Art Teacher

REPORTS TO

Principal

RESPONSIBILITIES

Classroom Functions
  • Instructs pupils in art, such as painting, sketching, designing, and sculpturing: Prepares lesson plans and establishes course goals.
  • Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.
  • Observes and evaluates pupils’ work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
  • May specialize in teaching one or more areas of art, such as illustration, art history, or commercial art.
  • May direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging of art exhibits.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive community displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, art gallery, art walk, etc.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
  • Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
  • Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.
  • Participates in faculty and/or district committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Performs other related work as required.
Student and Parent Partnership
  • Partner with all students and families through frequent communication, building trusting relationships, and embracing the knowledge parents have as their child’s first teacher.
  • Build authentic relationships with families beginning with home visits that form the foundation for frequent ongoing communications to support student success.
  • Engage with families on academic and behavioral goals and transparently share student progress so that both parents and teachers own each child’s successes and challenges.
Professional Culture
  • Commit to doing and being their best, and to growing their skills as professionals and as individuals
  • Attend all professional development meetings and opportunities that may exceed the regular school day hours of 7:30a-4:30p
  • Urgently and courageously takes actions in the best interest of students, even if they are new or unfamiliar
    • Meet all professional obligations and proactively communicate when changes come up
  • Exhibit a high level of honest and humble self-reflection owning good and bad outcomes
  • Effectively respond to and implement constructive feedback
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and contribute to positive staff culture
  • Collaborate with all staff members to ensure that all students have consistent and well-coordinated support
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A valid teaching credential or enroll in an accredited credentialing program during their first year
  • Agreement with the academic goals and philosophy of the Empower Community School
  • Commitment to accountability, including a rigorous student testing regime
  • Preferred: Prior experience in urban education

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Empower Schools of Alabama considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Empower Schools of Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law, in providing education services, activities, and programs.

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