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.
Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2021.
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 that 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 newly renovated recess fields.
- Provide leadership for the articulation and implementation of the school’s mission and strategic goals at the middle campus
- Collaborate with the school’s leadership team to develop and sustain a coordinated K-8 system of
- Setting student learning goals,
- Collecting and analyzing data related to those goals,
- Providing professional development for faculty/staff towards meeting these goals
- Ensure horizontal and vertical alignment of educational program K-8
- Ensure compliance with all school, local, state and federal policies
- Oversee communication with faculty/staff, students, and families at the middle campus and work to resolve escalated grievances
- Direct the development, supervision and evaluation process for faculty and staff
- Lead and or coordinate faculty meetings and faculty and staff professional development
- Coordinate building operations and campus procedures, including duty schedules,arrival and dismissal processes, building access, bell schedules, etc.
- With the support of the executive directors, coordinate a team of operational staff including, but not limited to, the
- Facilities Manager, Middle Campus
- School Nurse, Middle Campus
- Middle Campus Operations Manager
- Manage the budget for the middle campus
- Participate in meetings of the Governing Board and the appropriate committees thereof
- Serve as an ambassador for the middle campus in the wider community
- Report to the Executive Director on progress towards school goals and charter requirements
- Serve as a leader in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the middle campus in the wider community
- Lead leadership team for the middle campus
- Serve as a member of the K-8 leadership team
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Strong training and experience in educational leadership
- An in depth understanding of the body of laws and regulations impacting public education in general and charter schools in particular
- Effective communication and management skills
- An ability to work effectively with a diverse population of colleagues, students and families
- An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, administration, parents, community members and others to support and implement the vision and goals of the school
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.