Music Teacher

Whitepine Joint School District North Central / Lewiston Music Not Applicable Full Time Apply no later than 8/21/2024Posted 30D ago

About this job

TITLE: 6-12 SUBJECT AREA TEACHER
QUALIFICATIONS
1. Idaho teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s)
2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom
activities, and effective classroom management
3. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
4. Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
5. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
6. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
7. Work well with students, staff, and the public
8. Excellent organizational skills
9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
10. Able to work under deadlines
11. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Building Principal
JOB SUMMARY
To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the
best possible academic knowledge and skills. To promote academic, social, and citizenship
development through leadership and classroom supervision.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction
1. Prepare for assigned classes
2. Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty that provide content in a logical and
sequential manner
3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical
limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student
groups involved
4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
5. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
6. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans
(IEPs)
7. Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and
instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning,
and assessments
8. Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking
as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a
regular basis
9. Prepare students academically for district, state, and federal testing
10. Display command of the subject matter
11. Budget class time effectively
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Other Duties to Students
1. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
2. Establish and communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain
standards of classroom behavior
3. Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes
outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
4. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their
parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials,
and facilities
Professional Contacts and Activities
1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings
2. Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
3. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
4. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum,
objectives, and methods
5. Provide needed and requested information on a timely basis
Other
1. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
2. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law,
administrative rules, and Board policy
3. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by
attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations,
enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other
publications
4. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the
Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
5. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
6. Represent the school district in a positive manner
7. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
8. Perform other duties as assigned
EVALUATION
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance
with district policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law,
administrative rules, and Board policy.
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NOTE
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a
criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony
crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant
convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.
Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512
Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-513
Professional Personnel
I.C. § 33-515
Issuance of Renewable Contracts
I.C. § 33-1201
Certificate Required
I.C. § 33-1210
Information on Past Job Performance
IDAPA 08.02.02.022
Endorsements A-D
IDAPA 08.02.02.023
Endorsements E-L
IDAPA 08.02.02.0234
Endorsements M-Z
IDAPA 08.02.02.120
Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher
and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders
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Education required

Bachelor's Degree - required
Idaho Teaching Certificate or ability to obtain - required

Experience required

One year teaching preferred.

Skills required

K-12 music, chorus, theory, instrument experience preferred.

Benefits

Salary placement is dependent upon education and experience. In state and out-of-state teaching experience is credited when determining placement on the district salary schedule. The district salary schedule can be found in the Negotiated Agreement on our website: www.sd288.org/transparency

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Whitepine Joint School District 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.