To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Principal.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Meet State of Michigan requirements for teacher certification in the required subject area(s) and grade level(s).
Candidates must demonstrate the following:
Exceptional skill in planning, delivering and assessing student learning.
Exceptional knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively.
Knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction.
Ability to maintain high standards of professional conduct at all times.
Punctuality, good attendance and strong work ethics in all areas.
Ascribe to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.
The Teacher will provide direct instruction and intervention to students.
The Teacher will assist students in meeting the essential skills required in the Michigan Common Core skills.
The Teacher will teach, tutor and use technological interventions to improve achievement.
The Teacher will encourage students to set and maintain high standards of responsibility for their learning and behavior.
Understand the school’s and state’s requirements to teach middle school students and create corresponding curriculum
Prepare core grade level lesson plans on a weekly basis
Knowledge of content, pedagogy, and child development
Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student according to varying needs of student
Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student-learning styles.
Impart lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning paces of students
Design coherent instruction and student assessments
Assist students in understanding subject concepts and applying them in actuality
Ability to plan and implement a variety of activities for maximum effectiveness of instruction and student participation.
Ability to assess effectively the student levels of achievement, analyze test results and prescribe actions for improvement.
Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with subject concepts
Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results
Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that any behavioral issues are quickly and tactfully addressed to
Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts
Develop key incentives to ensure students’ participation in class
Classroom management utilizing positive behavior support model
Create an environment of respect and rapport
Establish a culture for learning
Manage classroom procedures
Organize physical space that is conducive to learning
Use of varied teaching strategies
Use of questioning and discussion techniques
Engage students in learning
Use of effective formative and summative assessment techniques
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
Use of technology in the classroom
Student data analysis and portfolio maintenance
Continual professional development to keep up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in the field of education
Employ a variety of research-based instructional strategies and instructional media consistent with the capabilities, needs and physical limitations of students.
Evaluate students’ progress on a regular basis and, when necessary, refer students who need assistance.
Instruct rules of conduct and ensure classroom and campus discipline.
Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the Academy’s philosophy, instructional goals and objectives of education.
Participate in weekly staff meetings, on-going professional developments and grade level/content area meetings and trainings.
Maintain appropriate administrative records according to district policy.
Consistently support and uphold school policies and procedures. Support the school and its leadership.
Model self-discipline and ethical behavior. Present self in a professional manner through appropriate dress, communication techniques and demeanor.
Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others.
Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal or designee.