Education/Certification: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrate competency in the core academic subject area assigned
Valid ESL Supplemental certificate required for all elementary content teachers and all elementary Special Education teachers
Valid ESL Supplemental certificate preferred, but not required, for secondary ELAR teacher, secondary Special Education teachers, and all other secondary content area teachers
Meets No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Requirements
Willingness to obtain multiple certifications
[Physical Education Teachers: Current automated external defibrillator (AED) certificate]
Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of districtís curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative regulations.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s).
Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
Student Growth and Development
Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal teaching.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the principal.
Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Professional Growth and Development
Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES: Direct the work of assigned instructional aide(s).
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: One year student teaching or approved internship
OTHER INFORMATION: Reports to: Principal
SALARY: Pay grade: Professional (1)
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