Paideia is a PK-12 college preparatory school in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta. The elementary school enrolls approximately 320 students in 14 self-contained classrooms.
This full-time position includes co teaching a mixed age Kindergarten/1st grade class. Other job requirements include; playground duty, weekly faculty meetings, carpool duty, chaperoning field trips, collaborating with their teaching partner on bi-annual parent conferences, and participating as a full member of the school community.
We are looking for a dynamic educator to join our student-centered learning community. The position requires flexibility and confidence to design and teach elementary curricula in our inclusive community. Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are explored in every aspect of this school community and faculty members must be willing to lead in this area.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in child development, elementary education, or other related area. While a masters level degree is appreciated, it is not required. At least 3-5 years of teaching experience is preferred.
For more information about Paideia or to apply for this position, please see the school’s web site at www.paideiaschool.org.
About The Paideia School
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.