K-12 Music Teacher (Preference given to Orchestra certified)

Richard McKenna Charter School Southwest / Boise Music Not Applicable Full Time Posted 18D ago

About this job


K-12 Music Teacher (Orchestra/Strings)

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB GOALS: Ensure student learning through quality planning, classroom management, instruction, and assessment. Implement the course curriculum with fidelity. Demonstrate professionalism at all times.


Planning and Preparation. The teacher will:

• Demonstrate knowledge of content and content-related pedagogy, as well as prerequisite relationships.

• Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, skill levels, approaches to learning, and varied interests of the student age group that is being taught.

• Select appropriate instructional goals that reflect high expectations, clarity, diversity, and a balance of teaching/learning techniques and styles.

• Demonstrate awareness and use of available resources for both teachers and students.

• Plan structured learning activities that use a variety of materials and resources; a varied and appropriate grouping of students to engage them in meaningful learning.

• Assess student learning on a regular basis in a manner that is congruent to instructional goals and related to district and state standards.

• Collaborate with support services teams to develop and implement Individual Education Programs (IEPs).

Classroom Environment. The teacher will:

• Create an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom between teacher and students and students and their peers.

• Establish a culture of learning by conveying the value of the content and the importance of pride in work and by maintaining high expectations for learning for all students.

• Manage productive and appropriate grouping of students in a classroom, where the use of materials and time allow for smooth transitions from one instructional activity to another.

• Establish clear standards of conduct, monitor students’ behavior, and respond appropriately.

• Organize the physical space, furniture, and accessories in the classroom to accommodate safety and traffic flow and to maximize accessibility to learning resources.

• Implement and administer district and school policies and procedures governing student life and conduct.

Instruction. The teacher will:

• Provide instruction that teaches to district and state standards.

• Give directions and instructions that are clear to all students in both written and oral language that is grade appropriate.

• Use questioning techniques that provide for higher level thinking skills and discussion, with adequate wait time that allows for participation by all students.

• Engage students in learning by linking content to student experiences, allow activities for students’ exploration of content, and use appropriate grouping for explorations.

• Provide accurate, constructive, quality feedback to students in a timely manner.

• Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness by making adjustments to lessons to accommodate student needs, and use effective approaches to help students who are having difficulty in learning.

Professional Responsibilities. The teacher will:

• Assess current lessons for effectiveness, reflect, and look at ideas to try the next time.

• Maintain accurate records showing students’ completion of assignments, progress in learning, and non-instructional information.

• Communicate with families on instructional program goals and individual students’ performance and facilitate family engagement in the instructional program.

• Contribute to the school and district by participating in school projects, district committees, and assigned non-teaching duties.

• Lead and encourage colleagues and support staff and maintain cooperative relationships with administrators to establish a favorable working environment. Attend and constructively participate in staff meetings.

• Participate in opportunities for professional development.

• Show professionalism by demonstrating a commitment to professional standards in problem solving and decision making and by serving as an advocate for students.

• Seek supervisory and peer input on performance and respond to feedback in a cooperative manner.

• Actively participate in regular staff meetings, open sharing of data, and collaboration to answer the critical questions of a PLC.

• Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Education required

Bachelors Degree

Experience required

No experience required

Skills required

Communication, Computer Skills, people skills


Health, Dental Vision Insurance available

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Richard McKenna Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.