Secondary Science Teacher

Posted 5 months ago
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Summary To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving; and to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific fields.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, or science problems to secondary pupils, using the course of study adopted by the Governing Board and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimal learning.
  • Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
  • Provides individual or small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of project and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
  • Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life.
  • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools.  Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
  • Establishes and maintains standards or pupil behavior for productive learning environment during class sessions, laboratory sessions and field trips.
  • Evaluates each pupil’s growth in knowledge and skills in course being taught.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service or self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  • Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.
  • Cooperates with school administration in providing science displays and programs for the school and community and in sponsoring science activities.
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  • Supervises pupils in out of classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs. 
    Qualifications To perform this 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  Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.   One to two years related experience preferred.
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Valid AZ teaching certificate with appropriate approved area or endorsement, provisional or full SEI endorsement required.
    Work Environment  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    Salary & Benefits
    Salary dependent upon experience based on the current certified salary schedule as approved by the Governing Board.
    Full benefits as assigned for this position.
    Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance Card
    Measles/Mumps/Rubella Immunity/Vaccination
    Valid I-9 form

    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    The Florence Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its policies, procedures or practices, in compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Florence Unified School District Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available Accounting, Audio/Visual, Bio Science, Business Management, Business Operations, Construction, Culinary Arts, Education Professions, Fire Science, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Veterinary Assistant.  The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs.  The Florence Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
    This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Tony Jimenez, Title IX Coordinator, Florence Unified School District-1000 South Main, Florence, Arizona. (520)-866-3560 or Dawn Winsor, 504 Coordinator, 1000 South Main, Florence High School-1000 South Main Street, Florence, Arizona.  (520) 866-3560.





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Florence Unified School District #1

P.O. Box 2850 1000 S. Main Street, Florence, AZ 85132

At the following locations

San Tan Foothills High School

1255 West Silverdale Road , San Tan Valley, AZ 85142