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K-8th Grade Art Teacher

Company: Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
Location: Malden
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

About us:

Mystic Valley annually finds itself among the top public schools not only within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but in New England and throughout the nation.  Our students have attained the highest levels of success at the post-secondary level, a testament to the preparation they received from their time at Mystic Valley.  MVRCS is located just outside of Boston, known as the Hub of the Universe, due to the wide variety of institutions of higher education and cultural centers that call Boston home.  

The art teacher will provide a general overview of art throughout time and teach students how to express certain demonstrations of what they have been taught. The focus will be consistent with the Core Knowledge Sequence and relate to subject matter being taught in other areas of the curriculum.  He/she will consult with other professionals, consult and discuss issues with parents, will plan, deliver, and evaluate instructional outcomes, while conducting any research needed to perform the essential functions of the position.

Mystic Valley does not have an art room so this individual must be organized and keep their supplies neatly stored in different locations between the buildings close to the grade levels they will be instructing. An art teacher is expected to be punctual in their arrival to class, and to leave the classroom in an orderly and timely fashion.  He/she are requested to assist the students during the transition period from art to the next subject, offering them guidance and attention to assure an orderly transition.

He/she must also have the communication skills necessary to educate and inspire students and present lessons in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner while being comfortable as the authoritative presence in the room.

Additional duties: The individual will assist in exam proctoring and is expected to be available to students for extra help. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, lunchtime coverage, recess coverage, and coverage of additional classes when needed. He/she will be encouraged to support the school's co-curricular programs as well.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Specialty teacher are expected to be punctual in their arrival to class, and to leave the classroom in an orderly and timely fashion.  They are requested to assist the students during the transition period from Specials to the next subject, offering them guidance and attention to assure an orderly transition.
  • During a Specialty class, the Specialty teachers are responsible for all disciplinary measures, along with the assistance of the IA.  The Specialty teachers need to inform the Homeroom teachers of any disciplinary measures they have undertaken, such as a card change, etc.
  • The Specialty teachers are expected to practice mutual respect and collaborate successfully with their colleagues, in sharing the classroom.
  • Specialty teachers are expected to have their materials and resources organized, and in order for maximum efficiency and timeliness.  They are also asked to respect the resources of the homeroom teacher that are in the classroom board markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  •  Specialty teachers are also asked to keep up with the TAT/behavior charts.  As well, they are reminded to remember the 4 to 1 ratio regarding positive incentive, and motivation for good study habits, etc. Since Specials are subject to involve oral practice (speaking), building skills of comprehension (Spanish), listening to Music, and Art discussions, there are games, songs, and paired/group activities.  Thus there is sometimes an increased level of noise/talking, in comparison to other subjects.  Specialty teachers are requested to inform and explain this teaching method to all concerned, particularly to new teachers.

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Keywords: Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden , K-8th Grade Art Teacher, Other , Malden, Massachusetts

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