Classroom Teacher at The Schenck School
Job Title: K-6 Classroom Teacher at The Schenck School
Department: Academics at The Schenck School
Reports To: Principal
Payroll Status: Salary, Exempt, Full-time, Ten Month
The Schenck School is an independent day school for 250 Kindergarten through sixth-grade students with dyslexia located in Atlanta, Georgia. The School was founded in 1959 by David T. Schenck and uses the Orton-Gillingham approach. Our model is an intensive remediation model in which students come to us at all different grade levels – 3rd being our largest grade. Students stay for an average of 2-3 years and then outplace to other independent schools or public schools. We have two highly-trained teachers in each classroom, with a five-to-one student/teacher ratio.
- Support the mission of the School
- Work in a collaborative classroom, sharing responsibilities with a co-teacher
- Creatively adapt and implement lessons and materials to reach each student
- Understand and use appropriate teaching strategies according to each student’s needs
- Monitor, assess, and communicate student progress
- Cultivate and support a positive, supportive classroom environment
- Be actively involved in the School’s extensive professional development program, which includes both internal and external professional growth opportunities
- Become a member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy as a Classroom Educator
- Assume additional school duties and responsibilities that are customarily shared among teachers or assigned by the Head of School
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
- A passion for working with K-6 students with dyslexia
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to build strong relationships and work collegially with fellow teachers and administrators
- Ability to maintain positive and proactive relationships with teachers, administrators, and parents
- Experience with and knowledge of dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities
- Knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham approach and/or other dyslexia-related remediation approaches is preferred
- Proficiency with technology and an ability to integrate technology into the classroom
Tasks involve the regular and at times sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of walking, climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling 20-50 pound objects and materials. May be required to lift or move an injured or sick person. May be accidentally exposed to blood and body fluids and pathological substances. Work environment is a traditional climate controlled office with average noise levels. Will be required to file in both low and high file drawers.
A comprehensive benefits package will be offered to eligible candidates and includes, health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance including Long-Term Disability, Life insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan with match. Teacher salaries are competitive and are benchmarked with other independent schools on a regular basis.
Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter and a completed The Schenck School application to Lara Ratcliff, Assistant to the Head of School: [email protected].
The Schenck School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Schenck School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
The Schenck School expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Schenck School’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.