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OPPORTUNITIES

Middle School Teachers, Multiple Subjects

2020-2021 School Year

 

Fugees Family, Inc. is a non-profit organization and operator of Fugees Academy, a network of independent, 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. The Fugees Academy blends creative teaching with academic fundamentals, interwoven with leadership and character building. The Fugees Academy middle school program meets students where they are, focusing on the foundational skills that are often lacking in children whose schooling has been nonexistent or interrupted. Once they demonstrate 8th grade level mastery, students move on to the Fugees Academy high school, where they have ample opportunity to continue their development as critical thinkers, community members, and  future citizens.    

 

The Fugees Academy serves a pressing need that is not currently being met by the traditional public education system – the education of refugee children in an environment where their unique academic challenges are understood. Through small classes, high expectations, and targeted instruction, Fugees Academy empowers the most vulnerable of students–child survivors of war—to become independent thinkers and high-achieving scholars. Working as a team both on and off the field, members of the Fugees Academy community strive to support each other while working to achieve individual goals. We believe that this team mind-set nurtures and prepares young adults who will be the next generation of international and community leaders. The core design principles of the school include an extended school day, a low teacher- student-ratio, interactive instruction, a comprehensive tutoring program, a soccer-focused athletic program, and intensive wrap-around support services for students and their families.

 

Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School - Clarkston, Georgia

  • Located in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia

  • Combines soccer with rigorous academics and wraparound services to help meet the needs of refugee children and their families.

  • Serving 120 boys and girls in grades 6-12, GFACS will strive for 100% high school graduation and post-secondary placement (college or apprenticeship).

 

Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School is hiring innovative, passionate teachers who possess an unwavering commitment to the Fugees Academy mission and the willingness to go above & beyond to meet the needs of students, families and staff. Our teachers bring a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences into the classroom. For the 2020-2021 school year, we are hiring teachers for the following subjects:

  • Full-time English Teacher

  • Full-time Math Teacher

  • Full-time Art Teacher

  • Full-time Music Teacher

  • Full-time Social Studies/Science Teacher

 

Required Education, Qualifications and Experience:

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

  • MAT or Master’s in Education or subject field / and or teaching certification

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

  • Successful experience with reading instruction

  • Excellent command of English, passion for supporting expressive language in non-native speakers

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly classroom environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in subject area and demonstrated student achievement results

  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement

  • A belief that all students are capable of academic achievement

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

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

 

Location: Clarkston, Georgia

 

Benefits and Salary: Salaries for these positions are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive health and dental package is included.

 

Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm

 

Start Date: August 2020

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should review our website fugeesfamily.org to ensure their professional goals and educational philosophy align with The Fugees Academy. Please send your resume and cover letter our CEO, Luma Mufleh, at jobs@fugeesacademy.org. Be sure to indicate which location and position you are applying for by using the following convention in your subject line: “Interested in Fugees Academy <<City>>/<<Position>>/2020-21, i.e., “Interested in Clarkston/MS English/2020-21” Candidates with less than two years of full-time teaching experience will not be considered. No phone calls please.

 

The Fugees Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy 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.