Teacher Visual Arts Teacher
About Mott Hall Charter School:
Mott Hall Charter School (MHCS) is a small public middle school whose mission is to
prepare our scholars in mind, body, and character to succeed in top high schools, college, and careers by becoming inquisitive, open-minded, and compassionate citizens of the world. We accomplish this through a whole child approach including the International Baccalaureate Program, enhanced counseling and character development, 21 st century technology infusion, and our career and college readiness program.
We are a Professional Learning Community, where all teachers are supported by
experienced educators, and honored as professionals with leadership pathways to advance their careers. Our education program is grounded in evidence-based research of how students learn best. All teachers receive training in the following six components of Mott Hall’s 21st century approach to teaching:
1. Student-Centered methods of instruction
2. Effective classroom management approaches
3. The latest research in adolescent development and social emotional health
4. How to integrate literacy into lessons regardless of content area
5. How to use technology to accelerate student learning
6. How to use data to inform instruction and improve student outcomes
The art program at MHCS comprises both visual and performing arts. We seek to develop scholars’ imagination and skills as well as acquainting them with art principles, techniques and works of art of enduring importance. Scholars are encouraged to identify particular creative abilities and to master techniques appropriate to that form of expression. By making connections between art and ideas, our art program promotes the values of creativity and self-expression.
Responsibilities and Duties
The successful candidate will:
● Use the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme as the School’s
framework for teaching and learning.
● Maintain student process journals as per requirement for IB Arts.
● Employ progressive approaches to students’ social/emotional and character
● Implement the workshop model of instruction and use differentiated instructional
techniques to meet the interests, intelligences, abilities, and learning styles of
● Incorporate explicit reading and writing strategies in daily routines and classroom
● Implement components of the School’s college and career readiness program.
● Participate in collaborative planning in content-specific teams and interdisciplinary
teams and develop interdisciplinary, project-based units of study throughout the
● Integrate instructional technology into student learning activities.
● Use weekly formative assessment to provide on-going feedback to every student
and periodic summative assessment to measure student learning, develop
instructional plans to meet student needs, and administer follow-up assessment and
● Maintain reporting and planning documents including electronic/internet-based
formats for curriculum maps, unit plans, lesson plans, grade book, student
behavior, and assessment analysis.
● Lead educational field trips and service learning experiences.
● Attend parental engagement activities including parent/teacher conferences, open
houses, and maintain frequent communication with parents through a variety of
● New York State certification Grades K-6, 5-9, or 7-12 in appropriate subject area.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
● Our beginning compensation is 15% higher than New York City Department of
Education with bonuses for performance and longevity increases of 5% after 3, 6,
and 9 years and 10% after 14 and 19 years.
● Comprehensive health benefits and retirement plan with employer match of 3%
in year 1-5 and 5% in year 6 and beyond.
● Paid parking or metro card
● Signing incentive of $500 to welcome you to the team!
How to ApplyTo apply send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please add the subject area and your full name.
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