Independence Mission Schools is looking for candidates who have a commitment to our mission, a growth mindset for themselves and students, experience in differentiating instruction based on comprehensive data analysis in order to meet each student’s needs, and a desire to work in a collaborative setting as an educational leader.
St. Thomas Aquinas located in South Philadelphia is looking for a part-time music teacher. We also have other part-time openings so this position can be combined to create full-time status with benefit eligibility. This position is responsible for instilling love and learning of music in pre-kindergarten through 8th Grade. The Music Teacher should have a strong understanding of evidence-based age-appropriate music education curriculum and instructional strategies, enthusiasm for innovative practices, willingness to participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team, and possess the ability to adapt activities in order to incorporate the diverse strengths of students.
The successful candidate will be a meticulous planner and dedicated individual whose objectives adhere to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), whose learning activities include the integration of 21st century technology and data-driven instruction using pedagogy that employs evidence-based best practices in the classroom.
The successful candidate should:
Demonstrate collegiality to integrate cross-curricular instruction and real-world problem solving skills
Skilled in their subject areas and be enthusiastic learners who apply skills learned through frequent subject and grade level teamwork and professional development
Model outstanding character traits according to the ethics, values, and philosophy of the Catholic teachings, and exhibit these traits through a positive classroom atmosphere
Lend their skills and interests to coaching and moderating of extra-curricular activities
Offer excellent communication and presentation skills as well as solid planning and organizational skills
Successful candidates must be able to clear all background checks as listed on Careers Page.
Bachelor Degree required; Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate appropriate content area preferred.
Applicants with a desire to work in an urban school setting are highly encouraged to apply.
For more information about St. Thomas Aquinas please visit: https://stthomasphila.org
To apply for this job please visit independencemission.tedk12.com.
Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.