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Art Teacher
Growth Public Schools

Sacramento, CA

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Why Growth Public Schools?

We are seeking flexible, innovative, dynamic and committed educators to not only bring the best out of each and every student, but to be part of a movement to build a school for the future that changes the way school is done.

What makes us unique?

Our mission is to be a diverse, connected community of curious problem solvers, caring innovators and creative change makers that challenges students to take ownership of their learning and find their calling. Our vision is to prepare students to thrive in high school and for the changing, dynamic world of today and tomorrow.

Graduates will:

  • Model successful habits for life.
  • Excel at critical thinking and collaboration.
  • Constantly strive for excellence.
  • Be the builders, makers, entrepreneurs and artists who create stronger communities and change the world.

Every element of the school has been designed with the unwavering belief that our job is to help every student find their inner super hero. We believe that this done through a balanced learning approach which includes: 1) rigorous and engaging project based learning, 2) a commitment to non-academic skills and social emotional learning competencies, 3) personalized learning based on data and deep relationships with students.

Do you believe that…

  • Every child is a super hero?
  • Diversity improves outcomes for all?
  • Schools need to change in order to truly prepare our young people for the future?
  • All students can succeed in the right environment with the right support?
  • Learning should be authentic, creative, open-minded, and rigorous?
  • A culture of innovation, joy, and fun lead to the best outcomes for kids?
  • Strong relationships lead to powerful communities of learning?
  • Families are critical components to a thriving and successful school community?

Who You Are

We’re looking for someone with a remarkable capacity to connect with young children and a strong level of dedication, respect and compassion for students.

Great candidates also have:

  • A belief in the mission, vision, and values
  • A proven track record of working effectively with students and adults
  • Demonstrated desire to work with a diverse group of families and students
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated problem-solving skills
  • A good sense of humor
  • A passion for education reform
  • Have prior experience in establishing creative environments in which art is explored, discovered, and observed both in and out of the classroom
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education, with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership
  • A passion for art and learning

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead twice weekly Kindergarten and 1st grade art classes (approx. 25 students per class)
  • Build a classroom culture in which students love art
  • Engage students in the creative process and cultivate their talents, while deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design, and art history
  • Collaborate with other teachers to build a world-class art program, while cultivating a school environment that prioritizes aesthetics and makes learning visible to the community
  • Implement a sequential curriculum that can be built upon in subsequent years
  • Implement a clear classroom management strategy that holds kids accountable for their actions while offering multiple opportunities to feel successful and valued
  • Prepare students for 2-4 “Showcases” per year
  • Lead Explorations sessions as appropriate

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual art (or equivalent)
  • 1-3 years minimum experience working in educational setting with young children
  • Experience working with different types of communities
  • Involvement in Sacramento art scene preferred

4-6 hours per week during the 2017-18 academic year

The compensation for this role is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Deadline: 07-31-2017

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