Little Rock School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Elementary II Grade Teacher
Location: Otter Creek Elementary
Qualifications: 1. Bachelorís degree minimum (some graduate work preferred).
2. Must have an Arkansas Teacherís license for Elementary Education K-6 or ECE P-4.
3. Competence in the total teaching act.
4. The ability to apply current educational theory and practice; of cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, and gender differences; and the principles of child growth and development when working with students, parents, administrators, community members, and support staff.
5. Willingness to participate in on-going staff development, the ability to teach differences and sensitivity to cultural differences.
6. Commitment to staff development and to apply new techniques in the classroom.
7. The ability and willingness to construct hands-on education materials to be utilized in the teaching of identified curriculum skills and concepts.
Reports To: Reports directly to the Principal
Job Goal: To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible learners.
Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administration regulation.
2. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or procedures governing student life and conduct.
3. Plans instruction designed to promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth and development of children; formatively assesses student progress and modifies instructional techniques; plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students; refers children to support services within the community as needed.
4. Guides the learning process toward the achievements of curriculum goals by establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects; integrates skills into units and learning centers in the classroom
5. Prepares for instruction and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor; plans daily activities for paraprofessional; employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media to meet individual student needs and learning styles.
6. Implements innovative, research-based instructional strategies, assessments, techniques, programs being considered by the District; collects pertinent data and information; works with the Center Director to prepare a formal narrative and statistical report related to the effectiveness of the innovation.
7. Serves as a model classroom for the District; allows principals, teachers, parents and others to observe in the classroom as requested; provides technical assistance, shares information and resources with other teachers on staff.
8. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students; encourages students to set and maintain standards or classroom behavior; develops reasonable rules and procedures in order to maintain a classroom climate which is equitable, fair, and conducive to learning.
9. Maintains an inventory all equipment, furniture, and large center items; maintains a clean and orderly classroom.
10. Monitors individual and/or group activities to prevent accidents and promote social skills; takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, material and facilities.
11. Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms; works with parents to promote cooperation, understanding of development and participation in the program; allows parents to observe their children in the classroom setting; assumes responsibility for encouraging and involving parents and community in decision making relative to the development and implementation of programs at the building level.
12. Promotes the community spirit of the School by being responsible to the needs of the administration, staff, and children of the School at all times; uses language that is encouraging and constructive in tone and volume when communicating with children or parents.
13. Meets and instruct assigned class in the location and at the times designated; attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required; makes commitment to time necessary for participating in District/school sponsored staff development; strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
14. Performs other duties as may be assigned.
Terms of Employment: Salary is based on a nine and one-fourth (9.25) month teacher contract (190 days) NOTE: Precise placement on the salary range will be determined based upon experience and education. FLSA: EXEMPT
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Boardís Policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018 or any time later until a satisfactory applicant is recommended and approved.
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