Under supervision of Principal (designee or other appropriate administrator), serve as the Elementary teacher, to create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include, but not limited to the following)
- Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, to students in a classroom, utilizing the course of study adopted by the school.
- Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter.
- Developes lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
- Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
- Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
- Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping
- Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
- Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
- Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the state testing program.
- Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
- Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Florida teacher certificate
TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree of related subject area from an accredited university. Teacher certification from the Florida State Department of Education and current Florida fingerprint clearance card are required. Prior experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.
- Knowledge of:
- Child development and especially of characteristics of students in the age group assigned.
- The prescribed curriculum.
- Current educational research. Basic understanding and knowledge of current technology.
- Learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others.
- How to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness.
- How to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results and prescribe actions for improvement.
- How to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
- How to work effectively with peers, administrators and others.
The work environment is in school site settings.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
How much daily/weekly on-the-job time is spent on the following physical activities?
AMOUNT OF TIME: (Under 1/3, Up To 2/3, Over 2/3)
Stand: up to 2/3
Walk: up to 2/3
Sit: under 1/3
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel: over 2/3
Reach with hands and arms: over 2/3
Climb or balance: under 1/3
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl: up to 2/3
Talk or hear: over 2/3
Taste or smell: under 1/3
The (position) shall receive the same health benefits as other full-time employees of the school.
PAID TIME OFF (PTO):
The(position) shall be required to follow a (ten) 10-month work schedule.
The Elementary Teacher shall be granted eight (8) accrued PTO days annually. Calculated and prorated on an annualized basis upon approval by the Board.