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LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS POLICY NAME: JOB DESCRIPTION: CLASSROOM TEACHER
Title: Classroom Teacher
Qualifications: 1. Certificate, license, or other legal credential required 2. Degree(s) required and endorsement(s) 3. Kind and amount of prior job experience as required by the Board 4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the State Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Reports To: Principal Job Goal: To provide students with academic skills necessary to function in daily living, for achieving success on state and national achievement tests, and to serve as a foundation for learning at the next grade level
Lesson Plans • Utilizes and references districts and/or state mandated competencies, objectives, and/or benchmarks • Uses a variety of effective teaching procedures, materials/media, and assessments appropriate for learners • Documents and reports to the principal completion of and progress on state benchmarks, blueprints, and writing rubrics
Classroom Management • Attends to routine tasks during initial minutes of class • Uses instructional time effectively / time on task • Promotes a positive and safe classroom environment conducive to learning • Provides for smooth transition from one activity to another • Maintains appropriate classroom discipline • Maintains poise and self control • Establishes high expectations for learners • Promotes active learner participation • Shows evidence of appropriate and positive student – teacher interaction • Monitors access and usage of the internet
Delivery of Instruction
Plans for Effective Instruction • Aligns all instructional material to state benchmarks, blueprints, rubrics, and assessments • Delivers instruction connecting state benchmarks, blueprints, teaching strategies, student interventions, and other state supporting materials to the student performance requirements of the state assessment program
Follows Lesson Cycle • Shows evidence of student achievement (grade proficiency) and growth based on the Arkansas Assessment System over a two year period • Provides guided practice activities for students • Uses interest approach to introduce lesson • Motivates students with the purpose and importance of the lesson • Provides instruction appropriate for the level of the learner • Presents lesson in an appropriate scope and sequence • Provides learners with appropriate practice on lesson content • Adjusts instruction / re-teaches as necessary • Provides appropriate lesson closure
Effective Teaching Practices • Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter • Accommodates individual differences and learning styles • Uses a variety of instructional techniques or methods • Communicates directions clearly • Uses correct oral and written communication • Uses technology and instructional aides effectively • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and learning • Addresses the varied achievement levels of students • Demonstrates concern for students as individuals • Documents instruction based on state benchmarks
Evaluation of Student Progress • Links state assessments to classroom instruction • Uses a variety of evaluation methods • Provides appropriate evaluation feedback to student, parents, and administrators in a timely manner • Maintains records of student performance (grade books, progress reports, rubrics, benchmarks, etc.) • Shows evidence of student achievement and growth based on the Arkansas testing program • Incorporates test items that mimic the format and level of difficulty of state test items • Utilizes state writing rubrics to evaluate progress on written assignments • Administers and reports progress on state practice tests as required • Reports student progress toward mastery of state required benchmark items as assessed through the state assessment program to the principal each nine week period
Professional Responsibility • Dresses in an appropriate and professional manner • Arrives on time and remains until the designated time to leave for all assignments • Complies with school policies, State Department of Education regulations, School Board policies, and supports the school system. • Attends all meetings, workshops, and in-service training programs required by the school or district • Demonstrates professional behavior at all times with the community, administrators, teachers, parents, and students • Maintains equipment and fixed assets according to district policy • Seeks professional development activities to address personal professional growth • Promotes the district’s vision, mission, and goals • Performs other duties as assigned
Terms of Employment: 190 day contract
Evaluation: According to District policy and guidelines.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lafayette County School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
For more information, qualified applicants may contact the Administration Office at 870-921-5500, 712 Chestnut Street Lewisville or the school web page: www.lcscougars.org
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled at the Administration Office or by mail to P.O. Box 950, Lewisville AR 71845. Lafayette County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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