Elementary School Teacher Leader
Position: Teacher Leader
Reports To: Building Principal
Salary Schedule / Grade: DEA Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Exempt
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning, employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students; including strategies to meet diverse student needs.
The Dayton Way
- Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for teaching in daily activities.
- Meet the challenges of delivering education in an urban school setting. Use instructional methods to help struggling learners reach grade level.
- Navigate competing instructional initiatives and find ways to apply them to the classroom effectively.
- Build confidence in student, parents, and guardians that academic achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
- Collaborate and engage effectively with teachers and administrators to implement instructional strategies that promote student success in content areas.
- Build positive rapport and trust with families and community partners to facilitate their engagement in education efforts.
- Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development to improve instruction design and delivery skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
- Design and implement engaging and differentiated instruction based on analyzed student data
- Collaborate effectively with other teachers and administration to implement instructional strategies that promote student success in content areas
- Ensure coherence in students’ educational programs by coordinating instruction, discussing student work, and sharing best practices, including flexible student grouping
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
- Select, develop, and use a variety of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment to inform instruction and ensure student learning
- Prepare, administer, grade and analyze assignments and assessments in order to evaluate students' progress, strengths and areas of need and provide feedback
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team which includes regular attendance at work
- Utilize the Response to Intervention (RtI) process to support student achievement
- Ability to integrate technology into instructional delivery and use data to support, drive and shape decision making (Data Folders) Provides appropriate resources and learning materials for students
- Must be able to build positive rapport with families and community partner
- Commitment to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population
- Commitment to his/her own learning and professional development and ability to participate in professional course offerings as needed
- Prepare standard-based lesson plans and have the materials and classroom environment ready for instruction
- Modify teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students
- Follow curriculum standards, pacing guidelines or requirements of the state and school district
- Meet with parents or guardians to discuss student progress and/or resolve students' behavioral and academic concerns
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum standards, guidelines or requirements of states and schools
- Provide a variety of materials and resources for students to explore and manipulate
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
- Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other technology in instruction
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of programs
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required
- Supervise, and plan assignments for volunteers
- Perform other duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring and bus loading and unloading
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
- Presentation Skills = creatively share information verbally and in writing to build interest and engage student learners; organize and present information in meaningful, easy-to-understand ways
- Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
- Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution. Relevant teaching experience is preferred.
- Current and valid State license. Must be highly qualified in area of content.
- Demonstrable successful interactions with families and colleagues
- Excellent understanding of curriculum across subject areas, the Common Core State Standards, and the importance of literacy and language based approaches to teaching all content area.
- Clear understanding of curriculum, differentiated instruction, and child development
- Must possess ability to utilize technology in the enhancement of student learning
- Have ability to work collaboratively in a team situation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
- Ability to problem solve and think critically.
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.
- Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs.
- Travels to meetings/professional development and work assignments.
- Work is performed in classroom setting
- Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
- Occasional operation of a vehicle under implement weather conditions
- Occasional interactions with unruly people
- Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 40 pounds (100 pounds on wheels).