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Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Purpose Built Schools Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30315

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Job description:

Teachers are responsible for providing research-based instruction aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards and Georgia Standards of Excellence. The teacher will integrate a variety of research-based resources and strategies to support instruction. Per the vision of the school, teachers will focus on literacy and math as critical foundations, and create interdisciplinary learning opportunities (e.g., integration of content from STEAM disciplines) while fostering 21st century skills in students.

The teacher works as a team member both within the classroom, across the grade level team, and vertically with other grade levels. Teams of teachers will have the opportunity to plan together, attend professional development together, and perfect their craft as educators.

Teachers will administer a variety of assessments to monitor student progress (e.g., authentic, curriculum-based, criterion-referenced, norm-referenced), maintain open lines of communication with parents and/or guardians, and plan instruction. They will integrate technology into their teaching, as appropriate.

Responsibilities include:

Effective classroom instruction:

  • Planning, implementing, and monitoring instruction and interventions as part of a Multi-Tiered System of Support / Response to Intervention structure.
  • Leveraging robust research-based curricula, resources, and strategies to enhance instruction.
  • Using a variety of data collection measures to drive instruction and intervention.
  • Designing inquiry-driven classroom experiences with a STEAM (STEM + the Arts) focus.
  • Fostering classroom culture that facilitates intrinsic drive for learning and personal growth among students.

Personal professional growth

  • Participating in joint planning during teacher planning time.
  • Reflecting on teaching practices and seeking appropriate help and support from the leadership team.
  • Collaborating through learning communities on topics of mutual interest, such as vertical alignment of the curriculum, literacy strategies, etc.

Supporting the team’s execution and professional growth

  • Leading joint planning or collaborative learning communities, when appropriate to the teacher’s interests and strengths.
  • Supporting assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, practicum students, and any other team members in their professional growth especially with regards to supporting all members of the team to deliver high-quality literacy and math foundations to all students.
  • Mentoring new or established teachers as needed.

Working with family’s stakeholders

  • Proactively communicate with family and/or guardians.
  • Involve community stakeholders in learning experiences for students, when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Certification/License: T4-T7 Teaching Certificate in a core academic content area required.

Physical Abilities & Working Conditions

The Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment listed in this section are representative of, but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment which may be required of positions in this class. Purpose Built Schools Atlanta encourages persons with disabilities who are interested in employment in this class and need reasonable accommodation of those disabilities to contact the Human Resources Department for further information.

  • Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; view a computer screen for prolonged periods.
  • Hearing: (which may be corrected) to answer telephones and tolerate exposure to noisy conditions.
  • Speech: to be understood in face-to-face communications; to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone.
  • Upper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.
  • Strength: to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 5 or more pounds on a frequent basis. Incumbent may be required to physically restrain parties involved in a conflict.
  • Environmental Requirements: encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.
  • Mental Requirements: read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records. Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities: Will require travel to multiple sites.

Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Purpose Built Schools Atlanta assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.

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