Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.
Charles Armstrong School seeks a full-time Art Teacher for grades 2-8.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for art and a love for working with students
who learn differently.
The ideal candidate will be energized by working collaboratively with colleagues, developing cross-curricular lessons, and supporting students in developing their strengths. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for teaching art, embrace the social/emotional wellness of students and their families and have a deep commitment to equity and inclusion.
Teach semester-long art classes, each class period is 45 minutes long. Elementary students (grades 2-5) attend class twice a week and 6th grade students attend class once per week.
Teach/co-teach quarterly elective art classes to middle school students (grades 6-8) during elective times (45 minute sessions, four times a week).
Lead recess art for lower school students (twice per week) and middle school students (once per week).
Plan and implement curriculum for art. Curriculum includes, but is not limited to, painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking.
Provide opportunities for students to explore issues of identity and culture through art.
Display art around campus, curate student art for various art contests, and for end of year art celebration.
Work with homeroom, math, social studies, and science teachers to integrate other subject areas into the art when possible.
Plan and conduct projects for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
Collaborate on art for yearbook, including front and back cover designs and inside art.
Manage art supplies, equipment, tools, and classroom, kiln, and storage space
Create a well-organized, safe, and student-centered room that reflects an art environment.
Implement Armstrong Best Teaching Practices.
Collaborate with co-teacher on quarterly and semester report card anecdotal.
Duties as assigned.
Charles Armstrong School offers:
Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
Professional development program
Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals
Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in Art, Art Education
Master’s degree or Teaching Credential preferred
Minimum 3 years as an art teacher working with similar aged students
Experience working with a wide range of materials & techniques in the visual arts
Experience working with students with learning differences and knowledge about differentiated instruction
Experience with Responsive Classroom preferred
In-depth knowledge and continued interest in current art education research, best practices and professional growth
Familiarity with the California Visual Arts Standards
Experience with social and emotional learning strategies
Knowledge of computer graphic art and ceramics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work on a team
Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner
Ability to form parent partnerships
Strong organizational skills
Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
Flexible and positive attitude
Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
Ability to design multi-sensory lessons that engage all learners
Ability to use and integrate technology for communication and classroom purposes
Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
Experience with technology integration in the classroom
About Charles Armstrong School
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 250 students serving grades 1-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.