Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS)


Fugees Family, Inc. is a non-profit organization and operator of a network of community-based middle and high schools that emphasize academic and character development of refugee children. Our student body represents 22 different countries, including Burundi, Iraq, Central African Republic, and Burma. 


Our schools serve a pressing need that is not currently being met by traditional public education systems – the education of refugee children in an environment where their unique academic challenges are understood. Through small classes, high expectations, targeted instruction, and full school participation in soccer and soccer-based activities, we empower the most vulnerable of students–child survivors of war—to become independent thinkers and high-achieving scholars. 


Please visit our website fugeesfamily.org to learn more and to ensure that your professional goals and educational philosophy align with those of our school.


Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS) in Atlanta is seeking an innovative, passionate Part-Time Special Education Teacher who possesses an unwavering commitment to our mission and the willingness to go above & beyond to meet the needs of students in grades 6-12.  GFACS is offering virtual instruction only through at least Dec, 2020.


Required Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably in an urban setting

  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students

  • Demonstrated skill in collaborating with other teachers to modify lessons and differentiate instruction. 

  • Awareness of factors leading to the overidentification of English Language Learners in Special Education. 

  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement and believe that all students can achieve

  • A belief that building deep, authentic relationships with students and families is a priority

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required

  • GaPSC Certification in Special Education is required.

  • Previous experience working with English Learners is a plus


How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter on or before Friday Aug 21 to jobs@fugeesacademy.org with the subject line: “GFACS Special Education Teacher”. No phone calls please.


Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS) is an equal opportunity employer. GFACS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from those with refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds, women, and minorities.

EIN: 83-2545132

Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS) is a community-based school designed to meet the needs of refugee and new American students through English language acquisition and foundational skill study, culturally relevant curriculum and wraparound supports, arts programming, and soccer participation. Every student works as a team member on and off the field to bridge significant gaps in formal schooling to graduate on time.

The core pillars of our academy model are:

  • Year-round programming

  • Integration of soccer for all

  • Holistic English acquisition

  • Scaffolded, Data-Driven Small Group Instruction

  • Relational, Trauma-Informed Approach to Schooling

GFACS contracts out the Fugees Family (ESP) to operate the school based on their decades long experience and successful track record with the community. 

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