Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school in the Emory University area of Atlanta. The high school enrolls 443 students. The high school curriculum consists of extensive offerings in English, social sciences, mathematics, modern languages, natural and physical sciences, art and music. Class size averages fifteen students.
The academic year is divided into two long terms of approximately fifteen weeks and two short terms of 4 weeks. During the long terms, students attend six hour-long classes covering the traditional disciplines. The short terms are designed to allow intensive study in a particular area of the curriculum. They also provide students with the opportunity to go on extended science field trips, to perform in the annual full-scale musical production, or to fulfill their off-campus community service internship requirement.
High school teachers teach four classes during the school day which goes from 8:30 AM until 3:10 PM. Many students follow a honors curriculum that includes Algebra 2, Functions, Trigonometry and Geometry (FTG), Precalculus and AP Statistics or AP BC/AB Calculus. There are also other options that offer either a more accelerated or slower paced curriculum. Our other Math course offerings include: Applied Math and Statistics, Discrete Math, Calc/Stat, Computer Science, Introduction to Precalculus, Vector Calculus and Data Science.
This position would include teaching 4 classes, academic advising for 8-10 high school students and weekly faculty meetings. Teachers are also asked to create and teach elective courses for each of the two short-terms. Faculty may choose to act as a club or student activity sponsor or to coach one of the many school sports teams.
We are looking for someone who has a degree in Mathematics, Masters preferred, and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience. The position requires flexibility and confidence to teach all levels of mathematics from our 9th grade Algebra 2 curriculum to our upper level courses.
Important personal qualities include love of learning, interest in and demonstrated ability to teach and support adolescents, a sense of humor, organizational skill, energy and the ability to work effectively with a group of colleagues while demonstrating self direction and creativity with class activities and curriculum enrichment. Flexibility and comfort with fluctuation in teacher course offerings from year to year are key qualities within the math department.
For more information about Paideia, please see the school’s web site at www.paideiaschool.org
About The Paideia School
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.