Elementary Music Teacher
ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER
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.
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.
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. Use Promethean Board.
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.
- Hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license in Music (Vocal/Choral) PreK-12
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in music education
Successful prior teaching experience preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt