Oak Park Elementary School District 97

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Music Teacher

at Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Reference #: 1447

Job Description

Openings as of 3/25/2019

  • Music Teacher JobID: 1447
  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Washington Irving School

  • Date Available:
    2019 - 2020 school year

    Position Type:
    Music Teacher
    Date Available:
    2019 - 2020 school year
    • Applicable Professional Educator License required.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others
    • Ability to work and communicate with students in an appropriate professional manner.
    • Previous experience preferred


    Certified staff will be advocates for all learners, focus on academic achievement, and build on student successes by committing to continuous instructional improvement and providing an environment that supports the social development of all students.

    1. Planning and Preparation
    1a. Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy.
    1b. Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development, especially of characteristics of students/children in the age group assigned.
    1c. Set appropriate instructional goals.
    1d. Design coherent instruction based on district learning targets, the primary function of this position and student data.
    1e. Design formative and summative assessments that measure student performance based on established learning targets.
    1f. Demonstrate a basic understanding and knowledge of current technology, that is incorporated as a natural instructional tool, in constant use.
    1g. Assure that the students always have the appropriate supplies available to perform the tasks required in the various modules.

    2. Classroom Environment
    2a. Create an environment of respect and rapport.
    2b. Establish a culture for learning.
    2c. Manage classroom procedures.
    2d. Manage student behavior.
    2e. Organize the physical environment to promote learning.

    3. Instruction
    3a. Implement instruction planned in accordance with Section 1.
    3b. Communicate with students.
    3c. Use appropriate questioning and discussion techniques.
    3d. Engage students in learning.
    3e. Use assessment information to drive instructional decision making.
    3f. Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness.

    4. Professional Responsibilities
    4a. Reflect on teaching.
    4b. Maintain accurate records.
    4c. Communicate with families.
    4d. Participate in a professional learning community.
    4e. Grow and develop professionally.
    4f. Demonstrate professionalism in behavior and dress.
    4g. Attend meetings, serve on committees, and perform such other duties and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Principal or his/her designee in accordance with the labor agreement and the Board of Education.
    4h. Have regular attendance and infrequent absences.

    Internal and External candidates must apply online.

    About Oak Park:
    Oak Park is a vibrant and diverse community conveniently located just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago and was named one of the 20 Best Towns & Neighborhoods in Chicago & the Suburbs by Chicago Magazine. Oak Park is home to beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home and museum, an excellent school system, and many local shops, restaurants, and attractions.