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Secondary Staffing Team (learn more)
Baltimore County Public Schools
Timonium, Maryland (map)

Job Details
Job ID: 44952 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: October 11, 2013 Starting Date: August 18, 2014


Job Description
Under the direction of the school principal, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students. Instructs and supervises students in a variety of school-related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Meets and instructs assigned classes at designated locations and times. Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
Plans and implements instructional programs that adhere to system wide goals and priorities and meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
Prepares and documents appropriate lesson plans, based upon adopted curricula, to teach instructional objectives.
Creates an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Communicates standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Meets with students and parents.
Maintains complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitors and assesses students’ academic progress.
Oversees the appropriate use and care of textbooks, instructional materials, facilities, and equipment.
Collaborates with school administrators, other teachers, paraeducators, parents, and community members in the education of students.
Attends staff meetings. Serves on various committees.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Categories:
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Board of Education of Baltimore County is committed to maintaining a working 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.

Reasonable Accommodation: Baltimore County Public Schools provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please call 410-887-4191. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by case basis.

Job Requirements
Education, Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Certificate commensurate to the position is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of pedagogy. Knowledge of curriculum. Knowledge of effective instructional techniques. Knowledge of instructional materials and equipment.
Skill in instructing students. Skill in preparing and implementing lesson plans. Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, and others. Technology competency. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
Ability to properly maintain confidential information.

The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move around the school and classroom.

Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.


Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement Agency.

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.

    • Applicants are required to have a completed SchoolSpring application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed SchoolSpring application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
    • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors.. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc will not be accepted.
    • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
    • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
    IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING the SchoolSpring application, before you can be considered for employment, you MUST have the following items attached to your SchoolSpring application:

    • A photocopy of your TEACHER CERTIFICATION.
    • A photocopy of your PRAXIS or other state test scores.
    • A photocopy of your MARYLAND IN-SERVICE COURSE SLIPS. (if applicable)
    Pre-Employment Requirements:

    • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $72.25 An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
    • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
    • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
    • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
    • All newly hired personnel must attend a New Hire Orientation session.
    • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
    A requirement for your application is to include a 15 minute videotaped lesson from your current teaching job or student teaching.

    To activate the video feature, please go here: https://schoolspring.com/account/video.cfm. Once you activate this feature for your account, the video option will appear in your profile. You can now apply for any position requiring videos at Baltimore County Public Schools.

    You may choose any of the following methods to provide this videotaped lesson to BCPS:
    1. Any online system (such as YouTube) and include the link to your videotaped lesson in the Additional Information section of your application/resume in SchoolSpring.
    2. A lesson from an electronic portfolio and include the link to your online portfolio, as well as specific details on which video you would like BCPS to view, in the Additional Information section of your application/resume in SchoolSpring.
    3. Using SchoolSpring’s video feature (Long Lesson) found in your SchoolSpring account

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    1. Are you able to perform the essential functions of the position with/without accommodations?

    2. Please indicate your applicant status:
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - New applicant
    - Former applicant (within the last 12 months)
    - Former BCPS employee
    - Current BCPS employee

    3. Please indicate your preference:
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Part-Time
    - Full-Time
    - Either Part-Time or Full-Time

    4. Are you currently under contract with another school system or district? If "yes," please indicate with whom, and the date you will be available for employment.

    5. Are you interested in being a long-term substitute?

    6. Have you ever been interviewed by a BCPS representative? If "yes," please indicate where and when?

    7. Do you have any military experience? If "yes," please list your active duty dates, branch of service, type of separation, and duties performed.

    8. Have you taken, or have you scheduled to take, the Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE? If "yes," please list the specific test and the date you passed the test. If "scheduled," please list the date you expect to take the test.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    - Scheduled

    9. Have you taken the Praxis II (Content)? If "yes," please list subject (test code, if available) and date:

    10. Have you taken the Praxis II (Pedagogy)? If "yes," please list subject (test code, if available) and date:

    11. Have you taken the Praxis II (Additional)? If "yes," please list subject (test code, if available) and date:

    12. Have you taken any other educational tests? If "yes," please list name of test(s) and date(s):

    13. Do you hold a State Teacher Certificate in another state? If so, please list state(s)

    14. Do you hold any other Professional License? If "yes," please list type of license and expiration date:

    Contact Information
    Dr. Raymond E. Banks, Sr., Personnel Officer
    1946 Greenspring Drive
    Suite N
    Timonium, Maryland 21093
    Phone: 410-887-4453
    Email: click here

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