SY2024-2025 - Elementary School Band Teacher

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Berwyn North School District 98 is located in Berwyn, Illinois. The district has three elementary schools and one middle school and serves more than 2,500 students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Our district is committed to mutual respect and cultural diversity. We foster strong partnerships among students, school staff, families, and the community and empower students to solve problems, make decisions and apply technology so they can reach their full personal, academic and civic potential. We offer a Dual Language Program to ensure students are fluent in two languages, a STEAM Program, and 1-to-1 technology to prepare students for the future. 
Job Title: Elementary School Band Teacher
Classification: Classified
Accountability: Reports to Building-Level Administrators

Job Profile: The Elementary School Band Teacher plans, organizes and teaches band and general music to all elementary school students across the district. He/She/They instruct students, facilitate student learning, implement lesson plans according to established curriculum standards and requirements; serve as a resource concerning instrumental and general music instruction; instruct and train band students in musicianship and performance; oversee extracurricular band activities; monitor student progress, discipline as necessary, and perform other duties as required.
Specific Band Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, instruct and teach band and general music
  • Ensure lessons are modified to accommodate individual student differences; provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Recruit students to participate in band; establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in band
  • Manage all processes related to the cleaning, maintenance and storage of band equipment
  • Maintain inventory of all band equipment
  • Partner with school staff, administrators, parents, community, and district-level fine arts specialists to create awareness of band activities and performances
Essential Instructional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Instruct students as outlined in existing lesson plans
  • Establish positive, standards-based learning expectations for students
  • Maintain established routine of school and classroom procedures
  • Create a flexible class environment conducive to student learning and personal growth
  • Foster effective rapport with students; encourage self-discipline and responsibility; ensure fairness and exhibit an understanding and respect for students
  • Establish a safe, orderly environment and maintain reasonable rules of conduct in accordance with the District’s student discipline code in the classroom and on school grounds (including playgrounds, lunchrooms, hallways, etc.) 
  • Track attendance per school protocol
  • May coordinate and attend class field trips; may work in extracurricular and after-school activities
  • Communicate effectively with parents when needed
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Professional Educator License issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • Appropriate subject area content endorsement, if applicable
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the music and performing arts; must be willing to research and incorporate new philosophies, theories and practices pertinent to the field of music into already-existing themes and structures
  • Must understand the role music and performance play in achieving the mission of Berwyn North School District 98
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience working with children/adolescents
  • Passion for working with children/adolescents
  • Strong desire and commitment to educating Berwyn’s youth
  • Subject matter knowledge consistent with state certification requirements
  • Understanding of effective teaching principles and familiarity with contemporary best practices and strategies with regard to classroom management and behavior management
  • Ability to modify instruction based on student needs
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate with faculty and administrators to meet identified short- and long-term targets and execute an overall education program
  • Understanding of the complex physical, intellectual, and social-emotional needs of students
  • Ability to read, write, and speak proficiently in English; ability to interpret lesson plans, procedures and textbooks; ability to present information effectively and respond appropriately to questions and concerns from students, administrators and parents
  • Willingness/Ability to assist with the management of student misbehavior
  • Ability to lift 10-20 lbs

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to read, write, and speak proficiently in Spanish
  • Knowledge of peer mediation and conflict resolution techniques and the ability to apply these strategies in the classroom, lunchroom, or the playground

Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. 

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Berwyn North School District #98

6633 W. 16th Street , Berwyn, IL 60402

At the following locations

District Office

6633 W. 16th Street , Berwyn, IL 60402