Science Teacher (Grades 6-8)

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12/09/2020
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Description

SCIENCE TEACHER (6-8)                         
 
 
DEPARTMENT/SITE:        Middle School
 
QUALIFICATIONS:               Current state endorsement as a science teacher
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teacher assignment
 
REPORTS TO:                         Building Principal
POSITION PURPOSE:
Under the general supervision of the school principal, to develop students' skills and competence in one or more fields of science; develops students’ skills and abilities in scientific methods and problem-solving, as well as an understanding of the application of science in the solution of practical problems. 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaches knowledge and skills in one or more fields of science, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics, in accordance with district curriculum. 
  • Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas. 
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning. 
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for subject area, and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction. 
  • Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of science to everyday existence, including scientific research projects, demonstrations, experiments, and laboratory activities. 
  • Instructs students in the proper use and care of scientific equipment, chemicals, and plant and animal life. 
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed. 
  • Maintains familiarity with district and standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests. 
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research. 
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws. 
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. 
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees. 
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order. 
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal and other central office administrators as designated by the superintendent. 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: 
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of science subject areas, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, physics, and other related areas (e.g., mathematics).
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. 
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. 
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. 
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:     187 DAYS
Salary for this position shall be commensurate with the years of experience as determined under the policies and procedures of the Moss Point School District and in accordance with the pay scale.
 
EVALUATION:                  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board of Trustees’ policy on evaluation of district personnel.
  
 
  
 

Posted By

Moss Point School District

4924 Church St , Moss Point, MS 39563
 

At the following locations

Magnolia Middle School

4630 Magnolia St. , Moss Point, MS 39563



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,983

State Average: $9,093

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.97

State Average: 15.14

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 14%

FTE

340

State Average: 429