770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

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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.

 

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.

High Meadows is currently seeking a Head of School for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact Carney, Sandoe & Associates directly for more information.

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Part-time Theatre Arts Teacher 
Pre-K, Kindergarten and First grade classes
Approximately 15 hours a week

High Meadows School is an independent, co-educational day school in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta) serving 330 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 Part-time Theatre Arts Teacher is responsible for coordinating student learning, classroom instruction, and curriculum implementation resulting in creative drama for pre-k through first grade students under the guidance of the Lead Theater Arts Teacher and in accordance with the mission and philosophy of High Meadows School. This part-time position is newly created, and the actual teaching schedule (hours/days) will be determined shortly, but it is estimated to be approximately 15 hours a week.

The Part-time Theater Arts Teacher is also responsible for student assessment, narratives, family communication (face-to-face, phone, digital) and planning (within/outside of the PYP units of inquiry) as well as team and school-wide meetings.

Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Education required;
  • Current GA Teaching Certification preferred
  • Three to five years demonstrated expertise in knowledge and teaching of theatre. Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the components of the position.

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.  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.

The demands of an extended workday (rehearsals, events, etc.) require a high level of physical endurance, as well as:

  • the ability to remain on his or her feet in an upright position for long, continuous periods of time.
  • the ability to attend after school staff meetings, professional learning groups and other meetings as assigned by Supervisor
  • the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds for several feet, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects

Please send a 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.)

 

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Lead Co-Teacher  (We have two Lead Teachers in every PS-5th grade classroom)
Department:  4th/5th multi-age classroom

Summary:
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.  All classrooms Preschool through 5th are multi-age classrooms.

Scope of Position:

The Lead Co-Teacher is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction and curriculum implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of High Meadows School, in the core subject areas or in a specialty area, depending on the teaching role and grade-level position.  The Lead Co-Teacher is also responsible for student assessment, narratives, communication with parents, parent-student-teacher conferences and planning within the PYP units and team meetings.

Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements:
Must be motivated, nurturing, creative, self-directed and a collaborative partner and team member.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a passion and energy for teaching children. Desire to play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life and the life of the school.  Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a teaching partnership.  Ability to nurture and challenge each student. Models continuous learning and understands academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development milestones of children.  Understands positive discipline in a progressive educational setting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for all teaching within the classroom, including supervision and direct instruction. Adheres to school philosophy around student supervision and project-based inquiry learning.
  • Models professional teaching, learning, classroom management and supervision.
  • Responsible for student involvement, and models appropriate behavior for students. Maintains passion and excitement for working with all students, using both indoor and outdoor areas of the campus.
  • Engages children as individuals in a way that allows them to grow in their own ability.
  • Creates an academically rich curriculum, being knowledgeable of the PYP curriculum in the grade level being taught, and being familiar with the curriculum above and below the grade level as well.
  • Models effective communication and relationship building with parents, students and colleagues.
  • Designs learning environments that are focused on creativity, innovation, and the effective integration and implementation of learning technologies.
  • Teaches promotes and practices academic integrity.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties within the classroom, including curriculum and lesson planning, parent communications, parent-teacher conferences, narrative report writing and information regarding student assessments.
  • Sets classroom schedule with input and ensures student routines and schedules are carried out consistently, and that they are developmentally appropriate.
  • Actively participates in the life and culture of the School (before and after school hours as determined by Supervisor.)
  • Leads and participates in experiential learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrates an attitude of flexibility with regard to curriculum decisions in order to meet the instructional needs of the student and grade level expectations.
  • Promptly (within 24 hours) follows up on parental inquiries via phone call, email, or meeting. Maintains consistent and thorough communications with all classroom parents and posts information on the classroom portal in a timely fashion.
  • Attends all faculty meetings, professional learning group meetings, team meetings, participates in carpool duty, attends student trips (if applicable), and attends to any other school duties assigned by Supervisor.
  • Actively participates in committees, professional learning committees, curriculum development, and class/grade/level meetings, modeling continuous learning. Demonstrates a growth mind set aligned with the school philosophy.
  • Seeks out partnerships within and outside of the High Meadows School community to bring real-world learning into the classroom.
  • Provides feedback and collaborates on school curriculum development in the classroom, at the grade level, and school-wide.
  • Maintains knowledge and adherence to accreditation standards, and completes CPR and first-aid training as required, in addition to any other training the school deems appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance, and an appropriate use of leave time.
  • Maintains classroom budget for supplies and field trips, following Team Chair procedures and Business Office protocol.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Any tasks as assigned by the Lead Co-Teacher’s Supervisor and/or Head of School (or his/her designee.)
  • You may be required to attend an overnight class trip. Please see your supervisor for information/training.

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.  In addition, 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.  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.
  • the ability to operate various equipment such as laminating machine, computers (including typing), projectors, cameras, etc.
  • Visual acuity, needed to make general observations. 

Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required
Minimum of three to five current, consecutive years as a full-time, lead teacher in appropriate grade level
Bachelor’s Degree in Education required
Preference is given to those with a Master’s Degree in Education which is strongly preferred
Gifted Certification a plus
Current GA Teaching Certification preferred
Experience as a constructivist educator
Experience as a co-teacher in a progressive school setting preferred
Collaborative and interdisciplinary instruction experience a must.

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 in the past two years, no need to re-apply. Only candidates selected for the next step will be contacted.)

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. 

 

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.

High Meadows School seeks a new Business Manager. The School takes pride in hiring dynamic, compassionate, and diverse faculty and staff who are among the finest in their areas of expertise.   The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Business Manager.  For more information, contact Steve Mandell at steve@bigbackpack.org.

 

The Position:  The new Business Manager will oversee all aspects of the school’s finances and business operations including accounting and human resources with coordinating responsibilities for facilities and the on-campus animal program. S/he must develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships within the leadership team, department heads, educational team leaders, parents within the school and the larger school community.  The Business Manager is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, reports directly to the Head of School and  works closely with the Board of Trustees.  Successful candidates will have measurable experience in both accounting and finance as well as demonstrated interest and success in a strategic role. The School is looking for a person that is intellectually curious, can toggle well between details and the big picture and eager to grow. A dynamic team builder, the new Business Manager must be flexible and authentic – someone who can fully embrace the School, its mission, and community.

 

CLICK HERE for additional information on the position and how to apply.