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TCH- Elementary Elective Teacher - Art

Adams County School District 14
Commerce City, CO, US
  • Position Type:
    Teacher (Elementary)/Elementary Teacher
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Dupont Elementary School
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled


    JOB TITLE: Teacher, Elementary Elective FLSA STATUS: Exempt
    REPORTS TO: Campus Principal PAY GRADE: TCH
    LOCATION: Assigned Building DAYS: 188
    JOB ID & DATE: TCH-06 | May 2023

    Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the elective academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. All employees of the district are expected to act with integrity, support the organizational goals, utilize feedback to improve instructional performance, and commit to championing the needs of our students.

    Wellness Specific
    Using our district Social Emotional Learning curriculum, ReThink, the Wellness Teacher will support the social emotional learning and needs of students from kindergarten through fifth grade. They will also integrate specific skills as communicated by regular classroom teachers.

    Physical Education Specific
    Provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children.

    Music Education Specific
    Provide individualized music education instruction or services to children

    Art Education Specific
    Instructs pupils in art, such as painting, sketching, designing, and sculpturing; Prepares lesson plans and establishes course goals. Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.

    Education Level Details
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or
    General qualifications of a teacher as prescribed by the State Department of Education

    License / Certification Required
    Must possess or qualify for a Colorado teaching certificate with an elementary education endorsement or content specific area.

    Work Experience Required
    One year residency, student teaching, or classroom experience preferred.

    Other Skills and Abilities Required
    Knowledge of core academic subject assigned.
    Knowledgeable of state curriculum standards
    Bilingual Endorsement preferred.
    Regular attendance is essential.

    Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provision of the Board's policy on evaluation of professional personnel.


    Instructional Strategies
    • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual students. Design instructional activities which enhance the objectives, and which reflect an interdisciplinary/thematic approach to teaching.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by the district, board policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
    • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Uses technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.
    Student Growth and Development
    • Showcase the academic performance of students.
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
    • Be a positive role model for students; support the mission of the school district.
    Classroom Management and Organization
    • Create classroom environments conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct / student handbook.
    • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.
    Professional Growth and Development
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    • Comply with the Colorado Department of Education, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
    • Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
    • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
    Policy, Reports, and Law
    • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.
    • Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal and the Superintendent of Schools.
    Budget Responsibilities
    • Compile and maintain records of instructional materials and supplies.


    • Directly teach social and emotional skills, emotion regulation strategies, and conflict resolution skills to individual students and small groups.
    • Proactively identify ways to increase inclusion opportunities for students.
    • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to understand student needs, identify appropriate interventions, and modify curriculum for students as needed.
    • Gather and analyze data to monitor student progress towards goals.
    • As needed, meet with parents, counselors, and agency representatives regarding SEL or behavioral issues.
    Music Education
    • Create a love for music in every child.
    • Create a classroom atmosphere that is inviting, encouraging, welcoming and safe for every child.
    • Create an environment so that every child could not possibly imagine not singing for years to come.
    • Create performance independence in every child.
    • Reinforce sight-reading skills.
    • Work closely with campus administration, carefully select performances that are age appropriate and meet appropriate community standards. Literature selected for performance should be: Musically challenging at a developmentally appropriate level, Music lyrics should support Adams 14 and/or campus goals, create music performances that encourage full campus involvement and parent participation.
    • Create music performances that move smoothly and seamlessly with limited stoppages and little or no wasted time.
    Art Education
    • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history,
    • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art.
    • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting.
    • Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, monoprinting.
    • Understand a variety of "masters" techniques.
    • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art.
    • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique.
    • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual 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.
    • Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records.
    • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students' work for the school and the community.
    • May sponsor exhibits from outside the school.
    • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club.
    Physical Education
    • Prepare/set up gym prior to the first day of school.
    • Set up equipment prior to class.
    • Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    • Prepare and implement lesson plans, providing appropriate learning experiences for each student.
    • Establish and enforce rules of conduct; supervise students in the gymnasium and cafeteria, or outside on the blacktop or athletic fields.
    • Participate in school-wide behavioral programs, document student behavior and make necessary referrals.
    • Demonstrate skills being taught; assist students in performing skills.
    • Teach safety rules related to each activity.
    • Assess fitness levels; perform fitness testing twice a year.
    • Research, and order physical education and recess equipment.
    • Plan, organize, and coordinate field day; develop activities; set up for activities.
    • Monitor and evaluate student skill levels and outcomes.
    • Maintain student records following established procedures and practices.

    Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
    Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
    Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding, and use of mouse; occasional reaching
    Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 50 pounds)
    Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.
    Environment: Classroom, cafeteria, library, playground, or other campus location. Occasional travel. Must be able to teach from a remote location provided by the employee in the event of a declared emergency, temporary closure, or closure providing instruction.


    I understand the above statements are intended to describe major job functions of this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. The Superintendent or designee may assign additional duties when deemed appropriate. Special Funding: If my position is funded by grants, federal funding, or other special funding, I understand that my employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable my employment is subject to termination, non-renewal, or reassignment as applicable.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, ability, and physical demands required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

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