High Meadows School

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

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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.

 

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 openings at this time.

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.

Support Teacher-Part-time (20 hours per week)
High Meadows School is an independent, co-educational, progressive day school in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta) serving approximately 370 children preschool through eighth grade. The school’s innovative, inquiry-based, the integrated curriculum emphasizes the love of learning, creativity, global connection and environmental responsibility.

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.

Scope of Position:
The Part-time Support Teachers reports to the School Counselor & Director of Support Services and is responsible for student learning 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 of students assigned.  We are looking for applicants to demonstrate an understanding of the Pedagogy in the Study of Reading, Reading Assessment and Instruction as well as the understanding of Content Area Reading. The applicant will need a thorough understanding of Differentiated instruction as a process of teaching and learning for students of differing abilities in multi-age groupings. Must have experience understanding and applying assessment measures, developing individualized student goals, and evaluating progress.

Must possess strong communication skills and be flexible when it comes to scheduling. Looking for enthusiastic, creative professional possessing differentiated instructional techniques and strategies to help learners succeed. Qualified applicants should be knowledgeable about inquiry-based learning, balanced literacy, and authentic assessment.

Specific Accountabilities

  • IEP- specific goals designed to meet child’s needs
  • Assessment with Administration

Required Skills

  • Must have Orton-Gillingham certification, Wilson or specialized GA Reading Endorsement
  • Must have a superior understanding of Learning Disabilities and different learning styles
  • Ability to work with a child’s strengths and weaknesses in a pro-active manner. Modifications and creative strategies are required to teach the child who has difficulty learning in the mainstream setting
  • Ability to work with parents and teachers to formulate the best program for the child at High Meadows

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education required Master’s degree in Education preferred
  • Minimum Five years’ current teaching experience in support/resource setting

Please email a resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to:

Jane Murphy, HR Manager
jmurphy@highmeadows.org

High Meadows values diversity in all of its forms and encourages candidates from all backgrounds and orientations to apply. High Meadows is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.