This position will teach band at Lander Valley High School (550 students, 9-12) and at Lander Middle School (450 students, 6-8). They will also prepare for and lead the LVHS Marching Band in the WHSAA Sanctioned Competition as well as direct the LVHS Pep Band during most basketball and football games. The candidate will also be required to prepare for and have students perform in assorted festivals and concerts at both the middle and high school level. The LVHS band has been a high-performing band, and it is supported strongly by the community and the parent-led Band Booster organization.
Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, a certificate issued by the Wyoming Teaching Standards Board with an endorsement as a K-12 music teacher. Experience teaching high school band and directing marching band is required. Other desired qualifications include: Ability to achieve excellence; history of leading high-quality, high performing marching and concert bands; ability to work well with secondary students; ability to work well with parents and the Band Booster organization; willingness to invest the energy in collaborating with other District music teachers to build a strong K-12 music program; creative; highly organized; energetic; sense of humor; enthusiastic; and good communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: This position has a start base of $45,150 (2019-20 salary schedule) with full benefits and an extra-duty stipend that includes: LMS $1,354, LVHS $7,224, plus 10 days extended contract for band camp @ daily rate of pay ($2,440 minimum).
About Fremont County School District #1
Fremont County School District #1 is located in the beautiful community of Lander, nestled along the eastern slope of the Wind River Mountains in west-central Wyoming. Lander is the county seat of Fremont County. The district encompasses a total land area of 3,147 square miles with a district census of 10,330 residents.
We serve the communities of Lander, Hudson, Jeffrey City, Atlantic City, and the surrounding area, including the Wind River Indian Reservation.
We are a district of about 1,800 students with approximately 73% white students, 12% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 6% multi-race, 1% Asian. About 36% of our students are on free and reduced lunch, and 11% of our students are identified as special education students.
The town of Lander has approximately 7,400 residents of which 90% are white. The average age of Lander residents is 40 years old with 26% holding a bachelor's degree or higher.
Fremont #1 offers a comprehensive educational program for kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is fully accredited by the Wyoming Department of Education and AdvancED (North Central). Our program is fueled by the energy of an active and informed Board of Trustees..., an experienced and dedicated staff, and interested and participating parents and community members. Our mission statement and our Strategic Plan goals drive our decision-making process.
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