Classroom Teacher - St. Louis City
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Music, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, High School Classroom Teacher
Job Location: St. Louis Public Schools
Beginning: Nov 26, 2021
Deadline: Jan 25, 2022**
Certificate: Music, Instrumental and Vocal
District: St. Louis City
St Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: 314-345-2379
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Job Description:
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Essential Functions
  • Accept and fulfill musical leadership responsibilities in the school and community 
  • Possess imagination and the ability to command the respect of students and to inspire and motivate students to develop their own emotions and aesthetic values 
  • Communicate effectively the philosophy and purpose of the music program to other school personnel and to the community 
  • Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aides stressing laboratory learning methods 
  • Demonstrates concepts using representations such as models, chalk board, overhead projector, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aides 
  • Design learning activities that will connect to the students' physical world, to other content areas, and to prior concepts 
  • Design learning activities that will allow students opportunities to communicate orally and written, with others 
  • Creates and maintains an inviting, stimulating instructional area with attractive student centered bulletin board displays, learning centers and projects consistent with the physical limitations of teaching area 
  • Supports the program of study, using a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media and technology 
  • Analyzes and uses appropriate data to guide instruction and develop assessments 
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of the principal 
  • Demonstrate an overall knowledge of one's discipline(s) that allows him/her to teach to the student's ability levels and learning styles 
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policies and administrative regulations 
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students 
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior 
  • Communicate expectations, criteria for assessment, student progress, and student strengths/weaknesses to parents and students 
  • Assesses students' special needs and collaborates with school services and community agencies to meet those needs 
  • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and ethics 
  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policies 
  • Perform other task as assigned 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Possess knowledge of district policies and mandates related to parent involvement, discipline and student achievement 
  • Possess willingness to interact on a personal level with parents 
  • Demonstrate organizational skills related to all Essential Functions listed above 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to create an effective Parent Resource Center 
  • Demonstrate patience and compassion with students, staff and parents in a variety of settings 
  • Develop trusting relationships with parents, teachers and students 
  • Work effectively on a team and with parents 
  • Work collaboratively with peers and others 
  • Possess knowledge of various cultures' values, behaviors, beliefs and traditions 
  • Possess strong and effective written and oral communication and presentation skills with all constituencies 
  • Passionate about improving public, urban education and driven to make a difference 
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem solving capabilities 
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education (required) 
  • Master’s Degree (preferred) 
  • Missouri Teaching Certification (required) 
If you are not currently fully certified, we would still love for you to apply! However, we ask that you provide very specific information and documentation so that we fully understand your progress towards certification:
  1. If you have applied for DESE certification but are awaiting the posting of your certificate: upload a copy/screenshot of your application submission in DESE to your application in the Attachments section
  2. If you are currently enrolled in a certification program, ask your university/program supervisor to write a letter to us that includes 1. what program you are enrolled in 2. how many certification courses you have remaining 3. what certification courses you have remaining 4. what exams you still need to take and 5. whether or not your university supervisor recommends you for a provisional or temporary license.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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