Middle School Teacher - English/Language Arts
Horry County Schools - Conway, SC

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Middle School Teacher - English/Language Arts
JobID: 1736

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Closing Date:
07/22/2014

Middle School Certified/English/Language Arts

Date Posted:
7/15/2014

Location:
Ocean Bay Middle

Job Title : Teacher – Middle Level English/Language Arts
Supervisor : Principal
Terms of Employment : 190 Days
Job Summary
Middle school teachers help students learn more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented.
Teachers often work with students from varied ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. With growing minority populations in most parts of the country, it is important for teachers to work effectively with a diverse student population. Teachers may also include multicultural programming in their lesson plans, to address the needs of all students, regardless of their cultural background.
Teachers design classroom presentations to meet students’ needs and abilities. They also work with students individually. Teachers plan, evaluate, and assign lessons, prepare, administer and grade tests, listen to oral presentations, and maintain classroom discipline. They observe and evaluate a student’s performance and potential and increasingly are asked to use new assessment methods. They then can provide additional assistance in areas in which a student needs help. Teachers also grade papers, prepare report cards, and meet with parents and school staff to discuss a student’s academic progress or personal problems.
Essential Duties
  • Making knowledge accessible to all students
  • Developing student’s cognitive capacity and respect for learning
  • Fostering students’ self-esteem, motivation, and sense of civic responsibility.
  • Using 21st century tools to enhance student’s 21st century skills.
  • Volunteering time to be on a school wide committee.
  • Performing metal detector searches to help school safety.
  • Attending Special Education and 504 meetings.
  • Participate in education conferences and workshops.
  • Use MAP Testing Data to facilitate instruction.
  • Meets regular and predictable attendance requirements.
  • Plans for and guides the learning process to help students achieve program objectives.
  • Maintains a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Implements useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures.
  • Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials.
  • Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with parents/guardians.
  • Engages in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job-related knowledge and skill development.
  • Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purposes of the school mission.
  • Other Duties
    Performing other duties that are assigned by the school’s administration
    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required)
  • Must hold a South Carolina Teaching certificate in Middle Level English/Language Arts.
  • Degree from an accredited university.
  • Must have technological abilities to enhance instruction in the classroom.
  • Physical Requirements
    Meet requirements necessary to fulfill the position. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms; walk; sit; stoop or kneel; crouch or crawl. Duties may involve risk resulting from attending to students’ behavioral, physical or sanitation/hygiene needs. Individual should be able to hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone and, speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone.
    Work Environment
    Be able to maintain positive working relationships with all different races, ages, and gender. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be conducted in work-related community settings and/or occasionally performed on study trips away from the school.
    Pay Grade : 28

    Revised 6/9/2010
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Horry County Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time without prior notice.

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