Elementary Art Teacher
This position has responsibility for designing significant learning experience in art for the individual child. These experiences include the development of the student’s perceptual and community skills through the use of visual art. The teacher is expected to understand and demonstrate effective student instruction and assessment to maximize educational achievement for all students, and work collaboratively to ensure a working and learning climate for all students that is safe, secure and respectful. Implementing strategies to reach the multiple intelligences of students through creative lessons is required.
The art teacher’s essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Demonstrating an understanding and mastery of central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline(s) taught, effectively transmitting this knowledge to students, and making the subject matter meaningful to students. Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to classical education and the vision, mission, and philosophy of the school, and consistently developing, fostering, and advancing these concepts in students. Developing a climate and culture of openness, fairness, mutual respect, kindness, support and inquiry. Engaging every student in grade level appropriate learning experiences that promote performance and intellectual and moral development. Listening and interacting effectively with students, parents, colleagues, leadership, and community members, respecting diverse perspectives. Demonstrating respect for students, colleagues, administrators, and parents. Modeling and reinforcing good judgment, prudence, virtue, self-discipline and responsibility. Working effectively with school colleagues, parents, and the community to support students’ learning and well-being. Providing professional leadership to establish a culture conducive to students’ learning and well-being, involving students in the development of a mission and goals that support the school’s goals and guide classroom decisions, and using data for continual improvement. Providing professional leadership to establish a culture conducive to intellectual and moral development, knowledge acquisition, thinking, analysis, and learning. Developing and implementing a strategic planning system including course, unit and lesson plans. Providing opportunities for students to demonstrate appropriate progress toward graduation expectations: knowledgeable, lifelong learner; responsible individual; effective communicator; problem solver; collaborative team worker, and self-directed learner. Providing students and parents with timely data for improvement in student achievement. Using formal and informal assessment strategies to determine whether students have achieved high standards and modifying instructional strategies as needed to maximize achievement. Understanding how students learn and providing learning opportunities that support intellectual, social, and personal development of diverse learners. Establishing and maintaining a safe and secure classroom environment. Managing student misconduct promptly and resolving conflict and crises effectively. Promoting both independent and collaborative work ethics. Developing and managing human resources within the classroom by maintaining a professional development plan and engaging in professional development activities, recognizing students and parents for contributions to goal achievement. Using teaching and learning strategies that reflect each student’s culture, learning styles, special needs, and socioeconomic background. Seeing resources necessary to achieve classroom and school goals, such as course materials that match the reading level of students. Using classroom processes that support effective teaching and learning to promote high student achievement, designing lessons to promote all students’ being engaged in learning all the time through such strategies as active learning, hands-on application, and teacher-student and student-student conversations about the learning. Using appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes. Demonstrating positive classroom results and trends. Performing other related duties as required.