Classroom Teacher - University City School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Middle School Art Teacher 2023-2024
Job Location: Brittany Woods Middle School
Beginning: Sep 13, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Art
District: University City School District
University City, MO 63130
Telephone: 314-290-4028
Job Description:
Position Summary:
To create an educational program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a quality education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; establish good relationships with parents and with other staff.

This highly effective and AMAZING teacher will:
  • Develop and administer curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promote a safe and conducive classroom environment for individualized and small-group instruction and student learning.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials that promote critical and creative thinking and analysis.
  • Developing instructional manuals to help students know the proper handling of computers.
  • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
  • Ensuring proper functioning of all computer equipment.
  • Develop pertinent sequential assignments that challenge students.
  • Work with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conduct individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Maintain familiarity with district and Missouri standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Continuously engage in professional learning for the elevation of curriculum delivery.
  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievements, and attendance as required by district procedures.
  • Welcome and encourage parental involvement and ensure effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Effectively engage students at high levels to encourage a focus on academics. 
• Teaches district approved curriculum and adheres to adopted Board of Education policies.
• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, staff and community.
• Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
• Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
• Learns and implements strategies to instruct students in higher level of learning.
• Uses technologies to enhance instruction.
• Must be able to effectively organize and prioritize work.
• Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
• Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
• Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
• Must be able to give and follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to work independently.
  • Requires valid Missouri teaching certificate for Art K-12.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment, Masters's degree preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of basic computer fundamentals and software like word processing.
Compensation: Commensurate on experience 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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