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Music Teacher SY 2020-2021- Parker, CO

Department: Instruction
Location: Parker, CO

Position Type: Full time Teaching Position

Campus: Parker, CO

About Leman Academy

Leman Academy of Excellence is an independently operated, tuition-free public classical charter school with open-admission policies. Many of the foundational principles for the educational philosophy of Leman Academy of Excellence have been formed and established by Dr. Kevin Leman, the founder of the school, who has often dreamed of launching a school and learning environment for young people that willingly engages and embraces parents in the educational process, highlighting the parent-teacher-scholar relationship to bring out the best in each and every child. The primary goal of Leman Academy is to prepare our scholars to become contributing members of society, future leaders, and powerful difference-makers in our world. How does this happen? Well… it starts with relationships, and our school is all about relationships.

The school’s three core values will drive the success of Leman Academy of Excellence, and fostering relationships is at the core of two of them. We view parent engagement at Leman Academy a critical piece to the success of our school. Research demonstrates that scholar learning and achievement is greater the more active a role the parent plays in the school. We will partner with our families knowing the significant role parents play for a child to reach their full potential in life.

Additionally, we will treat every young person worthy of our utmost attention and respect, and worthy of receiving a rich, generous, connected curriculum that respects each as a learner. Our teachers will greet their scholars at the door as they enter the classroom, letting the young people know on a daily basis that they are valued and cared for by their teacher. This goes back to relationships and creating a positive school culture, which ultimately promotes greater academic learning for all of our scholars.

Finally, by offering a rigorous classical educational program that significantly impacts scholar learning, we are providing our teachers with a clearly defined and incredibly effective pathway to academic excellence.

OUR MISSION

Leman Classical offers a rigorous, classical education based on the traditions of Western culture where all disciplines are interrelated allowing scholars the ability to think independently and critically. We purpose to partner with supportive parents, pursue excellence, provide a safe and challenging environment, and instill morals and values in order to produce tomorrow’s leaders today. Additional information can be found at lemanacademy.com.

General Job Description

The Music Teacher should be a vibrant individual that is distinguished by professionalism and experienced with the Orff, and/or Orff certified. The Music Teacher should have the ability to engage scholars, and provide an introduction to technical musical concepts such as beat, rhythm and pitch, expose scholars to musical scales, musical notation, the art of singing, different types of musical instruments and different styles of music, history of music, as well as introduction to the music of many legendary musicians and composers.

Line of Authority/Reports to: Teachers shall be directly responsible to the Principal and will work closely with the Professional Development team.

Works with: Vice Principal, Principal, Head of School's, Faculty, Department Heads, Office Staff, Health Services Coordinator, Families and Scholars of Leman Classical.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and passing scores on the appropriate Educator Proficiency Assessments -or- State Teaching Certificate.  

  • CBI Fingerprint Clearance  / Background and Criminal History Clearance.???????

  • First Aid and CPR Certification.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Classical curricula and learning -OR- a willingness and desire to learn the Classical model of education.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy and methodology -OR- a willingness to better understand Miss Mason’s educational philosophy and methodology.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Common Core Standards (Arizona College and Career Ready Standards) -OR- a willingness to learn such standards.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Galileo K-12 Online Instructional Improvement and Instructional Effectiveness System w/Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) -OR- a willingness to effectively understand the Galileo K-12 Online Instructional Improvement and Instructional Effectiveness System w/ATI.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Saxon Math program -OR- a willingness to gain a greater understanding of this unique approach to teaching math concepts and skills.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Shurley English language arts program that covers grammar and composition -OR- a willingness to learn this highly structured, teacher-scholar interactive approach to learning grammar and compositions.

  • Proven leadership ability promoting collaborative decision making.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to positively impact community, parents, scholars, administration, instructional staff and office support staff.

  • Strong commitment to supporting and safeguarding the principles of excellence in classical education.

  • Working knowledge of pedagogy, instructional methodology, curriculum development.

  • Ability to manage conflict resolution with an attitude of humility and service.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Data-Driven Instruction model -OR- a willingness to better understand and learn more of data-driven instruction and assessment decision making.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with scholars, parents, co-workers, vendors and build relationships.

  • Strong commitment to providing leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment.

  • Ability to operate office equipment as required on assignment; i.e. fax machine, copier, computer, etc.

  • Ability to lift boxes and packages of varying weights and move them to other locations.

Duties and Areas of Responsibility:

  • Establish and enforce rules and procedures for responsible behavior, maintaining order among the scholars for whom you are responsible.

  • Observe and evaluate scholars' academic performance, behavior, and social development.

  • Prepare materials and instructional resources for use in the classroom and class activities based on the classical model.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet scholars' varying needs and interests.

  • Plan and conduct scholar activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, questions, and work time that provides scholars with opportunities to observe, question, discover, and investigate in order to engage all scholars in learning rigorous academic content.

  • Instruct scholars using the whole class approach, small, leveled groups and individually using various teaching techniques and methods such as EEI, Direct Instruction, Socratic Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Discovery Learning.

  • Work with Special Education Instructor to help special needs scholars learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development.

  • Provide disabled scholars with assistive devices, supportive technology, and daily living skills.

  • Prepare and plan for use of ELL strategies to be used in an integrated grouped classroom under guidance of Principal and Administration.

  • Prepare and develop curriculum maps under guidance of Administration.

  • Establish clear objectives and identify standards to be taught for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to scholars/post objectives.

  • Assign and grade classwork and homework; implement and maintain scholar data books.

  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.

  • Prepare (in grade level teams), administer, and analyze (in grade level teams) scholar proficiency on common unit assessments in order to monitor scholar progress and scholar achievement.

  • Prepare, administer, and analyze formative assessments and assignments in order to monitor scholar progress and achievement.

  • Confer with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators in order to resolve scholars' behavioral and academic problems.

  • Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their child's academic progress and behavior (may need to help/guide parents with priorities for their child and any resource needs).

  • Maintain accurate and complete scholar records as required by the school and laws.

  • Prepare scholars for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

  • Guide and counsel scholars with social adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.

  • Prepare and implement interventions for scholars requiring extra help - IMPORTANT: Teacher Hours will be set-up to assist scholars struggling in the classroom.

  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and/or requirements of state and school.

  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing scholars.

  • Collaborate with other grade level faculty members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.

  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual scholar’s needs and progress.

  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

  • Prepare for assigned classes and submit weekly lesson plans.

  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.

  • Prepare reports on scholars and activities as required by administration

  • Instruct and monitor scholars in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games (when appropriate), arts and crafts, music, narration and storytelling.

  • Attend professional development meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional skills and competence.

  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide scholars in learning from those activities.

  • Organize and label materials, and display a rotation of scholars' work.

  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.

  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results with Administration to determine scholar strengths and areas of need.

  • Involve parent volunteers in classroom activities in order to facilitate involvement/engagement with parents.

  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.

  • Perform duties such as assisting in hall and cafeteria monitoring, and supervision of drop-off and pick-up of scholars.

  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, scholar organizations, and academic contests.

  • Maintain confidentiality per FERPA.

 Work Habits and Attitudes:

  • Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude.

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of drive to meet goals.

  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness.

  • Performs accurate work in a timely manner.

  • Meets deadlines and sets priorities.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.

  • Works well with minimum supervision.

  • Is dependable and accepts responsibility.

  • Shows sensitivity and tact in dealing with others.

  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism.

  • Cooperates with fellow workers and other departments.

  • Follows school policies and safety rules.

  • Demonstrates a professional appearance on a daily basis.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team player.

  • Embraces collaboration with other professionals.

  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.

  • Maintains a professional environment at all times.

 

Leman Classical is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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