Teacher Openings for 2019-2020 - Amana Academy
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Amana Academy Charter School is anticipating teacher (K-8 all content areas, ESOL, media specialist, STEM) and paraprofessional openings (Special Education) for the 2019-2020 school year in grades K-8. Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School located north of the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Amana Academy just celebrated our 10th anniversary and we serve a diverse group of 700+ students. With over seventy staff, Amana has an excellent staff 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.
High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology GA STEM Certified School
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
Amana’s educational approach 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. Teachers in grades K-3 loop with their students to foster community and relationships that allow for a nurturing learning environment. Teachers in grades 4-8 will have expert knowledge of the content and certification in the areas to be taught (ELA/Reading and Social Sciences for Humanities and Science and Math for STEM positions), have interest and experience in interdisciplinary approaches, and demonstrate flexibility and experience with a variety of levels of instruction, especially with gifted children. The ideal teacher for this position is 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. Our faculty models a spirit of deep inquiry and inspires students to be active learners through authentic, project-based learning with real-world applications and authentic audiences.
General Responsibilities for Teachers:
Teach courses of study expertly with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry and high quality work
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving using the engineering design process Collaborate with colleagues and departments to enrich curriculum and instruction
Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning in a BYOD environment
Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences with real-world applications and authentic service learning
Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Support the well-being of all students Support the culture/character building through research-based structures such as CREW
Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
Lead by example in your commitment to Amana’s mission
Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees. We offer competitive base salaries plus add-ons for teaching experience, advanced degrees, and incentives.
Amana offers a comprehensive benefits package 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, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident Insurance
Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)
Professional Enrichment Program:
Amana teachers are encouraged to continue to grow professionally through professional development opportunities to develop the skills that are associated with highly effective teachers.
Student Loan Forgiveness:
You may be eligible for student loan forgiveness of FFEL and/or Direct Loan Programs, through the U.S. Department of Education
Position Qualifications and Application Procedure:
All positions require a minimum of bachelor’s degree and valid, current Georgia teaching certification. Experience in a progressive, constructivist, and/or gifted education setting is desired. STEM-based, STEAM-based, and/or project-based learning (PBL) experience is preferred.
IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line; eg, “Smith 4th grade”
2. In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with Expeditionary Learning principles
(www.eleducation.org) and the Amana philosophy (http://www.amanaacademy.org/philosophy.htm).
3. Attach your current resume
After initial screening of resumes, the hiring committee will conduct phone interviews immediately, and follow with collection of documentation and live interviews. (For internal Amana applicants we will review the completion of their current file and go directly to the face-to-face interview.) For more information, please visit our web site at www.amanaacademy.org.Please visit our website for more information about our school and community http://www.amanaacademy.org.
Amana Academy is inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported. Amana Academy seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization.