JOB SUMMARY: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. Serves as a resource for at risk students.
JOB SCOPE: This position directly supervises assigned student teachers, educational assistants and/or volunteers.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required Prepare lessons and adapt the curriculum for individual student differences Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicate objectives to students Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students’ assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in individual Education Plans (IEP) Evaluate and provide feedback on student progress during instruction Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives and methods in accordance with district requirements Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for students teacher(s), educational assistant(s) and/or volunteer(s) Assist students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress and report cards as required Maintain appropriate assessment evaluation documentation Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal. Present for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school district Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes in a regular school day Establish a discipline management plan, maintain order in the classroom and administer discipline in accordance with board policies and administrative regulations Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect equipment, materials and facilities Assist in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members. Promote the school in a positive manner within the school and community Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly to colleagues, students, parents and community Participate in the district staff development program Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement Demonstrate human relations skills that are professional, ethical and responsible Keep informed of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers Compile, maintain and file accurately and correctly all reports, records and other documents required Administer standardized and other tests as required Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required. Perform other duties as required
MENTAL DEMANDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting Motion: Frequent walking Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment Environment: Work is located in a classroom environment; must have ability to move from one location to another throughout the district; regular exposure to noise Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required Valid Texas teaching certificate, with required endorsements for subject/level assigned is required Student teaching or approved internship is essential
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