Secondary Music Teacher

West Bonner School District North Tip / Coeur d' Alene Music: Instrumental Secondary Full Time Posted 6M ago

About this job

TITLE: K-12 MUSIC/INSTRUMENTAL TEACHER

QUALIFICATIONS
Idaho teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements, such as Music K-12
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Building Principals

JOB SUMMARY
To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge of music styles, techniques, and history. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction
Prepare for assigned classes
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty that provide content in a logical and sequential manner
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
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
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
Display command of the subject matter
Budget class time effectively

Other Duties to Students
Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
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
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
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Subject-Specific Duties
Instruct pupils in music and instrumental music depending on grade level
Prepare participatory lesson plans and establish course goals
Demonstrate method and procedure to pupils
Observe and evaluate pupils' work to determine student progress and to make suggestions for improvement
Accompany pupils on field trips and to district concerts/ high school activities

Professional Contacts and Activities
Attend and participate in faculty meetings
Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis

Other
Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion
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
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
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.

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 08.02.02.022.03 Art (K-12 or 6-12)
IDAPA 08.02.02.120 Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

West Bonner 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.