Fort Worth Academy is seeking a part time music and band teacher for grades 5-8.
Fort Worth Academy is recognized as a leader in progressive education for students in grades K-8. Founded in 1982, the Academy is home to more than 200 students engaged in an innovative approach to teaching and learning that moved the school to the national and international forefront of education. The Academy offers an experience expertly designed for the foundation years: kindergarten through grade eight. Small class sizes of no more than fifteen students ensure every child receives highly personalized attention. A diverse, welcoming environment inspires students to discover and pursue their own paths to excellence and a comprehensive curriculum offers challenges in academics, athletics, and the arts. As a result, the Academy’s graduates enter high school prepared to excel. They are self-aware, confident, and motivated. The Academy’s graduates are aggressively recruited by the area’s premier high schools and attend nationally-ranked colleges and universities.
Degree/Education: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in music education or preferably a master’s degree in music education or music performance and Kodaly certification.
Skills: Creative energy, patience, flexibility, and optimism are essential in providing a positive learning environment that is dedicated to cultivating the love of music in others. The candidate is responsible for general music, singing/vocal ensemble, and band instruction to 5-8th grade students. The music/band teacher is encouraged to develop programs and collaborate with other teachers, and is responsible for designing and directing annual musical performances and ensemble performances.
To apply for this position, all interested candidates should submit answers to the following questions along with a resume and letter of interest in order to be considered for the position.
How do you see your teaching style and philosophy complementing the mission and vision of Fort Worth Academy?
Describe a time in your life when you failed. How did you overcome the setback?
How does a growth-mindset impact one’s ability to overcome obstacles? Share your thoughts.
What are your experiences or thoughts on project-based learning?
What was the last book you read? Describe your thoughts on the book.
How would you describe yourself? Write your answer in a humorous or creative manner.
Please send your letter of interest, resume and answers to the above questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this position.