Elementary Gr. 1
Stamford Public Schools - Stamford, CT

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Job Description

Elementary Teacher

General Statement:

A competent Elementary Teacher understands growth and development, demonstrates knowledge of what is to be taught and facility in the basic skills and helps students to develop positive self-concepts. The Elementary Teacher stimulates the independence of each student as a learner, effectively assesses student needs and progress, and plans instruction to achieve selected objectives, including those appropriate for exceptional students. The Elementary Teacher accomplishes these objectives through effective communication with students, parents and colleagues, and through the use of appropriate techniques and materials in a positive climate where time, space and equipment are effectively organized for instruction. In addition, the Elementary Teacher meets professional responsibility for continuing growth and fosters cooperative involvement with parents and the community.

Major Responsibilities:
Demonstrates facility in the skills of reading, writing and mathematics.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the subject to be taught.
• Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the teaching-learning process.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the American public school system.
• Plans instruction to achieve selected objectives.
• Effectively implements instructional plans and uses appropriate instructional techniques.
• Effectively communicates with students.
• Helps students develop positive self-concepts.
• Facilitates the independence of the student as learner.
• Effectively organizes time, space, materials and equipment for instruction.
• Effectively assesses student needs and progress.
• Effectively meets the needs of exceptional students.
• Establishes a positive learning environment.
• Meets professional responsibilities.
• Encourages and maintains the cooperative involvement and support of parents and the community.
A valid Connecticut teacher certificate in 013-Elementary, K-6.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching the subject area(s) and/or instructional levels targeted.
• Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants.
• Evidence of organizational ability and willingness to pursue tasks to successful completion.
• Superior communication skills (oral and written).
Sept. 1991

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