Physical Education Teacher/Athletics Assistant

Atlanta Classical Academy is seeking a Physical Education Teacher/Athletics Assistant. This position will require an enthusiasm for children, as well as a firm and comprehensive understanding of sports programming. It will also require an ability to communicate well, work as a team, and a desire to build community. The position requires teaching physical education to students K-12, of all ability levels, and assisting with the coordination of the Boys or Girls athletics programs. This position is full-time, may include some nights and weekends, along with the inclusion of other assigned school duties. 

Atlanta Classical Academy is a K-12 classical charter school that opened K-8 in the 2014 academic year.  The curriculum in the elementary school consists of explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via traditional methods of instruction; the Core Knowledge sequence in literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin.  Daily study in Latin is required from the sixth to eighth grade, and another year of Latin is mandatory in the high school.  Great books and Socratic discussion commence in the upper elementary school.  The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature, primary sources in history, and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences.  The study of art and music is required K-8, and art and music electives are offered as well.  To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the principal.  Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and their capacity for conveying knowledge to young people.  Atlanta Classical Academy is affiliated with the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College.

Interested candidates should go to the employment page on the school’s website (www.atlantaclassical.org) to apply.  Applicants should send their CV, copies of transcripts (unofficial acceptable initially), and a 500-word philosophy of education statement.  Questions should be addressed to the principal, Mr. Stephen Lambert, at slambert@atlantaclassical.org.  Teaching candidates must both understand and support the mission and philosophy of classical education and of Atlanta Classical Academy.