Design Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher of MYP Digital and Product Design who facilitates student engagement in problem solving and critical thinking via the Design Cycle. “MYP uses the Design Cycle as a way to structure:

  • inquiry and analysis of design problems
  • development and creation of feasible solutions
  • testing and evaluation of students’ models, prototypes, products and/or systems.

As part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP), Design challenges all students to:

  • apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems
  • explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts
  • consider their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action.

MYP Design focuses on a holistic design process rather than final products and solutions.”1 While providing an inquiry-based environment, candidates should also see the value in building positive relationships with students and have strong skills of collaboration and communication with all stakeholders.

Position Responsibilities:
The position of Digital and Product Design Teacher at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) involves the following primary responsibilities:

  • Create, build, and implement a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum to support the objectives within the MYP Design subject-area
  • Implement instruction and assessment practices for a diverse group of students 
  • Demonstrate sound classroom management skills and embrace differentiated instructional approaches to learning
  • Find and build opportunities for interdisciplinary connections across various subject levels
  • Build and maintain relationships with students
  • Facilitate an Advisory class focused on developing skills within the whole-child
  • Engage in continuous professional development and shared learning with other professional staff
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of school colleagues, parents, community members, and others to support and implement the goals of the school
  • Participate fully in faculty and school-related meetings
  • Work flexible hours as needed; Other duties as assigned

Reports to:
Directly to Middle Campus Principal


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required;
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program and/or degree in an education-related field and/or Georgia teacher certification preferred

Qualifications and Experience:
The experience and qualifications preferred for this position include:

  • International Baccalaureate MYP teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching Digital and/or Product Design
  • Experience in teaching the Design Cycle and/or familiarity with Design Thinking principles
  • Curriculum development knowledge
  • Knowledge of integrated and experiential learning
  • Ability to collaborate well with other teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, and families
  • Experience working with middle school-aged students

191-day employee

Commensurate with education and experience

School Mission:
The mission of the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) is to:

  • BUILD an empowered and inclusive community of students, parents, and educators
  • ENGAGE the whole child—intellectually, social-emotionally, and physically
  • HELP all students to know themselves and to be known well by their community
  • CHALLENGE each student to take an active role as an informed citizen in a global society
  • COLLABORATE with the larger community to advocate for student-centered schools

We are committed to strengthening and preserving diversity, fostering an environment of equity and ensuring that we are as inclusive as we can possibly be.

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