Elementary Teacher 1st Grade
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY

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THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.

Nature and Scope of Job:
The
purpose of a teacher's job is to teacher students to read, write, problem
solve, compute, how to find information, how to think, how to work
cooperatively with others, and to meet all district-required curriculum
objectives.

Job Functions:
Essential

Functions:
1. Plans and implements a language proficiency
program of study that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities within
the Sweetwater County School District No. One curriculum, based on a thorough
knowledge of district content standards and essential learnings .

2. Implements curriculum objectives and goals
using effective teaching techniques and materials.

3. Develops, in a cooperative manner with the
principal and Curriculum facilitators, a plan for the improvement and
enrichment of instruction, in
accordance with the district's instructional platform.

4. Writes lesson plans regularly describing daily
learning experiences correlated to curriculum objectives.

5. Monitors and assesses student progress and
provides feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians, in
accordance with the district's assessment platform.

6. Diagnoses, instructs, and evaluates specific
students' needs and seeks assistance of specialists as needed.

7. Communicates aims/objectives to students in a
well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms.

8. Creates a classroom environment conducive to
learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students.

9. Assists Administration in implementing all
policies, vision, mission and philosophy, regulations, and rules of Sweetwater
County School District No. One.

10. Creates
educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop
potential in the areas outlined by the district building blocks.

11. Respects the
dignity of each student as an individual and attempts to gain an adequate
understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament, and
environmental influences, as a basis on which to meet his/her needs, and to
treat him/her with fairness and courtesy.

12. Communicates
concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community in a
positive, solution-oriented manner.

13. Assumes
legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of students in the
classroom, on school property, or in attendance at school-sponsored activities
at all times and maintains a high standard of conduct and good rapport with
students.

14. Strives to
maintain and improve professional competence, in accordance with the district's
staff development platform.

15. Assumes
professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of
classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.

16. Assumes
individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate
to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning
and professional assignments.

17. Maintains
accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, Sweetwater
County School District Number One policy, and Administrative regulation.

18. Takes
necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
facilities.

19. Conducts
oneself in a business-like and task-oriented manner.

20. Seeks to
establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the
school.

21. Provides
parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children
and is discreet with information received from parents.

Other Functions:
1. Attends and supervises curriculum oriented
field trips.

2. Attends parent and staff meetings.

3. Keeps informed by reading building and district
communications.

4. Responds to requests for information in a
timely manner.

--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF
THIS JOB- -

Job
Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:
Possess a broad
general knowledge of all subject areas with specific knowledge needed in
contract areas.

Possess group
dynamics and interpersonal skills.

Possess
knowledge of physiological, psychological, emotional, and educational
behavioral development of children.

Possess
classroom developmentally appropriate management skills which include
discipline as well as record keeping and assessment abilities.

Possess
technological and computer skills.

Possess problem
solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgement, and
analytical abilities.

Education, License, Certificate or Formal
Training

Possess all
certificates required for the State of Wyoming

Possess at a
minimum a Bachelor's Degree.

Continue to
pursue graduate level classes for professional growth.

Physical Demands:
Be able to
stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.

Be able to lift
up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.

Be able to
carry up to 15 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.

Environmental Demands:
Be able to
spend most of the time inside classrooms with some work outside in cold/hot
weather. Be able to tolerate noise up to 90 decibels.

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