Art Teacher – Watertown Public Schools


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James Russell Lowell Elementary School
Watertown Public Schools
Watertown, MA

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Job Details
Job ID: 3863128
Application Deadline: May 13, 2022
Posted: April 29, 2022
Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description
Watertown Public Schools is seeking a dynamic Art Teacher to teach K-5 art at the Lowell Elementary School. The Lowell Elementary school is proud to serve a diverse student population. Successful candidates will be skilled at working with children of many different abilities and cultural backgrounds, enjoy working in a diverse setting, believe in and cultivate a growth-mindset in their students, and bring with them an openness to collaborate with both classroom teachers and arts teachers.

Job Requirements:

  • Deliver art instruction which draws upon respected elementary art education methods
  • Foster a growth mindset in students
  • Create a classroom environment in which students feel safe to take experiment and take creative risks
  • Design engaging lessons, units, and assessments that correlate to the state and national standards
  • Collaborate with the district-wide arts team to build curriculum maps and common assessments
  • Collaborate with grade level teams in supporting cross-curricular projects
  • Create a safe, structured and positive classroom environment which is responsive to student diversity
  • Communicate with and include Lowell families in the art education process

Welcome to James Russell Lowell Elementary School!

History of the James Russell Lowell School The James Russell Lowell School opened in September 1927. It was named after James Russell Lowell, poet and United States Ambassador to England and, at a later date, Spain. As trustee of his wife’s estate, James Russell Lowell deeded to the Town of Watertown a parcel of land to be used as a school. The original James Russell Lowell School location is now the site of the North Branch Library. When it became necessary to build the present larger school, the name of the school was retained. In 1996, an addition was built and the old part of the building was renovated. James Russell Lowell lived near Longfellow House in Cambridge but made frequent visits to Watertown, as his wife Maria Lowell was a Watertown native. His description of a winter brook in “The Vision of Sir Launfal” is said to have been inspired by a brook in Watertown.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Watertown Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information
Stacy Phelan, Principal
Lowell Elementary School
175 Orchard Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-926-7700

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