Charles R. Drew Charter School
School Overview: Charles R. Drew Charter School opened in 2000 as Atlanta’s first charter school and is an integral part of holistic neighborhood revitalization led by the East Lake Foundation. Drew Charter School serves over 1,800 children in Pre-K through 12th grade, growing ultimately to serve over 2,000 students from “cradle -to-college” with two onsite early learning partners. Drew’s innovative academic model of Project-Based Learning (PBL), incorporating a Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) theme, has shown success in closing both the achievement gaps and the opportunity gaps for children from diverse backgrounds.
Position Description: The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.
- Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, art history, ceramics, printmaking, fibers, AP Art, etc.
- Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school
- Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
- Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
- Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, monoprinting
- Understand a variety of “masters” techniques
- Knows and can apply elements of design and principles of art
- Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
- Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
- Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
- Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment, and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
- Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports
- Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records
- Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
- Participate in leadership activities by sharing and inspiring others the importance of art at our STEAM school through in house PD, presenting at state or national conferences
- Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress
- Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as art club/NAHS
- Collaborate with other teachers to promote interdisciplinary education
- Possible co-teaching with another core academic class to uphold integrated teaching practices at Drew
- Use and promote design thinking skills
- Foster constructive dialogue through facilitating art critiques and presentation for each project
- Enhance literacy in art by executing artist statement to accompany art projects
- Generate breakthrough ideas to create authentic PBL lessons
- Develop and maintain traditional and digital portfolios with students to archive in school wide digital platform
- Utilize emerging technology in traditional art classes to maintain 21st century skills
- Establish a well-managed, safe, and orderly environment that is conducive to learning and encourages respect for all
- Teach specific grade level subject matter to a diverse high school student population, following the Georgia Standards of Excellence using a Project-Based Learning approach
- Help all students develop competence and confidence in the school wide learning outcomes of Agency, Written Communication, Oral Communication and Collaboration
- Employ a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies and instruments that are valid and appropriate for the content and student population.
- Systematically gather, analyze, and use relevant data to measure student progress, to inform instructional content and delivery methods, and to provide timely and constructive feedback to both students & parents.
- Communicate effectively with students, parents or guardians, school personnel, and other stakeholders in ways that enhance student learning
- Serve as an advisor to 15-20 students using the school’s advisory curriculum
- Sponsor a club or organization that meets weekly during the school day
- Serve in a leadership capacity coaching, chairing a committee, serving as a team leader or sponsoring an extra-curricular activity
- Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 2.5 GPA required
- Zero (0) years of teaching experience
- Minimum of Level 4-Certification in Art (P-12); OR
- Passed the GACE Program Admissions Assessment, GACE Ethics Assessment #350, and GACE Art Education; OR
- Have reciprocity eligibility in-field; OR
- Have eligibility for a Permit in Art (Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; Have a minimum of three (3) years of occupational experience in the indicated field)
- Salary Range: $46,460 to $91,688
- Work Days: 195
- Drew Charter School offers our full-time staff members a broad, generous benefits package.
How to Apply
Submit complete package of all items listed above via the school’s website at www.drewcharterschool.org/employment.