Classroom Teacher - Derby Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Elementary Music/Band/Chorus #1582
Job Location: Irving School
Beginning: Aug 28, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Music, Pre-K-12 (049)
District: Derby Public Schools
Derby, CT 06418
Telephone: 203-446-3921
Job Description:
Irving School K-5

Seeking positive, high energy, collaborative music teacher to launch the school year.  
  • Preferred experience working with elementary school students.
  • Strong Classroom Management Skills
  • Experience with Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)
  • Experience with Chorus and Beginner Band Instruction
  • Provides basic vocal and instrumental instruction for a variety of musical styles for students in Grades K -5.
  • Introduces students to music concepts, such as harmony, beat, rhythm and pitch, as well as teach them how to read musical notes and symbols.
  • Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  • Utilizes technology to enhance curriculum
  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students.
  • Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.
  • 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.
  • Cooperation with Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies
FLSA Status: Exempt 
The Derby Board of Education (the “Board”) will not make employment decisions (including decisions related to hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, disciplinary action and termination) on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage, ancestry, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law (“Protected Class”), except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification. 

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