Literacy Teacher (k-1st grade, 2018-2019)

  • 6688 Mableton Pkwy SE, Mableton, GA 30126, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The SAE School is an independent school which opened in August, 2013 in the Northwest metro Atlanta area.  We offer preschool - 12th grades now in our fifth year (2017-2018) and have 40+ staff to include teachers, support staff and administrators.

We are a unique school. We do things much differently than most and we are proud of it. We expect teachers to do 3 things all of the time - 1) Push our kids every single day to reach the unimaginable, 2) Support your colleagues, and 3) Have a freakin' awesome time with your colleagues and kids. This describes our school culture. 

Additionally, we expect our teachers to  . . .

- go above and beyond for our kids without fail

- arrive on time for your work day

- communicate with parents continuously

 - work after hours and on weekends when necessary 

- control and manage our students at all times

- be creative

- provide solutions to problems/challenges

- enjoy our work environment and implement ways to make it better each day

 Does this sound like a place you can thrive and enjoy?! Then please consider joining our team of awesomely committed teachers and staff. 

Job Description

**Instructional Planning

-Designs effective and rigorous lesson plans with specific, measurable, and standards-based objectives in conjunction with content and grade level colleagues.

-Differentiates plans for individual students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged.

-Designs formative and summative assessments that are aligned with daily objectives.
-Uses assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in order to target areas for improvement.

**Instructional Delivery
-Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.

-Communicates high expectations for behavior by teaching, practicing, and reinforcing rules and consequences so that students are focused on working hard, being respectful, and having fun. 

-Approaches teaching and learning with a sense of urgency maximizing every minute.
-Proactively communicates with families about academic progress and behavior goals, with attention to social development.

**Constant Learning
-Collaborates with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
-Consistently reflects on instructional practices through formal and informal methods, and works relentlessly to meet individual professional development goals.
-Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
-Assumes responsibility for student achievement.
-Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.

-Actively participates in professional development, faculty meetings before or after school, as well as academic family, content and school improvement team meetings.  

**Academic and Cultural Support
-Coordinates and leads college visits both in and out of state to extend student learning.
-Assists with both student and staff recruitment.
-Sponsors and maintains quality in a student club, extracurricular activities or organizations.
-Be available to students for homework help and emergencies outside of regular school hours.
-Participate in the daily functioning of the school – morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.
-Participates actively in developing individualized learning plans for students, parent meetings and conferences.


-Minimum of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Reading/Literacy, Elementary Education or related field.  

-Georgia Teaching Certification is not required, but considered favorably

-Must have an amazing ability to motivate children to reach their maximum potential

-Experience with coaching and/or leading extra-curricular activities a plus

-Must have experience and a history of success teaching children how to become exceptional readers.  This is our most important focus at the primary level.  

Additional Information

-A fully competitive benefits package will be offered to all employees.

-All applicants must pass a criminal background check.