Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Ga., with an enrollment of 1,115 students in Pre-First through 12th grade. The school has an opening for a Long Term First Grade Associate Teacher Substitute for a maternity leave for Fall 2021.
At Pace, we hire enthusiastic and energetic professionals dedicated to their crafts who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. Pace is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations.
The Associate Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher, helping to create an interactive learning environment. Getting to know each student is necessary to offer an extraordinary learning experience to all. Teachers at this level must be firm but kind and take joy in the day-to-day tasks of teaching.
In the Pace Lower School, learning is a joyful endeavor. Guided by expert faculty, our students engage in a hands-on, innovative and collaborative education that shapes their character and their lives. Our curriculum is comprehensive, rigorous and personalized.
The ideal candidate is culturally competent and responsive, intuitive, exhibits good judgment, possesses excellent communication skills and is capable of guiding students effectively. Enthusiasm for teaching, especially elementary-age students, is a critical quality. He/she/they should possess a wealth of patience, energy and creativity to hold the attention of the class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Discusses assigned teaching areas with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional efforts. This includes preparing lesson plans utilizing a variety of methods and techniques to reach all learning modalities.
Prepares, administers, and grades student work
Models and reinforces the Lower School Code of Conduct
Assists students, individually and or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts
Confers with lead teacher on progress of students
Attends training, professional development and education in antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion
Effectively incorporates principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching
Attends parent/teacher conferences and faculty meetings. May attend Open House and other school related events as needed
Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
Other duties may be assigned
Must be available from August 6th through mid-December 2021.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.S) from a four-year college or university required. Elementary Education degree strongly preferred.
Must be familiar with the methodology of teaching young children.
A positive outlook, flexibility, and a collaborative, nurturing nature are necessary.
Believes in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school.
Strong interpersonal skills
Must be able to work on campus, for in-person learning.
Benefits may be available depending on scope and length of temporary assignment.