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Schenectady City School District Dance Teacher-Long Term Leave Replacement in Schenectady, New York

Long Term Leave Replacement Dance Teacher

Dance Teachers foster a love for learning in every student. Our Dance program is culturally-responsive, fast-paced, and fun with plenty of movement/dancing, and singing in every lesson. Teachers cultivate communication skills and build student self-confidence by sharing their expertise in dance/musical theater. We have built a community that encourages respect and hard work and celebrates our students’ academic and nonacademic achievements. Our performance based program goal is to train students to express their authentic unique selves with confidence.

Dance Teacher Key Qualities

  • Embraces an assets based perspective;

  • Places students at the center of learning;

  • Values students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds;

  • Challenges and supports students;

  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;

  • Demonstrated ability to close the opportunity gap with vulnerable subgroups including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latino;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including families, teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;

  • Instructional practices that reflect an explicit understanding of being culturally responsive

  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;

  • Flexible and adaptable;

  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;

  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified in New York State.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)

Position Start Date:05/13/2024

Application Deadline:06/15/2024