Teacher - Music Teacher (2022-2023 School Year)

Colonial School District

New Castle, Delaware

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Date Posted June 21, 2022
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
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Position: Music Teacher K-12
Location: Castle Hills & New Castle Elementary School
State Date: August 2022
Reports to: Principal
Compensation: Refer to current teacher salary scale on District website
Work Year: 10 months

To create and sustain an educational environment conducive to the fulfillment of the District’s Mission so that maximum positive impact on the education of children can be realized. A teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and delivering instruction based on the approved curriculum and Common Core State Standards to help students move towards academic proficiency.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
1. Must be eligible or hold State of Delaware Certification as an Music Teacher K-12
2. Bachelor’s degree or Master degree
3. Student Teaching
4. Proficient in Technology, Microsoft Office Applications, Children’s Educational
Software etc.
5. Demonstrates sensitivity to issues impacting various cultural, ethnic and
socioeconomic groups.
6. Show evidence of knowledge regarding practices known to be effective in
promoting student learning while shows evidence of knowledge while
increasing student achievement
7. Demonstrates understanding and ability to perform job related tasks.
8. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
9. Acceptable Criminal Background Report and no entries on Child Abuse Registry
in the State of Delaware.
10. Must be able to teach/serve students
11. Instrumental Music Instruction

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities related to the District. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Plans, rehearse and directs students and concert groups, with a choral focus
2. Demonstrate diverse music ability using a variety of instruments such as piano,
guitar, ukuleles, recorders, drums etc., in order to provide meaningful and
relevant instruction for students.
3. Delivers instruction based on the general education curriculum and core
State standards.
*Develops weekly lesson plans that contain all of the required components
*Delivers instruction utilizing appropriate resources, computers, audio-visual
aids, equipment, materials, technology and instructional strategies to supplement
instruction and presentations.
*Provides differentiated instruction based on the student’s individual level of
functioning and preferred learning modalities.
*Plans and supervises paraprofessionals, volunteers, class project, field trip,
visit by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guide students in
learning from those activities.
*Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction,
demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to
observe, question, and investigate.
4. Develops and implements a classroom management system
*Provides a positive role model of appropriate and respectful interactions
with students and staff.
*Develops teaches, and reviews clear and concise classroom rules, routines,
procedures and expectations.
*Follows the strategies and requirements for effective behavior management
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
5. Assesses students in assigned certification area
*Administers appropriate and required informal and formal assessments
based on student needs and State Regulations.
*Collects and interprets data and utilizes it to modify instruction, content
and to report progress to parents and the school district.
*Summarizes assessment results and provides information to other staff
members and administrators for IEP development and/or periodic reviews.
6. Designs and instructional program based on core curriculum and adapted
to meet individual needs
*Uses assessment and progress monitoring data, designated subject area
Curriculum as well as the Common Core State Standards, benchmarks
and eligible content (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) to develop
each student’s instructional program.
*Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring
extra help.
*Works with the IEP team (for identified students) or the Alternative
education review team to decide what specially designed instruction and
accommodations are needed for the student to be successful.
*Incorporates research-based programs and strategies into the instructional
program which includes Professional Learning Communities, Learning
Focused Solutions, and Response to Intervention.
7. Collaborates/communicates with related service providers, parents, and
school district staff
*Follows the appropriate protocols when questions, issues, and/or concerns
*Apprises all parties who have a legitimate educational interest in the student
of meetings, concerns, progress, and other issues.
*Confers with parents/guardians, teachers, school counselors, specialists,
and administrators to resolve student’s behavioral and academic problems.
* Establishes and maintains a cooperative and professional relationship with
peers, support staff, parents, administration, agency staff and school district
8. Complies with Federal, State and Local Regulations and Policies
*Accurately completes all required paperwork within the designated timelines
*Utilizes all available resource materials (i.e. Employee Handbook, District
website, Collaborative Agreement, Professional Code of Conduct, Administrative
procedures, school district board policies, etc) to complete required paperwork,
maintain professionalism and to avoid potential violations/noncompliance
*Cooperates with Federal, State andLocal Agency Personnel during Alternative
education and/or Special Education Compliance Monitoring and/or dispute
resolution activities.
9. Remains current in certification research instructional strategies and
*Attends in-seric programs, mandated trainings, andself-selected workshops,
conferences, courses etc.
*Reads journal articles, investigates internet resources and collaborates with
other professionals and/or mentors.
*Keeps certification current and active by monitoring status, including clock
hours, on the DEEDS website.
10. Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. This job inquires repetitive stooping, twisting and bending. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Why Apply in Colonial
When you apply, you will have:
  • The opportunity to teach with a very knowledgeable, high-achieving and fun school team.
  • An innovative and diverse work atmosphere.
  • The ability to grow and learn in a considerate, and open-minded culture with supportive school colleagues.
  • Access to new and exciting technologies to use in your classroom daily.
  • A competitive salary with generous benefit packages.
  • The opportunity to make an impact on the lives of students and families daily in Delaware.

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications may apply by completing and employment application at http://applitrack.com/colonial/onlineapp no later than 11:59 pm on the closing date. A resume and teaching certification are required for external candidates and for internal candidates resume is required.

Applicants needing special accommodations in the application process of this vacancy announcement may contact the Human Resources Division at (302)323-2712.

Note: Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

The Colonial School District is a family of more than 16 schools serving over 10,000 students in the New Castle, Delaware area. We are committed to hiring a diverse teaching staff to create warm, joyful, student-centered and welcoming schools. We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing Delaware and we are working to help solve this problem through the Power of We. The driving force around how Colonial operates, the Power of we is organized around four driving pillars:
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership & Learning
  • Innovation
  • Access & Opportunity

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As per the collective bargaining agreement between Colonial Education Association and Colonial School District, vacancies are posted between March 1 and July 31 so employees covered by this agreement may apply for vacancies in accordance with the application procedures stated on the publicized vacancy announcement.

Procedures: Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews and selection of candidates will begin once the posting has been active for five