Itinerant Elementary General Music/Band – Kent School District – Kent, WA

Kent School District

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This position is part of the KEA bargaining unit.
  • Appropriate Washington State certification with a general music endorsement required and must be on file prior to beginning work.

  • Major or minor in music education
  • Master’s degree in music
  • ELL endorsement
  • Experience working with elementary school students
  • Excellent technology skills and can use and incorporate computers/technology into curriculum
  • Candidate must have the ability to maintain and continue a tradition of music excellence
  • Candidate must have a proven commitment to an exemplary general music program, enthusiasm and skills necessary to maintain and continue to improve a high level music program
  • Ability and willingness to recruit and encourage participation from students from diverse backgrounds and levels
  • Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents, and colleagues
  • Must be a team player with excellent management and communication skills
  • Must be willing to share professional skills with other staff members
  • Must have experience with or willingness to participate in integrated programs and/or team teaching
  • Knowledge and/or training in balanced literacy, whole language/integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, assessment tools and techniques, EALRs, constructivist mathematics, inquiry based science and social studies, cooperative learning, student learning styles, positive discipline and multicultural education
  • Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
  • Desired teacher characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.

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