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The Visual and Performing Arts Dept. has several full-time (1.0 FTE),

10 -month vacancies in various Elementary Schools. 


The Visual and Performing Arts Department will be adding numerous elementary teaching positions given increased resources from Proposition 28, passed by the voters in November 2022. The Visual and Performing Arts Department believes that the arts transform lives and there is much excitement for expanding arts education in the district. Teachers will be hired to teach 1) performing arts (dance, music and theater) and 2) visual and media arts. These teachers will teach all grades, UTK-5, and will serve multiple sites as an itinerant teacher. A collaborative spirit will be essential for success in this role and teachers should be open to working closely with colleagues in service of continuous growth and development, to include but not limited to lesson study, action research, classroom observations, etc. Above all candidates should have a firmly developed growth mindset and strong belief that every student possesses unique strengths/genius and that all are capable of finding their artistic voice and developing literacy.                              


2022-2023 Award-Winning Arts Teachers

Trishaa Camp | Dance Teacher - Scripps Ranch High School | SDUSD High School Teacher of the Year, May 2023

Teri Ang | Theatre Teacher - Horace Mann Middle School | VAPA Spotlight Award for Creative Leadership, March 2023

Matt Mulvaney | Music Teacher - Mira Mesa High School | SCSBOA All-Southern Honor String Orchestra conductor, January 2023

Sara Freese | Music Teacher - Crown Point Junior Music Academy | Peripole General Music Educator Award, December 2022, California Music Education Association - Southern Border Section

Matt Mulvaney | Music Teacher - Mira Mesa High School | Gold Award of Recognition, April 2022, Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA)


Prop 28 Information and Q & A with Russ Sperling