Job Opening At St. Joseph High School — Is It You They’re Looking For?

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Jul 222020

Here is an opportunity to put your Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education to good use. St. Joseph High School in Trumbull needs a new band and choral teacher.

Position Summary:

St. Joseph High School is seeking a highly motivated and inspiring Band and Choral teacher, with the drive to continue to build upon a strong music curriculum in the current challenging educational environment.


Instructional program:

  • Instruct music courses and clubs that may include but are not limited to Band, Honors Band, Choir, Honors Choir,  Steel Drum/Percussion, Jazz Band, and Musical Pit Orchestra (as well as teaching vocals to musical cast)
  • Collaborate with Performing Arts staff to showcase student work at two annual concerts and a spring musical
  • Successfully model instruction and implement differentiated instructional strategies that accelerate the skills and knowledge of the students.
  • Demonstrate expertise in virtual learning and the ability to support students with virtual learning tools and technologies
  • Ability to use existing technologies as well as a desire to continually improve skills and to learn new technologies
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of assessment and diagnostic strategies in the arts
  • Prepare effective lesson plans, units of study, curriculum maps and articulate clear expectations to student learners

Classroom Supervision:

  • Create a welcoming space for students to explore their creative side and feel safe.
  • Promote positive self-concept in each student; provide encouragement to each student to develop his or her full potential.
  • Understand social and emotional adjustments of students.
  • Promote student awareness and respect for different cultures.
  • Promote performance etiquette and professionalism in the music classroom.
  • Maintain records of individual students’ progress through a variety of appropriate assessments. Provide feedback throughout the process.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance and tardiness records, as well as a wide range of grades with consistent posting throughout the year

Professional Responsibility:

  • Work in the interest of the students’ physical and emotional welfare to embrace a growth mindset.
  • Accept and incorporate suggestions for classroom improvement.
  • Participate in professional growth by attending workshops, taking courses, reading new literature, observing other teachers, attending in-service training meetings, reviewing computer programs, and offering in-service to staff.
  • Keep an inventory of materials, equipment, and supplies and work with the department chair to order necessary materials for the classroom.
  • Maintain contact with parents, counseling personnel as needed to evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
  • Take the initiative to work collaboratively with other school departments; share ideas with faculty members and administration.
  • Participate as appropriate in school-community public relations and successfully build community partnerships.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of people, including students, their parents, and staff.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Vocal, Instrumental, or otherwise) – preferred Music Education
  • Proficient in balancing multiple duties and responsibilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative problem solving 
  • Preferred performance experience within the past 5 years
  • Preferred 3-5 years of experience in a classroom setting
  • Ability to think creatively to continue to build a larger and more diverse music program and overall Fine Arts program

Send Resume to mcerritelli@sjcadets.org

Mission Accomplished: Graduation Balloon Delivery

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Jun 112016

Amity-balloonsFI-300x187All day yesterday, the Amity High School P.T.S.O. and volunteer parents worked on Operation Graduation 2016 Balloons for Amity Seniors.

The parents continued their work today from 9 a.m.- 11a.m.  and the deliveries were complete. .

The balloons are tied to the graduate’s mailbox before graduation.

Earlier this morning we put out a request for help, but everyone came through and got the job done! Great work everybody!


Amity Graduation Day is Wednesday, June 15 at 4 p.m.