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Lower School Music Teacher

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Dothan, Alabama



Full Time - Faculty


Elementary Teacher, Visual/Performing Arts

Required Education:

4 Year Degree

Houston Academy is a premier independent, college preparatory school located in Dothan, AL. Houston Academy is searching for a dynamic and creative Lower School (3P-4


) music teacher beginning in August 2018.

Job duties:

teach three year old preschool through fourth grade general music classes

demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to plan and execute a balanced music program

prepare and direct students for various performances/programs/concerts throughout the year

provide a student-centered classroom environment and positive classroom experiences

maintain student records

implement a consistent discipline plan in a positive atmosphere

collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development of the curriculum

The ideal applicant will possess the following:

a degree in music or music education, experience preferred

a genuine interest in working with this age group and engaging them in meaningful ways

the ability to work well with parents and colleagues

an understanding of the early childhood and elementary developmental stages

an inspiring, innovative, and nurturing teaching style

strong communication and leadership skills

a desire to be a life-long learner eager to participate in professional development


Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with degree level and experience

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About Houston Academy

Introduction: Houston Academy (HA) is one of the leading independent day schools in Alabama. The focus of Houston Academy is on facilitating the development of 21st Century learning in a rigorous and dynamic school setting. Houston Academy Mission: Our mission is to prepare all of our students for responsible participation in a global society by providing an excellent learning environment and opportunities to achieve their highest academic, social and creative potential. History: Houston Academy is a co-educational day school for three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade. The school was founded to fill the community’s need for a college preparatory school to serve the Dothan area and surrounding communities. The nineteen-acre campus is located in one of Dothan's finest residential areas. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is a progressive community of approximately 67,000, with nearly 225,000 people in the metropolitan area. It offers cultural and recreational activities as well as a two major medical centers, a community college, a four-year university, and a school of osteopathic medicine. The campus, which was renovated in 1995, featur

es four modern buildings connected by covered walkways. Included in the facilities are forty-five classrooms; two daycare rooms; library; Lower School science lab; Upper School labs for chemistry, biology, physical science, and Middle School science; state of the art Lower and Upper School art rooms; Lower and Upper School computer labs; two gymnasiums; a classroom for music and band; and a cafetorium. In 2002, the Dove Center was completed. It houses the Upper School English department, a computer lab, a computer classroom, art room, yearbook room, and the library. The school also maintains two playgrounds with one having a young children’s gazebo and the other newly renovated in 2005 with a covered area; along with a practice football field, and a practice baseball field. In 2013, a state-of-the art student activities center was built. Varsity games are played at a nearby community recreational center with some of the finest facilities in the Southeast. In December of 2012, Houston Academy became a “MacBook School,” issuing MacBook Pros to all students in grades 5-12. Students in the lower grades have access to interactive smart board technology, as well as iPads. In addition, all teachers are issued MacBooks, and teachers teaching grades K5-4 are issued iPads. Enrollment is currently 651 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten/3 through 12. Enrollment for the school is at a historic high. The Strategic Plan has created a separate Middle School (grades 5-8), and plans are currently in the works to build a Fine and Performing Arts center. Houston Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Alabama Independent School Association. Houston Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It strives to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. It is the intent and resolve of Houston Academy to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation and training.

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