Elementary Music Teacher

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ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER
 
Position Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to plan, develop, implement, and monitor the school's music education program (Pre-Kindergarten-Fifth Grade); facilitate student success and growth in music, academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district-approved curriculum; document teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; address specific educational needs of individual students by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
 
Essential Performance Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer music curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promote a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small-group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conduct individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensure effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensure that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially across the division and within the school to evaluate and assess curriculum and participate in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Select and requisition appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintain inventory records.
  • Supervise students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the day, including activities involving school transportation.
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
 
Equipment:
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.  Use Promethean Board.
 
Travel Requirements:
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of elementary curriculum and concepts, including all subject matters taught with a particular emphasis on music.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile:
  • Hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license in Music (Vocal/Choral) PreK-12
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in music education
Experience:
Successful prior teaching experience preferred.
 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
 

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

175 Mayfield Drive, Boydton, VA 23917
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,820 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.67

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

726

State Average: 801