Application deadline : December 21st, 2020
Shadow teaching is a professional service offered to the school and family to better manage the needs of students who have more demanding learning and behavioral needs.
ACS Athens facilitates the process of helping parents find the right Shadow Teacher who is knowledgeable in the specific needs of the student and provides support in the inclusive classroom environment.
Shadow Teaching is a progressive form of assistance that acts as a resource for the school and the parent.
Shadow Teachers are employed by the families and assist in the communication and collaboration between all parties involved.
The ultimate goal of the Shadow Teacher is to guide the student towards independence in school. The Shadow Teacher helps provide the students with continuity in their classes, instills responsibility, fosters independence and encourages learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advocate for student’s needs
Attend meetings as necessary
Submit payment receipt monthly
Be knowledgeable of Agreement stipulations
Follow all school policies
Alert the teacher if student is not accessing the curriculum level
Communicate with OLP Specialist when further accommodations are necessary
Create materials, research strategies and interventions to support student needs
Be knowledgeable in student’s specific diagnosis / diagnoses
Assist the student to participate appropriately and meaningfully in class
Assist the student to stay focused
Assist the student to function in an environment where there are many distractions
Provide 1-1 teaching time to ensure review and practice of concepts
Be positive and encourage student to persevere
Assist student in maintaining self control
Maintain boundaries and set limits for students
Maintain boundaries and fine balance between home and school
Compose weekly Log Notes and submit by set deadline
Encourage student to ask for help from his / her teachers
Encourage student to build positive and mutually respective peer relationships
Provide student with breaks during the day so that he / she can regroup and concentrate better
Establish a transparent and effective line of communication between the student, family, educators, and professionals to provide optimal support throughout the school day
Other duties as necessary to support student’s individual needs
Display ethical and professional behavior
Be knowledgeable of ACS Athens’ philosophy, mission and vision
Bachelor’s and / or Master’s in Special Education, Psychology, Learning Differences, Educational Psychology
Appropriate certification / licensure
Strong understanding of differentiation and specific learning differences, behavioral / emotional differences and teaching writing and conceptualized mathematics
Native English language speaker
Understanding and knowledge in child / adolescent psychology and development
Strong communication, data analysis, leadership, and organizational skills
Strong technology skills (able to use MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Ability to develop and sustain positive working relationships with students, staff, parents and colleagues
Technology skills (able to use MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Currently contributing to US Social Security and FICA tax, if US citizen
Application Procedure :
To be considered for this vacancy, please complete this form and submit in English :
Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
Resume, which should contain applicable license / certification information and;
The contact information for three professional references.
Application deadline : December 21st, 2020
As applications are received, interviews will be scheduled for best fit candidates and please note the school may make final hiring decisions prior to the posted deadline.
ACS Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.
ACS Athens is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system's educational philosophy and HR goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.