Applications are invited from dedicated and enthusiastic, professional educators for the position of Primary School Learning Support Teacher for the remainder of the 2019-20 year. This position has an immediate start date. Atlanta International School delivers the International Baccalaureate-PYP curriculum through a dual language immersion program in the Primary School.
The Learning Support Teacher works with students from Kindergarten-Gr. 5 in either a push in or pull out setting, depending on the level of the students. We are an inclusive school and use the Response to Intervention (RTI) model. We mostly serve students with mild to moderate needs. The Learning Support Teacher is responsible for:
Observing, Identifying and carrying out the Initial Assessment of Learning Difficulties
Working one on one or with small groups of language learners, developing their skills (usually in literacy or math).
Working with teachers to ensure they can implement successful learning strategies for the students in their class.
Keep up to date records of communication and makes entries in confidential files so support can be tracked and monitored.
Communicating regularly with the families of children with whom they are working directly.
Keeping the Learning Support Coordinator, the child’s teachers and the leadership team informed about the student progress, interventions, accommodations and collaboration.
This position also has responsibility for the extension program to challenge students with exceptional skills. Experience/training in gifted and talented approaches is desirable.
Please type "Learning Support Teacher" into your subject line. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
The school is a vibrant learning community and the nature of the program makes specific demands of our Faculty. The successful teacher candidate will have:
Master’s degree or equivalent
3 years experience as a learning support teacher
A strong literacy and/or math intervention background
Experience or training in meeting gifted and talented student’s needs
An international perspective and/or international teaching experience
An unwavering commitment to the students
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability, and desire, to work collaboratively with co-teachers as well as with the greater school community including students, staff, and parents
Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate is preferred, but good applicants with other curriculum experience are also welcome to apply. Orton Gillingham certified is also preferred.
About Atlanta International School
Atlanta International School, nestled in the historic campus designed by Philip Shutze in the heart of Buckhead, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.
As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with three-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.International Baccalaureate (IB) followed from three-year-old Kindergarten through grade 12 from Primary Years Programme (PYP) through Middle Years Programme (MYP) to Diploma Programme (DP). Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), AdvancED and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as authorized by International Baccalaureate (IBO) to offer IB programs.