Veritas Preparatory Charter School ( learn more )

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048153
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 30, 2019

Job Description

Visual Arts Teacher SY19-20 (Springfield)


About Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep was founded seven years ago with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Veritas Prep provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and character education within a safe and positive learning environment. We utilize an extended school day and year and data-driven instruction to drive dramatic gains in student achievement. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield,  please visit



Veritas Prep Springfield is seeking an experienced art teacher who is a creative self-starter with a passion to cultivate a love of visual arts within our middle school scholars. In this role, you will develop an art curriculum across grades 5 through 8, engaging with all scholars across our school. You will work as a part of our enrichment team of teachers, including a music teacher, theater teacher, and a physical education teacher. You will work with them and other teachers in the school to build a classroom culture of high expectations, consistent with our school-wide model. 



Specific Responsibilities:


Building a Culture of Learning

  • Design an art program and curriculum for grades 5-8
  • Plan and deliver high quality art instruction daily to students across grades 5-8 
  • Implement school-wide procedures and routines consistently to build a culture of high expectations both academically and behaviorally
  • Integrate the teaching of social emotional program and skills into both formal and informal teaching moments with students
  • Evaluate each scholar's growth and give feedback

Team Planning and Professional Growth

  • Participate actively in weekly professional development and incorporate lessons learned there into daily teaching practice
  • Participate in weekly or bi-weekly coaching meetings, incorporating feedback into daily teaching and planning practices
  • Actively work with enrichment team and other teachers to communicate proactively with families and to build a inclusive, one team spirit with families
  • Participate actively in weekly planning meetings with fellow enrichment teachers to build a positive culture in your classrooms

Living Our Values and Our Mission

  • Model the school’s core values and standards for professional behavior
  • Cultivate positive relationships with colleagues, students, parents and families
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset for yourself and your scholars



  • Aligned with the educational philosophy and mission of Veritas Prep
  • Brings a vision for a strong art program 
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in teaching or area of expertise
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience preferred
  • Foreign language ability, particularly in Spanish preferred
  • Strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students to be college-ready and a vision of how the arts support students in being college ready

To Apply:

Candidates wishing to apply for the position should apply online at


Equal Opportunity Employer

Veritas Preparatory Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.





  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veritas Preparatory Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Matthew Kuzmeskas , Director of Academic Achievement
    • 370 Pine Street
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

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