POSITION: Elementary K - 5 Teacher
LOCATION: Endeavor Elementary
REPORTS TO: Principal
SUMMARY: To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education.
VISION: The Nampa School District is seeking an extraordinary school leader for our Elementary Teacher position who is committed to every child’s success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepare for assigned classes
• Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
• Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
• Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
• Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
• Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
• Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
• Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments
• Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
• Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
• Display command of the subject matter
• Budget class time effectively
• Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
• Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
• Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
• Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
• Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
• Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
• Prepare participatory lesson plans and establish course goals
• Demonstrate method and procedure to pupils
• Observe and evaluate pupils' work to determine student progress and to make suggestions for improvement
• Attend and participate in faculty meetings
• Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
• Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
• Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis
• Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
• Input data in a timely fashion
• Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
• Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
• Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
• Seek assistance should emergencies arise
• Represent the school district in a positive manner
• Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
• Perform other duties as assigned
To perform job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• Current Idaho Teacher Certification with Elementary Education endorsement
• Highly Qualified Teacher per the standard set forth by the Nampa School District
• Bachelor degree required and area of major study
• Teaching or student teaching at appropriate grade level
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
• Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and implementing Individualized Education Plans
• Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
• Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices
• The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
• Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations
• Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
• Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
• Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
• Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
• Works well with students, staff, and the public
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to work under deadlines
• Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
Ability to provide general district information and respond to questions from administrators, managers, employees, customers, and/or the general public in a professional and pleasant manner.
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS:
Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary; organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frame.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing (Microsoft Office), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), presentation software.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside and meets deadlines with severe time constraints in a fast paced environment on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit; occasionally walk and stand and reach with hands and arms; occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds and push and pull up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision; very good depth perception; and the ability to communicate through speech.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 185 day calendar
Nampa School District #131 is an equal opportunity employer/educator with an alcohol, drug and tobacco free environment, and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization. The information contained in this job posting is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.