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K - 5 Art Teacher: Torrey Pines Elementary School

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TPES Art Committee
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La Jolla, Ca
 art   teacher 
Category:Education / Training
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Part Time

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The Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation is accepting applications for a part-time K-5 Art Teacher.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and creative practicing artist who loves working with children. The ideal candidate will have excellent curriculum planning skills, and will create a program that enables students to gain a deep understanding of art, utilizing a wide range of art forms and media.

•Bachelors degree with Fine arts background preferred
•Experience or interest in teaching art to children
•Experienced in using diverse art media and studio processes
•Ability to work collaboratively with K-5 teachers
•Excellent teaching, communication and interpersonal skills
•Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States

Job Requirements:
•Develop curriculum based on California’s Content Standard, with clear program objectives
•Create lesson plans based off collaborative working relationship with core curriculum teachers
•Develop challenging and unique art projects with age-appropriate instructional methods
•Manage classroom environment effectively
•Motivate students to think about the subject critically and to actively participate in educational process
•Communicate learning objectives to students and parents
•Administer time effectively
•Create a positive and engaging environment for student learning and involvement
•Evaluate effectiveness of curriculum and adjust instruction and materials as appropriate
•Order, maintain and organize art supplies in supply room
•Mount and display children’s work though in-school exhibitions and community outreach events
•Plan and coordinate creation of art-work by students to be auctioned at annual fundraisers
•Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect and safety
•Demonstrate professionalism in working standards and relations with children and peers

To apply for this position please submit a resume, cover letter, the names of three references, and up to three work samples (images of artwork and/or lesson plans)

About Torrey Pines Elementary:
Torrey Pines Elementary is located upon a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California. We are part of a wonderful, close-knit, residential neighborhood. Many TPES students walk or ride their bikes to school.

TPES provides a rigorous academic environment for approximately 420 children in Grades K-5. Researched teaching methodologies are used to advance each student to his or her next level of success in all academic areas. Our mission is to provide an environment conducive to student learning where each child feels successful, achieves academically, and thinks critically. Administrators, teachers, parents, and the community work together to create and maintain a comprehensive curriculum based on student needs and state standards. The La Jolla YMCA is across the street from TPES and is an important partner in our extended childcare, sports enrichment, and P.E. programs.

An important part of our success is our parent involvement. TPES parents volunteer many hours to the school, helping with everything from reading to science to art. In addition, parents raise funds for curriculum support. Through the TPES Foundation, parents fund art, choral music, technology, and P.E programs. This means that we are able to include education in subject areas that we consider important but that are no longer fully funded by our state and federal governments.

Torrey Pines consistently performs at a very high level on state assessments of student achievement. Since 2008 Torrey Pines has ranked in the top three elementary schools in the school district and has maintained a statewide ranking and similar school ranking of 10 out of a possible 10.

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