GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: To lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential by translating the district curriculum goals and objectives into learning experiences for each individual student in the district. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: · Bachelor’s degree or above from an accredited four-year college or university. · Valid Arizona teacher’s Certificate for the appropriate grade level and/or subject matter. · Meet North Central Association requirements for subject area assigned. · Possess special area endorsements as required by state and/or federal regulations or District policy and procedures. · Ability to productively manage groups of students · Accountability for student growth in all areas consistent with District developed objectives. · Evidence of a comprehensive background in child development, instructional strategies, classroom curricular implementation, learning theory and effective school research. MAJOR TASKS: Instructional · Plans and implements the District approved program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students with the district curriculum. · Uses effective teaching techniques and materials to implement established curriculum goals and objectives and uses techniques and materials that motivate the desire to learn. · Prepares a weekly written lesson plan describing daily learning experiences. This weekly lesson plan is to be correlated with the aims and/or objectives in the curriculum guide and/or course outline. · Monitors and assesses student progress and communicates the same on a regular basis to students and their parents. · Diagnoses, instructs and evaluates specific student needs and seeks assistance of district specialists as required. · Communicates aims and/or objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner using clear and precise language. Climate · Creates a classroom environment that is cognizant of the dignity of the teacher, students and other staff. · Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. · Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing the development of proper student behavior. · Develops and implements reasonable classroom rules of behavior and procedure which are conducive to learning in a fair and just manner.
Student Relationships · Creates educational experiences that provide each student the opportunity to develop his/her potential in the areas of personal-social adjustment, decision-making, positive self-image and other life skills. Professional · Promotes and follows the adopted school district philosophy, policies, regulations and administrative procedures. · Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, students, parents and community in a positive, professional and ethical manner. · Opens lines of communication with students and parents on the academics and behavioral processes of students. **Complete job description and online application available at: www.gesd40.org