Middle School Science Teacher, General Education

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POSITION TITLE:     Teacher-Regular Classroom
DEPARTMENT:         Schools
REPORTS TO:          Principal 
FLSA STATUS:          Exempt
WORK SCHEDULE:  190 days
DATE REVIEWED:     03/2022    

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Maintains an up-to-date, in-field certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission; salary and length of contract to be established by the Board of Education. 

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Plan for and- provide appropriate culturally-responsive learning experiences and educational opportunities for each student assigned to the classroom based on Georgia Standards and the CSD Framework for Equitable Student Outcomes and provide a classroom environment that  aligns with City Schools of Dectur’s commitment to equity ensuring that all students are safe, seen, and successful . 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Performs such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from time to time by the Principal or designee.

  • Keeps current on educational research, trends, and practices through continued professional development.

  • Sets long-term and short-term goals for student growth and achievement based on the standards for assigned courses, monitors progress towards meeting goals.

  • Communicates, collaborates, and cooperates with colleagues, supervisors, and students 

  • Demonstrates command of school subject(s) being taught. 

  • Develops and annually updates a course syllabus for parents and students that includes: list of Georgia Standards being taught in the course, a course calendar with instructional units, assessments, and major projects, grading protocol, tutoring hours, and list of all curriculum resources being used in the class.    

  • Develops culturally-responsive lesson plans that are aligned to the Georgia Standards and ensures instructional materials are aligned to the Georgia Standards and makes lesson plans available to administrator.

  • Provides small group and individualized instruction to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of each studentl. 

  • Plans and implements developmentally appropriate interactive culturally-responsive learning experiences.

  • Communicates regularly with parents/caretakers to report on student progress on the Georgia Standards including but not limited to outside the normal classroom day by means of class newsletters, notes, telephone calls, conferences, emails, websites, etc. 

  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere in alignment with the local school PBIS protocol.

  • Monitors students’ progress in learning through a variety of culturally-responsive techniques on a regular basis and  maintains records for report cards and / or parent conferences.

  • Provides lesson appropriate lesson plans for daily substitute teachers and long-term substitute teachers.

  • Identifies student needs, develops strategies for small groups and/or individual education plans, implements any needed Tier I and Tier II interventions and makes appropriate referrals through the school’s student support model.

  • Is available to students and parents/caretakers for education-related purposes outside the instructional day including PTA events, family engagement events.

  • Participates in professional learning to increase skills and proficiency related to job responsibilities and serves on committees when needed.

  • Provides culturally-responsive assessments that measure student achievement of objectives.

  • Utilizes technology effectively to plan, teach, and assess.

  • Evaluates, selects, and modifies culturally-responsive resources and activities to match learners’ needs and meet the curriculum standards.

  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent

  • Participates in daily duties and responsibilities within the school including extracurricular responsibilities.

  • Supports the district and local school vision, mission, and goals in words, actions, and behaviors.  

  • Complies with the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervises classroom, students, paraprofessional (if applicable), and volunteers. 


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

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 

ABILITY TO:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

  • Maintain effective working relationships with other people. 

  • Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software. 

  • Be reflective on practice and invest in yourself for improvement.

  • Provide instructional leadership 

  • Organize and set priorities 

  • Work independently with minimal supervision. 

  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality. 

  • Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom. 

  • Apply current trends and practices in education 

  • Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting 

  • Use technology to enhance instruction 

  • Be fair and consistent with all students 

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students 

  • Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner 

  • Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC)-approved college or university required. Must have a valid in-field teaching certificate. Previous teaching experience preferred. 


EVALUATION: 

Performance of this job shall be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the board's policy on evaluation of certified personnel. 
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

To perform the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, or hear. Lifting up to 30 pounds may be required on an occasional basis. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision and distance vision

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Note:  Compensation is based on the published Teacher Salary scale, Certificate level, and COMPLETED years of service.

 

Posted By

Decatur City School District

125 Electric Avenue , Decatur, GA 30030
 

At the following locations

Beacon Hill Middle School

220 W. College Avenue , Decatur, GA 30030