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Gentry School District (learn more)

Gentry, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3567870
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: June 10, 2021

Job Description

Gentry Intermediate School is comprised of grades 3-5 presently.


This position is currently in the 5th grade.



    • Teaches district-approved curriculum based on state frameworks and standards.
    • Prepares for assigned classes, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt and differentiate the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
    • Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
    • Evaluates pupils' academic growth through teacher-made tests, standardized tests, checklists, observations, demonstrations, and other performance assessments; keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
    • Identifies pupil needs, makes appropriate referrals, and develops strategies to support students with individual education plans.
    • Makes modifications for G/T, ELL, LD, physically impaired, at-risk, and other needs of individual students, including their learning styles.
    • Creates a safe and orderly classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student conduct, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
    • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes during the instructional day and extended hours when necessary.
    • Plans and coordinates the work of paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers.
    • Attends and participates in faculty meetings and professional development activities.
    • Collaborates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods; assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
    • Supports and participates in extra-curricular activities, such as PTA/PTO, sporting and cultural events, etc.
    • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to maintain a safe and orderly environment to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Communicates regularly with various internal and external publics to develop and maintain a positive school/community relationship.
    • Actively participates in collaborative team meetings
    • Works with collaborative team(s) to develop common assessments.
    • Interprets assessment data and makes adjustments to instruction based on that data.
    • Manage student behavior in accordance with building expectations and the student handbook.
    • Take all necessary precautions to protect students and keep them safe at all times.  
    • Establish and maintain regular communication with parents through multiple communication channels. 
    • Use effective communication skills which present information accurately and clearly.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with all stakeholders. 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical

procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and

procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of

students, administrators, staff, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to

apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where

only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,

oral, diagram, table, or schedule form.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to

instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives

and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective

relationships with students, peers, and parents; skill in oral and written communication. Ability to

perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to

analyze test data for use in making curricular decisions. General computer skills, including Internet

research skills and data entry.


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear

and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally

push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly

responsible for the safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by

this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust

focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact

with the public and other staff.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of

those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and

occasionally outdoors.



Applicants must possess a valid Arkansas Teaching License for the grade level or show proof of pending licensure or reciprocity and must provide original transcripts and Praxis scores as well prior to a recommendation for hire.  


E-mail addresses for employment references must be included when applying.  Limit personal references to 1.  At least 2 Employer/Education references are required.  


 Outside Applicants must apply online through school recruiter to be considered.  No hand delivered resume's will be accepted.


Applicants must pass a criminal background check and a Department of Human Services Child Maltreatment Registry Check.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Gentry 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.

    Contact Information

    • Randy Barrett, Superintendent
    • 201 S Giles Ave
    • Gentry, Arkansas 72734
    • Phone: (479) 790-4093
    • Fax: 479-736-2245
    • Email: click here

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