Elementary School Teacher
Atlanta, GA Lower School Faculty
Job Type
Elementary School Teacher / Full-Time Position / Atlanta, GAJanuary 2024 Start Date

Elementary School Teachers will utilize current strategies and theories to plan and implement structured lessons to instruct students. Teachers will be responsible for creating and maintaining a supervised learning environment that is conducive to learning and safe for all students. Please note this position has a start date of January 2024.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages development and implementation of the school program of instruction for specific grade and classroom.
  • Create and instruct a program of study that complies with GADOE standards and School goals and objectives while also meeting the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students, as much as possible.
  • Establishes, and communicates, clear objectives in lessons, assignments, and projects to work in tandem with curriculum goals.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives in student instruction.
  • Leads assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the school’s mission, academic program, and student academic outcomes as outlined in the approved charter.
  • Establishes, models, and maintains standards of appropriate student behavior and discipline to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom and assists in its maintenance campus wide.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to understand in verbal and written communication, and speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and apply information at a moderately complex level
  • Ability to adapt to various environments needed for learning

Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in a related field
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting required
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Clearance Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission required
  • Classical Curriculum experience is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students to achieve individual and school goals in partnership with staff and parents in a professional manner
  • Comfortable implementing school safety and security procedures

Mission and Organizational Fit

Strong candidates will be motivated by the school’s Mission: to train the minds and strengthen the hearts of students through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility. They will have enthusiasm for the Vision: to be a nationally regarded K-12 classical school and serve as a local and national incubator for growth and promotion of classical education. And they will embody the school’s organizational values. We value

  • the tenets of classical, liberal arts education;
  • community and partnership in the common pursuit of forming intelligent, virtuous citizens;
  • excellence in teaching and learning;
  • the virtues we aim to teach our students: courage, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, self-government, and service.

About Atlanta Classical Academy:

Atlanta Classical Academy is an open-enrollment, public charter school open to students who reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district. The school opened in 2014 with grades K – 8, and has added a grade each year as students have advanced. It is now a K – 12 academy. The children of full-time employees have enrollment preference and would be offered a seat in the school.

Atlanta Classical Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. Interested candidates should apply via the school’s career site. Candidates must attach a letter of introduction, a C.V. or resume, and three character references to their application. For staff positions, please also attach a 300-500 word answer to how your work will contribute to fulfilling the school’s mission. For faculty positions, please attach a 300-500 word “statement of educational philosophy.”

Atlanta Classical Academy | 3260 Northside Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30305 | AtlantaClassical.org