Job Description: Middle School Resident Teacher
Location: Booker T. Washington Academy, New Haven, CT
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
All Resident Teachers will be hired by the Executive Director with approval by the Board of Trustees. All Resident Teachers will report to the Principal.
Certification/License: Appropriate Connecticut State Certification Education: An accredited Bachelor's or Masters Degree
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of teaching methods and educational pedagogy
Knowledge of appropriate grade level and/or subject area curriculum and
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to prepare oral or written communications for distribution to employees,
students and parents.
Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff,
parents and others
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and
Include but are not limited to:
Prepare weekly mini-lesson plans in conjunction with the other members of his/her teaching team;
Work with the Principal and other designees to monitor and plan the continuing development of the academic/social curriculum;
Conduct periodic assessments of assigned students as directed by the Principal and his/her designees;
Work actively with the entire teaching team to ensure that all students receive comparable learning experiences;
Develop a baseline Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) which sets the academic and non-academic goals for each student based on the learning style assessments conducted during the intitial orientation and assessment period for each incoming group of students;
Annually review and update Individualized Learning Plan for each student in his/her primary class;
Meet with students and parents in primary class assignment on a regular basis to review progress and discuss areas for further development;
- Work collaboratively with peers, including any community partners or university faculty that may be working cooperatively with the school; and,
- ? Perform any reasonable tasks that may be assigned by the Principal.
Facilitating teaching and learning for all students:
Planning and delivering daily mini lessons that are grade appropriate, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students – below, on, and above grade-level;
Creating and administering benchmark assessments to measure student progress/achievements in all subject areas;
Assessing students academic needs, and administering intervention as discussed by SIT/PPT team;
Interpreting and using data to drive instruction;
Maintaining rigor and challenge for high academic achievement;
Developing projects that encourage students to utilize technology for
presentations, individually and in small groups;
Creating a learning environment that is conducive to learning while making
learning fun and interesting for all students;
Encouraging and motivating students to learn by understanding how and why
At the beginning of the school year (August/September), with lead teacher,
review report cards/student files and discuss with previous year’s teacher(s) to determine students who are at risk and create an action plan that addresses student needs;
Developing a positive relationship, attitude/rapport with students, parents and staff;
Collaborating with grade-level partners and other staff through grade level and vertical team meetings, staff meetings, professional development, etc.;
Having an ongoing conversation with parents about students’ progress or lack of progress as soon as problems arise, through telephone calls, notes to parents, SIT meetings, progress reports and parent conferences;
Being visible in the school community by attending after-school extracurricular activities (e.g. literacy nights, open houses, etc.); and
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Principal
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTS AND WORK SCHEDULE
Ten month work year. Standard teacher work schedule, including attendance at professional development, open houses, parent conferences and staff meetings as needed.