Art Teacher Grades PK-8

JOB TITLE: Art Teacher
DATE: 06/19
FUNCTIONAL AREA: Instructional Faculty
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Head of School
 
Summary
 
All employees of Princeton Friends School work to help the school fulfill its mission:
 
Drawing on a rich tradition of Quaker values and practices, Princeton Friends School is committed to creating a diverse, vibrant learning community in which young people engage their natural curiosity, discover and express their individual voices and gifts, acquire intellectual, physical, artistic, and life skills, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Princeton Friends both prepares students for the world that is and models possibilities for the society they will one day help to create.
 
Reporting to the Head of School, the Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and differentiated instruction for assigned students.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
 
In collaboration with colleagues, and under the supervision of the Head of School, the Teacher’s responsibilities include:
  • Design, plan and teach developmentally appropriate curriculum for assigned subject areas
  • Develop lessons and instructional materials that support individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the learning needs of assigned students
  • Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies
  • Provide learning opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking
  • Create and provide a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students learn cooperatively, and interact positively with one another
  • Model respectful interactions with students of diverse backgrounds while responding to their individualized needs
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers
  • Share samples of student work and communicate with parents regarding your class’s goals, major projects, and assessments on a regular basis
  • Provide feedback to students on assigned work in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate and useful records of individual student work and progress
  • Establish and adhere to agreed-upon systems for holding students responsible for their work, and communicate with students’ advisors and parents when a need arises
  • Continue to develop professionally by reflecting on teaching practice and actively participating in professional development opportunities within the Quaker and/or independent school community
  • Assist in student arrival and/or departure as well as transitions between class periods
  • Support colleagues through collaborative planning, curriculum development and peer observation during meetings and/or designated professional learning time
  • Provide regular communication to students and parents on academic progress and needs including class assignments, homework, assessments, performance progress and behavior
  • Write reports to parents on students’ academic progress, social growth and learning needs at designated times of the year and meet with parents as necessary
  • Perform assigned non-instructional duties and participate in the life of the school community
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Carroll, Incoming Head of School, at melissac@princetonfriendsschool.org. Only those candidates who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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