High Meadows School

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

High Meadows School

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

Working at High Meadows


High Meadows School

Address
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Contact Info
770.993.2940
info@highmeadows.org

School Hours
Monday – Friday
8:25am – 3:15pm

Passion and Purpose

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here is something completely fulfilling as a professional when you find a place where you truly belong. It can open the doors wide to new opportunities and different ways of thinking. It becomes your source of inspiration.

Administrative and staff (non-teaching) position requirements vary in education, expertise, and experience. Please review the opportunity statement and job description links for those posted positions. In general, faculty applicants are required to have an education degree and at least five years of current teaching experience. Progressive education experience and a Georgia teaching certificate are both preferred. Substitute teachers are required to have an associate’s degree or higher in any field.

Spanish Teacher Pre-K through 5th grade 2018-19

High Meadows School is an independent, co-educational day school in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta) serving 375 children, preschool through eighth grade. The school’s innovative, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum emphasizes the love of learning, creativity, meaningful connections and environmental responsibility. The school is highly respected and consistently recognized for best practices by major educational organizations including the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) and SAIS-AdvancED.

Our educators are experienced, energetic, and collaborative individuals who follow a constructivist, progressive educational philosophy which is student-centered and hold kids to high but reasonable standards.  We look for educators who maintain excellence in relationships with families, work successfully within a team, and understand developmentally appropriate practices for students at different grade levels.  At High Meadows, we believe that children possess a drive for cognitive, physical, and social engagement—a drive that is developed and enhanced by an environment that promotes academic challenge, creativity, personal responsibility, and a positive self-image.

Scope of Position:

The Spanish Teacher is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction, curriculum development and implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of High Meadows School, in the specialty area of Spanish for students in multiage classrooms grades PK-5.  The Spanish Teacher is also responsible for student assessment, narrative reports, parent communication (face-to-face, phone, digital), planning (within/outside of the PYP units of inquiry) and team meetings.

Components of Position:

  • Teach diverse student population Spanish using developmentally-appropriate experiences, projects, and lessons to enhance learning
  • Teach conversational Spanish through the use of common phrases, vocabulary development, basic grammar, spelling and pronunciation
  • Teach students about Spanish language, literature, culture, and history through the development of interactive and engaging lessons
  • Create lesson plans using a multi-sensory approach that includes movement, song, technology, and literature to support vocabulary development
  • Collaborate with homeroom teachers to develop Spanish curriculum that supports primary classroom content
  • Utilize a variety of authentic assessment approaches to monitor and report student progress
  • Go into primary classrooms to allow for a more immersion type of learning environment
  • Support classroom teachers in promoting Spanish immersion in their classrooms by providing guidance, support materials and center-type projects that can be used in their classroom.
  • Work independently to develop and implement curriculum
  • Attend weekly meeting with Connection team to allow for support and collaboration of the arts in implementing a balanced curriculum
  • Implement IB curriculum and develop lesson and unit plans
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, community
  • Communicate with the community about program, learning experiences and student progress
  • Provide classroom management using Positive Discipline Model
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by Administrator

 Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of five current, consecutive years as a full-time, lead teacher in Spanish Education (Early Years and Elementary) or similar;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Pre-K through 5th) with Spanish (P-12) Certification required;
  • Preference given to those with Master’s Degree in Spanish Education which is strongly preferred
  • Gifted and ESOL/ESL Certification a plus
  • Current GA Teaching Certification preferred
  • Training in Total Physical Response Theory preferred
  • Experience as a constructivist educator in a progressive school setting preferred
  • Experience teaching in multiage settings preferred
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary instruction experience
  • Must be literate and fluent in Spanish both written and verbal

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

This position requires physical mobility including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking and hearing.  In addition, the position may require running and/or the ability to lift a child.  This position is subject to environmental conditions, as educational activities occur both inside and outside of the buildings.  In addition, the position requires:

  • the ability to remain on his or her feet in an upright position for long, continuous periods of time during the 8-hour school day without being able to leave the students or team.
  • the ability to attend after school staff meetings, professional learning groups and other meetings as assigned by Supervisor
  • the ability to lift up to 40 pounds, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects

Please send cover letter, educational philosophy and resume to: Attn:
Jane Murphy, HR Manager,
jmurphy@highmeadows.org or fax, 770-993-8331.

(Only candidates meeting all the requirements above will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.)

 

High Meadows School does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, sex, age or sexual orientation in employment, admission of students or in providing its services in any manner.  This job description may be revised at any time by High Meadows School. It not a contract of employment.  All employment at High Meadows School is at-will, such that employment may be terminated by either party at any time.

There are no current available positions.

High Meadows School is an independent, co-educational day school in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta) serving 380 children, preschool through eighth grade. The school’s innovative, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum emphasizes the love of learning, creativity, meaningful connections and environmental responsibility. The school is highly respected and consistently recognized for best practices by major educational organizations including the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) and SAIS-AdvancED.

There are no Current Openings at this time.

 

We are currently accepting applications for  Substitute Teachers at all grade levels:
Pre-K
Early Years
Elementary Years
Middle Years (grades 6-8)
Full Day Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Description: We are looking for experienced, energetic, and collaborative individuals to join our team of outstanding substitute teachers, serving all grade levels Pre-K through Middle Years. We also have substitute needs for our connections classes (PE, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, Tech, Spanish, Library, and Sustainability). We follow a progressive educational philosophy, which is a student-centered model and we look for educators to hold our students to a high standard and work successfully within a team.  ( Our Pre-K through 5th-grade classrooms have two full-time teachers in each classroom; Middle Years has one teacher in each classroom; some connections classes have two full-time teachers, some do not.  

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Follows instruction/lesson plans from the classroom teacher.
  2. Models professional teaching, learning, classroom management, and supervision.
  3. Responsible for student involvement, and models appropriate behavior for students.
  4. Engages children as individuals in a way that allows them to grow in their own ability.
  5. Models effective communication and relationship building with parents, students, and colleagues.
  6. Teaches promotes and practices academic integrity.
  7. Maintains confidentiality of all High Meadows School families and school information, as well as models and builds professional relationships with colleagues, parents, and staff at all times.
  8. Starts the day with morning carpool and/or ends the day with afternoon carpool if classroom teacher was assigned to carpool.
  9. Willing to be contacted at last minute.

Credential Requirements:

  • Three to five years teaching experience (within past five years) as a teacher or similar experience with children
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education preferred
  • Progressive Education experience preferred
  • Current GA Teaching Certification preferred
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary instruction experience preferred

 Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements:

  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a passion and energy for teaching children.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to clearly communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a partnership.
  • Must understand academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development milestones of children.
  • Must utilize positive discipline in a progressive educational setting.

Physical Requirements

This position requires physical mobility including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking and hearing.  Also, the position may require running and/or the ability to lift or restrain a child.  This position is subject to environmental conditions, as educational activities occur both inside and outside of the buildings.

Please send a cover letter indicating grade level of interest, (educational philosophy, if available) and resume to Attn: Jane Murphy, HR Manager, jmurphy@highmeadows.org or fax, 770-993-8331.  (Please, no phone calls.  If you have previously submitted a resume to our school, no need to re-apply. Only candidates selected for the next step will be contacted.)

Visit our High Meadows Camp employment page for hiring schedules for the summer.

Teaching at its best is an ever-changing, fluid act that responds to every emotion, need, interest, and question in the room. At High Meadows, I am supported in my desire to serve the whole child every day. It is this emphasis on educating the head, heart, and hands of each student that makes it a joyful place to teach and learn.

Our Hiring Process

Available jobs are posted on this page of our website

Provide a resume, a cover letter stating the position of interest, and the High Meadows job application to the attention of Jane Murphy, HR Manager, using regular mail or attach documents to an email to jmurphy@highmeadows.org (preferred method).

Upon receipt of your documents, Human Resources will confirm receipt of your information and review next steps.

Questions

Questions about employment at High Meadows School and employment applications may be submitted to Jane Murphy, HR Manager, by email or at (770) 993-2940.

Questions about High Meadows Camp and applications for camp positions may be submitted to John Dovic, Director of High Meadows Camp, by email or at (770) 993-7975.

Teaching and learning is a highly vulnerable act. Developing strong and meaningful relationships with my students is essential to being a passionate and effective teacher. My knowledge and empathy for their passions and interests, strengths and challenges, hopes and fears, enables me to connect with each on a deeper personal level.