Art Teacher @ Pauline South Intermediate

  • 7035 SW Morrill Rd, Wakarusa, KS 66546, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 consists of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. With a current enrollment of more than 6,000 students, we are the 14th largest school district in the state. Presently, we have seven elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, two alternative learning centers, and an early childhood center. Our educators enjoy the benefits of an attractive salary schedule, health insurance, generous sick leave, tuition reimbursement, excellent retirement, and low teacher-to-student ratios. A mentoring program is available to those new to the profession.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

Job Title:  Teacher, Art, Elementary                                  

Reports To:  Principal

Summary 

Auburn-Washburn art educators demonstrate a commitment to learning for all students by maintaining organized, child-centered classrooms, by presenting content-rich and standards-based lessons and activities, by meeting individual needs through the use of assessments and data, and by using a variety of instructional strategies that are reflective of current best practices and research. 

The art teacher helps pupils develop an appreciation for art and the ability to creatively express themselves by using skills and techniques of artistic expression.

  • Teaches knowledge and skills in art (crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art)
  • Provides instruction by which pupils develop aesthetic concepts and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
  • Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling by using standard and teacher-prepared instructional aids
  • Instructs pupils in the proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to showcase pupils’ work
  • Sponsors exhibits outside the school
  • Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs
  • Communicates high expectations to all learners
  • Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns
  • Incorporates use of appropriate technology
  • Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
  • Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
  • Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support instructional goals and student needs
  • Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity, and flexibility
  • Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction
  • Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions
  • Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations
  • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
  • Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
  • Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
  • Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines
  • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior and applies appropriate consequences
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers
  • Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills
  • Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching
  • Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated
  • Demonstrates how subject matter is organized
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
  • Oversees assigned budgets
  • Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign

Supervises

Staff members designated by the Board of Education, superintendent, or immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment 

Salary and work year to be established by the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates/Licenses/Endorsements/Registrations

  • Kansas teaching license required
  • Required endorsements

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.  Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of variables.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Professional Conduct 

Employee is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct.  Breach of said professional conduct includes, but is not limited to:  neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to district policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff to meet demands from several people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Evaluation

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education policies.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.