Castilleja School is an all-girls school dedicated to excellence in educating young women and in cultivating young leaders. We offer an enriching, comprehensive and forward-looking Visual and Performing Arts curriculum to expose our students to a variety of artistic forms and techniques, and to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century by instilling creative confidence.
The Visual Arts teacher reports to the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and works closely with the other visual arts teachers and faculty within the program. The Art teacher is responsible for planning, developing, and collaborating with the arts team to create an art program for grades 6-10 that incorporates 2 dimensional skills, 3 dimensional skills, and working knowledge of art history. The teacher must be committed to the long-term growth of the program and be willing to explore an interdisciplinary focus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizes, constructs, and communicates lessons clearly, having a syllabus and purposeful plan for each course that is revised over time as the course and program develop
Collaborates with department colleagues, grade level colleagues, and department chair to deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards
Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied devices appropriate to the objectives of the course for evaluating and assessing student achievement
Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and the age of the students
Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments
Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
Continues professional development in both subject matter and methods of teaching
Responds to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively
Understands and is compassionate to adolescent realities
Treats students equitably, is sincerely interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs
Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning
Holds students accountable for their actions and their learning
Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these expectations clearly and regularly
Supports curriculum development at the school through committee participation
Actively engages in the life of the school as a student advisor and club mentor
Prior teaching experience required; school experience preferred
Master’s Degree in Art Education and/or Art teaching certification preferred
Committed to academic excellence, exceptional teaching, and providing a dynamic climate for lifelong learning
Demonstrated commitment to on-going professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy
Ability to pass state and federal fingerprinting and background check and provide a recent negative TB test or screening
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Castilleja School is a non-sectarian independent college preparatory school for young women located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1907 by Stanford University graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, the school has an enrollment of girls in grades six through twelve, and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Castilleja educates young women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community.