Summary: Responsible for teaching a comprehensive elementary music program and providing specific academic support to students and classroom teachers during thematic interdisciplinary investigations.
Create an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment.
Plan and implement instructional units which adhere to the New York State standards and the curriculum, mission and vision of the Charter School of Inquiry.
Develop and work with community partners to bring African and African-American and multicultural resources into the school in the arts including both vocal and instrumental music.
Collaborate with coaches and teachers to infuse music and rhythm into thematic and interdisciplinary investigations and learning.
Attend and participate in all professional development for instructional personnel including but not limited to professional development in a responsive classroom approach, literacy and inquiry-based instruction and African American culture infusion.
Assess and evaluate student progress.
Utilize formal and informal assessments to plan instructional program.
Work with Literacy and Inquiry Coaches to review student assessment data and create differentiated individual instruction plans for each student.
Collaborate with other faculty to meet program requirements of the Charter School of Inquiry.
Maintain open communication with parents, including monthly phone calls to each student’s parents or guardian.
Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning by following the responsive classroom and cooperative discipline models.
Perform other instructional duties, as deemed appropriate by the Head of School.
Adheres to all dress standards and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Valid New York State Teaching Certificate and/or NCLB “highly qualified” status
Teachers who are not certified must meet one or more of the criteria listed in section 2854(3) (a-1) of Education Law
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills; maintaining open communication and relating sensitively to others