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Fugees Family, Inc - Columbus, OH - Full time

Fugees Family, Inc - Columbus, OH - Full time


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Fugees Academy, Columbus Ohio is Hiring for the 2018-2019 School Year

Fugees Family Inc. in a non-profit organization that operates a year-round, tuition-free private school, Fugees Academy middle and high school for refugee students. Founded in 2006, the organization’s flagship Fugees Academy campus is in Clarkston, Georgia and currently serves 86 students. The school is in its eleventh year, and is SAIS and SACS accredited. Fugees Academy is the first school in the United States dedicated to refugee education. Working as a team both on and off the field, members of the Fugees Academy community strive to support each other while working to achieve individual goals. We believe that this team mind-set nurtures and prepares young adults who will be the next generation of international and community leaders. The core design principles of the school include an extended school day, a low teacher-student-ratio, interactive instruction, a comprehensive tutoring program, a soccer-focused athletic program, and intensive wrap-around support services for students and their families.

Fugees is replicating its strategic vision to new schools in other states, with its second school opening in Columbus, Ohio for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Fugees Academy - Columbus, Ohio

  • Fugees Academy Columbus will open in Columbus, Ohio in August 2018 and serve 56 co-ed sixth graders, adding one additional grade each year until grades 6-12 are at capacity
  • Fugees Academy, Columbus will be located in the Northland area of Columbus, OH
  • Like our flagship school in Clarkston, Georgia, Fugees Academy Columbus model will combine soccer with rigorous academic standards and wraparound services to help meet the needs of refugee children and their families

Fugees Academy – Columbus needs teachers who are innovative, passionate, able to take feedback, and willing to reflect, assess and alter their teaching to best meet the needs of our students. We are hiring three full-time and three part-time middle school teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

Open Positions:

  • 1 Full-time 6th grade English Teacher
  • 1 Full-time 6th grade Math Teacher
  • 1 Full-time 6th grade English/Math Teacher
  • 1 Part-time 6th grade Art Teacher
  • 1 Part-time 6th grade Music Teacher
  • 1 Part-time 6th grade Yoga Teacher

**Please note that “6th grade” is the age level of the students, NOT the instructional level, which is likely to be significantly lower.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably with students from low-income backgrounds and/or with students from a range of different ethnic and faith backgrounds
  • The ability to motivate and challenge students using creative, objective-focused lesson plans
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, and orderly classroom environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in subject area and demonstrated student achievement results
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • A belief that all students can learn at high levels and should be held to high academic standards
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students and families of different backgrounds
  • The ability to work effectively with colleagues as a positive, professional member of a team
  • BA required. MA preferred
  • Valid OH Teaching Certification
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required

Benefits and Salary: Salaries for these positions are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive health and dental package is included.

Start Date: August 1, 2018

Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Columbus, Ohio

How to Apply

Interested candidates should review our website www.fugeesfamily.org to ensure his or her professional goals and educational philosophy align with Fugees Academy. Please send two documents – 1) your resume and 2) responses to the questions found within the job posting on the Career Page of the Fugees Family website (www.fugeesfamily.org/careers) to Head of School, Luma Mufleh, at jobs@fugeesfamily.org. Be sure to indicate which position you are applying for. Candidates with less than two years of full-time teaching experience will not be considered. Email is the preferred mode of communication – no phone calls please.

The Fugees Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from those with refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds, women, and minorities.

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Fugees Academy is opening its second school opening in Columbus, Ohio for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

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