Elementary School Drama Teacher

Electives & Specials • 2019-2020

Position Information

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking a candidate to fill a Drama (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.

Job Description

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.

School Vision: 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 and values.

School Mission:  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

Drama teachers will report to the building Principal

Position description

Programs at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy combines 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 drama teacher will develop in each pupil an understanding of the fundamental principles of drama; curate in each pupil an appreciation for the dramatic arts; discover and develop talents of pupils in drama and theater; strengthen confidence, poise, and skills in individual, small group, and large group drama settings.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in drama, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Directors, including drama performance class for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as high school dramatic literature and language arts classes.
  • Develop and drive the pathway for drama education and growth from kindergarten to 12th grade, including designing required and elective courses, as well as a schedule of performances.
  • Work cooperatively with other teachers in planning a balanced arts education program.
  • Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of dramatic performance.
  • Incorporate elements of multi-cultural drama experiences into the classroom such that students understand and appreciate the role of drama 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 drama education areas.
  • Evaluate each pupil’s growth in dramatic skills, knowledge, and appreciation for drama.
  • Select and requisitions costume, props, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Maintain control of storage and use of a school-owned property.
  • Work with the administrative team to maintain the drama program budget and ensure purchases and activities fall within the approved budget.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participate cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with school guidelines.
  • 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 as may, from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

A St. Augustine Preparatory Drama 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 in 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 important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity. and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of St. Augustine Prep.

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Non-Discriminatory Policy

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.


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