2023-2024 Art Teacher
The Lincoln Academy is a K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We currently offer K4 through 3rd grade and 6th through 10th grade. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Development and Career Exploration.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Development: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide The Lincoln Academy in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Exploration: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First - Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community - We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done - We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy - The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
Job Summary: The art teacher is the person responsible for teaching varying levels of art classes to scholars in elementary, middle, and high school. It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on scholar achievement, character and success beyond high school. TLA is a school where scholars and families are supported, while maintaining high expectations for all. The art teacher is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The art teacher will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the art teacher will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Teach art class to K4-8th grade scholars
Teach high school electives ranging from basic to advanced courses
Knowledge of course content to be taught in painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture
Develop appropriate curriculum to engage scholars and teach to the standards
Integrate career opportunities and experiences into the curriculum
Maintain lesson plans and instructional materials for scholars
Plan lessons on art and art history in accordance with learning objectives
Maintain scholar behavioral standards to ensure a safe, productive, and disciplined environment
Maintain scholar grading and attendance records
Evaluate scholar progress and ensure scholars complete daily assignments and progress toward completion of larger projects
Prepare the classroom for projects
Monitor inventory and sourcing of art supplies
Ensure the classroom is clean after each lesson
Collaborate with grade level teachers to integrate subject content, as appropriate
Differentiate learning opportunities as needed to meet unique scholar needs
Maintain displays and lead art integration projects
Support the Innovation Lab and learn how to use equipment
Develop and advise an Art Club
Assist in school supervision duties
Other duties as requested
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Adaptability in working with various age groups ranging from Kindergarten to high school
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Bachelor’s degree in education/arts
Experience teaching in an urban setting preferred
Art Education (DPI License #550)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Certification required annually before first day with scholars
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to observe classroom and school activities, mostly indoors. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 2 hours instructing staff or instructing a classroom of learners
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing for up to 2 hours at a time
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.