Teacher-Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General, PK-8 (Long Term Substitute)(SY18-19)
The Mission Hill school is seeking a music teacher. Mission Hill is a Pilot school that is progressive, inclusive and runs democratically. All teachers are expected to see students as their own and to collaborate with colleagues in the best interest of students and their families.This position will entail working with students pre-k to grade 8, attending several weekly meetings with colleagues, planning guest presenters, teaching songs that are connected to our school wide curricular themes, and producing an annual concert. We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching students of all learning, physical, language and behavioral abilities. REPORTS TO: Principal/Headmaster RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach: Music in a K-8 setting CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess: Accountability for Student Achievement (II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice) Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession Communicating Content Knowledge (I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons) Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards Equitable & Effective Instruction (II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment) Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community Cultural Proficiency (II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment) Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected Parent/Family Engagement (III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement) Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning Professional Reflection & Collaboration (IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration) Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community. QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Music (All Levels). Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" according to NCLB. Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above. Education: Bachelors degree Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Experience teaching in urban schools. TERMS: BTU, Group I Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. "