University of Florida    Gainesville, FL
Job Description
  • Direct teaching of assigned students.
  • Administer and analyze formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students.
  • Design appropriate curriculum, instructional, and assessment accommodations to support academic success for a diverse group of students including both struggling and advanced learners.
  • Incorporate effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning and collaboration.
  • Maintain regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face conferences).
  • Participate in teacher inquiry (research) to support continuous program improvement.
  • Commit to continuous professional learning and ongoing reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students.
  • The High School Band Instructor is responsible for the musical and artistic integrity of assigned performance groups, as well as designing and directing a competitive high school marching band program. Specific responsibilities and expectations for contributing to the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Program are as follows:

  • Select developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, music and materials for assigned courses and annual productions
  • Motivate students and successfully employ effective teaching methods
  • Recruit non-traditional students for the instrumental music program
  • Plan and collaborate with the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts teaching faculty to provide an integrated, comprehensive, and sequential K-12 curriculum experience for students
  • Program and prepare students for music competitions, including marching and symphonic band competitions
  • Identify, organize, and program extracurricular and community performances for assigned groups
  • Lead and supervise rehearsals for special programs
  • Encourage and assist students with auditions, competitions, festivals, solos, all-state groups, and college scholarships
  • Assume responsibility, plan (i.e., registration, transportation, lodging, meals, chaperones), and accompany students to school-sponsored performances and competitions; monitor and manage student behavior
  • Assist with musical direction for school productions including pep rallies, high school graduation, black history assembly, and other special events and celebrations
  • Communicate effectively with administrators, parents, and teaching colleagues regarding scheduling issues, upcoming performances, and students’ academic progress
  • Design and produce printed programs for performances
  • Manage assignment and care of instruments and equipment in the performing arts facility
  • Provide leadership and direction for the Marching Band Parents Association dedicated to enhancing and supporting the P.K. Yonge Marching Band Program
  • Lead fundraising efforts to support the marching band
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations
  • Teaching Assignments include
  • High School Band (Marching/Symphonic)
  • High School Jazz Band
  • Student Support
  • P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is a public school established in 1934 with the mission to design, test, and disseminate innovations in K-12 education through serving a student population representative of Florida’s economic, racial, gender, and academic diversity. P.K. Yonge seeks to attract a faculty that reflects the diversity of our student population. Affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, P.K. Yonge faculty may partner with members of the college to develop, and test teaching solutions grounded in our shared values of inclusivity, accessibility, equity, and student agency while educating the approximately 1150 students on campus. P.K. Yonge boasts a small community-like atmosphere that fosters deep and impactful relationships with students and families over many years. Teachers work closely in a collaborative environment that cultivates open discussion about contemporary and enduring issues that face schools. As practitioner-researchers, P.K. Yonge faculty are constantly working to bridge theory and practice. To ensure the success of P.K. Yonge s mission, we seek and support teachers who find research and investigation inspiring, who value the opportunity to reach outside the bounds of the classroom, and who are open to sharing outcomes on a broader scale. P.K. Yonge teachers enjoy greater professional autonomy. There are countless opportunities for growth and professional development. Teachers are fully supported to explore and learn within their subject areas; encouraged to present and attend national conferences; and inspired to refine and improve their current practices. As an employee of the University of Florida, teachers have the opportunity and support to participate in the university promotion process with the potential to lead to higher rank and salary. Additionally, P.K. Yonge teachers have full access to UF benefits and are afforded use of the UF tuition assistance program to pursue advanced degrees at the University of Florida. For more details about UF benefits, please visit To learn more about P.K. Yonge, please visit If you are interested in being a part of this dedicated team of professionals, we invite you to submit your curriculum vitae or resume and application.

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