Teacher (K-3) – 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

Job Description

Position: Teacher (K3)

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 West:

  • 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:

Teachers: Amana’s lower elementary program fosters students’ curiosity for learning by providing authentic, integrated contexts for active learning through fieldwork with community partners, civic leaders, industry and business figures, and environmental scientists. Teachers value multiple approaches to the learning process and create hands-on and cooperative learning experiences. Social-emotional learning, creativity and critical thinking, service learning and curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is at the core of the lower elementary program. Amana is committed to engaging in authentic work that promotes equity and social justice. We strive to incorporate multicultural approaches to every aspect of our

The ideal teacher for this position is passionate about working with elementary school students, committed to innovative pedagogy, and demonstrates a personal commitment to lifelong learning. The candidate must have experience developing project-based curriculum with a team and with or without textbooks; have a command of concept-based mathematics instruction; and have the ability to develop students in areas of social-emotional learning. Amana delivers gifted instruction through a collaborative approach for ALL students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Amana Academy’s curriculum
  • Provides classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject area
  • Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction, assessment, and data analysis
  • Communicates responsibly with students, parents, colleagues, and school leadership
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows all school, county, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 from a regionally accredited university required
  • Certification/Licensure: Valid Georgia Teaching Certification in applicable field required, or must be eligible to hold a valid Georgia Teaching Certificate
  • 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.