Atlanta International School (AIS) is a preschool to grade 12 private, non-profit school with language immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
Our mission is simple - To develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. The core values that drive our school are:
The joy of learning and purposeful effort.
Mutual respect and understanding in an intentionally inclusive and intercultural community.
Teachers at AIS are innovators and leaders who have a passion for working with children in a multicultural community and are always seeking new ways to personalize learning. The Kindergarten teacher works with up to 22 students with a full time qualified co-teacher. This position has a start date of January 1, 2021 and will finish in June of 2021.
Please note that candidates for this role must already hold work authorization for the United States. AIS is unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time.
REPORTS TO: Lower Primary School Principal
Work in an A day/ B day schedule as the lead teacher one day and the co-teacher the other
Collaborate closely with the co-teacher and the language teacher (French, German or Spanish) to create a seamless experience for the students
Teach age appropriate skills in all areas of the PYP curriculum in a joyful environment, through inquiry
Meet the differentiated needs of students who are acquiring the language of instruction and others who are native speakers
Model the language and responds to student’s comprehensible input, no matter what language they use to express their ideas
Create a collaborative relationship with parents in order to work as a team in the support of the child’s development
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Training and experience in an early childhood school setting
An understanding of the principles of second language acquisition
Speak English at a native speaker level
An unwavering commitment to the students
An intercultural perspective and/or international teaching experience
The ability to differentiate for differing ability levels and learning styles
Successful experience in an inquiry/trans-disciplinary or IBPYP environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
Atlanta International School is deeply committed to diversity among our staff and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for this role, please send a resume and cover letter as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org using ‘Kindergarten English Teacher’ as the subject heading.
We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.
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.