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Elementary Music Teacher


Christian Academy of Louisville


The Classroom Teacher will be the spiritual leader in the classroom by modeling prayer and love toward students in a Christ-like manner. He/she will effectively plan and execute lessons, with appropriate strategies, for student mastery of content. The teacher will recognize all students learn differently and will implement motivating and engaging learning strategies designed to meet the needs of all learners. This method of teaching will contribute to students’ development as mature, able and responsible Christian men and women to the praise and glory of God. He/she will also manage /monitor student learning in an encouraging classroom environment that allows for students to grow in depth of knowledge. Teacher will engage in professional development trainings and collaborative learning opportunities for growth in professional relationships and growth in his/her craft of teaching. Piano skills are a necessity for this position.


The candidate shall possess characteristics that reflect:

A strong clear Christian testimony with a mature and godly spirit
A daily example of the highest Christian virtue both in and out of school
Commitment to faithful attendance and support of a church whose beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith
The ideal candidate shall possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree in Music Education required
Current state teaching certificate/license
Have completed at least 24 semester hours in subject taught for “major part of the day”
Have completed at least 12 semester hours in subject taught for “less than major part of the day”
Have completed at least 12 hours in professional education coursework
Meet certification guidelines required to obtain and maintain active ACSI teacher certification throughout employment

Spiritual Leadership:

Intentionally integrates Biblical values and morals
Understands and implements the Matthew 18 principle with students, parents, peers and administration in an appropriate manner
Assess students' spiritual leads them in spiritual growth
Leads students in daily prayer and devotions
Models a consistent relationship with Jesus Christ
Instructional Planning & Preparation:

Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy (the art and science of teaching)
Designs lessons with clear, focused and measurable instructional objectives
Objectives provide for deliberate skill development in the high order thinking processes
Design and implement instruction for 5th grade beginning band (flute, clarinet, trumpet, oboe, saxophone, trombone, and french horn)
Work with the Providence School to provide authentic music instruction for Down Syndrome students
Plan and lead worship music weekly for school chapel services
Prepare and perform 2 major concerts per year (Christmas and Spring) as well as assist with other school events where student performances are needed (open houses, Kindergarten Roundup, 5th grade celebration ceremony and Kindergarten Grandparent's Day)
Incorporate recorder and ukulele into the general music curriculum
Instructional Delivery:

Demonstrates Biblical integration and Christian worldview
Establishes learning expectations with well-defined openings
Guides students to apply learning to real-world applications
Implements a variety of strategies to introduce, explain and restate subject matter concepts
Selects a variety of instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child—spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional
Employs a variety of questioning techniques that enhances critical thinking

Intentionally plans pre-assessments, formative and summative assessments aligned to learning objectives
Plans provision for student feedback through self-assessment
Re-teaching – Identify students in need of additional or different forms of instruction and determines effective instructional modifications
Uses assessment data to plan instruction
Classroom Environment:

Creates a learning environment promoting positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation; creates an environment of respect and rapport through reinforcement and praise
Encourages students to accept God and the gift of salvation and grow in their faith
Provides opportunities for students to lead prayer and devotions
Provides opportunities for students to develop a Christian mind and lifestyle
Manages student behavior: implements classroom rules, routines and procedures that allow a student to assume his/her own responsibility
Organizes physical space: attractive, well-ordered, conducive to learning and student work displayed
Professionalism and Communication:

Communicates in a positive, clear manner and uses accurate grammar and spelling in written form
Represents the school in a favorable and professional manner
Maintains timely and accurate student records/grades in PowerSchool and submits weekly lesson plans
Communicates with families about students’ progress on a regular basis and responds to family/student concerns in a timely and appropriate manner
Maintains teachable spirit and assumes responsibility for actions
Maintains confidentiality and supports, listens and views school success as a team effort
Professional Development:

Seeks out opportunities for professional development and participates to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill
Creates a professional growth plan demonstrating progress in content areas and instructional methods



Work Schedule

Set Hours


Exempt - Salaried


Full Benefits

Required Education

Bachelor Degree

Work Location

Louisville — New Albany IN

Application Process


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