Catlin Gabel Middle School is looking for a dynamic art educator. This position teaches visual art to grades 6-8 and serves as a co-advisor to a group of students. We seek applicants who are interested in a dynamic relationship with students as well as their colleagues based in positivity and collegiality. In addition to daily formal teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to participate in, and lead, activities that may take place outside of the classroom.
As a progressive school, we expect all employees to embrace whole child education, inquiry-based practices, educating for democracy, and experiential learning pedagogies. This position requires use of a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles, abilities, and have successful experience teaching visual art. Applicants should demonstrate excitement in helping all students build self-confidence and understand “artist” as part of their identity formation through exploration and discovery. Culturally competent and responsive teaching approaches are required.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply at: https://catlin.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
BA or BS in education, art, or related field required
MA or MS in education, art, or related field and/or related experience preferable
At least two years demonstrated effective art teaching experience preferable
Experience with Understanding by Design instructional planning a plus
Demonstrated experience with adolescents is required
Use of internet, e-mail, and other appropriate technology applications is essential
Understanding and experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, and performance-based assessment is preferable
About Catlin Gabel School
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.