Paideia is an independent, progressive pre-K through 12 college-preparatory school in the Emory University area of Atlanta. The High School enrolls approximately 465 students. The curriculum consists of extensive offerings in English, social sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, natural and physical sciences, art, and music. Class size averages 15 students.
For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on both social and emotional learning with rigorous academic offerings and opportunities for extra curricular learning, please visit our website at www.paideiaschool.org.
Full-time High School teachers teach four classes. The science department offers a full range of courses including Biology I in 9th grade, Chemistry I in 10th grade and a variety of courses for 11th and 12th graders including Humans and the Environment, Forensics, Anatomy and Physiology, Marine Science, Neuropsychology, AP Physics 1, 2, C, AP Chemistry, AP Biology.
This position would include teaching sections of 10th grade Chemistry I along with developing elective courses within the department for 11th and 12th graders as well as for our elective classes during our Short Terms (in January and May). Ideally, candidates would have experience in developing upper-level courses in a range of sciences. Other responsibilities include academic advising of 10-12 students and weekly faculty meetings. Faculty may also choose to act as a club or student activity sponsor or coach a sports team.
Required Skills / Abilities:
We are looking for someone who has a chemistry and or physical science background, practice with a variety of instruction methods, and a minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience. While a college degree in a related field is required, a master’s is preferred. Important personal qualities include a love of learning, interest in and demonstrated ability to teach and support adolescents, an engaging teaching style, flexibility, organizational skill, energy, collegiality, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues especially in teaching the 10th-grade Chemistry I course.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching responsibilities in both long terms and short terms, faculty have an advisory group of 10-12 students. Faculty members are required to attend weekly faculty meetings, participate in professional development training, support student programming days and events, and a list of things that can come up in the day in the life of a teacher.
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 19, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references via our online application.
About PAIDEIA SCHOOL
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.