School/Middle School Vocal Music Teacher
instruction aligned with the Grade Level Content Expectations and each
with grade-level members in planning curriculum, units, and classroom lessons
diversity of student needs and provide supplemental programming or instruction
effectively with parents as needed on the phone, through correspondence, or in
with curriculum frameworks for music/choral education and ability to integrate
other duties related to the role of
educator and as assigned
Job Description attached
possess a valid Michigan
Teaching Certificate; Music Education (JX) endorsement required.
meet NCLB Highly Qualified requirements
experience and/or training in teaching the High School Content Expectations as
Level Content Expectations and Michigan Music benchmarks
in the use of computers/technology in the teaching setting.
to collaborate with department and building staff
excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Enthusiasm, flexibility and dependability
Background or Skills:
to coach and/or be active in co-curricular activities
of child and adolescent growth and development
of varied and innovative delivery systems that promote and achieve high
of and ability to apply the following:
Level Content Expectations provided by MDE
to analyze assessment data to plan student intervention
integration to promote student learning
of Professional Learning Community concepts
LEA Master Agreement
27, 2012; 2012-2013 School Year
LOWELL AREA SCHOOLS
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
by: Chief Financial Officer
Adopted: July, 2011
Responsible for the
day-to-day planning, delivery and, record keeping of instruction to
students. Provide sound education for
students in order to develop a student’s cognitive capacity, respect for
learning, self-esteem, motivation and sense of civic responsibility. Responsible for implementing best practices
in order to increase student achievement and achieve the goals set out in the
district’s strategic plan.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBIITIES
following statement of duties and responsibilities is intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to
this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.
Actual duties, responsibilities, and frequency may vary based on assignment.
Teach the district approved curriculum and use district approved
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional lessons, with clear
objectives, that facilitate active learning experiences in line with the
district’s academic goals.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the
Prepare classroom for class activities and creates a classroom
environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest
of the students.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods
to meet students' varying needs, including appropriate referrals and strategies
for individual education plans.
Use relevant technology to support instruction.
Observe, encourage, monitor and evaluate student's performance and
Assign and grade class work, homework and tests.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and
Update and/or complete all necessary records and reports
accurately as required by state and federal laws, district policies and school
Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary
systems of the school.
Coordinate the work of teacher assistants, parents and volunteers
in various classroom settings as needed.
Participate in diagnoses of possible learning disabilities of a
Participate in department meetings, school meetings and parent
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues
and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching
resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and
May assist or directly provide medical assistance to
students or provide aid to sick or injured students.
appropriate professional development opportunities, conferences, workshops and
seminars as required.
with colleagues in the implementation of the curriculum to obtain the
developmental goals and student outcomes in the various K-12 curriculum areas.
special events held to recognize student achievement, and school sponsored
activities as necessary.
Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.
job is responsible for directly supervising the behavior and safety of students
while in a classroom or non-classroom setting.
Act as a resource for fellow teachers, parents and students by ensuring
a safe and nurturing environment for the children and by providing information
regarding children’s well-being, behavior and progress as needed.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
Valid State of Michigan
Teaching Certificate or alternative vocational certification
per State of Michigan.
Highly qualified in subject area being taught.
teaching certificate at all times.
driver’s license preferred.
SKILLS, and ABILITIES
a belief in education and a concern for children.
in-depth knowledge of content and pedagogy in instructional areas
Possess a high level of interpersonal skills such as
discretion, courtesy, integrity and flexibility to establish and maintain
effective and positive relationships with administrators, peers, students,
community members, constituent districts, and the general public.
Ability to be sensitive to and demonstrate respect for
a diverse population.
Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential
information in appropriate manner in all aspects of the position.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and work
independently and collaboratively producing quality work in a timely
to maintain a clean, neat, and orderly self-appearance at all times.
to maintain a reliable attendance record.
- Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and
comprehend general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, governmental regulations, and policy in order to plan and
perform job duties.
- Ability to write reports, general correspondence
and directed correspondence.
to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints
from students and/or parents.
excellent English written and oral communication skills, especially in
regards to vocabulary and grammar.
to utilize technology as a tool and resource.
and written fluency in second language may be preferred.
- Ability to calculate figures and amounts and
apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Ability to explain classroom, department and
district procedures and processes to parents and students when necessary.
to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of
- Ability to report job
related problems and concerns using appropriate channels in the
- Serve as a role model
for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible,
intelligent human beings.
to administer basic first aid, investigate medical concerns, and assist in
the implementation of proper blood borne pathogen clean-up procedures.
Ability to talk or hear,
stand, walk, or sit for extended periods with ability to occasionally reach
with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Ability to use hands, fingers
with high level of dexterity.
Ability to frequently lift
and/or move up to 15 pounds with ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to
good vision, with or without corrective lenses.
Frequent interaction with
staff, children, parents, vendors, and other community members and/or
Occasional duties to be
performed outside in a variety of Michigan
Occasional exposure to dust,
cleaning chemicals, pollens, and other common airborne irritants.
Noise level is usually
moderate to low, occasionally subject to above normal sounds.
The information described above is
representative of that which must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job
description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A)
and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individuals currently holding this
position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.