Art Teacher

The STEAM Department’s classroom teacher creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students, in order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students.
Also, the teacher shares the STEAM approach of education, removing limitations and labels and replacing them with wonder, critique, inquiry and innovation. The main goal of the STEAM Department’s Classroom teacher is to develop student’s Creativity and the use of Technology to prepare them for the 21st century jobs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified administrative regulations and procedures of DeBakey High School
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps accurate attendance and grade records
  • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment and tools
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions, and field trips
  • Evaluates each student’s growth in knowledge and skills in the course being taught
  • Communicates with parents, team leaders, and school counselors on student progress
  • Supervises students in assigned out of classroom activities during the working day
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
  • Analyze performance data in order to provide targeted instructions based on students’ individual needs and measure it against the school learning outcomes
  • Present content according to the guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
  • Work with other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives and strategies
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
  • Plan and monitor workflow of instructional assistants and volunteers as appropriate
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing, provide feedback to students and parents, and reflect on teaching
  • Support mission and vision of Debakey School by serving as a positive role model for students
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly to students, parents, and staff
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community
  • Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills and professional growth
  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other required documents
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required
  • Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Provide feedback to students
  • Coordinate and supervise field trips with the help of team leaders
  • Attend and assist, when necessary, with school events such as musical programs, athletics, and students’ recognition ceremonies, graduation, and open house
  • Ensure that school’s policies are observed during all activities
  • Follow and implement school’s policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all School’s health and safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or other administrative staff, which is consistent with the general requirements and qualifications of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, but preferred Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Teaching License/Certificate is preferred
  • Teaching experience in accredited schools


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