Summary/Objective To create a flexible program and class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students, parents and staff; and to promote social, physical and intellectual growth in the subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development. Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Responds to all internal and external customers, as it relates to job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner Teaches district approved curriculum, as specified in the Arizona Standards Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the students involved Guides learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and (in harmony with the goals) establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning environment Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports Identifies pupil needs, makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day Maintains the confidentiality of protected student and staff member information even after no longer employed Maintains knowledge of and adheres to all policies, regulations and rules Performs related duties as assigned in a safe and prudent manner Other Duties This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Competencies Excellent written and verbal communication skills High level of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, vendors, schools, and the community Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff and the general public Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists Ability to plan and implement lessons based on state standards, district and school objectives, and abilities of students Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment This job primarily operates within the school environment. Physical Demands 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. Regularly required to see, talk and hear Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a 9-month, full-time position. Employee will work nine hours per day Monday through Thursday. Employee may need to work extended hours to meet deadlines. Occasional travel to conferences, with overnight stays, may be required. Required Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate education field Preferred Education and Experience Experience working with children. Required Certifications/Licenses Valid teaching certification issued by the Arizona Department of Education Work Authorization/Security Clearance Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.