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Specific Functions:

  • To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and respon­sible adults
  • To ensure, insofar as possible, that each student has a positive junior high educational and social experience
  • To teach knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, art history and three-dimensional art to pupils, using the course of study adopted by the Board of Education
  • To provide instruction by which pupils develop aesthetic concepts, appre­ciation and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
  • To demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing, painting and modeling, using appropriate instructional aids
  • To develop instructional plans and to organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration and work time
  • To provide for individual and small-group instruction and to adapt the curriculum to individual needs, allowing for the student who has excep­tional talent as well
  • To instruct pupils in the proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • To organize storage areas and to control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for the use of such equipment
  • To plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit pupils' work for the school and community
  • Attend meetings, serve on committees, and perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned by the principal or designee in accordance with the contract and Board of Education


  • To implement the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, in the subject areas assigned
  • To instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter, as speci­fied in state law and regulations, and as stated in district regulations, expectations, procedures and standards of performance
  • To develop lesson plans and instructional materials and to provide a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students
  • To translate lesson plans into learning experiences, so as to best use the available time for instruction
  • To establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
  • To evaluate each pupil's academic and social growth, to keep appropriate records, and to prepare progress reports, as specified by the district
  • To communicate with parents, through conferences and other means, to discuss pupils' progress and interpret the school program
  • To identify pupils' needs and to cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping solve health, attitude and learning problems
  • To create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and instructional strategies appro­priate to the subject
  • To maintain professional competence through in-service education activi­ties provided by the district and/or self-selected professional growth activities, and to meet the district's policies for continuing university study
  • To participate in the evaluation process with the appropriate administrator to improve performance, according to the district's evaluation plan
  • To participate, with the principal, in selecting appropriate texts, mater­ials and instructional aids, and to maintain required inventory records
  • To supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the working day, as assigned
  • To administer group standardized tests, in accordance with the district's testing program
  • To participate, as appropriate, in the development of curriculum programs


Standard Professional Educator License, Art endorsement to meet state regulations, and other qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


-Based on years of experience

How to Apply

Applicants must apply on line at www.phsd144.net and upload your letter of application with resume, college transcripts (awarded degree), valid Illinois license, certifications and endorsements, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Internal applicants must complete transfer at the same site.  Questions should be directed to the Director Human Resources via email at domoore@phsd144.net

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