Job Description

Job Title: Reports to: FLSA: Teacher Principal Exempt

Primary Purpose: Teaches and facilitates learning for students, maintaining academic progress, discipline and records. Works with parents and students to provide and implement individualized education to meet the needs of all students.

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Must be Highly Qualified (HQ) with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree (B.A.or B.S.) from four-year college or university. In addition to the four year degree a passing score on the TExES in the subject is required for Highly Qualified Status. Teacher’s Certification in subject to be taught is another option for Highly Qualified status. Teacher Certification is recommended but not required. Special Knowledge/Skills: • Knowledge of federal and state education law • Ability to understand the individual needs of students • Understanding of goal setting for students and the individualized approach • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction • Ability to communicate with all levels of students and their parents • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills • A general knowledge of the computer, and must be able to learn and implement OdysseyWare curriculum software program and instruct students on utilization. • Ability to work with children, passion for children, patience is a plus, ability to transition with changes. Experience: Teaching experience in the public school setting preferred Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional and Program Management 1. Administers Diagnostic Tests to determine a student’s performance level and assigns curriculum accordingly 2. Prepares academic projections for all students 9th grade and higher and prepares a course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school 3. 4. Instructs and motivates students in all course study Assigns lessons and corrects homework
Revised 5-09

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Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress Maintains discipline in the classroom Maintains a learning center that is conducive to learning, is safe, attractive and stimulating (displays student’s work) Sets a good housekeeping example in the learning center and encourages students to follow this example Schedules periodic meetings with parents to discuss student progress and problems Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops Inspires students with consistency, care, and interest to build students’ self-esteem and promote further success Praises students, compliments them and encourages them in order to build character Utilizes a variety of learning methods to enhance the students’ learning experiences Prepares an individualized plan to promote students’ success on the state’s assessment instrument Works closely with the Special Education teacher to ensure special education students’ modifications are being implemented Performs related duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting courses of study, and counseling students in adjustment and academic problems May conduct student assemblies

Other Requirements: 16. 17. Master the Responsive Education Solutions Individualized Learning System in order to assist the students in mastering the system Read and comply with the Procedures Manual, Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, and the Employee Handbook

Potential Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises one to two Paraprofessionals. The teacher carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the school’s policies. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintains emotional control under stress May require occasional prolonged and irregular hours The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be assigned or required.

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