Elementary School Visual Arts Teacher
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking a candidate to fill a visual art (K-5) teaching position. Wisconsin certification desirable but not required. Experience with urban youth and the ability to utilize technology to engage and deepen learning for students are preferred. Coaching and other co-curricular assignments are available.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a K4-12 Christian School. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the world, a better place.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders. They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith.
We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by:
- Providing exceptional Christian based education
- Offering am uninterrupted K-12 educational experience
- Educating the whole child – mind, body and soul
- Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
- Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
- Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
- Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment
Reporting structures: Art Teachers will report to the building Principal
Programs at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy combine research-based best instructional practices while also acknowledging the social, emotional, and developmental needs of every student. Students learn best when they are engaged in genuine and authentic learning experiences that align with their evolving interests, inspiring their natural curiosities and empowering them for future success.
The art teacher will develop in each pupil interest and the ability for creative expression in visual terms; curate an understanding and appreciation of arts and aesthetics; discover and develop talents of pupils in creative arts; strengthen confidence, poise, and skills in art settings.
- Teach knowledge and skills in visual arts in K4-5 classes, including but not limited to drawing, painting, ceramics and art history.
- Organize and execute at least one art show of student work per year.
- Develop and drive, in partnership with the secondary art teachers, the pathway for art education and growth from kindergarten to 12th grade.
- Work cooperatively with other teachers in planning a balanced arts education program.
- Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of painting, drawing, ceramics and other arts.
- Incorporate elements of multi-cultural art experiences into the classroom such that students understand and appreciate the role of art in history and culture.
- Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible.
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the art education areas.
- Evaluate each pupil’s growth in art skills, knowledge, and appreciation for art.
- Select and requisitions supplies, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
- Maintain control of storage and use of the school-owned property.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
- Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
- Identify pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve attitude and learning problems.
- Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
- Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
- Perform other duties, from time to time as assigned by the supervisor.
A St. Augustine Preparatory Art Teacher will:
- Hold the primary responsibility for the social, emotional, and academic development of their students while acknowledging their individual needs and development.
- Ensure that all students receive a high-quality educational experience resulting in high student achievement.
- Serve as the cultural and spiritual model for their students, always interacting respectfully and striving to demonstrate God’s love to their students and families.
- Develop curriculum and instructional strategies to provide individualized and small group instruction by adapting the approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
- Use academic data to modify both whole and small-group instruction in order to best meet the needs of their students.
- Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records in a timely fashion in order to prepare progress reports.
- Identify pupil needs and make appropriate referrals; develop strategies for individual education plans as needed.
- Integrate technology and student learning styles into instruction.
- Work in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues, supervisors, students, parents/guardians, and community members.
- Maintain and improve professional skills by participating in building and department meetings/professional development (collaborative planning time teams, etc.), formal coursework, workshops, and seminars/in-services in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.
- Maintain positive and productive relationships, focused on collective problem-solving processes, in order to create, support, and sustain an environment conducive to optimal learning.
- A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Education a plus).
- Participating member of a local Church.
- Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization development; able to balance a focus on big-picture priorities while not losing sight of the annual goals and objectives.
- Team player committed to the St. Augustine Preparatory mission and model.
- Lastly and most importantly, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity. and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of St. Augustine Prep.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school’s Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.