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Elementary Music Teacher 2023-2024

SUMMARY Elementary Teacher

Provides students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enables students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Develops and implements plans for curriculum program which provides for effective teaching strategies.
Develops, selects, and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students.
Presents the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, Board of Trustees policies, and administrative regulations.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student groups involved.
Discusses student’s academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents/guardians on a regular basis and in accordance with campus guidelines and procedures. 
Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the district's philosophy, goals, and curriculum objectives as outlined in the adopted course of study.
Participates in professional learning opportunities for campus faculty and staff.
Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, textbooks, and facilities.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for educational aide(s) and/or volunteer(s).
Maintains regular, on-time attendance.
Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for the continual improvement of the school's curriculum.
Encourages student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
Provides progress and interim reports as required.
Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities, as assigned, and may sponsor outside activities approved by the school.
Presents a positive role model that supports the mission of the school and district.
Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children.
Develops, in accordance with district and building guidelines, reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate discipline techniques which are consistently applied.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Communicates, orally and written, and interacts with students, parents, staff, and the community in a positive manner.
Maintains a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Uses acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Participates in the district's professional development program.
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
Demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
Keeps informed of and complies with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compiles, maintains, and files all required reports, records, and other documents.
Attends staff, department, and committee meetings as required.
Demonstrates and utilizes technology and audiovisual teaching aids to present subject matter to class.
Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results.
Assigns lessons, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations.
Teaches rules of conduct and social skills.
Counsels students with adjustment and academic problems and refers students to appropriate personnel, as needed.
Maintains grade records as required by school.
Maintains accurate attendance records and identifies chronic attendance problems that affect student learning.
Contacts parents when absences impact student achievement.
Coordinates class field trips.
Maintains order and discipline in classroom.
Maintains order on playground.
Maintains professional dress and grooming as outlined by campus/district guidelines. 
Maintains a positive attitude toward school and district when out in public.
Notifies supervisor of absence in advance, if possible, calls for substitute in a timely manner, and has appropriate lesson plans available when absent.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelor's degree.
Texas teaching certificate. 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, administration, staff, parents, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and carry (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to travel to multiple campuses, as assigned and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee may also be required to occasionally travel out-of-district for school functions and/or activities.

***(Out of state applicants will need to apply with Texas Education Agency to obtain a Texas certificate.)

Salary of $56,160 is based on the teacher starting salary approved by the board for the 2022-23 school year.