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2018-19 7th/8th Grade Science Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's and/or Master's degree. Arizona Teacher Certification. Must be highly qualified to teach assigned grade and/or content. Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card.
REPORTS TO:
Principal
JOB GOAL:
Provides academic instruction aligned to Arizona state standards.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers and develops subject specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
Demonstrates and differentiates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
Directs student teachers, instructional associates, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and to improve student achievement.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence, correspondence with parents and students, examinations and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to state law and board policies.
Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Supports other classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.
Maintains attendance and grade records.
Actively engages with grade level or subject area colleagues in giving and receiving feedback on instruction, examining student work, analyzing evidence of instructional effectiveness, and sharing responsibility for student learning.
Seeks opportunities to share practices and learning with colleagues and to learn from them.
Maintains relationships with colleagues that are characterized by mutual support, respect, and cooperation.
Involves families in setting goals and expectations for individual student learning and development.
Communicates expectations for individual students to families, and works with them to develop and monitor strategies at home to support students in achieving those goals.
Communicates with families regarding individual student learning and progress.
Responds fully to families' concerns about students, and follows up by providing information about progress or changes.
Maintains relationships with families that are characterized by mutual support.
Seeks opportunities and accepts leadership roles within the school.
Supports the school's shared vision and common goals.
Contributes to improvement efforts within the school.
Seeks out and participates in ongoing professional learning opportunities within and outside the school that generally address needs identified through examination of evidence of instructional effectiveness.
Directs student teachers, instructional associates, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
Demonstrates the consistent use of proven, research-based strategies for effective classroom management, lesson planning, flexible grouping, active student engagement, and instructional delivery.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES:
Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
Understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics - Treats people with respect.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write correspondence.
Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ten-month, full time, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
FLSA: Exempt
EVALUATION:
Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy.



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