5th Grade Lead Teacher

  • The Children's School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

At The Children’s School (TCS), our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them, and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

The Children’s School seeks an experienced full-time 5th Grade Lead Teacher to start July 26, 2023.

The Upper School Lead Teacher at The Children’s School (TCS) is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction and management, and curriculum creation/implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School in the core subject areas or in a specialty area, depending on the teaching role and grade-level position. 

Day to day, an Upper School Lead Teacher will:

  • Communicate, collaborate, plan, and work effectively in teaching partnerships,

  • Motivate, nurture,  and challenge students,

  • Play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life,

  • Establish and maintain a creative, self-directed, collaborative and culturally inclusive learning environment,

  • Gather formative and formal feedback about student progress to guide student learning.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Applicable experience working with children

  • Understands the identity development and learning processes of early adolescents

  • Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement

  • Possess the following characteristics:

    • Alignment with the TCS Philosophy of Learning and values

    • Child-centeredness 

    • Authenticity

    • Contagious optimism and enthusiasm 

    • Playfulness

    • Honesty and Integrity

    • Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflective skills

    • Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards

    • Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover

    • Critical thinking, inquisitiveness and boundless curiosity and enthusiasm 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comfort in the use of digital technology and media 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • Three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting, preferably in grades 4-8

  • Experience with student mentoring, leadership, or advisory programs

  • Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Children's School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We welcome all persons to apply through our Careers website.