Charles R. Drew Charter School
School Overview: Charles R. Drew Charter School opened in 2000 as Atlanta’s first charter school and is an integral part of holistic neighborhood revitalization led by the East Lake Foundation. Drew Charter School serves over 1,600 children in Pre-K through 12th grade, growing ultimately to serve over 2,000 students from “cradle -to-college” with two onsite early learning partners. Drew’s innovative academic model of Project-Based Learning (PBL), incorporating a Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) theme, has effectively closed both the achievement gaps and the opportunity gaps for children from diverse backgrounds.
The teacher will deliver instruction in the areas of occupational, career and technical, and vocational subjects at the secondary school level. Course content will include providing instruction on areas such as labor relations, finance, accounting, the stock market, the economy, human resources, and business operations.
A variety of Computer Science courses will be taught at the 9th thru 12th grade levels, including AP Computer Science, an introductory course based in Web Development, and others. All courses are project-based and will develop the independent learning capabilities of students. This position reports to the Senior Academy principal.
- Improve students’ knowledge of business practices.
- Teach business topics such as basic economics, resume writing, facts about business careers, account checking, computers, the stock market, accounting, and finance.
- Deliver the skills and knowledge necessary for students to function as responsible citizens in the business world.
- Teach a variety of Computer Science courses at the 9th thru 12th grade levels, including AP Computer Science and Web Development
- Implement project based courses that will develop the independent learning capabilities of students.
- Incorporate topics such as structured programming, object-oriented programming, problem solving, algorithms, data structures, control systems, data collection and analysis, interacting with remote information, and modeling and simulation through the context of real-world applications and projects (e.g., games, mobile apps, robotics, artificial intelligence, etc., depending on the interests of students and teacher).
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Assign and grade class work and homework.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, school policies, and administrative regulations.
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 2.5 GPA required
- At least two years of occupational experience
- Zero (0) years of teaching experience
- Must hold a valid Georgia Professional Certification at a T4 level or higher, or be eligible for non-renewable certificate.
- Salary Range: $45,198 to $90,237
- Work Days: 195
- Drew Charter School offers our full-time staff members a broad, generous benefits package.
How to Apply
- Apply online at drewcharterschool.org/employment.