POSITIONS: 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
LOCATION: Simmons Middle School
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Beginning 2013-2014 school year
SALARY: According to negotiated agreement
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
A. Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in an approved teacher education program and a current, valid South Dakota teaching certificate with endorsements in the areas of teaching assignment. Must be highly qualified for the position according to South Dakota Department of Education guidelines and regulations.
B. Experience Desired: Minimally, student teaching. Previous teaching experience helpful.
C. Other Requirements: Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong listening and problem-solving skills, skills in human relations, leadership and conflict management. In-depth knowledge of effective teaching strategies and subject matter. Portrays a positive self-concept and attitude toward teaching. Maintains professional appearance. Demonstrated ability to work courteously and cooperatively with people in a multi-person environment. Ability to work efficiently with a wide range of students, staff and administration. Demonstrated computer skills. Ability to handle stress and the ability to exercise self-control. React to change productively. Demonstrated ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality in dealing with individuals and/or their records.
D. Physical Requirements: This position requires constant eye-hand, mind-eye coordination. Intermittent speaking, standing, walking, sitting, crouching, reaching, pushing/pulling and writing. Frequent carrying of up to twenty five (25) pounds.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Support the philosophy and mission of the Aberdeen School District. Teach the approved district curriculum to assigned students. Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines. Employ instructional strategies that address a variety of learning styles and strengths. Use a variety of assessment procedures, samples, and instruments to evaluate student learning and provide
specific and immediate feedback. Maximize available amount of time for instruction. Establish and maintain a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students. Maintain an organized and attractive physical classroom environment. Set high expectations and standards for student achievement and behavior as appropriate to age and level of development. Recognize and address disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking assistance of district specialists as required. Recognize signs of emotional/physical distress in students and take appropriate action when necessary. Maintain appropriate classroom management and supervision for all assigned students. Take all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location(s) and time(s) designated. Coordinate and supervise field trips as appropriate for assigned teaching area. Assist with the activities of student organizations as assigned. Obtain advance approval of the Principal for all activities and expenditures. Attend staff meetings and serve on committees. Strive to maintain and improve professional competence by participating in district-initiated staff development. Communicate effectively and clearly with others. Use appropriate and effective written and spoken language. Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, school district policy and school administrative requirements. Prepare appropriate lesson plans for substitute teachers. Use appropriate technology for both instructional and management functions. Respond to communications within the school district, (e-mail, voice mail, interoffice memos, postal mail) in a timely manner. Adhere to all district policies, handbooks, and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned by the Building Principal or other administrative supervisor.
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