Mill Springs Academy of Alpharetta, GA, a college-prep school serving non-traditional learners, invites applications for full-time, English/Language Arts teacher, 6-8, for the 2023-2024 school year. The teacher will provide opportunities for maximum student development and growth through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The teacher will design and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies that will accommodate various abilities and skills in accordance with the school curriculum. This is a full-time position teaching five academic classes and an Advisory. After-school opportunities are available.
Design coursework that includes project based, student initiative driven units and labs, incorporates hands on learning and out of box thinking.
Create a learning environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interests, and learning styles of the students.
Track student performance; evaluate programs and student progress (conferences, written evaluation, and written daily correspondence).
Effectively adapt teaching methods, instructional materials, and learning opportunities to meet students' varying needs and interests
Instruct and encourage individual students; establish goals for individualized students and small groups.
Implement and model the school’s social curriculum (Levels System/Community Structure) with a strong emphasis on community
Assess student progress through observations, assignments, and assessments, and communicate and collaborate with parents, other teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding students' progress
Maintain accurate and complete student records
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
Participate in student extra-curricular activities, such as sponsorship of clubs, involvement in after-school student activities, chaperone student events.
Manage the class and ensure engagement and discipline.
Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required
Select, store, order, issue, and inventory equipment, materials, and supplies
Additional duties as assigned by the administration
It is the policy of Mill Springs Academy to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Bachelor’s degree (preferably a Masters); a minimum of 3 years teaching experience
Special Education degree or endorsement also a plus
Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and an understanding of different learning styles and skill levels
Highly creative, flexible, innovative teaching style that engages all types of learners
Must be a team-player and able to build positive working relationships with colleagues
Ability to develop positive rapport with students
Superior communication skills (both written and oral) and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis
Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs). Experience with SmartBoard and FACTS (RenWeb or another learning management system) technology; must have working knowledge of Google Classroom and its applications (Documents, Slides, Sites, etc.)