• Making Magic in The Meadows
  • (317) 803-3182
  • October 18th, 2017
  • Art Teacher

    The Avondale Meadows Academy Located in one of Indianapolis’s most underserved communities, the Avondale Meadows Academy (AMA) is a tuition-free, K-5 public charter school currently in its fourth year in operation. We are diverse collection of families, educators and volunteers committed to equipping our students with the strongest possible preparation for success in Indianapolis’s most demanding, college-preparatory middle and high schools.

    AMA employs a rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned to state standards as well as the Core Knowledge scope and sequence of learning topics. Our teachers use a wide breath of effective instructional strategies, innovative tools and technology and a variety of services to challenge and support students to meet ambitious academic goals. We find creative, engaging ways to involve parents in our work helping students build not only their academic skills but also habits of curiosity, kindness, focus and persistence essential to college and life success.

    We benefit greatly from the collective knowledge and resources of a broad array of local leaders committed to “making magic in the Meadows,” the neighborhood we are working to transform through the power of great schools.

    The Position

    AMA is looking for a strong art teacher especially knowledgeable in the central concepts and history of music and its impact on our world. The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong, practicing artist; even more, he/she will be exceptionally skilled in helping young people explore and appreciate various kinds of art and its historical and cultural connections to our world. He/she will also find effective ways to help students develop upon their skills and confidence in artistic expression. Our art teacher will work closely with our Health/Phys. Ed and Music teachers in delivering a well-balanced, engaging “specials” program , rooted in our Core Knowledge curriculum and focused on helping all children become engaged, well-rounded learners.

    We also expect our Art Teacher to be a vibrant part of our school’s after-school enrichment program. Through programs during and after school, our Art Teacher will find creative ways to engage students with a special interest in art and allow these young people to delve further into various forms of artistic expression and improve their skills as young artists. On whole, teaching art at AMA offers one an especially exciting opportunity to contribute significantly to a school ’s program early in its development. It is also a chance to be part of an overall team committed to doing everything possible to ensure our students leave our school prepared for the most challenging, college-preparatory middle and high schools in the city of Indianapolis.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following qualifications:

    • A valid Indiana certification in area of elementary and/or art education
    • Experience working with children and helping them develop the skills, organization and discipline fundamental to school success
    • Strong command of the central principles of the Core Knowledge program as well as best practices in arts education
    • The instructional and management tools necessary to provide a diverse group of students at varying skill and confidence levels with a safe, supportive environment to grow and do their very best work
    • Experience and interest involving families (parents, grandparents and guardians) as well as the community in support of children’s academic and social development
    • Excellent writing and overall communication skills
    • A cooperative, energetic disposition and capacity to work in concert with one’s team
    • A deep interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment relentlessly focused on high standards and achieving ambitious goals for our young students
    • Leadership and initiative in addressing school-wide issues in order to continuously improve the overall quality of the AMA program

    To apply for this position, submit the following:

    • Letter of interest
    • Current resume and supporting materials
    • Transcripts
    • Copy of valid teaching license
    • At least three (3) professional references (including a former or current supervisor) along with three (3) letters of recommendation

    Start Date:

    July 21, 2014

    Search process will continue until suitable candidate is selected.

    If interested, submit material to:

    Avondale Meadows Academy
    c/o Kelly Herron, Principal
    3980 Meadows Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46205

    Questions of interest or clarification of this position should be directed to: Kelly Herron, Principal at kherron@teamcfaindy.org.

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