English Teacher

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Description

English Teacher (Grades 9-12)

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, foster communication skills, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature of all types, motivate students to read a wide variety of publications to derive information, comprehend and critically assess the reading materials, and to promote the development of skills in the field of English reading, grammar and syntax.

Applications are included in English Teaching pool for any positions that may occur throughout Monroe City Schools in grades 6-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.  Monroe City Schools may not have current English vacancies.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers English education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in English grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, word denotations and connotations, creative writing, independent thinking, communication and speaking.
  • Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions on a variety of reading materials, including the mass media, and a wide range of literature.
  • Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Maintains familiarity with Louisiana State standardized tests for the purpose of aligning curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field and content area by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in student's education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom, nurtures positive peer relationships and personal responsibility.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings, professional learning communities,  and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Nurtures relationships with students, families, colleagues, and community by regularly attending school functions, providing timely communication, and participating in relevant community events.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
  • Understanding of Louisiana Department of Education's Guidebooks.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
                
Qualifications Profile

Certification/License:

  • Louisiana certification or ability to obtain certification prior to position start, or
  • Acceptance into accredited alternative certification program
Education:
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Experience:
Successful prior teaching experiences, including student teaching or residency,  in English a plus.
 
 

Posted By

City of Monroe School Board

PO Box 4180 , Monroe, LA 71211
 

At the following locations

Monroe City School System Central Office

2006 Tower Drive , Monroe, LA 71201