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STEM/Computer Science Teacher

George Walton Academy (GWA) provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose. 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. 

George Walton Academy seeks an engaging, energetic STEM/Computer Science teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Reporting to the Science Department Chair and the Associate Head of School for Academics, the teacher will work closely with the Middle School Technology teacher and Upper School faculty, with an emphasis on collaborating with colleagues to create interdisciplinary and engaging experiences for students.

Responsibilities

  • Teach six classes and possess the ability and skills to successfully teach coding, programming, robotics and computer science principles

  • Possess the ability to teach AP Computer Science Principles

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences

  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school

  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth

  • Comfort working with students as an advisor

  • Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom

  • Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress

  • Complete additional duties as assigned

Exceptional Candidates Will

  • Show proficiency with at least two programming languages, ideally Python and Java

  • Have experience and proven success teaching Computer Science at the AP level 

  • Have experience or a willingness to learn robotics and lead a student robotics team 

  • Demonstrate an approachable, consistent, transparent, supportive and good-humored posture

  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and individuals inside and outside the school

  • Demonstrate a passion for sharing best practice pedagogy in the field, especially inquiry based curricula 

  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning

  • Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and vision

  • Possess international experience, either through teaching, working, or studying

Qualifications and Screening Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • 3+ years of teaching (or related) experience, preferably within independent schools

  • Experience with a broad range of instructional practices

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Criminal background check

Please send resumes to Associate Head of School for Curriculum and Global Studies, Feme Cote fcote@gwa.com.

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