Middle School Science Teacher - Grade 7
Must hold a certificate issued by Maryland State Department of Education.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction and leadership of the school principal, plans and provides for appropriate instructional programming and learning experiences for students of varied backgrounds and abilities. Provides an environment conducive to the physical, social and emotional development of all students to ensure academic and social success. Supervises students in a variety of school settings. Communicates and interacts regularly with parents, staff, and other members of the school community. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes and growth. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: A candidate for the position provides effective instruction and support in curricular areas for which employed; utilizes various instructional resources and technologies; demonstrates knowledge of the teaching/learning process; develops and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of a diverse student population; maintains contact and communication with parents; and works effectively with administrators, colleagues, and all members of the school community.
• Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning goals • Plans and implements an instructional program that meets the need, interests, and abilities of a diverse student population, including students with disabilities • Manages pupil performance in the classroom and applies effective strategies to reinforce and/or modify student behavior and performance • Establishes learning objective consistent with assessment of student needs, requirements of the State of Maryland and the Seed School of Maryland, and knowledge of human growth and development • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, Seed policy and administrative regulations. • Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program, attends staff meetings, and participates in professional development opportunities • Appraises his/her own effectiveness and seeks opportunities for professional growth and demonstrates successful application of new skills and strategies in order to improve professional competence.
EXPECTATIONS: + Commitment to the SEED mission + Comfort functioning in a fluid environment, and ability to make adjustments both in day-to-day and larger-scale activities based on new information and situations + Familiarity with urban education issues, preferably direct experience with inner-city students and families + Unquestioned integrity + Clear judgment