Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 1003 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the junior high enrolls 191 students. The program includes six self-contained homebase classrooms as well as specialist teachers. There are two teachers in each of the six classrooms with a mix of approximately 32 7th and 8th grade students. Homebase teachers work together as lead and assistant or as co-lead teachers. The junior high homebase curriculum includes creative writing, literature, grammar, and social studies. Each classroom does a year-long community service project.
Paideia’s philosophy is based on the belief that to educate well, schools must be conscious of individual strengths and weaknesses. The junior high faculty emphasizes the acquisition of basic academic skills and content and the development of social skills. Teachers frequently employ nontraditional means to achieve these traditional goals. Most academic work in the junior high school is carried out through small-group instruction that encourages individual challenge and achievement rather than competition.
The PE program in the JH is for both 7th and 8th grade students. Students during this time do a variety of activities such as yoga, ultimate frisbee, basketball, volleyball, and weight training. There is no set curriculum for this program. There is an opportunity for collaboration with the other part time PE teacher for both 7th and 8th grade.
This position will be for approximately 7 hours / week. It is an hourly position with a pay rate of $18.50/hr. Applicants should have experience working with students either in a school setting or coaching.