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Work Days/Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm, occasional after-school and weekend work
Start Date: August 2024
Paideia is a pre-K-12 college preparatory school of over 1,000 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls approximately 382 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms. 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. Children remain with their own teacher throughout the day with the exception of classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library.
Paideia’s philosophy is based on the belief that to educate well, schools must be individualized. The elementary school faculty emphasizes the acquisition of basic academic skills. The development of social skills is an important part of every learning experience at Paideia. Teachers frequently employ nontraditional means to achieve these traditional goals. Most academic work in the elementary school level is carried out through individually prescribed instruction in mixed-age or multi-age classrooms that emphasize individual challenge and achievement rather than competition.
Through lessons that both engage children and are intellectually challenging, we want children to acquire the basic skills needed for success in school and life: among other things, the ability to read and write skillfully; a facility with numbers, mathematical concepts and real-life problem solving; and a working knowledge about the natural world. Good teaching demands creativity and innovation. While Paideia teachers take pride in the rich academic lessons and units they develop, they also regularly alter these lessons to best suit their students. Such alterations may include incorporating new technologies or checking with colleagues and other professional references for different strategies.
We are looking for someone who:
has a passion for learning and a desire to develop a knowledge of current best practices in elementary education;
a love and understanding of children and early childhood development;
a knowledge, understanding, and successful exhibition of learning strategies to support all students in learning to use their minds well;
skills in integrating curriculum and providing connectedness for learners;
clear communication skills;
the ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team;
and the ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the students.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant teachers at Paideia are considered full teachers with classroom teaching and curricular responsibilities. This role is not a teacher aide or paraprofessional. The biggest difference between lead and assistant teachers is the number of years of classroom experience. Assistants participate in parent conferences, curriculum development, student assessment and staffing, professional development, faculty meetings, etc. It is a wonderful opportunity for a teacher with less experience to collaborate with an experienced teacher.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
We are looking for someone who has a passion for learning and a desire to develop a knowledge of current best practices in early elementary education; a love and understanding of children and early childhood; a knowledge, understanding, and successful exhibition of learning strategies to support all students, skills in integrating curriculum; clear communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team to create a positive, nurturing environment for all students.
Applicants must have a BA in a related field and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience teaching elementary-aged students. Compensation is based on years of experience for the role.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
Compensation is based on years of experience for the role. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
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.