Upper School English/Language Arts Teacher

  • Mill Springs Academy
  • Alpharetta, GA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Mill Springs Academy of Alpharetta, GA, a college-prep school serving non-traditional learners, invites applications for full-time, English/Language Arts teacher, 9-12, for the 2023-2024 school year.  The teacher will provide opportunities for maximum student development and growth through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The teacher will design and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies that will accommodate various abilities and skills in accordance with the school curriculum. This is a full-time position teaching five academic classes and an Advisory.  After-school opportunities are available.

Professional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably a Masters); a minimum of 3 years teaching experience 

  • Special Education degree or endorsement also a plus

  • Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and an understanding of different learning styles and skill levels 

  • Highly creative, flexible, innovative teaching style that engages all types of learners 

  • Must be a team-player and able to build positive working relationships with colleagues

  • Ability to develop positive rapport with students

  • Superior communication skills (both written and oral) and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis

  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs).  Experience with SmartBoard and FACTS (RenWeb or another learning management system) technology; must have working knowledge of Google Classroom and its applications (Documents, Slides, Sites, etc.)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design coursework that includes project based, student initiative driven units and labs, incorporates hands on learning and out of box thinking. 

  • Create a learning environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interests, and learning styles of the students.

  • Track student performance; evaluate programs and student progress (conferences, written evaluation, and written daily correspondence).

  • Effectively adapt teaching methods, instructional materials, and learning opportunities to meet students' varying needs and interests

  • Instruct and encourage individual students; establish goals for individualized students and small groups.

  • Implement and model the school’s social curriculum (Levels System/Community Structure) with a strong emphasis on community

  • Assess student progress through observations, assignments, and assessments, and communicate and collaborate with parents, other teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding students' progress

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence

  • Participate in student extra-curricular activities, such as sponsorship of clubs, involvement in after-school student activities, chaperone student events.

  • Manage the class and ensure engagement and discipline.

  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required

  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory equipment, materials, and supplies

  • Additional duties as assigned by the administration

It is the policy of Mill Springs Academy to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.