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REPORTS TO: Building Administrator
Department: School Improvement/School Operations
Compensation: Teacher’s Salary Schedule
Overtime Status: Exempt
Position Summary: Creating a flexible School age based program based on subject matter taught, and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establishing effective rapport with pupils; motivating pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for preparation for college, vocational school or acquiring employment, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and establishing good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
Minimum Qualifications/Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited College or University.
Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc: Arkansas Teaching Certificate in appropriate subject or subjects.
Other: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, demonstrate self-discipline and initiative, follow state and district guidelines.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Dispositions:
Must have a passion for students.
Must have passion for and strong knowledge of the instructional academic content.
Must be able to model character and teach through the classroom curriculum.
Must have an understanding of and passion for education of all students.
Must be able to learn and implement best teaching curricula and methods.
Must be able to maintain a classroom of approximately 20-30 students.
Must have the ability and patience to work interactively with students.
Must have the ability to understand the academic needs of students.
Must have strong organizational, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Must have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of students, their parents, the community, peers, and administration in a positive professional manner.
Must have the ability to interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, and grade point average.
Must have the ability to transition with changes.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
Must have the ability to travel as necessary (i.e. field trips, class trips, trainings, etc.).
Must be willing to work all hour’s required (extra supervision after school day).
Must be computer literate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare effective lessons and instruct and motivate students in all course study utilizing multiple methods of instruction.
Assign lessons and correct class-work and homework in a timely manner.
Administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress, record results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress.
Provide academic interventions for struggling students.
Maintain student grades, classroom calendar, and student-parent communication via the school’s online grading and communication tool.
Maintain discipline and believe in educating all students.
Maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning, safe, attractive and stimulates a spirit of inquiry.
Set a good housekeeping example and encourage students to follow this example.
Communicate regularly with (phone, in person, online) students and parents to discuss student progress – positive and negative.
Participate in all required faculty and professional meetings, team meetings educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
Inspire, praise, and correct students with consistency, professionalism, care, and interest to encourage academic success and promote virtue.
Work closely with Special Education and 504 teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented.
Perform duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting courses of study, and counseling students in adjustment and academic problems.
Actively participate in marketing and student recruiting activities as necessary.
Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned (after school hours may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, morning and afternoon student drop-off and pick-up duty, pageants and award ceremonies).
Read and comply with the PRSD Employee Handbook, the PRSD Student-Parent Handbook and other manuals and procedures documents.
Note: The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be assigned or required.
Equipment Used: All equipment required to perform duties and tasks were previously described.
Physical / Environmental Factors: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Date Prepared: April 9, 2013
Position Type: Full-time
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