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

Obituary: Harry P. Bartocetti, 85, Beloved Husband, Father

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Jun 302017

Harry P. Bartocetti, 85, beloved husband of Nettie Azzaro Bartocetti of Orange passed away June 26, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Loving father of Laura (Robert) Keefe of Guilford, Lisa Bartocetti and companion Patrick Connellan and John (Barbara) Bartocetti all of Orange and Rick (Stephanie) Bartocetti of Hamden. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Maureen), Neil and Paige Keefe and Adam Bartocetti. Son of the late John and Albina Biagetti Bartocetti. Brother of Ada Burns of East Haven and the late Laudia Perrone and Mary Tope.

Harry graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1949, earned his B.S. Degree from Yale University in 1953 and M.A. Degree in 1955 from Yale University School of Music.

He served in the National Guard and is an alumnus of the United States Military Academy where he performed as a member of the West Point Band from 1956-1959.

He was an instrumental music teacher for the West Haven Board of Education, The Neighborhood Music School, Central and Western CT State Universities, The University of Bridgeport and The Hartt School of Music.

He was the principle oboist of the New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Stamford Symphonies, and staff musician for the Bushnell Memorial, CT Saxophone Quartet, Elm City Wind, Oakdale and Shubert Theaters. Known as the “consummate musician,” Harry was an “arranger, composer, conductor, educator, and music copyist.

Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven FRIDAY from 4:00-8:00 PM and are asked to go directly to Holy Infant Church Saturday morning for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00.

Interment with military honors will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sign Harry’s guestbook online at www.portofuneralhomes.net