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Art Teacher

Sage Alliance Lower School in Mahwah, NJ is seeking an Art Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  This position has a start date on August 28, 2024.  Sage Alliance Lower School is a private therapeutic school that serves the academic and clinical needs of students in grades 4 to 8 with social and emotional challenges in a nurturing and supportive environment. You will play an integral role in the success of students while managing all functions within your classroom, including service delivery, reporting, and management of assistants and aides. You will be a critical element in our mission to create a key partnership between parents, students, staff and school districts.  We encourage intelligent, dynamic, and compassionate individuals to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES | WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location and the times designated
  • Plan and implement creative, diverse, and technology rich lessons
  • Engage students in activities that empower student learning
  • Possess a broad sense of the scope and sequence of middle level English
  • Create a consistent, emotionally safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of emotionally fragile students
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of Sage Alliance curriculum goals
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units and projects
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the space and resources provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Strive by instruction and action to implement Sage Alliance’s philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives, and performance expectations as outlined in the Policy and Procedure manual
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis, provide progress reports as required, and communicate with parents as deemed necessary
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, Sage Alliance policy, and administrative regulations
  • Develop a code of conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established administrative policies and develop rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents by appointment
  • Maintain an ongoing program for professional growth that satisfies Sage Alliance requirements and personal expectations 
  • Take an active part in the Sage Alliance teacher evaluation process, contributing to a mutual agreement concerning the results of the evaluation
  • Attend staff meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among the staff
  • Serve on Sage Alliance committees, which develop curriculum and enhance instruction
  • Attend established, traditional school-sponsored activities (e.g. Parents’ Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Arts Festival
  • Contribute to decisions made by Sage Alliance and administrators regarding budget, curriculum and personal well being
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal

QUALIFICATIONS | WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelors Degree in Education
  • NJDOE Teacher Certification
  • Content Certified in Art
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification preferred (or required within 6 years) 

BENEFITS | WHAT WE OFFER

Eligible Sage Alliance Employees receive competitive pay and benefits including: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Hospital and Accident Coverage
  • Paid time off and Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards Program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Sage Alliance is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace.  We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. 

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