Daycroft School is a toddler through grade 6 Montessori inspired school in Ann Arbor committed to empowering each student with confidence, compassion, and a lifelong love of learning. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is imperative for providing the best learning environment for students as they navigate an increasingly complicated world.
Daycroft School seeks faculty and staff who support the three Montessori philosophies that we believe nurture a meaningful learning environment for our students. A classroom environment that allows for uninterrupted periods of student creativity and exploration. Where learning is student-centered with individualized academic and social-emotional learning. And lastly, a community that is committed to fostering humanrelationships that are rooted in mutual respect for all members of the community.
The lead music teacher will help plan and develop an engaging and rich music program that includes percussions, bells, stringed instruments, and choir. The music director is responsible for 4 all school performances a year along with providing individual string instrument instruction after school as part of a full-time position. The music director will lead monthly community gatherings with the entire school and parent community. At Daycroft we have a close-knit community where teachers help one another, partner with one another, and support one another in helping our students.
Teach general music class to grades Preschool - 6th including Orff instruments.
Teach hand chimes to fifth and six grade students
Create an engaging learning environment that fosters student interest and love of music.
Manage four major productions each year
Winter Songfest for kindergarten through sixth grade
Spring Musical for kindergarten through sixth grade
Cultural Night Performance for preschool and kindergarten
Instrumental Night for fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students
Work collaboratively with our classroom teachers to build upon classroom themes in culture and history.
Give written comments on each student’s progress each semester.
Attend faculty meetings and participate in lunch recess activities.
Coordinate with classroom teachers to lead monthly whole school community gatherings.
Available for after-school lessons, if needed.
Establish a yearly budget and maintain an inventory of instructional materials and instruments
Experience in teaching elementary students– a minimum of 3 years is preferred
A degree in Music Education
Strong classroom management skills
Understanding of the Montessori Philosophy
Prior successful elementary music teaching experience
A Michigan Teacher Certification is preferred
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About Daycroft School
Daycroft School is an independent, Preschool-6 grade non-profit school of ~200 students. Daycroft blends the distinctive student-centered teaching methods of Maria Montessori with traditional and progressive teaching methods. Daycroft thus accomplishes its educational mission: to provide a personalized learning environment that appreciates individual differences, nurtures the whole child, and enables students to develop at their own pace and achieve to their full potential. Our strengths are our teachers, community, leadership and the relentless pursuit of exceptional results.Daycroft is one of Washtenaw County's leading independent schools. It began as a preschool program in 1968. Daycroft has since grown to include a full-day kindergarten program, an elementary school program through 6th grade, before-school and after-school care, summer camp programs, and enrichment classes.Daycroft has earned accreditation from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS; www.isacs.org). It is a member of the American Montessori Society; the Associations of Independent Michigan Schools; and the National Association of Independent Schools Daycroft has two campuses in Ann Ar...bor, Michigan; a Preprimary School (preschool and kindergarten) is at 100 E. Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor, MI and an Elementary School (grades K through 6) at 1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: (734) 662-3335. Visit our website at www.daycroft.org to learn more about our school.
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