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Horizons Summer Lead Teacher - Full Time/TemporaryEDU

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Child Care and Youth Programs

Job ID: 269176

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? 

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Design and teach a high quality, project-based curriculum, engaging students in reading, writing, math and science throughout the six-week summer enrichment program. Lead Teachers are an integral part of the Horizons team, working with all of the other Lead Teachers, the Teacher Assistants, Instructional Assistant, Interns and volunteers.  The staff is supported by the Program and Site Directors. There will be a Lead Teacher, an Assistant Teacher and an Instructional Assistant or Intern in each classroom. The primary goal of Horizons is to reverse the trend of summer learning loss that adversely impacts the long-term success of students. The Lead Teacher will work with one class of fifteen students that range from 1st through 8th grade. The Lead Teacher will supervise a team that consists of a Teacher Assistant and an Instructional Assistant.


1. Assists with supervising Instructional Team: Assistant Teachers, Instructional Assistants and Interns, 
2. Assists instructional team developing curriculum in pre-planning meetings
3. Co-coordinates scheduling of educational presentations, weekly study and field trips, swimming lessons, and in-house enrichment sessions
4. Assists with student assessments
5. Establishes and maintains effective parent communication
6. Observes student's engagement, academically and socio-emotionally, to converse with instructional team regarding interventions and student-centered solutions
7. Supervises assistant teachers and instructional assistant and interns.
8. Interacts and works with KSU faculty and staff as needed regarding Horizons program
9. Design and implement project-based curriculum that included reading, writing, math and science to rising 1st through 8th grader
10. Plan, lead and facilitate fun, learning activities that challenge students, through community-building games, experiential learning opportunities, field trips, and family nights
11. Develop activities for three groups of students to be led by three adults in the classroom
12. Mentor the Teacher Assistants to understand data and learning goals for each student
13. Assist in the training, development and supervision of program staff, including assisting with sharing instructional strategies and student information

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia teaching certificate
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Experience teaching in a school setting
Experience designing curriculum in a child centered, risk-free environment for elementary age students

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Understanding and knowledge of the issues facing families living in assigned Counties
A strong passion for working with youth and strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of students

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Some travel to KSU may be required
Must provide own transportation. All travel to KSU campus and field trips are provided.

Knowledge of best practices for school enrichment programs

Strong desire for equity in education and helping make a difference in the lives of underserved students
Excellent communication and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and   
presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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