English Language Arts
Position: Teacher – English Language Arts
Reports To: Building Principal
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to 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.
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, deepen students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, and speaking.
Customized Licensure Qualifications
ELA- AYA 7-12 Integrated Language Arts/English
ELA- Middle Childhood 4-9
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 students, 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.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create engaging lessons aligned with pacing guidelines and district curriculum to drive the growth and development of students. Submit lesson plans for review.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet diverse student needs and interests.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
Coordinate instructional activities and discuss student work with other teachers to create a consistent, cohesive environment for learning.
Prepare learning materials and classroom environments.
Deliver instruction through the district required methods, including gradual release of responsibility, Marzano framework, and high-yield strategies.
Clearly communicate learning objectives to students.
Use differentiated instruction to provide students with a range of different avenues for understanding new information. Offer a variety of materials and resources for students to explore and manipulate.
Prepare, administer, grade, and analyze work assignments to evaluate student progress, strengths and areas of need.
Make timely updates to student data in student recordkeeping systems to keep parents / guardians informed of student progress.
Provide individualized feedback and guidance to students with the goal of enhancing their academic performance.
Integrate technology into instructional delivery when appropriate to enhance or complement learning.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities to guide students in learning from those activities.
Analytics & Improvement
Select, develop, and use a variety of formative assessments to drive changes to instruction and ensure student learning.
Use student data from formative and summative assessments to plan instructional delivery.
Research and utilize best practices to improve instruction.
Participate in teacher-based teams to analyze data and adapt instruction to impact student learning.
Utilize reflective practices to improve instructional approaches and adapt to changes in learning methods.
Use a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), including Positive School Climate (PSC) frameworks, to support the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Leverage intervention opportunities to maximize student achievement and strive to make difficult children feel like they belong in the classroom.
Implement the District’s classroom management strategy and programs.
Relate to and interact with students. Actively put students first and be intentional about making a difference in students’ lives.
Establish and maintain the rules for student behavior per the student handbook and other district policies. Follow disciplinary procedures for maintaining order among the students in collaboration with other teachers, administrators, and the Safety & Security team.
Evaluation / Other
Maintain complete, accurate student records as required by state law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss student progress, resolve behavioral issues, and address academic progress.
Attend staff meetings and professional development activities.
Serve on various committees.
Plan assignments for classroom volunteers and supervise their activities.
Maintain the confidentiality of student records.
Abide by state and national standards while administering assessments.
Perform other duties as outlined in the teacher contract.
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
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.
Current and valid State of Ohio teaching licensure appropriate for the specific teaching position
Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
Knowledge & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
Relevant teaching experience or background in subject matter area
Sound grasp of curriculum for the appropriate subject area and the Ohio Learning Standards
Experience working in an urban school district or working with urban education prefered
Understanding of the importance of literacy- and language-based approaches to teaching content area
Knowledge of differentiated instruction, child development principles, and a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
Ability and willingness to utilize technology in the enhancement of student learning
Effective time management skills
Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs
Occasionally lift and/or move lightweight items up to 40 lbs.
Work is performed in a classroom setting
Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
Potential exposure to disruptive parents and students
Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines
Periodic travel for meetings, professional development activities, and work assignments