Murfreesboro City Schools
CREDENTIALS: Holds Tennessee teaching license with appropriate endorsement for services to children pre-school through sixth grade or specialty area endorsement appropriate to the position sought.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: The teacher must work cooperatively with children and adults; be able to successfully manage student behavior, follow directions; protect the confidentiality rights of parents and children; support child safety and good self-esteem; model appropriate grammar usage; communicate effectively; possess, use and continue to develop teaching skills which result in expected student achievement. The teacher must be punctual and consistent in attendance. For specialty areas (i.e., P.E., Music, Library, Sp. Ed., ESL, Counseling, Speech, etc.): Specialty area endorsements combined with elementary endorsement may be helpful but not required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to see, hear and move quickly enough to provide for the safety and instructional needs of children. Must be able to articulate clearly. Must be physically active and interactive throughout the school day (i.e., be able to stand for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, do light lifting, push, pull, step and have good finger dexterity, etc.). Must have emotional coping skills appropriate for the management of student behavior. Must tolerate environmental smells and substances commonly associated with children and educational institutions.
PRIMARY DUTIES: To perform teaching which results in appropriate student achievement and good self-esteem; to contribute to the successful operation of the total school and system program; and to appropriately represent the system and the profession to parents and the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
To follow the locally adopted curriculum guide(s) for the area(s) taught.
To accommodate for varied learning styles and developmental levels within the classroom/program.
To manage behavior in ways that maximize learning and the development of good self-esteem.
To plan, prepare, teach, assess, adjust, re-teach and re-assess in order that appropriate documented student achievement results.
To participate in school and system sponsored activities (i.e., parent clubs, fund raisers, field trips, extra-curricular, etc.).
To consult with parents, colleagues and other appropriate individuals or agencies concerned with student achievement, behavior and development.
To faithfully serve on study, planning and advisory committees as assigned.
To maintain accurate and current student records including but not limited to on-going documentation of progress and cumulative records.
To attend required meetings and accurately complete required reports in a timely manner.
10. To stay abreast of current trends in the profession and maintain a flexible attitude toward the implementation of new ideas in the classroom/program.
11. To comply with applicable local, state and federal policies and procedures.
In addition to essential job functions listed above, perform other duties assigned.
STAFF RELATIONSHIP: Directly responsible to the School Principal.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 200 days. Local rate for salary and benefits negotiated annually by Board and Association. Exempt.