Music/Art Teacher

USD 349 will consider either a music teacher or art teacher for elementary school, with a possibility to have some middle and high school classes. Coaching opportunities are available.


General Objectives of a Stafford USD 349 Teacher

To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • prepare classroom for class activities
  • provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students` varying needs
  • instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • use relevant technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate student`s performance and development
  • assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • provide appropriate feedback on work
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students` progress and development
  • manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • complete additional activities/request as deemed necessary by administrators


Transition to Teaching or

The minimum of a Bachelor`s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Hold the appropriate endorsement/s

A valid Kansas Teaching Certification

Qualified applicants should complete and submit the following information: 

Letter of interest


Certified application - can be found online @

Copy of your current teaching license

Additional items to submit:

Copies of your transcripts

Letters of recommendation


Stafford USD 349


Stafford USD 349

Health Insurance Commensurate with education and experience.
Job Start Date: August-8-2019
Applications Due By: August-31-2019

Job Contact Information

Angela Holloway-Payne - - (620) 234-5243

Employer Information

Stafford USD 349

The Stafford Community is a rural community that is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Centrally located in the state, it is within easy driving distance of Hutchinson, Great Bend, and Pratt. Some Interesting Facts about USD #349 follow: • All students in grades 6-12 have a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook to use. • USD #349 has an active Educational Foundation endowing numerous scholarships for graduates and providing resources needed by staff and students. • USD #349 is the recipient of a 21st Century Learning Grant. With those resources, the district has started an after-school program for students in grades K-8. It is entitled Shining Through Academics and Relationships at Stafford (STARS). • USD #349 provides the Parents as Teachers program for families with children ages 0-3. • USD #349 is the Stafford County home to Early Learning Pre-school. • USD #349 offers all day Kindergarten.  • Our high school offers a program for students interested in entrepreneurship. It is the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) Center. Students start their own business and become business owners through this program. • USD #349 includes an Adult Learning Center. This is a high school dropout recovery program that serves the community. • The elementary school is the site of nice playground equipment, due to the generosity of donations to the Educational Foundation. • USD #349 was designated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a Kansas Healthy School. Many health initiatives are promoted to the students and community. • USD #349 students, staff, and families have the capability of participating in Kansas University Tele-medicine education and health consultations – free of charge. • USD #349 is proud of their state-of-the-art track and track equipment, much of it attained through generous donations. • Stafford Schools are fortunate to have modern facilities. A few examples: New high school finished in 1999. At the same time additions were added to the elementary school, the cafeteria was completely remodeled, and Central School was “recycled” to house district offices and other classrooms. • The district is committed to improving the culture and climate of the organization. Student community volunteerism is taught and encouraged.  • USD #349 offers a low student-teacher ratio.   • The local Board of Education takes leadership training seriously with their commitment to the Kansas Association of School Boards. A past member has served as President of KASB.  A current board member was President of KASB in 2010-11• Stafford High School has an expanded curriculum due to its commitment to technology. Students may take dual credit college classes online. They also have access to Advanced Placement classes. Spanish I-IV classes are offered onsite, and students desiring additional foreign language courses have them available online. *Stafford High School is very proud of their Career and Technical programs:  FFA, Culinary Arts, Health Sciences, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, and Building Trades.  

Employer Address: 318 E. Broadway Stafford, Kansas

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