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K-8 School Music Teacher

Location:Ann Arbor, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Honey Creek Community School was founded in 1995 with support from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). Honey Creek has grown from a K-2 charter school with 33 students to a fully staffed K-8 charter school with 250 students and a lengthy waiting list of families eager to attend. Honey Creek Community School was founded out of the community and emphasizes and maintains our relationship and connection with the community. The response from the community to Honey Creek is overwhelmingly positive as evidenced by the strong participation of our parents in school activities. Our project based, thematic, integrated curriculum, small class sizes and strong student-teacher relationships illustrate our uniqueness as a charter school. Our effectiveness is demonstrated through strong academic performance and recognition from various accrediting agencies, including the Midwest Education Trust:
Duties:Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music to K-8 students.

Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.

Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each pupil.

Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.

Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.

Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss
or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.

Evaluates each pupilís musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individualís contribution to the performance of the group.

Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.

Creates and directs musical programs for two seasonal performances.

Communicates with parents and school staff on individual studentís progress.
Qualifications:Candidates must have a valid Teaching Certificate and meet qualifications for Music Education (JX) K-12.

This is a .8 FTE position.

Candidates must be qualified to teach K-5 General Music, Band, and Choir.

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