Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher, Visual/Performing Arts
The Early Childhood Art Specialist Teacher position is a part time position that entails shared planning of curriculum and instruction in art and drama for four and five year olds, as well as chorus for elementary age children, within a supportive working relationship with other teachers. The MP&MS “Teams of Teaching” model is designed to integrate disciplines and content by blending the skills, passions and talents of classroom teachers and specialists. Teachers work together to understand every student from multiple perspectives, and to use an integrated and interactive approach to learning. Teachers build meaningful bonds with students, maintain high academic standards and promote a love of learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide for the safety and well-being of all students at all times through the creation of a safe and secure environment in which students can grow both in autonomy and the ability to learn, work, and play together.
Design and implement programs in art, music and drama to actively engage students in making connections, solving problems, and thinking independently; develop and teach thematic units and daily lessons in the specified content area.
Create an inviting, organized and developmentally appropriate learning environment that reflects the learning objectives and subject of the class.
Teach to individual learning styles and intelligences and assess learning in a variety of ways.
Document student progress, prepare report cards (including narrative descriptions), participate with other teachers in collaborative student study team meetings and attend parent conferences as necessary.
Build relationships with the students in which each child feels understood, nurtured and challenged, and within which each child’s emerging identity is respected.
Create a relationship with parents to facilitate the exchange of information necessary to ensure the child’s progress, including verbal and written communication about the curriculum and program, and use of the website as a communication tool.
Create opportunities for children to become increasingly responsible for the many communities in which they live.
Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
Collaborate enthusiastically with a team of faculty, staff, administrators, and parents to nurture children both inside and outside the classroom
Pursue professional growth opportunities on an ongoing basis.