Teacher, Elementary

Posted 4 months ago
Position Areas


Reports To: Campus Principal
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule
Department: Campus Assigned
Employment Contract: 187 Days


Primary Purpose:

South San Antonio teachers are passionate innovators. They believe in the power of an excellent education to change the lives of students, and they desperately want to build a game-changing school that redefines public education in the city of San Antonio, the state of Texas, and across the country.
They know how critically important it is to develop a classroom culture that drives student achievement and personal growth for each individual child. South San Antonio teachers will teach students to hold themselves to high expectations, both academically and behaviorally, and they tirelessly support students when they fall short of those expectations. Our teachers are hungry to grow as leaders in this work every day, driven by personal reflection, coaching from school leadership, and partnerships with transformational colleagues.
They understand improving student outcomes will be personally and intellectually exhausting. It will push us to our professional limits. It will ask more of us than we thought we had to give. But they also know we will all be part of something that is worthy, desperately needed, and surely possible for the students in our city.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • Master degree in content required (preferred)
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned
  • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
  • Current licensure, certification or registration by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency as a professional practitioner in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered
  • Valid certification in the following: Generalist EC-6 or EC-4
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with children in a teaching, counseling or other applicable capacity.
  • Prior experience in an urban, high-poverty and/or turnaround school strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education (preferred)
  • Commitment to accountability, professional development for instructors, and student success;
  • Exhibited leadership in working with parents, students, and the community.
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Bilingual preferred (but not required).
  • Ability to effectively interpret student/school data, including but not limited to academic, attendance, discipline and survey data, and identify areas strength, need and growth;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to share research-based instructional approaches and provide advice, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to engage students in innovative lessons and manage their behavior.
  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Unwavering belief that all students can succeed.
  • Provide feedback and problem solving with teachers to strengthen relationships and classroom culture.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal.
  • At least one year student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish and maintain a positive and safe school culture.
  • Supervise the consistent and fair administration of school policies regarding student conduct and discipline.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of student supports and interventions using restorative justice practices.
  • Maintain systems for collecting and tracking data on school culture metrics, including discipline and attendance.
  • Play an active role in working with parents and the community.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and the differentiated needs of students.
  • Conduct common formative assessments of student growth and use results to plan instructional lessons and activities.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Work with other teachers and staff to determine lesson objectives, demonstration of learning and engaging instructional methods according to district requirements.
  • Attend weekly professional learning community meetings with grade level/subject matter
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
Classroom Management and Organization
  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selection of instructional materials that will best support high quality instruction and improve student outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with parents to ensure they are aware of their student’s progress at all times.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with students, principals, teachers and other staff.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Professional Growth and Development
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve student outcomes.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).

Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; [P.E. teachers: automated external defibrillator (AED)] Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
  • Posture: Prolonged standing/walking; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Motion: Frequent walking, Sensory ability needs - significant; hearing, near vision, peripheral vision color discrimination, depth perception
  • Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment
  • Environment: Work inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise, frequent cold and heat
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours

The Superintendent reserves the right to waive any requirements for any qualified applicant. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Your resume, letter of interest, and other available information will be considered in the screening process.
It is the policy of South San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SSAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI
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South San Antonio Independent School District

5622 Ray Ellison Blvd. , San Antonio, TX 78242

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South San Antonio Independent School District

5622 Ray Ellison Blvd. , San Antonio, TX 78242