Theater/Drama Teacher

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JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE

Teacher (Theater/Drama)

 

DEPARTMENT

Teaching and Learning

BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION:

Waterbury Teachers’ Association CEA-NEA

 

REPORTS TO:

Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade

 

FLSA DESIGNATION

Exempt

PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION

 

This class is accountable for facilitating learning, academic achievement and personal development by providing instruction to students. This class also develops and implements curriculum and lesson plans, utilizes technology to facilitate learning, and demonstrates understanding the varying learning styles and the needs of a diverse student population.

 

PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

General Experience:

 
  1. High School graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of employment and/or teaching experience in the subject field.

 

Special Experience:

 
  1. Incumbents in this class must meet the Connecticut State Board of Education requirements to receive initial educator certificate to teach Theater Education (485, 015, 016, 017, 215)

 

B. CREDENTIALS:

 

C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 
  1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment. 

  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a current Motor Vehicle Class D Operator’s License.






 

D. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 
  • Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;

  • Considerable knowledge of planning, developing and implementing curriculum and lesson plans;

  • Knowledge of child development;

  • Knowledge of classroom management techniques;

  • Knowledge of instructional technologies;

  • Knowledge of learner outcomes;

  • Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;

  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);

  • Some knowledge of community resources;

  • Excellent listening skills;

  • Skill in a particular trade or occupation;

  • Skill in classroom management and organization;

  • Skill in classroom presentation;

  • Skill in developing and implementing evaluation criteria and tools for students;

  • Skill in general management and organization;

  • Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;

  • Skill in identifying and adapting to individual student needs;

  • Skill in maintaining and developing reports;

  • Skill in using instructional technology;

  • Ability to express ideas simply and clearly, orally and in writing; 

  • Teaching ability;

  • Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;

  • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI);

  • Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;

  • Ability to multi task and be flexible;

  • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans based upon District and school goals, as well as the objectives, needs and abilities of students;

  • Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment;

  • Ability to work with students with various disabilities;

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES

 
  1. May direct the work of paraprofessionals.

 

PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.

 
  • Communicates clear expectations to students, evaluates student performance, and communicates student progress, or lack of student progress, to each student, the administration and parents/guardians;

  • Counsels students regarding secondary and post-secondary options that support student career exploration or goals, arranges and facilitates off-site internships and apprenticeships, instructs students in basic work skills, and assists students in applying for jobs;

  • Creates syllabi that articulate course objectives and classroom expectations;

  • Develops and copies instructional materials, and orders instructional materials, supplies and products for the classroom and the lab;

  • Develops and implements instructional activities for students;

  • Develops curriculum in a specific vocational area, meets industry standards, state and national academic and skills standards, integrates students’ prior knowledge, and updates curriculum as needed in order to maintain these standards;

  • Keeps records of attendance and specific issues;

  • Maintains current industry knowledge and career preparation requirements; and attends staff and other professional meetings;

  • Maintains instructional equipment as appropriate;

  • Makes appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies, including computer technology. Provides for remediation when necessary;

  • Prepares lesson plans and student assignments or activities in order to meet course objectives;

  • Provides for a safe learning environment, free from violence, harassment or intimidation, and performs all the security functions necessary to maintain safety of students;

  • Provides instruction in a specific vocational area based upon the curriculum, 

  • Provides students with co-curricular experiences that support or enhance the curriculum;

  • Revises teaching methodology to accommodate students;

  • Through a variety of staff development and other in-service activities, and improves performance in teaching, as well as meets District and professional growth requirements;

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements

 

Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

 

Frequency: Place an “X” in each box that is appropriate to your job. 

NEVER (N)

OCCASIONALLY (O)

FREQUENTLY (F)

CONSTANTLY (C)

0 % of Shift

1-33% of Shift

34-66% of Shift

67-100% of Shift

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Physical Demands

Depth Perception

X

Standing

X

Color Distinction

X

Walking

X

Peripheral Vision

X

Sitting

X

Driving

X

Lifting

X

Physical Strength:

Carrying

X

Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.)

X

Pushing

X

Light Work (-20 lbs.)

X

Pulling

X

Medium Work (20-50 lbs.)

X

Climbing

X

Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.)

X

Balancing

X

Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.)

X

Stooping

X

Environmental Conditions

Kneeling

X

Cold (50 degrees F or less)

X

Crouching

X

Heat (90 degrees F or more)

X

Crawling

X

Temperature Changes

X

Reaching

X

Wetness

X

Handling

X

Humidity

X

Grasping

X

Extreme Noise or Vibration

X

Twisting

X

Exposure to Chemicals

X

Feeling

X

Exposure to Gases and Fumes

X

Talking

X

Exposure to Unpleasant Odors

X

Hearing

X

Exposure to bodily fluids

X

Repetitive Motion

X

Exposure to dampness

X

Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination

X

Confinement to Small or Restricting Area

X

Visual Acuity/Near

X

Mechanical Hazards

X

Visual Acuity/Far

X

Physical danger or abuse

X

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

 

Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.

 

Prepared on: July 25, 2019





 

Posted By

Waterbury Public Schools

236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
 
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Amount per Student

$17,568

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

13%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.53

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

19%

State Average: 14%

FTE

2,785

State Average: 479