Job Description

The teacher’s job is to assure that all students learn the basic and essential skills at each grade level. Responsibilities include:

Instructional Process

  • Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the district philosophy, goals and objectives as outlined in the adopted course study.
  • Makes purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and maximize time on task.
  • Plans and implements a program of study designed to meet individual needs of students.
  • Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Encourages student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
  • Provides progress and interim reports as required.
  • Prepares substitute folder containing appropriate information as required by the principal.
  • Plans and prescribes purposeful assignments for paraprofessionals, tutors and volunteers as needed.
  • Recognizes learning problems and makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates a strong grasp of subject matter.
  • Uses effective oral and written expression.

Curriculum Development

  • Stays current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for continual improvement of the school’s curriculum.
  • Assists with the ongoing curriculum revision process, including the revision of written courses of study.
  • Becomes acquainted with supplemental services beneficial to students as an extension of regular classroom activities.

Classroom Management

  • Develops, in accordance with district school guidelines, reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate techniques that are consistently applied.
  • Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
  • Provides for the supervision of assigned students when circumstances require a brief absence from the assignment.

Public Relations

  • Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations, and is supportive of them to the public.
  • Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
  • Strives to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
  • Works cooperatively with parents to strengthen the educational program for their children.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other staff members.

Professional Growth

  • Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
  • Maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Cooperates with the administration in planning appropriate inservice training programs at a school or at the district level.
  • Attends staff, department, and committee meetings as required.

Student Evaluation

  • Evaluates accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as teacher-made tests, samples of students’ work, mastery skills check lists, criterion-referenced tests and norm-referenced tests.
  • Makes appropriate adjustments in the instructional program and as required by the principal.
  • Respects the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.

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