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MS Social Studies Teacher

George Walton Academy (GWA) seeks a creative and engaging Middle School Social Studies teacher who demonstrates a love of middle school students, a passion for teaching and learning, a growth mindset, and a commitment to excellence in line with the mission and vision of the school.  GWA is an independent, Pre-K-12, independent, college-preparatory school located on 61 beautiful acres in Monroe, Georgia, less than one hour from the state capitol of Atlanta.

Successful candidates will:

  • Exhibit a growth mindset and a desire for continuous learning
  • Understand and appreciate the unique characteristics and developmental needs of middle school students
  • Demonstrate a flexible, collaborative, and creative approach to teaching and learning
  • Stay current on latest research in education and employ evidence-based practices  to facilitate active learning and deep conceptual understanding
  • Hold values and display character aligned with the mission and beliefs of the school
  • Regularly reflect on one’s teaching practice and seek feedback from colleagues

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full load of courses at the middle school level
  • Design and implement engaging, student-centered, and age-appropriate learning experiences with attention to individual student needs and differentiation
  • Collaborate with colleagues within and across disciplines and grade levels to promote interdisciplinary and cross-curricular teaching and learning
  • Use varied instructional strategies based on the needs and interests of the students
  • Establish and maintain open and effective lines of communication with all students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
  • Monitor student growth and progress and maintain accurate and timely records 
  • Participate in professional learning opportunities within and beyond GWA
  • Serve as an advisor to a small cohort of middle school students
  • Actively and enthusiastically support the life of the school outside the classroom

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with middle school students
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Please submit resumes to Middle School Division Head Amy Wilkes at awilkes@gwa.com

 

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