2024-2025 Music Teacher (25 hours per week)

Elk Grove, CA
Fortune Middle School /
HR 11 (Parttime NO Benefits) /
About the Employer
Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education is a comprehensive education system including, non-profit preschools, a network of tuition-free, public charter schools (TK-12th), and a school of education with a masters programs and educator preparations programs accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. in Sacramento/San Bernardino County. We prepare students for college starting in preschool Transitional Kindergarten in San Bernardino and Sacramento Counties and are focused on closing the African American achievement gap.

Our Mission:
To graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society.

Our Vision:
To prepare teachers for service in public schools with competence and sensitivity that will enable them to develop students to their fullest potential.

Our Approach:
At Fortune School our education philosophy is The Five Pillars--1) High Expectations, 2) Choice and Commitment, 3) More Time, 4) Focus on Results, 5) Citizenship. We follow this philosophy in all our academic programs in service to the wide range of people we serve from preschool to masters.

Job Summary: Provide a high quality instructional program within a small school environment where every student will have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and acquire the tools needed to prepare for college. Teacher will establish a personal relationship with each student ensuring that each child feels valued as an individual. Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college. Uphold the mission, vision and values of Fortune School.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college.
    • Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with California State Standards and Fortune School of Education Instructional Guidelines.
    • Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refines and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices.
    • Assume leadership role in some aspects of the development of the school.
    • Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
    • Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education.
    • Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
    • Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches.
    • Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
    • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
    • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Fortune School.
    • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Experienced in assessment, emphasizing student achievement as the primary outcome of schooling. 
    • Systematically assesses and monitors student progress using objective and verifiable information whenever possible. 
    • Works with principal to systematically identify and respond to at risk students
    • Makes referrals to appropriate community agencies when needed. 
    • Provides meaningful information to parents / guardians and others regarding student progress. 
    • Maintains policies and practices for grading, reporting, and promoting. 
    • Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles. 
    • Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments. 
    • Ability and willingness to implement Fortune School Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices. 
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data. 
    • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices.
    • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents, community, and stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • Valid California Teaching Credential - Single Subject Science credential required. 
    • Appropriate certification for teaching English Language Learners
    • 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred. 

Working Conditions

    • Office environment: constant interruptions.
    • Outdoor environment: driving a personal vehicle to conduct work; visit school sites; travel to other organizations and companies; meetings and workshops

Physical Abilities

    • Hearing and speaking to conduct group training; exchange information in person, electronically, and on the telephone. 
    • Ability to read printed material and computer screens. 
    • Ability to hear and comprehend speech at normal volumes. 
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment. 
    • Kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies. 
    • Ability to climb stairs, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.  Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds. 
    • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions


    • Experience [teaching] with Show Style Marching Band
    • Concert/Jazz Band and Jazz Music Theory
    • Ability to instruct and lead Jazz Band
    • Able to accompany students on piano
    • Provide vocal and instrumental instruction to students K-8
    • Understanding of Music Theory and Jazz Theory
    • Experience and ability to teach Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Piano/keyboard, Drums and other instruments or sections as needed
    • Provide developmentally appropriate instruction in music to students K-8
    • Instruct scholars in:
    • Music appropriate to developmental level
    • Vocal and rhythm instruction and training
    • Introduction to music instrumentation
    • Music Theory/ Beginning Jazz Theory
    • Beginning Instrumental Instruction
    • Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Band
    • Other expectations:
    • Provide exposure to a variety of music genres including Jazz and Blues
    • Duties as they arise for the musical development of scholars and the music program
$39.04 - $56.36 an hour
**Part-Time Position will formulate to hourly based on the hours worked in compensate with the Salary Summary Schedule**
Fortune School of Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.