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The Learning Community seeks a full-time, dynamic Music Teacher to help our school build a new and lively music education program for students K-8. This is a unique leadership opportunity to grow a new music program in partnership with committed, creative colleagues. Candidates should have enthusiasm for designing and implementing curriculum, working with students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery, and maintaining a nurturing student-centered classroom.
The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 school with an 87% poverty rate, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students and families. We are committed to high standards, community and critical thinking, and we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
-Certification in teaching music education
-Successful teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school music classrooms
-Flexibility, energy and creativity
-Ability to collaborate across subject areas and grade levels
-Strong classroom management skills
-Interest in the entrepreneurial opportunity to create and guide a new program
-Diverse and creative range of musical experiences is preferred
-Spanish language skills a plus
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AS A TEAM MEMBER?
Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an extremely upbeat, proactive and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is excited to be here each day. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community. For an example of our culture, check out this short video: http://vimeo.com/21956036
Unique Opportunities for Career Growth: We are becoming known as a lab school where teachers who are interested in opening their classrooms to visiting learners or providing professional development services can do so for additional earned income. This is a unique aspect of our school and means our school community is always open and growing.
Excellent Compensation: Competitive salaries and full-time team members enjoy 95% coverage of health care insurance.
Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We are serious about proving that poverty is not a barrier to student success. We know that every student has an important story to tell and deserves to be heard.
Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional and behavioral needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.
A Strong, Diverse Team: There is high demand for positions at our school. Teachers feel respected and supported, and our attrition rate is very low. 80% of our teachers have graduate degrees.
Extensive Professional Development: Teachers receive ongoing, embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know.
For more information: www.thelearningcommunity.com
To apply please send resume and cover letter to:
Music/Mindy Farrow, The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave, Central Falls, RI 02863.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with Music in the subject line.
The Learning Community is an EEO/AA Employer. No phone calls, please.
The Learning Community
Central Falls, RI
The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave, Central Falls, RI 02863