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Lower School Lead Teacher - Upper Elementary


Lower School Lead Teacher - Upper Elementary

Lower School Lead Teacher - Upper Elementary

Pace Academy
Atlanta, GA 30327

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Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, GA, with an enrollment of 1,115 students in Pre-First through 12th grade. The school provides a learning environment that cultivates global citizenship, a spirit of service, respect for differences and strong character in its students. Our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is reflected in a community in which differences are embraced, and students, parents, faculty and staff have a sense of belonging.

Pace seeks a Lead Teacher in the upper elementary grades of the Lower School for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Lower School division enrolls 360 students from Pre-First through fifth grade, with three homerooms of approximately 20 students at each grade level.

The Lead Teacher works with and supervises an Associate Teacher to provide a positive learning environment for every student. Teachers at this level are highly skilled in how ren learn and in students’ academic, emotional and character development. At Pace, we hire enthusiastic and energetic professionals who are dedicated to teaching and passionate about making a difference in the lives of ren.

The Lower School is characterized by joy in learning and in discovery amongst students and teachers. The Lead Teacher is responsible for core academic instruction in reading, writing, mathematics and global studies, and works collaboratively with several specialist teachers. Our curriculum is comprehensive and rigorous.

The ideal candidate works well in a collaborative setting, exhibits good judgment and possesses excellent communication skills with students, their parents, and administrators and faculty. Enthusiasm for teaching, especially young students, is a critical quality. He/she/they should possess a wealth of patience, humor, energy and creativity to reach every student and to work well within a team of teachers.

At Pace, we hire culturally competent and responsive candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life of a school and can effectively incorporate those principles in their teaching. Pace actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is committed to the success of every student in his/her/their classroom
  • With the grade-level teaching team, prepares course objectives and outlines for courses of study
  • Mentors Associate Teacher in all aspects of daily classroom life
  • Discusses and assigns teaching areas with Associate Teacher to coordinate instructional efforts. This includes preparing lesson plans using a variety of methods and techniques for all learners.
  • Effectively incorporates principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching
  • Models and reinforces the Noble Knights Pillars of Character
  • Reports student progress through regularly scheduled progress reports for parents
  • Communicates effectively with parents in a timely manner
  • Leads parent-teacher conferences
  • Participates in regular faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops and is committed to sharing and discussing best practices with colleagues
  • Attends after-school faculty meetings, evening parent gatherings and weekend admissions events as necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of successful teaching experience at the upper elementary level
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.S) required, master’s degree preferred
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in elementary education
  • Love of young ren and their development
  • A positive outlook, flexibility and a collaborative, nurturing nature
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills
  • Strong foundation in the methodologies of teaching core academic subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics and global studies
  • Proficient use of educational technology, including interactive whiteboards
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion practices
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with the following is desired:
  • Fountas and Pinnell
  • Math in Focus
  • Writers Workshop
  • Responsive Classroom

Adherence with current school policies regarding COVID-19 must be followed, which may include: face masks, vaccination, and/or testing requirements

Pace offers a complete benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurances, a 403(b) plan with a generous match, paid term life and disability insurances, supplemental insurance plans, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

Learn more about the Pace Academy Lower School at: https://www.paceacademy.org/academics/lower-school

Learn more about our Action Plan for Racial Equity at: https://www.paceacademy.org/about/diversity-inclusion/action-plan-for-racial-equity

How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and list of three references to: Jobs@PaceAcademy.org. Please indicate where you learned of this job and your required salary range.

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