FTE: HOURS PER DAY: CONTRACT TYPE: ANTICIPATED START DATE: POSITION REQUIREMENT: PREFERRED ENDORSEMENT:
1.0 8 Continuing SY 2014-2015 Washington State Teaching Certificate or ability to obtain one.
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS:
One of Washington's premiere emerging charter schools, The Village Academy is seeking outstanding candidates to provide direct instruction in art, music, and the performing arts in grades kindergarten through eighth. Successful candidates will be adaptable and able to teach visual and kinesthetic learners, while placing an emphasis on character development, laughter and joy, and respect for all diversity.
Explain and demonstrate musical/ artistic techniques.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments.
Prepare and deliver instruction to students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 15 hours in Music, Art, and Drama or related field.
Five years of successful teaching experience.
Demonstrated ability to individualize and make use of techniques for teaching students of all ability levels. Assesses needs of students, prescribes and implements effective lessons to meet students’ needs through the use of appropriate and current instructional skills.
Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
Uses appropriate disciplinary procedures, establishes clear parameters for student behavior, responds properly when problems occur, and helps students toward self-discipline.
Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire. Develops favorable relationships with students; listens to, cares for, and works collaboratively with them.
Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources so that accomplishment and growth occurs.
Relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various disabilities.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and to solve problems; the possession of a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 is expected.
Aware of current educational developments and applications, works collaboratively with others; believes in the importance of education, and interested in the welfare of all students.
Uses democratic processes to work out problems in a supportive and understanding non-authoritarian manner.
Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.
Knowledge of effective teaching strategies related to the appropriate age of instruction. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a classroom setting.
Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Right Response or Mandt training.
Experience with visual/ hands on teaching methodologies.
Knowledge and understanding of FAPE, 504, and IDEA.