Classroom Teacher - Crossroads Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Art
Job Title: Middle School Art Teacher (2024 - 2025 School Year)
Job Location: Crossroads Charter Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Art
District: Crossroads Charter Schools
Kansas City, MO 64105
Telephone: 816-221-3191 EXT 334
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Job Description:
Job Description:  Middle School Art Teacher
Direct Supervisor:  Principal, or designee
School Summary:
At Crossroads Charter Schools, we…
  • Understand the significant difference between equity and equality. Every student deserves to receive what he/she needs to succeed (equity), not that every student receives the same amount of resources, instruction, attention, etc. (equality).
  • Develop school environments where all students are actively and meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction and authentic learning tasks.
  • Interrupt the “school to prison pipeline” – policies and practices that are directly and indirectly pushing the most at-risk students out of school and on a pathway to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
  • Engage families as partners in meaningful ways.
  • Build the capacity of diverse teams that are more reflective of our students.
  • Nurture an open, collaborative, and trusting environment because the work is enormous, deeply personal, emotional and often difficult. 
  • Engage in on-going job-embedded professional development through co-teaching and co-planning
Position Summary:
The primary responsibilities are to provide support in the instructional process by serving as a facilitator of learning, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing classroom and school issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding academic and social-emotional issues.  The ideal candidate has experience with the workshop model and project-based learning.  The teacher must be a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards. The teacher is a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel both academically and socially.  The teacher collaborates with staff to co-plan, co-deliver, and individualize instruction for all students in a class; work together creatively to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome instructional challenges constructively.  The teacher is a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards.
 
      Skills and Qualifications:
      • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education
      • Valid Missouri teaching certificate
      • Minimum 2 years experience teaching preferred
      • Ideal candidate will have experience with Choice-Based Art Education
      • Desire to continue professional development
      • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
      • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
      • An ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
      • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to perform tasks assigned
      • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and teachers in school environment and community.
      • Must pass extensive background check.
      • All applicants must apply on the Crossroads website at:  http://www.crossroadsschoolskc.org/careers

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

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