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Art Teacher

Company: King Abdullah Academy
Location: Herndon
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are an International Baccalaureate World school. King Abdullah Academy, is committed to student excellence, Arabic and English language development, college and career readiness, and nurturing and instilling the IB Learner Profile traits in our students enhanced with Islamic values. Our mission is to provide a caring, challenging and supportive learning environment where our students achieve their highest potential while exhibiting civic responsibility and multicultural appreciation. Our philosophy is aligned with KAA's Seven Core Principles, the core principles that support the mission and vision of King Abdullah Academy are designed to produce a system of outcomes, practices, structures, and assessments based in an environment of collaboration and respect. The following principles provide the basis for the Academy's IB World curriculum infused with Islamic values with a focus on Language Learning: 1. Students as self-directed, entrepreneurial learners 2. Teachers as designers and facilitators of innovative learning 3. Rigorous student-centered learning 4. Interdisciplinary learning and transdisciplinary themes as curriculum drivers 5. Competency-based learning 6. Learning grounded in the real-world and practical applications through service and action 7. Character building We are seeking a new Art Teacher to join our team. Your role will be to facilitate innovative learning through interest-based project teaching and learning, lead our growing team of dedicated students' success, and promote teacher retention and loyalty. As a member of the Art department, you will work with other teachers and report to our Art Department Chair. What You Will Do: Encourage students to be self-directed entrepreneurial learners Apply teaching practices that are grounded in the real world Foster Interdisciplinary learning, teaching, and instruction Build and maintain relationships with teachers and key personnel within our school community Conduct regular teaching reviews to ensure teachers are satisfied with their teaching and identify upsell/cross-sell opportunities Escalate and resolve areas of concern as raised by clients Job description The Art Teacher is a member of the Art Academic Team and will be responsible for the organization and implementation of the Arts program. The teacher will work alongside other team members to fulfill the school's vision for related aspects of the school's curriculum and ensure that changing social and cultural factors affecting the school's community are reflected in the policies and programs of the delegated area(s) of responsibility. The Art teacher also fosters a link between language and creativity, whilst making positive relationships between the school and all sectors of its community. Duties and Responsibilities The following is a list of typical duties for this position; employees may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below: Teach middle school and high school content, craft, and concepts in art, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and art history. Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art. Demonstrate techniques in most art forms and media. Understand the versatility of ceramics, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Be familiar with a variety of "masters" techniques and art movements. Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art. Provide differentiating teaching strategies to small groups to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual, intercultural, and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities. Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment. Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment, and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection. Evaluate each student's performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings and prepare progress reports. Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students' work for the school and the community. Plan fieldtrips to exhibits outside the school. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities and attend professional developments workshops provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities. Communicate with parents and school counselors on students' progress. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club. Collaboration with the whole Team. Using positive behavior management techniques; with consistently positive attitude enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, respect, and self-control. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Administration. What You Will Bring: Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant experience and the following credentials/skills: Bachelor's Degree Teaching Individualized Education Program Project Based Learning Technology Integration Behavior Management Lesson Planning Teacher Training Why You'll Love Us: We offer continuing professional development opportunities focusing on collaborative models of teaching and learning practices where students are at the Centre of the learning. Virginia or National Board certification is preferred, and our Administration supports teachers seeking endorsements. The academy warmly accepts applicants from a variety of backgrounds, and we celebrate our diverse community. The Academy endeavors to provide a caring, challenging, and supportive learning environment where students can achieve their highest potential while exhibiting civic responsibility and multicultural appreciation. Currently the academy hosts around 750 students. This academy Describes Its Culture as: Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative We unite around a common cause that brings the team together and ensures everyone is working toward the same goal. Diversity and inclusion are priorities for every aspect of our school. Our teams act on the passion to create a better world that will impact the lives of others. DEI Statement: We prioritize diversity and inclusion in our workplace as well as our hiring practices. We are committed to employing people from various backgrounds with unique perspectives and experiences. We recognize that input from all voices informs innovation and strengthens our school. EOE Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: King Abdullah Academy, Germantown , Art Teacher, Education / Teaching , Herndon, Maryland

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