Elementary Music Teacher

Posted a month ago
Position Areas



Idaho teaching certificate with an appropriate endorsement, such as Standard Elementary Certificate, Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate (K-3 only), or Generalist Endorsement (K-12)
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Building Principal

To provide an elementary education program to help pupils develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education.  To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.


Prepare for assigned classes 
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner 
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved 
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated 
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs 
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) 
Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments 
Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis 
Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing 
Display command of the subject matter 
Budget class time effectively 

Other Duties to Students
Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential 
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior 
Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms 
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students 
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities 

Elementary Education
Promote active learning using structured and unstructured activities that foster the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of young pupils 
Observe children in a variety of settings and evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills of pupils 
Maintain records of student progress toward the stated objectives of instruction 
Assist in facilitating smooth transitions from preschool, kindergarten, and early primary grades programs

Professional Contacts and Activities
Attend and participate in faculty meetings 
Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed 
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise 
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods 
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis 

Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules 
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications 
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education 
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned 
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with district policy and IDAPA

By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.  Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Legal Reference:    I.C. § 33-512        Governance of Schools
            I.C. § 33-513        Professional Personnel
            I.C. § 33-515        Issuance of Renewable Contracts
            I.C. § 33-1201        Certificate Required
            I.C. § 33-1210        Information on Past Job Performance
            IDAPA        Standard Elementary Certificate
IDAPA    Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate 
IDAPA        Generalist Endorsement (K-12)
    IDAPA    Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

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Vallivue School District

5207 S. Montana Ave. , Caldwell, ID 83607

At the following locations

East Canyon Elementary

18408 Northside Boulevard , Nampa, ID 83687