7-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Instructor

Valley Heights USD 498 • www.valleyheights.org

Valley Heights, USD 498, is currently accepting applications for a 7-12 Vocal and Instrumental teaching position for the 2023-2024 school year. We are a 2A school that enjoys small class sizes and a family feel. Our two small cities are unified into one district with an elementary in each town and a centrally located middle school/high school. Requirements for this position are a valid Kansas teaching license for the desired content area, the ability to build relationships with students and staff, and a desire to grow professionally alongside an exceptional teaching staff. Please utilize the following link to submit a resume, cover letter, professional references and a copy of licensure https://www.applitrack.com/ValleyHeights/onlineapp/

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USD 498 provides employee health insurance.

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Salary Based on education and experience.

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Valley Heights USD #498 is located in southern Marshall County and is comprised of the communities of Blue Rapids and Waterville. Valley Heights has a tradition of success in all areas of academics and activities. Through fidelity and rigor, our elementary was named a 2017 and 2022 Blue Ribbon School for their transformation within the MTTS framework which ensures each individual students social/emotional and academic needs are met. In 2018 and 2023 they were named a National Title I Distinguished School for closing the achievement gap for all student groups, one of only two schools in the state of Kansas to be recognized. Most recently, the foundational work to become a Trauma Informed district has been initiated to address the mental health and SEL of our diverse student population.  Another goal we are striving to achieve is in creating collaborative teams of community and school representatives to establish relationships and build connectivity between our district, parents and patrons. Valley Heights has an experienced and dedicated staff that is continually looking towards ways to improve and increase student achievement. 


Valley Heights continues to be progressive in the implementation of technology.  A 9-12,  1:1 iPad project was implemented in the fall of 2012 with an expansion of the project to grades 7-8 implemented in the 2014-15 school year. In the 2015-16 school year iPads were introduced in grades 3-5. All classrooms are equipped with SMART boards, projectors, and Apple TV. Teachers are afforded all equipment needed to deliver a quality, technology-driven curriculum.


We are proud of the rich, rural traditions that have created the family environment that ties our two small, but progressive, cities into one district. We are #MustangProud and invite you to click here to visit our website and see all the exciting things happening at Valley Heights!


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2274 6th Road
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

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