The Lower School Art Teacher Teacher has primary responsibility for his/her class. The Art Teacher Teacher reports to the Director of the Lower School and Chairman of Fine Arts.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Design and implement a studio based art program for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade that includes experiences in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Design and Fiber Arts.
Create projects that introduce and support skills needed for each of these disciplines across grade levels
Create projects that promote creative thinking and observational skills
Build foundation for reflection and critical thinking skills to develop visual literacy
Collaborate with Middle School Art Teacher to organize ongoing exhibitions of student work throughout the year
Collaborate with classroom teachers to implement art based field trips
Coordinate with art teachers in Middle and Upper School to promote continuum of Visual Arts learning experiences
Coordinate with classroom teachers and other specialists to encourage integration of their subjects as appropriate
Incorporate Lower School programmatic features such as Responsive Classroom and Investigations according to the expectations established by the Department Chairs and/or Director of the Lower School.
Differentiate instruction, as appropriate, to maximize the learning experience of all students.
Collaborate with Learning Specialists to support the learning of all students.
Build students’ confidence and self-esteem through positive participation opportunities in the classroom and the larger Lower School community.
Reinforce the understanding and development of our shared community values of honesty, compassion, responsibility and respect, as stated in the Husky Promise.
Provide parents with substantive information and feedback on student progress and classroom activity through written progress reports twice per year and a reasonable amount of correspondence and phone interaction, on an as-needed basis.
Keep appropriate and accurate records of discussions of student performance, and share with the Director of the Lower School, as appropriate.
Perform additional duties, as assigned by Director of the Lower School.
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About Flint Hill School
Flint Hill School (www.flinthill.org) is a K-12 coeducational day school enrolling 940 students and is situated on two beautiful and well-equipped campuses encompassing 50 acres in the heart of Fairfax County, just 15 miles west of Washington, DC. Founded in 1956, the school community is comprised of families representing more than ninety countries. Flint Hill, whose mascot is the husky, encourages collaboration, energy, activity and learning.