LOWER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ATLANTA, GEORGIA Atlanta Classical Academy (“ACA”) is seeking a Lower School Principal in advance of its 2022-2023 academic year. JOB OVERVIEW Reporting to the Head of School, the Principal is responsible for the academic performance, culture, and discipline in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. Lead students and teachers in pursuit of the school’s Mission, Core Virtues, and Values; Serve as the principal teacher: select, develop, teach, and inspire the faculty; Build consistency and quality in the teaching of reading, writing, and spelling vis a vis an explicit phonics program; Build consistency and quality in the teaching of math, and find the optimal balance between conceptual learning, practice, and drill; Establish cohesive, age-appropriate executive function system to help students and teachers learn organization and study skills; Articulate and enforce age-appropriate standards and consistency in the following areas: homework type and amounts, grading standards, relative difficulty, expectations for communications with parents, timeliness of grade inputs, culture, discipline, decorum and emphasis on virtue, particularly self-government; Accelerate the learning and performance of less experienced teachers; Oversee and direct an academic plan that embraces and upholds the following key characteristics: The centrality of the Western tradition in the study of history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts; A rich and recurring examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, political, and historical traditions; The use of explicit phonics instruction leading to reading fluency, and the use of explicit grammar instruction leading to English language mastery; The teaching of Latin; The acknowledgement of objective standards of correctness, logic, beauty, weightiness, and truth intrinsic to the liberal arts; A school culture demanding moral virtue, decorum, respect, discipline, and studiousness among the students and faculty; A curriculum that is content-rich, balanced and strong across the four core disciplines of math, science, literature, and history; A faculty where well-educated and articulate teachers explicitly convey real knowledge to students using traditional teaching methods rather than "student-centered learning" methods; A school that uses technology effectively but without diminishing the faculty leadership that is crucial to academic achievement; Ensure the school meets academic requirements required by law and the Charter Agreement; Oversee the special education teachers and maintain compliance with federal IDEA requirements for students with disabilities; Cooperate with other members of the leadership and support teams; Manage professionally a broad base of constituents including employees, charter authorizers, philanthropic donors, the public, and students and their families.

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