Atlanta International School

United States
seeks a

Grade Two Primary School Teacher (English) - Tentative

effective 1 August 2020

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Teachers at AIS 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. This is a mixed age class of maximum 22 students, with a full time assistant. The position collaborates with the Chinese teachers to ensure the curriculum outcomes and strategies are shared purposefully, to facilitate student's transfer of skills. Innovative, inquiry-based, differentiated teaching is desired. 20% of the position is to provide Learning Support to other grades (as requested by the Head of Learning Support).

START DATE: August 2020
REPORTS TO: Principal of Lower Primary

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboratively plan lessons in all subject areas, in a trans-disciplinary manner: literacy, math, science, social studies, personal social education, etc…
  • Differentiate by administering formative assessments that inform lesson planning so that each child is challenged in their zone of proximal development
  • Develop relationships with students that support a restorative practices approach to classroom management.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Training and experience in a Primary school setting
  • Experience with and commitment to collaborative teaching
  • An understanding of the principles of second language acquisition
  • An unwavering commitment to the students.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • An intercultural perspective and/or international teaching experience
  • Successful experience in an inquiry/trans-disciplinary or IBPYP environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.

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

Curriculum 

IBPYP

Level 

Elementary/Primary

Application Procedure

To apply for this role, please send a resume and cover letter as attachments via email to employment@aischool.org using 'Grade 2 Primary School Teacher (English)' as the subject heading.

Application Deadline

28 February 2020

Contact

Tamara Rambus, Director of Human Resources

Website

www.aischool.org