The Preschool through Fourth Grade music teacher should be experienced teaching in a progressive learning environment and will be responsible for teaching the fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills. The instructor will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned musical experiences which include listening, singing, moving to music, and the playing of instruments.
Responsibilities and Expectations (to be further refined per COVID-19 guidelines and regulations*):
- Develops curricula and implements lessons that incorporate a range of learning approaches to both support and challenge diverse learners to reach their fullest potential
- Cultivates a lifelong love of learning and music
- Plans and executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that instruction and rehearsal can be accomplished within the allotted time
- Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, from various cultures and are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of Preschool-Fourth Grade students
- Maintains care and responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse
- Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group. Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress
- Leads community performances (i.e., Weekly Morning Meeting, Halloween-themed parade, Winter Concert, “Kindergarten Crowning”)
- Teaches music to Preschool-Fourth Grade students in a place-based setting and virtually with a primary focus on singing, movement, and recorder**
- Develops individual musical skills of students patiently and enthusiastically in place and virtually
- Selects appropriate music and instructional aides to enhance student learning
- Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music
- Cooperates with administration and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies and seasonal programs
- Leads grade sing-alongs and coordinating regular Lower School-wide performances and/or rehearsal-based assemblies**
- Collaborates with other specialist teachers to coordinate music activities as they relate to the broader life of the school
- Keeps anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive reports
- Fulfills duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Records and shares ongoing parent communication
- Attends weekly faculty meetings
- Is committed to School-wide initiatives and participates in School-wide professional development days and events
- Attends to duties as assigned by the Division Director(s)
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in music education and will possess several years of experience in general music education. The ideal candidate will also have experience utilizing differentiated instruction in an independent school environment and will have demonstrated ability to use technology successfully with in-place and virtual students.
St. Anne's School seeks inspiring, engaging, and encouraging on-campus substitute teachers to help serve the academic needs of our students in all grades (Twos through Eighth Grade) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Substitute teachers will be responsible for the direct supervision and instruction of students in the case of a teacher or instructional assistant absence and may serve in any other duties as assigned by division head including recess supervision, helping with lunches in classrooms, and assisting with carpool pick-up and drop-off. Guest Teachers are expected to comply with all building procedures, expectations, and schedules including, but not limited to, wearing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and maintaining social distancing. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience and hold an undergraduate degree in education or related field.
About St. Anne's School of Annapolis
St. Anne’s School is a two-year-old through Eighth Grade, co-educational, private Episcopal school located in scenic Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis is a lively, historic seaport city within close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Our school is distinguished as a leader in progressive, inquiry-based academic education, rooted in an intentional social-emotional learning program. Our program typically draws energetic and flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and find great value in collaborating and growing as teachers, mentors, and leaders. We are celebrated for our dynamic sense of community, our ability to be responsive and nimble as education itself transforms in this century, and for our commitment to cutting-edge practices in teaching and learning.
Approach and Methodologies
The strength of the school’s challenging academic program is based in our intentional social-emotional learning program, recognizing as central to our work key understandings about child development and brain development. We employ the tenets of the Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs holistically. Our core curricular approach is based on central-subject studies, the project approach and Reggio-inspired approach to learning, a balanced literacy/humanities workshop approach, robust foreign language instruction, and a rigorous, conceptual mathematics program. We are committed to vibrant arts, lab based science and engineering, thoughtful use of technology, and the relevance of mindful physical, nature-based, and outdoor education. We enjoy a strong commitment to service learning. As an Episcopal school, we promote and explore inclusive perspectives and embrace a commitment to anti-bias curriculum and diversity education in our teaching and learning practices.
St. Anne's School of Annapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or national origin in admissions, employment or educational policies. We value diversity and embrace the fundamental Episcopal belief in the dignity of each human being. We are committed to helping our school community understand and appreciate human differences and similarities.