Aug 26, 2022

Elementary Music Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Fort Dodge, IA 50501, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Early Childhood -Elementary Music Teacher

Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher
FLSA Status: Exempt

In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family.

Job Summary

Fort Dodge Community School District is seeking a dynamic, energetic, K-5 General Music and Vocal Music Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. In addition to teaching music, this educator is responsible for leading two performances for student families. Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in music and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved fine arts curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment. Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers elementary school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Creates a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participate in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation, lunch and recess.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Reliable work attendance is required.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to elementary education.
  • License issued by Iowa BoEE for elementary teaching.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems, technology devices and software applications.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, [email protected], Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District's Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, [email protected], 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District's Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, [email protected], Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District's Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, [email protected], both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District's Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhit[email protected] The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or [email protected] Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Rev. 2/2022

Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

  • Position Type:Full-time
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
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Contact Information

  • Janina Denetelli
  • 109 North 25th Street
  • Fort Dodge,Iowa 50501
  • Phone: 515-576-1161
  • Email: click here

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