The Global Village Project Inc., a small private school serving teenage refugee girls, seeks a head of school, a newly established position for the nonprofit with an enrollment of 30 students.
Candidates preferably should have a background in teaching English as a foreign language and a related master’s degree or doctorate. The appointment is for 11 months.
Rachel Stanley, the program coordinator of the fully-accredited school that is located in the Presbyterian Church in downtown Decatur, told Global Atlanta the students come from a variety of countries including Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The school admits teenage survivors of war aged 13-17, who are motivated to learn and willing to work hard. Older students also may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Students attend at no charge and take courses in core academic subjects taught at the student’s level of understanding, with a focus on English reading and writing proficiency.
The school, which was started in 2009, has five part-time teachers providing courses in science, social studies, math, language arts and reading.
Nearly 100 volunteers serve as tutors and mentors, providing one-on-one tutoring help and support as the girls transition to high school and beyond.
The head of school is to be responsible for curriculum; staff, student and program assessment and school-sponsored programs as well as fund raising to meet the annual $300,000 budget.
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Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and letter to Head of School Search c/o Rachel Stanley, P.O. Box 2200, Decatur, Ga., 30031, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Head of School Search” in the subject line.
The search committee will review applications as they are received and continue until the position is filled.