Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Continuing
Salary: $33,820.80 - $66,747.00
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Additional Information: Elementary General Music (and possibly Band) Itinerant Music Teacher, .60
FTE. Various locations. Assignment can change annually.
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JOB TITLE: MUSIC TEACHER
GROUP: HEA BASE CONTRACT DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Plus additional days as provided by the HEA bargaining agreement
SUMMARY: Teachers help students learn skills and develop attitudes and appreciations which will lead them toward the fulfillment of the District’s goals of education.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. We began a process to update the plan in Spring 2017, after reaching the target date set for most goals in the 2013-2017 strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from time to time by the Principal or designee. * Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area. * Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices. * Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content. * Establish immediate and long range objectives which are in accord with District and building curricula. * Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging. * Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly. * Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process. * Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent conference. * Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum, instruction, and interdisciplinary projects. * Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate. Highline Public Schools Music Teacher 2018 Page 1 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: MUSIC TEACHER * Provide lesson plans for guest teacher. * Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom. * Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner. * Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility. * Enforce rules throughout the school. * Demonstrate continued professional development. * Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner. * Participates in extra-curricular responsibilities. Other Functions * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current Washington State Teacher’s certificate with appropriate subject area endorsement(s)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: General, Choral, and/or Instrumental Music endorsement as appropriate. Demonstrated success in developing, achieving, and maintaining a high quality music program. Evidence of superior musicianship and technical knowledge of band instrumentation or in vocal repertoire and vocal techniques as appropriate. Experience in the use of digital technology in the music classroom or a strong desire to learn.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance. Hearing test performed by HSD audiologist within two weeks from hire date. Band teachers are required to wear district supplied hearing protection devices when teaching or directing.
KNOWLEDGE OF: National and Washington State Music Standards and Classroom-Based Performance Assessments. Current trends and practices in education. Instructional theory and its application. Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge. Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting. Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics. Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements. School board policies and procedures.
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Work collaboratively and plan with other staff members. Demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment to help students reach high learning standards. Use a variety of instructional strategies and methods appropriate for student learning needs. Work as a team member (leading and following) in a variety of settings. Use or learn to use digital technology in the music classroom. Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community. Highline Public Schools 002TCHMUSS Secondary School Music Teacher (Band) Page 2 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: MUSIC TEACHER Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software. Provide instructional leadership. Organize ideas, time, and materials to accomplish goals. Work independently with minimal supervision. Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality. Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom. Apply current trends and practices in education. Be fair and consistent with all students. Provide guidance and assistance to students. Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner; maintain regular attendance. Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee
EVALUATION: The teacher will be evaluated by the principal or designee based on performance of duties and responsibilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach above and below their shoulders and bend/twist at the waist. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Teachers are required to wear appropriate district issued hearing protection devices when directing band. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Consolidated descriptions and updated Context and Mission by Human Resources, 2018.04.19 Created by the Human Resources Department with input from Cultural Arts Specialist (TOSA), 2015.05.27 Highline Public Schools 002TCHMUSS Secondary School Music Teacher (Band) Page 3 of 4
JOB DESCRIPTION: MUSIC TEACHER Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121, firstname.lastname@example.org; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100, email@example.com; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, firstname.lastname@example.org Highline Public Schools 002TCHMUSS Secondary School Music Teacher (Band) Page 4 of 4