Madison Elementary Music Position
MADISON'S DUAL LANGUAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION
Our school is a place where students, parents and community members feel welcomed and valued. Our students will persevere to achieve academic excellence, biliteracy and social success, as well as creativity and physical well - being. Our staff is flexible, accountable and collaborative.
What is Madison's dual language Program (Spanish/English)?
Dual Language enrichment education is a proven program in which native English-speaking children and native Spanish speaking children are educated in both English and Spanish. Reading and writing is taught primarily in the child’s native language through 2nd grade. After 2nd grade, reading and writing is taught in both languages. Beginning in Kindergarten, mathematics is primarily taught in English and science and social studies is taught in Spanish. One teacher at each grade level is a native or nearly native Spanish speaker. The Spanish-speaking teacher teams with an English-speaking teacher. The students are mixed within the classroom. Approximately 50% of the students in the program are native English speakers and 50% of the students are native Spanish speakers. The students are partnered in what is called bilingual pairs. Research tells us that the results of a well designed dual language education program are outstanding for both English and Spanish speakers.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Interest and experience working with our Latinx student population. Spanish-speaking candidates highly encouraged to apply
Passionate that music should be accessible for any student
Music hold a valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with endorsement in music
Major in Music Education with an emphasis in elementary general music
Ability to instruct students in elementary school band
Experience and training desirable in the following areas: Keyboard proficiency; Orff; Kodaly; Children's Voices; Computer Skills; Music Technology, Composition; Instrumental Pedagogy; Vocal Music; and Musical Theater
Instruct music with an equity and multicultural lens to support the dual language, Spanish/English, mission and vision of Madison.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills required; must be able to fluently speak, read and write in Spanish
MOUNT VERNON SCHOOL DISTRICT & MADISON ELEMENTARY WASHINGTON STATE
The Mount Vernon School District is located 60 miles north of Seattle in the fertile Skagit Valley. We are a growing and diverse school district that employs nearly 900 people serving 6,200+ students in grades kindergarten-12. We have Six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and one home school parent partnership (grades K-12).
CITY OF MOUNT VERNON & SKAGIT VALLEY
Mount Vernon, Washington is located 60 miles north of Seattle in the heart of the Skagit Valley. Founded to support a thriving logging industry, Mount Vernon is now best known for its annual Tulip Festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to our little corner of the world. With the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range to the east and the Puget Sound to the west, Mount Vernon doesn't lack for artistic inspiration. The Mount Vernon School District takes advantage of that inspiration and allows its music programs to blossom.
For more information please email:
Susan Husband - Madison Directora/Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to apply for the position, applications are now being accepted online via our district website.