ESOL Department Lead
About the organization
Amana Academy is seeking teachers with a sense of adventure and curiosity to work in a diverse, supportive and collaborative environment. Established in 2005, our demonstrated track record of empowering students to do more than they think possible has resulted in Amana being among the most well-regarded public charter schools in the state of Georgia.
We use the Harvard-based EL Education model as the foundation for our cross-curricular STEM program powered by design thinking. EL provides a holistic framework for measuring student success, placing as much emphasis on character development and quality craftsmanship as it does on academic achievement.
Serve as the ESOL department lead to ensure district and state compliance with respect to planning, instruction, progress monitoring, and student assessment.
Provides content-related and appropriate instruction based on Amana Academy’s curriculum
Provides classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject area
Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction, assessment, and data analysis
Communicates responsibly and effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and school leadership
Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
Follows all school, county, state, and federal policies and procedures
Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
Integrates appropriate technology into classroom instruction
Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator
All positions require a minimum of bachelor’s degree and valid, current Georgia teaching certification in ESOL for this position.
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.
Teaching certification must be held in the state of Georgia or have active reciprocity with Georgia. Please visit or call the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to verify.
Preference will be given to teachers with 3 or more years of demonstrated excellence in teaching.
HOW YOU WILL GO BEYOND
Working Conditions for Amana’s Alpharetta campus:
Amana’s flagship campus is located in a renovated shopping plaza, minutes from Alpharetta City Center and City Hall
The building sits adjacent to 92-acre Wills Park, and teachers are expected to integrate this beautiful resource into daily activities, classroom instruction and expedition work where possible. Amenities include:
An outdoor classroom
Playgrounds and fields for recess
Public art displays
Staff must be comfortable teaching and leading students in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
Staff must possess and demonstrate an innate comfort with flexibility and being able to adapt to new circumstances.
Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
May require stooping or crouching
Contact email: [email protected]
IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
Email [email protected] Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line, e.g., “Smith Elementary Classroom Teacher”
In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with EL Education principles (eleducation.org) and the Amana vision, mission and guiding principles (https://amanaacademy.org/about/vision-mission/).
Attach your current resume.
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