Music Teacher, Frontier Elementary District (just east of Wolf Point, MT)

Listed: 5/26/2020 District: Frontier Elementary District
Closes: Open Until Filled  School: Frontier Elementary School

Contact Information:

Christine Eggar
6996 Roy Street
Wolf Point, Montana 59201

Phone: 406-653-2501
Fax: 406-653-2508
Web Site:

Job Description: How to Apply:
The successful candidate will plan and develop course of study for K-8 Music students following curriculum guidelines of District and state requirements as well as submit prepared elective course descriptions for 7th and 8th grade students.

They will develop and present specific lesson plans, using a variety of means, including lectures, group participation, Smartboard interations, text and internet resources.

This person will also prepare students for performances: The K-4 fall and spring, 5-8 Band and Chorus in the Spring.  K-8 performance at Christmas.

Frontier School is a rural K-8 elementary district located 6 miles east of Wolf Point. The school has approximately 140 students, with classes averaging 15 students each. The district draws student population from in-district, from northern McCone County, as students are closer to Frontier than to Circle, and students from Wolf Point, whose parents are seeking more rigorous study and want involvement.

Often, students from Frontier are local winners in our county Spelling Bee, Math Contests, Science Fairs and at Academic Olympics. Many students earn the Presidential Fitness Award. The school holds an annual middle school Science Fair which incorporates interdisciplinary learning

Frontier school incorporates several programs to assure student learning, assessing and continuity that assist teachers. Some of these programs include, Read 180, Language!, Read Well, Fast Forward, Journeys Interventions, and MT Ed Ready. A mentor teacher is assigned to assist the new teacher.

The benefits at Frontier district are great. Teachers start $35,500 annually. There is loan forgiveness at $3000, $4000 and the third year $5000 because Frontier is a low income school on the Fort Peck Reservation. Housing costs are supplemented so that new teachers pay as little as $565 a month for a one or two bedroom rental. The teacher pays for the deposit up front, with the monthly cost deducted from their once a month pay, which occurs on the 15th. HDHP Health insurance premium is $84 per month, the rest paid by the district. There are also 11 sick days and 4 personal days each school year. These personal days can be paid out if not used.

Staff have consistent expectations and use like vocabulary for students. To achieve this cohesiveness, after school Professional  Development is available two times a month after school and is paid at $35 hr.

Because of the implementation of MBI standards for students, Frontier experiences few, if any major behavior incidents. Frontier is on an Indian Reservation, and the staff promotes solid respect from students. Parents are supportive of this core value.

Besides a great academic program, participation in Sports is high, Skills and Drills workshops occurring outside the sports seasons and each summer Frontier has two weeks of summer school to help students get ready for the new school year. The music program is strong. Other times the community is invited to Frontier at Open House to begin the school year, Chili Bingo, a November PowWow, a Field day in the spring, and an end of the year potluck. These are largely attended by parents along with many other events throughout the year.

The annual parent survey completed by parents in December showed an overall rating of 4.17 out of 5 overall for Frontier, with the highest ratings in, “I would recommend Frontier Schools to Others,” and “Learning is important at Frontier School.”

Just 40 miles from Fort Peck Reservoir, and only a mile from the Missouri River, fishing is a great sport. Hunting and camping are also big activities in this area.

Consider teaching in rural northeast at Frontier School in a great work environment with a competitive salary, housing compensation and loan forgiveness.

Provide a:

-Cover Letter
-Unofficial transcripts

to: Christine Eggar at 6996 Roy street Wolf Point, MT 59201

or email to

Phone: 406-653-2501