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Specialist Teacher - STEAM, Art, Music, Gym, Spanish
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Music Teacher
Location 19120 , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Universal Companies is a change agent and national leader in urban education as evidenced by student awareness of self, high academic achievement, positive school culture and community transformation wherever we serve.
Essential Functions
Universal Education Companies is seeking dynamic and passionate Specialty Teachers to work in an urban K-8 School setting in Philadelphia, PA. Universal's teachers work to create a warm and welcoming school culture that is driven by student achievement, and teachers are committed to high expectations and dedicated support for students!
Duties and Responsibilities

Implement Universal's curriculum and instructional strategies and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
Develop rigorous lesson plans, homework assignments and assessments
Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data and use data to inform instruction
Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of standards
Form and maintain relationships with students' families, including phone calls and conferences
Participate in on-going professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement


Ability to adjust instructional strategies in order to reach year-end goals
Receptiveness to feedback and a desire to continuously improve
A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
A belief that all students should be held to high standards
A positive attitude and a drive for personal excellence
Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom


Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
PA Emergency Permit Required; PA Intern, Level I or II Certification preferred
Demonstrated expertise in subject area
Classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting
Documented experience using data-driven instruction to achieve significant student gains

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the building sub is regularly required to:

Speak, stand, talk, walk, see, hear and, sometimes, to sit.
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to read small print.
Frequently bend, reach above the head, as well as forward, and use fine motor skills.

Universal Companies/ Universal Family of Schools adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.