Reports To: Building Principal
LCSD#2 has an immediate opening for a Secondary Art Teacher.
Our teachers provide quality direct and indirect instructional services to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning abilities. They plan, organize and implement appropriate daily instructional lessons in an environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential, while utilizing district prescribed curriculum in the assigned area(s). Teachers clarify goals, objectives, standards and benchmarks of lessons and assignments. They maintain detailed records of student performance, maintain classroom order and work as a team member to complete and submit all paperwork, documentation, and reports in a timely manner. Art teachers require a host of critical analysis skills, a working knowledge of art themes and media as they relate to history and the ability to convey art techniques to an array of students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Help students develop aesthetic awareness
- Teach students to use the creative process and problem-solving skills
- Guide students to search for innovative approaches to meet challenges
- Help students manipulate elements, media, and forms to convey messages about their thoughts and feelings
- Teach students about cultural innovations and influences on modern art and art theory
- Guide students to construct works of art using various media
- Teach students to express feelings and thoughts using words while considering a piece of art
- Teach students to express feelings and thoughts through the creative process to make a finished artistic product while considering a theme or criteria
- Help students connect art to other subjects, peoples, and the world by exposing students to a broader social, cultural and historical context through art
- Develop lesson plans which meet established school and national curriculum models
- Adapt and reassess lesson plans to meet specific student needs, comply with newly implemented guidelines or rules and to update relevant information, to include new developments in education
- Manage the diverse ability level of students by adapting the curriculum to fit individual student needs while maintaining overall class progress
- Utilize a variety of educational resources, instructional materials and technology to enhance the teaching and learning process in a competent and effective manner
- Assess and record student development, while identifying strengths and weaknesses in students
- Maintain a safe, respectful and positive learning environment, providing open communication with students, while promoting safety and compliance with school rules and guidelines
- Coordinate paraprofessional responsibilities and duties with SPED department and accommodate modifications according to student IEP
- Communicate with parents on a regular basis, providing student progress reports to include both positive and negative behaviors
- Attend and take part in all professional development activities, trainings and meetings
- Participate in professional activities, continuing education and professional development that enhance the mission and goals of the school/district and meeting district standards
- Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and ethics
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with emphasis in education and endorsement in art.
- Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries from parents, patrons or staff. Ability to prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct letters, memos and other written documents. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Computer Skills: Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, Google Suite, email, Chromebook applications, Smart Boards and standard office equipment.
- Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to work well with students with multiple ability levels and make modifications and/or accommodations for students in the regular classroom. Appropriately communicate with students, parents, District staff and members of the community. Establish a school climate which will prompt appropriate student behavior. Ability to exercise mature and professional judgment while teaching, dealing with others and working in a dynamic environment. Ability to be flexible, organized and take initiative. Exhibit a willingness to seek cooperative working relationships with district staff, participate in planned meetings and district trainings, as well as grow professionally. Maintain confidentiality of information concerning colleagues, students and parents.
- Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Wyoming Teaching Certification with applicable endorsements required. Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clear driving record. Must agree to and clear a background check.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is generally performed in a classroom setting, requiring the frequent use of communication equipment and computers. This position may require some travel around the District.
Performing the job duties of this position require the following physical demands: Some lifting, carrying,
bending, stooping, kneeling, standing and sitting. Need to have the visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer frequently.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The District may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job at any time as it deems advisable.