February 20, 2019 Secondary Teacher- Orchestra/Strings (1.0 FTE) Location to be Determined KEA Salary Schedule and Grade Scope of Responsibilities To create a flexible elementary or secondary music program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth to establish effective rapport with students motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary music education, in accordance with each student's ability and establish positive relationships with parents and with other staff members. Performance Responsibilities 1. Teach district-approved curriculum. 2. Plan and instruct assigned classes in designated locations and scheduled times. 3. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law, administrative regulations, and district procedures. 4. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. 5. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the provided location and the needs and capabilities of individuals and groups involved. 6. Communicate regularly with parents outside normal classroom schedule through newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc. 7. Establish and maintain reasonable behavior standards and procedures that align with school-wide plans to create an effective learning atmosphere. 8. Evaluate students' academic and social growth, maintains accurate records, and prepares progress reports. 9. Identify students' needs, makes appropriate referrals, and develops strategies for individual education plans. 10.Plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessional, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips. 11.Create an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays and exhibits of student’s work. Special Considerations for Art, Music and Drama: At each level (elementary, middle, and high school) special considerations exist for those teaching arts. Student work will be showcased with public and school “demonstrations”—displays for art and performances for music and drama. At all levels, teachers are expected to work cooperatively with other staff to integrate the arts into other subject areas. For elementary music, teachers will be expected to organize 1-2 public performances per year. They may be asked to provide music for special school events such as open houses and graduation. Teachers will also be expected to have their students participate in the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts. Teachers may be asked to work cooperatively with others on musical productions. They will be responsible for all instrument inventory as well as managing music libraries. Teachers will be expected to arrange for equipment set up for performances and work with their administrators on publicizing performances. Minimum Qualifications 1. Valid Michigan teaching certificate and a Music Education (JX or JQ) endorsement. 2. BS or BA degree with Music major. 3. Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication. Desirable Qualifications 1. Experience working in an urban setting. 2. Endorsed in one additional core subject area. 3. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents. Please apply online at www.kalamazoopublicschools.com. Kalamazoo Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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About Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kalamazoo Public Schools is a district of about 13,000 students, the largest school district in southwest Michigan and the second largest on the west side of the state. Since the Kalamazoo Promise was announced in 2005, giving free college tuition for KPS high school graduates, KPS has improved its schools in a whole host of ways. We have gained more than 2,100 students since the announcement of the Promise, more than 1,100 additionally in the last four years after the 1,000-student increase of the Promise's first year. We increased the number of kindergarten students in full-day kindergarten from 176 in 2007-2008 to 883 students in 2008-2009, to 944 students in 2009-2010. Full-day kindergarten provides an additional 370,000 instructional hours for kindergarten students in KPS.
We have added a dual-language school, El Sol Elementary, and a middle school alternative learning program. Prairie Ridge Elementary School, which opened in the fall of 2008, was the first new school built in Kalamazoo in 36 years. Prairie Ridge was awarded LEED Gold Certification, the first K-12 school in Michigan to receive this prestigious certification. Linden Grove Middle School, the second brand-new bu...ilding to open in the past several years, welcomed approximately 700 students on the opening day of the 2009-2010 school year.