Employment


EmploymentPicThank you for your interest in employment with the Swift School. We invite you to share in the satisfaction of belonging to a community of teachers who are dedicated to preparing children with Dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to be successful in life.

Swift School teachers are leaders in their classrooms and communities. It is our top priority to recruit exceptional employees who are committed to educational excellence.

Whether you are just beginning your career in education or you are an experienced educator, Swift would like to hear from you.

Employment Inquiries

If you would like to inquire about employment, please send an email to employment@theswiftschool.org. Please include information about the type of employment opportunity you seek and attach a copy of your current resumé. As information is received it will be reviewed and filed for future reference. When an employment opportunity is available, qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of the Swift School administration to begin their candidacy process.


Employment Opportunities

Substitute Teacher

Swift School is an independent school serving grades 1-8 located in Roswell, GA, 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Serving a population of approximately 200 students, Swift’s mission is to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. Our core values include community, excellence, individuality, nurture, and potential. Our teachers are passionate about teaching children with learning differences. We recognize that each child is unique, and our teaching approach, time frame, and expected outcomes reflect the student’s individuality. Given that students have a variety of needs, our teachers and administrators often interact with external support professionals to ensure the best overall academic plan for each student

Teacher certification preferred.

Lead Lower Division Teacher, 2019-20 school year

Position Title: Lower Division Teacher
Supervisor: Division Director Position
Status: Full Time/10 Month/Exempt

Swift School is an independent school serving grades 1-8 located in Roswell, GA, 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Serving a population of approximately 200 students, Swift’s mission is to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. Our teachers are passionate about teaching children with learning differences. We recognize that each child is unique. Our teaching approach, time frame, and expected outcomes reflect the student’s individuality. Given that students have a variety of needs, our teachers and administrators often interact with external support professionals to ensure the best overall academic plan for each student. A Lower Division Lead Teacher is responsible for organizing and implementing the instructional program in order for students to achieve academic success in accordance with Swift School policies and mission.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher required in education or related field of study
  • A minimum of 2 years successful teaching experience in the field of language learning differences preferred
  • Knowledge of dyslexia
  • Teacher certification required
  • Experience teaching structured literacy (Orton-Gillingham Approach, Wilson)
  • Possess a professional growth mindset

Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan, prepare, and implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful and appropriate learning experiences
  • Implement research-based interventions that are based on relevant classroom data
  • Prepare and deliver student assessment data effectively in order to create an intervention plan that matches the student needs
  • Establish quarterly goals for student achievement
  • Integrate appropriate technology tools into classroom instructional activities and lessons
  • Modify and accommodate curriculum materials and deliver lessons to meet
    the student’s needs
  • Create a positive learning environment characterized by effective management of student behavior, positive interactions, and use of the Swift School Code of Conduct expectations and mission
  • Maintain effective and accurate records of communication and student data
  • Create and foster relationships, both orally and in writing, with all constituents of the school on a regular basis regarding learning outcomes, progress towards objectives and participation on learning activities as required by school policy
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance a positive and effective instructional environment and seek the support of the human resources available within the school
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with all constituents of the school
  • Participate in professional development opportunities offered by the school
  • Identify professional development objectives and actively seek opportunities for professional growth to meet objectives
  • Consistently meet professional obligations such as: completing the supervised practicum for Associate level of the Orton-Gillingham Association, meeting various deadlines, and honoring schedules
  • Serve the mission of Swift School as an ambassador and participate in community-building
  • Support the school and its leadership

Please submit cover letter and résumé to: rbattoglia@theswiftschool.org

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Drama Instructor, Grades 1-8, Part-time; 2019-20 school year

Position Title: Drama Instructor, Grades 1-8
Supervisor: Division Directors
Position Status: Part Time/10 Month/Exempt

Swift School is an independent school serving grades 1-8 located in Roswell, GA, 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Serving a population of approximately 200 students, Swift’s mission is to prepare students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. Our core values include community, excellence, individuality, nurture, and potential. Our teachers are passionate about teaching children with learning differences. We recognize that each child is unique, and our teaching approach, time frame, and expected outcomes reflect the student’s individuality. Given that students have a variety of needs, our teachers and administrators often interact with external support professionals to ensure the best overall academic plan for each student. A Drama Instructor encourages students to grow in their listening and speaking skills through speech, drama, and musical theater which may include dance, storytelling, or acting. The expectation is for the instructor to create a safe, engaging environment.

Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher (Education degree preferred)
  • Teaching experience in the field of language learning differences preferred

Qualifications:

  • Teaches skills in communicating and sustaining roles in formal and informal environments
  • Plans/executes a balanced program to reflect an understanding of group and individual student needs.
  • Organizes classes so that preparation and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  • Collaborates with Division Directors in creating programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs.
  • Knowledge of Dyslexia
  • Incorporates differentiated instruction utilizing multi-sensory techniques to engage students.
  • Utilizes questions and discussions that promote critical thinking.
  • Uses effective instructional strategies including assessment of student learning.
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Shares responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
  • Dedication to professional growth opportunities.
  • Serves the mission of Swift School as an ambassador and participates in community building.
  • Supports the school and its leadership.

Based on the Georgia Standards of Excellence, programming expectations include:

  • Vocal elements (e.g.inflection, pitch, volume, articulation) to communicate a character’s thoughts, emotions, and actions.
  • Body and movement to communicate a character’s thoughts and emotions.
  • Collaboration and performances to present to an audience.
  • Creating and performing characters based on imagination.
  • Identifying and exploring character choices and relationships in a variety of dramatic forms
    (e.g.narrated story, pantomime, puppetry, dramatic play).

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Working at Swift

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Swift School accepts applications year round for all teacher, instructional aide and substitute teacher positions. While Swift School teachers have significant training and experience in teaching children with language learning differences, we consider all applicants for placement. Salaries are adjusted commensurate with experience. Swift School offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance and a 403(b) plan.


Professional Development

Continuing education and training for our teachers is a priority. Swift School offers all employees multiple professional development opportunities to expand their knowledge as educators and enhance their role as ambassadors.

It is the policy of the Swift School not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.