Elementary Teacher - Grade 3
Norfolk Public Schools - Norfolk, NE

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JOB TITLE: ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Full-time Part-time
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REQUIREMENT: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
Valid, current Nebraska teaching certificate
Shall have specific training and endorsement in the level and discipline of the proposed assignment. (Exception may be made by the Superintendent of Schools in special circumstances)
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM: Building Principal

JOB GOAL: To organize and conduct a learning situation which will enable students to master appropriate levels of subject matter, skill in communication, an appreciation of our culture and heritage, and a respect for the rights of others. The classroom teacher shall make a positive contribution which will assist the student in his/her development as a mature, able and responsible adult.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine month year or as established by the Board of Education

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of administrative guidelines; evaluated by building principal

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

BASIC
  • Implements Board policy regarding education philosophy/curriculum under the direction of the administration through planning, organizing, managing, interacting with students; establishing rapport with students, staff, parents, and community; and continuing professional development
FREQUENT
  • Plans instructional objectives and activities consistent with curriculum guides
  • Directs and supervises learning activities
  • Implements the disciplinary procedures of the District
  • Supervises behavior in the school environment to maintain the safety and well being of the students and staff
  • Keep accurate records of attendance, absences and tardies
  • Uses an appropriate variety of instructional approaches
  • Makes good use of technology, audio-visual materials and aids
  • Instruction is individualized to enable all students to experience academic growth and personal success
  • Communicates a positive support of the students in their educational development
  • Recognizes the examplary influence of the educator over the students
  • Supervises playground, cafeteria, halls on a scheduled basis

INTERPERSONAL RELATONSHIPS
  • Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom
  • Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students
  • Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher
  • Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents
  • Communicates readily and cooperates with fellow staff members
  • Teacher accepts suggestions from administrators without resentment
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Teacher dresses appropriately and is well groomed
  • Teacher maintains physical fitness and personal vigor
  • Teacher shows enthusiasm and initiative
  • Teacher is punctional and professional in job responsibilities
  • Teacher is willing to spend time outside the regular school day to assist students and supervise school activities
OCCASIONAL
  • Relates with staff, parents and community through positive professional cooperation
  • Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum
  • Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth
  • Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings and serves on educational committees
  • Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents
  • Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child
  • Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory) :
  • Exemplary command of oral and written communication skills
  • Skills in leadership, interpersonal relations, organization, prioritization, problem solving and conflict management, assessment and evaluation
  • Visual acuity in supervisory rules; teaching
  • Auditory acuity in teaching functions

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