Arabic Language Instructor – West Atlanta Campus

LOCATION
Amana Academy West Atlanta

  • Reports To: Principal or Appointed Designee
  • Location: West Atlanta Campus
  • Work Schedule: 190 Days, Full Time Exempt
  • Date Posted: February 15, 2021
  • Date to Remove: Until Filled
  • Start Date: August 2021

DESCRIPTION:

Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School with 2 campuses in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Going into our 15th year, Amana Academy’s Alpharetta Campus serves a diverse group of 700+ students in grades K-8. Our new West Atlanta Campus, opening August 2021, will serve grades KG-3.

With over one hundred staff members, Amana has an excellent team culture that actively facilitates teacher leadership. Teachers at Amana are dynamic leaders in their profession who instill a passion for lifelong learning and independent critical thinking through a holistic curriculum driven by research, innovative practices and a collaborative, international culture.

About Amana Academy:

  • High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology
  • Focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Research-proven curricula
  • Instruction in Foreign Language (Arabic) at all grade levels using the FLES model
  • Instruction in Media Technology and Computer Science
  • Adventure PE
  • Instruction in Visual Arts
  • State Commissioned Charter School

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides instruction for students that enables them to learn and demonstrate mastery of the Arabic language.

The Foreign Language in the Elementary School/Language through Content (FLES/LTC) Program helps students learn a world language through Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) integrated content. The program provides language learning opportunities to all students from grades K through 5th..

The goal of FLES/LTC is to develop students’ language proficiency and 21st century skills by teaching World Languages through STEAM, with a strong emphasis on Science. Teachers use Project-Based Learning to help students learn another language while developing skills in all areas. This model supports the five goal areas of the national standards for world language (communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Prepares and plans for instruction of Arabic classes
  • Advocates on the importance of the Arabic language in a Global Economy and seeks to provide unique opportunities to study the Arabic language outside of the regular classroom setting
  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on FLES curriculum model
  • Provides classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject area
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment
  • Communicates responsibly with students, parents, colleagues, and school leadership
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works collaboratively with other teachers
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Integrates appropriate technology into classroom instruction
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Certification/Licensure: Valid Georgia Teaching Certification for area of specialization required
  • Experience: 2+ years of classroom experience preferred
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Proven communication and instructional strategies
    • Classroom management skills
    • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
    • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working Conditions: Classroom environment
  • Physical Demands:
    • Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
    • Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
    • May require stooping or crouching

BENEFITS:

Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Access to additional group term life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
  • Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, and Accident Insurance
  • Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)

This document provides descriptive information about the above Amana Academy position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. Amana Academy reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.