Classroom Teacher - Winchester Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Art
Job Title: Art Teacher
Job Location: Hinsdale School
Beginning: Aug 23, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Winchester Public Schools
Winsted, CT 06098
Telephone: 860-379-0706
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Job Description:
Position Purpose
To develop students' interest, abilities, talents, and skills for artistic expression and creativity in the visual arts, as well as aesthetic understanding and appreciation by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; developing lesson plans; modeling the necessary skills to performing assigned tasks; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers school art curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for art instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art to secondary pupils, following the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Provides instruction by which pupils develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art, art appreciation, and what constitutes art.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student skills and learning in artistic techniques and expression, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual students' needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and teacher-prepared instructional aids.
  • Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time.
  • Instructs pupils in proper care and use of tools and equipment used in art classes.
  • Evaluates each pupil's performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports.
  • Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit pupils' work for the school and the community. May sponsor exhibits from outside.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievements, and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Compensation - Work Schedule
Salary Range:   $43,277.00 - $91,696.00
Standard teacher work schedule as set forth in the Teachers' Union Contract.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current art instructional teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of art curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.

                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory, and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Requirements:
  • Must pass federal and local background checks;
  • Must have reliable transportation;
  • Must complete all pre-employment requirements before the start date;
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Certification:
  • [State] State Certification as an Art Teacher or as required for the position.
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Application Procedure: 
  • Apply Online Via our website:  www.winchesterschools.org to applitracks Upload your cover letter, resume, three recent reference letters, and certificate.
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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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