St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is an independent Episcopal day school serving Twos through Eighth Grade. Combining progressive education with the Episcopal educational traditions of respect, responsibility,honesty and kindness, we prepare students for success. Our goal is to educate the whole student, not only the student’s intellect, but also his or her social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.The Preschool through Fourth Grade music teacher should beexperienced teaching?in a progressive learning environmentand will be responsible for teaching the fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills.?The instructor will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned musical experiences which include listening, singing, moving to music, and the playing of instruments.
Responsibilities and Expectations:(To be further refined per COVID-19 guidelines and regulations**):
Develops curricula and implements lessons that incorporate a range of learning approaches to both support and challenge diverse learners to reach their fullest potential
Cultivates a lifelong love of learning and music
Plans and?executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that instruction and?rehearsal?can be accomplished within the allotted time
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, from various cultures and are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of Preschool-Fourth Gradestudents
Maintains care and responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse
Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group. Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress
Leads community performances – i.e. Weekly Morning Meeting, Halloween themed parade, “Winter Concert”, “Kindergarten Crowning”
Teaches music to Preschool-4th grade students in a place-based setting and virtually with a primary focus on singing, movement, and recorder**
Develops individual musical skills of students patiently and enthusiastically in place and virtually
Selects appropriate music and instructional aides to enhance student learning
Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music
Cooperates with administration and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies and seasonal programs
Collaborates with other specialist teachers to coordinate music activities as they relate to the broader life of the school
Keeps anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive reports
Fulfills duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Records and shares ongoing parent communication
Attends weekly faculty meetings
Is committed to School-wide initiatives and participates in School-wide professional development days and events
Attends to duties as assigned by the Division Director(s)
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in music education and will possess several years of experience in general music education.??The ideal candidate will also have experience utilizing differentiated instruction in an independent school environment and will have demonstrated ability to use technology successfully with in-place and virtual students.
About St. Anne's School of Annapolis
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis invests in the intellectual and spiritual promise of each student in a community that celebrates diversity and upholds the dignity of every human being.
We challenge students to think critically and creatively, to know themselves as learners, and to govern their lives with confidence, compassion and integrity.
St. Anne's School draws from its Episcopal tradition as an independent, co-educational school, serving students in Preschool through Eighth Grade.
Located in the charming, historic capital of Maryland, St. Anne's School employs a progressive educational philosophy that is focused on developing the exceptional academic, creative, and social and emotional skills students require to connect with and contribute to the world around them.