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Art Teacher

Employer
Stamford Public Schools
Location
United States
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Position Type:
Art

Date Posted:
2/15/2023

Location:
Stamford, CT

Date Available:
2023-2024 School Year This posting is for a candidate pool for anticipated vacancies for the 2023-2024 school year. Please apply to all candidate pools that you are qualified for and interested in.

The filling of this position is based upon continued funding in the Board of Education budget.

Note: Teachers dually certified in TESOL, Bilingual Education or ESL, with experience in Sheltered Instruction or fluency in a language other than English, will be given preference for all Stamford Public School positions.

Job Description -
Art Teacher

General Statement:

A competent Art Teacher understands growth and development, demonstrates knowledge of what is to be taught and facility in the basic skills and helps students to develop positive self-concepts. The Art Teacher stimulates the independence of each student as a learner, effectively assesses student needs and progress, and plans instruction to achieve selected objectives, including those appropriate for exceptional students. The Art Teacher accomplishes these objectives through effective communication with students, parents and colleagues and through the use of appropriate techniques and materials in a positive climate where time, space and equipment are effectively organized for instruction. In addition, the Art Teacher meets professional responsibility for continuing growth and fosters cooperative involvement with parents and the community.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates facility in the skills of the reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the subject to be taught.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development as it related to the teaching-learning process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the American public school system.
  • Plans instruction to achieve selected objectives.
  • Effectively implements instructional plan and use appropriate instructional techniques.
  • Effectively communicates with students.
  • Helps students develop positive self-concepts.
  • Facilitates the independence of the student as learner.
  • Effectively organizes time, space, materials and equipment for instruction.
  • Effectively assesses student needs and progress.
  • Effectively meets the needs of exceptional students.
  • Establishes a positive learning environment.
  • Meets professional responsibilities.
  • Encourages and maintains the cooperative involvement and support of parents and the community.
Qualifications:
  • A valid Connecticut teacher certificate in Art (#042).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching the subject area(s) and/or instructional levels targeted.
  • Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and educational assisants.
  • Evidence of organizational ability and willingness to pursue tasks to successful completion.
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of and/or demonstrate the ability to learn and implement Operating Systems (i.e. Windows); Office suites (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Docs); Presentation Software (i.e. PowerPoint, Keynote); Spreadsheets (i.e. Excel, Google Spreadsheets); Communication and Collaboration tools (i.e. Skype); Accounting Software (i.e. QuickBooks); Student Information Systems (i.e. Naviance, Power School); or any other technology deemed relevant for this position.

Union:
Stamford Education Association (SEA)

Salary: $50,184 to $122,160
Step Placement is based on education and experience as outlined in Article 4 (D) of the SEA Contract.

Application Procedures:
Online application is required.

Internal Applicants: Please upload a cover letter (summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position) and resume as part of your Internal Application. In addition, be prepared to provide a two letters of reference to the interview committee.

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