Design and Arts Educator

Newark, DE 19702, US
Feb 13, 2018
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Delaware Design-Lab High School is hiring a Design Teacher for grades 9 thru 12 beginning immediately.

Open Position Required State of Delaware Certifications *

Design Teacher Secondary Education **

Learn more about Design-Lab Schools' learning vision at and


Bachelor's degree; Delaware Standard Certificate in the subject area at the secondary level; Highly Qualified Teacher status; Excellent attendance record in previous employment; Exceptional professional references; Available for work as soon as possible.

** While certification is required, most important is the ability to teach design, visual thinking, hands-on learning experiences in work with images, objects, spaces; identifying design problems, generating multiple solutions, prototyping possibilities, and presenting results in a clear and compelling way.

Backgrounds in industrial design, product design, graphic design, spatial design, architecture, experience design, and game design hold relevant skills.

Preferred/not required:

Dual certification in subject; technology integration skills; experience teaching Advanced Placement

Successful candidate will demonstrate:

Knowledge of core standards and rigorous instruction; Knowledge of DE State assessment system including Smarter Balanced, MAT, PSAT, SAT; Understanding of use of data to produce improved student outcomes; Planning and organizational skills; Excellent communication and problem solving skills; Ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, and parents; Strong work ethic; Flexibility; Ability to be successful in a fast-paced start-up work environment; Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement; Entrepreneurial spirit; Mission-driven.

Main responsibilities of a DDLHS Teacher include:

-Support the Delaware Design-Lab High School's vision to provide innovative Design-thinking education to a diverse student body

-Deliver rigorous instruction and academic support to students in Delaware Design-Lab High School's project-based, hands-on learning model

-Co-plan with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary units of study in Design-Lab's Science, Tech Engineering, Math and Media Design curriculum

-Develop lesson plans and units that ensure student mastery of state learning standards

-Prepare students for state and school assessments and use multiple measures to evaluate student progress (portfolios, projects, exhibitions, presentations, etc.)

-Coordinate and monitor student learning plans

-Design a classroom environment that fosters challenge, creativity, and innovation

-Implement effective classroom management to maximize student learning

-Sponsor student-centered clubs and extra-curricular activities

-Collaborate effectively with colleagues, administrators, community, businesses, and higher education

-Embrace personal growth and professional learning opportunities

-Actively engage in meetings, activities, events, and exhibitions of student work

-Use technology hardware and software for instruction and personal productivity

-Support the development of high achievement programs (Advanced Placement/dual enrollment potential courses, National Honor Society & National Merit Scholarship, etc.)

- Connecting with local businesses and community members for program advisory and partnerships.

-Represent Delaware Design-Lab High School with distinction in the local community, the state, and beyond

Email cover letter, resume, DE certification in the subject area, undergraduate/graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (current, within one year), professional reference list with 3+ names and current contact information, current criminal history background check and DE Child Protection registry clearance.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Reports To: Interim Executive Director

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

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