The music teacher is an educational leader who guides the interests and directs the activities of students to facilitate their individual development. The teacher is responsible to the principal of the school for the implementation of the appropriate curriculum/program and for the instruction and guidance of students according to their individual needs and abilities. In programs where leadership for program implementation is assigned to a supervisor of instruction, the teacher is responsible to the supervisor for implementation of the district’s curriculum/program. As a representative of the school and the school district, the teacher cooperates with other members of the staff in enhancing the quality of the educational experiences provided for students. The music teacher recognizes the importance of cooperation between the school and the home and maintains open communication with parents.
a. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
b. Plans daily and long-term learning activities consistent with the district’s curriculum to meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
c. Conducts learning activities toward the achievement of curriculum goals and—in harmony with the goals—establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, etc.
d. Employs a variety of instructional methods and materials that are appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
e. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports and completes student records as required.
f. Assists administration in implementing policies and rules governing student conduct and develops and maintains reasonable and just rules for classroom behavior.
g. Assumes responsibility for the proper care of all books and other school property committed to their charge.
h. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
i. Participates in staff meetings and shares in the responsibility of serving on staff committees as required.
j. Participates in the school planning and placement team process, as required.
k. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.
l. Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both academic and behavioral progress of assigned students.
m. Schedules time so as to carry out the total responsibilities of the teaching position including: lesson planning, student and parent conferences, professional growth, and extra-curricular activities—where appropriate.
n. Uses technology as a teaching and learning tool.
o. Interprets the curriculum to encourage the musical growth of the students.
p. Confers with classroom teachers, principals, parents, and the supervisor for planning needs.
q. Gives special help to students when needed as time allows.
r. Assumes responsibility for ordering, receiving, storing, and inventory of supplies needs to carry out the music program.
s. Participates in curriculum planning and inservice workshops and helps formulate policies regarding the music curriculum.
t. Makes use of public relation techniques to keep the school and community informed about the program and music education in general.
u. Organizes and conducts performances for parents, schools, PTA’s, etc.
v. Prepares and submits appropriate annual budget requests in order to provide adequate materials for the program.
w. Performs such other duties as the principal/supervisor may find necessary to the efficient functioning of the school/program.
Qualifications: Must possess Connecticut certification #049
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- Completion of all online application pages
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- Uploaded Resume
- Uploaded Letters of Reference
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