Middle School Mathematics Teacher
TITLE: Teacher, Mathematics - Middle School
Licensed to teach Mathematics at the secondary level.
1. As set by state certification authorities
2. A score of “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” on the HumanEx Ventures Teacher Profile.
3. Respects student and colleague diversity.
4. Has knowledge of:
- Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of secondary level pupils;
- Academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of secondary level pupils;
- Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive secondary programming;
- Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures;
- Socioeconomic and cultural background differences of the school population.
5. Has ability to:
- Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for pupils at the secondary level;
- Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range of socioeconomic levels and cultural backgrounds;
- Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of pupils, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs;
- Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment;
- Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs and innovative and creative pilot projects designed to enhance pupil educational opportunities and experiences.
6. Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university.
Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree with emphasis in mathematics education, instructional technology, or subject matter fields commonly taught in an upper secondary grade level.
This position classification requires subject area expertise commonly associated with secondary teaching and instruction. Directly related teaching and instruction experience is required to perform problem analysis using prescribed principles, methods and concepts. The position classification performs decision analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequence in determining how best to aid students in the learning process. The functional role of this position classification requires the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies. The incumbents meet frequently with school administrators, teachers, and other staff to communicate information, data, and alternative problem solutions. This is a sedentary position classification that performs light work that involves sitting a portion of the time, but requires walking and standing for extended periods. This position requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with materials and objects, and providing oral information.
This position is classified as a full time or part time certificated position and is subject to the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Board of School Trustees and the bargained agreement. Pay is by contract based on the current teacher salary schedule.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
Under direction, to promote highest student achievement; to teach and instruct pupils in grades 6, 7 and 8, or a combination of these grade levels in academic, social, behavioral, and other educational skill areas; to plan, develop, organize, and conduct a comprehensive educational program for upper elementary level pupils; to assist upper elementary level pupils in making appropriate life style adjustments, and in the determination of career and vocational choices; and to do other related functions as required.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the bargained agreement and applicable state law.
1. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
2. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the district.
3. Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
4. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
5. Employs a variety of research-based instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
6. Strives to implement by instruction and action the district mission and philosophy of education and the instructional goals and objectives.
7. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
8. Utilizes a variety of student performance assessment strategies to monitor student progress on a regular basis.
9. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
- Maintains continuity of instruction and has good attendance to provide such instruction.
- Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and Board Policy.
- Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
- Attends and participates in faculty, grade level, department, and other meetings.
- Collaborates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
- Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
- Accepts a share of responsibility for co-curricular activities as assigned.
- Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the broad academic and the behavioral progress of all assigned students.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.
- Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
- Accepts and shares team/committee leadership responsibilities.
- Demonstrates competence in the application of instructional technology.
- Demonstrates attitudes toward students that reflect knowledge and understanding of age-appropriate student developmental and psychological needs.
- Develops challenging age-appropriate curriculum that engages students in integrated ways of thinking and learning.
- Completes necessary paperwork in a timely manner (e.g., report cards, grade sheets, textbook evaluations, supply orders).
- Teaches and instructs in subject matter areas commonly found in a comprehensive secondary education program.
- Utilizes an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
- Pursues a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and laboratory experiences.
- Conducts teaching and instructional activities, using educational equipment, materials, books, and other learning aids.
- Provides instruction in citizenship and other subject matter specified by legal mandate, District policy, and administrative regulations.
- Plans, develops, and utilizes a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
- Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the history, background, and assessment of pupils in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
- Individualizes and adapts educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
- Provides group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilizes the time available for instructional activities.
- Maintains appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
- Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and reports pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
- Prepares, administers, scores, records, and reports the results of criterion referenced tests, and administers, scores, records, and reports the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.
- Counsels, confers with and communicates with parents, school, and District personnel regarding pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
- Cooperatively pursues alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social, and emotional growth opportunities.
- Maintains an effective learning environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and independent study centers.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
- Performs a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Possession of a credential authorizing service as a teacher of mathematics to high school students.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
- This type of work involves sitting some of the time, but may involve walking or standing for moderate periods.
- Persons performing service in this position must be punctual in attendance each day in order to carry out the supervisory aspects of the job.
- Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
- Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 10 to 20 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.