advisor, student club leader, or otherwise, is preferred;
    Successful background check and drug/alcohol clearance;
  • Acknowledgment and agreement of the School’s Community Covenant and Statement of Faith.

Perks

Competitive salaries, free lunch, onsite fitness center, healthcare benefits, retirement plan, professional development, and a Christian community of innovative, engaged individuals.

To apply for this job please visit greateratlantachristian.hiringplatform.com.

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