As a secondary art teacher, this position will provide a compliment to the sciences and humanities. Art is a way to further develop a student’s understanding of different disciplines and expose them to a new and engaging area. Related Arts helps students develop as individuals as well as master the subjects they need to succeed. Art teachers instruct their students in the knowledge and usage of skills and techniques of artistic expression. They foster creativity and provide the tools and techniques for students to share and explore their imagination and self-expression. But teaching art is more than just art projects. Students also learn about art history, color theory, composition, and elements of design. This position will be responsible for developing lesson plans and then implementing those plans in the classroom. Related Arts teachers reach can extend outside the classroom by assisting with coaching sports, school clubs and other extracurricular activities. Related Arts teachers must develop their student’s unique talents and foster in them a passion for learning and growing. Emphasis in classroom on the Paideia Methodology and STEM focus. Collaborate with instructional teams and administrators to increase student learning and positive, nurturing environment.
- Manage classroom and implement school procedures; work with school leaders and administrators to initiate policies.
- Plan lessons and assign homework; grade students work and evaluate their ability to communicate with others and work in groups.
- Administer and grade test while staying current with state and local standards for subjects in related grades.
- Follow selected curriculum / development materials as selected by administrators and comply with local and state guidelines.
- Meet one on one with students to improve performance and address behavioral issues while working within the parameters of state and local requirements, and provide diagnostic feedback.
- Hold conferences with parents and guardians as needed.
- Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.
- Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in while meeting course and school-wide student performance goals.
- Participate in ongoing training sessions and professional development.
- Maintain gradebook and meet deadlines as directed by Power School Director and Administration.
- Write grant proposals to gain funding for further research.
- Create projects designed to enhance teaching subject material and Paideia.
- Stay abreast on current topics in education.
- Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans while utilizing various curriculum resources to include available public library resources.
- Manage student behavior in the classroom by applying approved disciplinary procedures.
- This position may have direct supervisory responsibility of volunteers or other Bridges staff.
- Oversight of school volunteers or student volunteers in the classroom setting may
The environment for this position is in a classroom setting that is clean and comfortable. It
may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The employee is in a
non-confined classroom type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. In
addition, the employee will travel via personal vehicle or public transportation to school
sites, workplace events, meetings, etc.
Equipment and Software Operation:
The incumbent in this position may operate any/all of the following equipment:
- Art related technology and equipment
- Computer, printer, telephone, cell phone, fax and related equipment
- Copy machine, Calculator
- Audio-visual equipment
- Microsoft Office, Excel Office, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Google / Docs or
- Power School
- Bachelor’s degree in specific area of education.
- Hold and maintain state certification in content area.
- AP certified is highly desirable for high school but not required.
- Master’s Degree preferred.
- Gifted and Talented endorsement preferred.
- Three to Five years teaching experience preferred but not required.
- Organized, capable and able to multitask.
- Highly confidential with student related material.
- Ability to deal with people effectively and establish and maintain effective working
relationships with students, parents and school personnel.
- A keen understanding of stakeholder relationship management, customer service,
- Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills.
- Ability to work both independently and in groups using good judgment and
- Superior interpersonal skills required.
- Background screenings and SLED check required.
- Valid South Carolina driver’s license, proof of auto insurance coverage if requested,
daily access to a personal vehicle.
- Occasionally the ability to work hours outside of a normal school workday.
- Familiarity with public education charter school helpful but not required.
- Professional demeanor and appearance a must.
- Student and employee information is confidential and you are required to maintain
that confidentiality at all times.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions of the job.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.
Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time
without notice. Bridges Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity.
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The Bridges Preparatory School mission is to provide students equal access to a high quality K-12 whole child education that maximizes academic excellence and strength of character in a student-centered learning environment created by a faculty of lifelong learners.
OUR MISSION: The Bridges Preparatory School (BPS) mission is to provide students equal access to a high quality K-12 whole child education that maximizes academic excellence and strength of character in a student-centered learning environment created by a faculty of lifelong learners.
OUR VISION: Our vision is to assist each child in developing his or her unique gift intellectually, physically, socially, and ethically through whole-child instruction in order to prepare students for college or career and ensure their ability to be productive citizens, serving community and readily competing in the ever-changing global society.