Elementary Teacher - ART - 2018/2019 SY

Danbury Public Schools District Danbury, CT
Position Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate elementary art instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. This vacancy seeks a candidate with experience or expertise in the delivery of elementary art curriculum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work with a diverse population of students in an urban setting

* Plan, prepare and deliver engaging lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning

* Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction

* Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules, expectations and procedures

* Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies

* Establish and communicate learning targets for all learning activities

* Observe and evaluate student's performance and development

* Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments

Ability to:

* Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students in diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

* Commitment to the success of all children

* Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails

* Demonstrates success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed ability classroom and facilitating performance based learning

* Participate in professional development

* Other duties as assigned by the Principal

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Must possess or be eligible for Connecticut Art Education certification.

* Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to deliver elementary art content.

* Ability to relate successfully with staff, families and students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill levels.

* Demonstrated ability to implement differentiated instruction and build upon the strengths and challenges of a multi-cultural and multi-racial classroom/district.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please make sure to complete an application at http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us.