POSITION SUMMARY: Create a flexible learning environment conducive to teaching, learning, and personal growth. Establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a solid foundation in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents/guardians and with other staff members; to work in a partnership with students, staff, families and the community in accordance with the district’s vision and mission to promote student achievement. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. JOB GOAL: To support the District’s vision, mission, core values, goals, procedures, and policies in the best interest of the students by professionally carrying out assigned duties and participating in the improvement and refinement of related areas. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Arizona Department of Education Teacher Certificate (K-8) (SEI endorsement preferred) Must have valid Arizona Teaching Certificate and meet highly qualified requirements. Authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 Teaching experience preferred Obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (AZ IVP FPCC). REQUIREMENTS: Adheres to the District vision, mission, core values and goals in collaboration with staff. Demonstrates the ability and desire to provide outstanding customer service. Demonstrates a high regard for confidential and sensitive information. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Demonstrates an understanding of the curriculum, subject matter, and the developmental needs of students by providing relevant learning experiences. Plans lessons using the state’s standards, the school’s curriculum, strategies, resources, and data to meet the needs of all students by differentiating instruction that provides individualized and small group instruction in order to meet student needs. Engages students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies to best utilize time for instruction. Systematically gathers, analyzes, and uses all relevant data to measure student academic progress, guide instructional content and delivery methods, and provides timely feedback to both students and parents throughout the school year. Uses resources, routines, and procedures to provide a respectful, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, communicates effectively, and takes responsibility for and participates in professional growth that results in enhanced student learning. Monitors academic performance indicators (AIMS Web Math, DIBELS) in alignment with continuous improvement plans. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district moreover, self-selected professional growth activities. Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, communicates effectively, takes responsibility for and participates in professional growth. Requires students to demonstrate critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and technology in and outside of the classroom. Communicates and works with families to encourage their engagement in school activities. Performs other duties as assigned. MARGINAL DUTIES: Provides support related to all initiatives related to curriculum. Provides support as needed related to the implementation of reading initiatives. OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE: Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently under time constraints. Demonstrates a high regard for confidential and sensitive information. Takes the initiative to be a self-starter. Possesses excellent patience and can function well under stress. Works independently with minimal supervision and assistance. Demonstrates flexibility, common sense, and good judgment.
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