The curriculum and teaching practices at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School place students at the center of their learning in a hands-on way, actively engaged in exploring questions and coached by their teachers towards the demonstration of mastery of higher-order concepts and skills. The curriculum does not rely on textbooks – it is driven instead by rich and interesting projects and learning experiences that help students to show understanding and develop meaningful skills. We have 628 total students, 232 of whom are in the middle grades.
We are seeking an experienced education leader with an expertise in the middle grades to lead our Middle Campus and join our K-8 leadership team.
Building on the experiences of grades K-5, students in grades 6-8 transition into eight academic subject areas that focus on conceptual understanding and essential skills. These eight subject areas are: Arts, Design, Health and Physical Education, Individuals and Societies, Language and Literature, Spanish Language Acquisition, Mathematics, and Sciences. Within each subject area, teachers focus on teaching and learning in context while still continuing to develop attributes of the whole child.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme. World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School believes is important for our middle grades students.
Students in grades 6-8 take classes at a separate campus from our elementary students. The campus is located in an historic Atlanta Public Schools building in the heart of the Ormewood Park neighborhood. It includes a media center, a gym/auditorium, well-equipped classrooms, a courtyard, a farm and recess fields.
The position of Middle Campus Assistant Principal at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) involves the following primary responsibilities:
- Provide support to the principal at the assigned campus
- Assist principal at assigned campus to develop and sustain a coordinated system of (1) setting academic and behavioral student learning goals, (2) collecting and analyzing data related to those goals, (3) providing professional development for faculty/staff towards meeting these goals
- Assist principal at assigned campus with implementation of school, local, and state policies and procedures at the assigned campus
- Assist principal at assigned campus with communication with faculty/staff, students, and families at the assigned campus
- Oversee the development, supervision and evaluation process for assigned faculty and staff at the assigned campus
- Supervise standardized testing to insure compliance with processes and policies
- Serve on leadership team for the assigned campus
- Serve on the K-8 leadership team
- Work collaboratively with colleagues, administration, parents, community members and others to support and implement the vision and goals of the school
- Work effectively with a diverse population of colleagues, students and families;
- Attend and participate in all faculty and school related meetings
- Work flexible hours as needed to complete professional responsibility
- Handle additional duties which may be assigned by the principal for the assigned campus
Directly to Middle Campus Principal
Master’s degree in education or related field
The experience and qualifications preferred for this position include:
- Minimum of 5 years experience working with elementary and/or middle school-aged students
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a supervisory role
- Experience with positive student behavior supports and interventions
- Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, and families
- Experience in a charter school and/or Coalition of Essential Schools setting
- Experience in an International Baccalaureate candidate or authorized Middle Years Programme.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School will pay a competitive salary based on education and experience.
The mission of our school 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.