Ombudsman is seeking a High School English Teacher to work full time at our Oakwood Digital Academy II center in Marietta, GA .
Description: Our teachers facilitate the success of our program by overseeing the students from the view of an advocate or mentor. While many of our students come from a troubled background, our philosophy appeals to them because Ombudsman represents a fresh start, and they have real control over their own destiny. The common thread running through our student population is that the traditional setting has not worked. For the most part, students realize Ombudsman is probably their last chance at a high school diploma, even when they come to us as junior high students.
By implementing the philosophy of Dr. William Glasser, the student is encouraged to take responsibility for his/her own behavior and education. You may further acquaint yourself with this philosophy by reading The Quality School, Schools Without Failure and Choice Theory in the Classroom by Dr. William Glasser. This philosophy will be referenced often during your training process. It is a key component in the understanding of the implementation of our program.
After an initial period of settling in, most take the program very seriously and are quite successful. We pride ourselves in having maintained an 85% retention rate for some years. It is this success and our pride in our achievement that is so exciting for many of our teachers.
During the employee's initial adjustment period, close attention is given to training and development. Involvement in student management, the writing of programs, observing student enrollments and understanding the basic and reading skills labs will be a part of initial training.
Bachelor's Degree with high school teaching experience.
Georgia Secondary Teacher Certification in English / Language Arts.
Experience working in a team focused environment.
Strong motivational and communication skills and adaptability to shifting priorities so that a positive learning environment is assured.
Ability to prioritize so that deadlines are met.
Organizational skills and attention to detail.
Computer/clerical skills for preparation of reports
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