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21st Century Academy: Design Teacher and Co-Facilitator

Olathe School District - Olathe, KS

21st Century Academy: Design Teacher and Co-Facilitator

JobID: 7396

Position Type:

High School Education/

21st Century Programs

Date Posted:



Olathe East High School

Date Available:

January 2018

Closing Date:

until filled


Unified School District #233

Olathe, Kansas


Design: Teacher & Co-Facilitator



Century High School Academy


The Design Academy, a 21


Century High School Academy, is located at Olathe East High School. The program explores a variety of design fields, including architecture, industrial design, landscape design, graphic design, product design and engineering. Students in this four-year program develop aesthetic graphic communication skills, participate in state and national competitions and partnerships, and create authentic design projects for school and community.

Expectations & Responsibilities:

Teach courses in the Design Academy, including such courses as Introduction to Design, Product Design Engineering, Design Applications, Commercial Design, Advanced Studies in Design, and Design Academy Senior Capstone

Cultivate excitement and interest in the 21


Century Design Academy

Assist with course/curriculum and program development

Cultivate community (local, state, national) resources for real world student problem solving opportunities, and design oriented guest speakers

Prepare students for participation in local, state, and national activities and competitions for students, including Career Technical Student Organizations (i.e. TSA, SkillsUSA), firm simulation and other design competitions

Seek out and provide endorsement opportunities for students

Coordinate and supervise local, state, and national student field trips (i.e. TSA, SkillsUSA)

Advocate and recruit for the Design Academy, including working with staff across the district at all middle schools

Seek outside funding for various aspects of the program, including student experiences and needed resources

Retains educator membership in state, local, and national professional organizations aligned with the program, including Career & Technical Education organizations, national art and design education organizations

Coordinate and supervise student shadow opportunities with design oriented business partners

Desired Qualifications:

Secondary certification

Technology Education or Industrial Arts educator with a strong design education background, who is knowledgeable in the Design Thinking Process and sustainable design

Strong knowledge of graphic communications and marketing

Familiar with numerous design related careers and their industry standards (specifically: industrial design, architecture, graphic design, landscape design, engineering)

Proficient understanding of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Solid Works, and CAD

Organizational and teamwork skills: Strong collaborator, growth mindset

Experience in connecting and partnering with community partners/resources and post-secondary institutions


Teacher Contract


Until Vacancy Filled

Steve Massey

Director of Secondary Personnel

Human Resources

Olathe District Schools

14160 Black Bob Rd

Olathe, KS 66063-2000

Phone: (913) 780-7000

Notice of Non-discrimination:

It is the policy of Olathe USD 233 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, handicap, or disability in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Staff Counsel, 14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone (913) 780-7000. Inquiries regarding compliance with Section 504 may be directed to the Executive Director of Special Services at (913) 780-7024. Interested persons, including those with impaired vision or hearing, can also obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to, and usable by, disabled persons by calling the Executive Director of Special Services.

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