“Accountability” is not just testing. It can also be accountability to learning and quality, to colleagues and community. ~Steve Seidel
Diversity and equity are at the heart of what we do at Amana. The unique backgrounds and experiences of our staff are critical to the strength and success of each crew. That’s why we foster respect for the dignity and worth of each crew member in our policies and practices.
In the EL Education model, the tradition of Crew is both a culture and a structure. The term “crew” comes from educator Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound. Hahn’s quote “We are crew, not passengers, strengthened by acts of consequential service to others” inspired the EL Education motto, “We are crew.” The culture of crew impels all members of a school community to work together as a team, to pitch in, to help others.
Crew Is a Structure
Crew is a ritual gathering in our classrooms, offices and virtual spaces, where character development, shared accountability, and team building are intentional.
Crew is Spirit
We see crew in action whenever students, partners, and staff step up and take responsibility for the well-being and success of the team.
Crew is Support
As a crew, we design supportive environments that challenge and celebrate each other’s work so that we may all share in success.
- Life Insurance
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care
- Teachers’ Retirement System of GA (TRS): Required enrollment
But the benefits of teaching at Amana go beyond just these. In addition, our unique model provides ample opportunity for ongoing career growth and development. A few examples of this are below:
- Two planning periods per day – one personal, one collaborative
- Early release for students every Friday to allow for teacher and staff professional development and/or extended planning time
- A shared leadership approach
- Ongoing training in the EL Education model and STEM teaching methodologies
- Other differentiated professional development
Amana Academy offers a benefits package that covers a broad range of employee needs. Benefit plans commence the 1st day of the month following thirty days of employment. Amana pays a portion of the cost of coverage and the insurance premium paid by the staff member will be paid through payroll deduction.
The following is a list of benefits that Amana makes available to eligible employees. This description is a summary only, and full details will become available at annual open enrollment for the insurance coverage. The separate plan documents will explain each benefit in more detail and the language of the plans’ documents controls the various plans. Benefits may be modified, added or terminated at any time by the insurance company or benefit provider, per the terms of the plan, or by Amana Academy, at its discretion.
Amana’s educational 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. Learn more about open positions by clicking the button below. .