St. Gabriel's Catholic School is seeking a Lower School Music Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. SGCS is a co-educational independent Catholic school serving students from PreK 3-through 8th grade in Austin, Texas. The Lower School is comprised of Pre-Kindergarten 4th grade, and the Middle School houses grades 5-8. SGCS provides a challenging and enriched curriculum that allows graduates to achieve success in the high schools of their choice. Our teachers and staff must possess excellent oral and written skills with both colleagues and the community. The ideal candidate has experience with, and a passion for, PreK-8th grade students, has excellent classroom management skills, is creative, is an excellent team player, and has a willingness to develop expertise in social-emotional learning, project-based learning, STEM instruction, technology-rich, and differentiated instruction. SGCS is a 1:1 iPad school, thus teachers are expected to demonstrate meaningful skill with technology in order to create authentic learning experiences for their students.
This position includes the following essential functions and requirements:
Plan and implement approved music curriculum for students of all abilities, thereby promoting musical growth, and provide appropriate musical activities.
Provide instruction in instrumental pedagogy as well as musical concepts, music theory, music history and performance etiquette.
Knowledge of music pedagogy.
Knowledge of effective rehearsal techniques.
Effective classroom management skills.
Knowledge of administrative duties associated with the music program.
Ability to differentiate instruction.
Ability to integrate creative movement, dance, song, vocal technique, listening, pitched/non-pitched percussion, ensemble, music literacy, recorder skills, solfege, and multicultural approaches.
Kodaly training preferred but not required.
Kindermusik training or experience preferred but not required.
Interest in/experience with creating a Lower School Choir.
Ability to help coordinate Lower School and All School performances.
About St. Gabriel's Catholic School
St. Gabriel’s is accredited through the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School stands apart as a profoundly unique school and community. On our website, you will learn more about the ways St. Gabriel’s customizes the educational experience to match the skills and personality of each student, how we ask every constituency in our community to stretch themselves to their limit and then to go a little further, and how Christ lies at the center of all we do. In the happy faces of our students, you will see the results of high expectations and the joy that safety, affection, and a love of learning can bring.
Less obvious are the crucial relationships that make St. Gabriel’s possible. The rich partnership between faculty and parents not only produces better academic outcomes, but also models for our students the benefits of patience, generosity, and a shared commitment to excellence. We know learning is not a static transferral of ideas, but a dynamic process in which the teacher and student are collaborators and fellow travelers. Equally important is the special way our stu...dents care for one another. They are student leaders and have pride in their school and in each other. Every day I am surprised and inspired by these wonderful children. They are amazing!
I invite you to come see for yourself. Come walk our halls and spend time on our campus. Our buildings and grounds manifest our mission: welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant. You will see our students learning about themselves and the world around them through a potent mixture of technology, expertise, and creativity. Our campus is constantly humming with activity; you are always welcome!
A St. Gabriel’s Catholic School graduate is an accomplished scholar, a confident leader, and a compassionate friend. Yet there is more. Our graduates are grounded in faith and open to the call of God in their lives. They will make this world a better place.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, families, and students, welcome to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School!
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