Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: English, Journalism, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
• This is a specialized teaching performed in a classroom. • The teacher helps each pupil to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening, and study skills which are fundamental to good communication and literate citizenship; provides opportunities to read widely and write for a variety of purposes and audiences; and helps to develop standards for critical judgment of media such as films and videos, as well as written and oral communications. • The teacher is directly responsible to the principal or designee. • Furthers the development of citizenship and instructs pupils in basic subject matter specified by state law, administrative regulations, and procedures of the school district. • Teaches English courses to secondary pupils utilizing courses of study adopted by the School Board and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content. • Develops lesson plans that include appropriate learning activities and instructional aids. • Demonstrates concepts and skills by use of models, chalkboard, overhead projector, other standard or teacher prepared instructional aids, and technology. • Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil. • Assesses each pupil’s progress in developing communication skills. • Selects and requests appropriate books, instructional aids, and instructional supplies; maintains required inventory records. • Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to positive teacher/student relations. • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for an orderly, productive learning environment. • Maintains professional competence through professional development activities provided by the district and/or self-selected professional growth activities. • Identifies pupils’ needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping solve health, attitude, and learning problems. • Communicates with school counselors to discuss the pupils’ progress. • Communicates with parents to discuss the pupils’ progress and discuss current research and practice in teaching communication skills. • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday. • Serves as sponsor of activities such as debate, forensics, and newspaper. • In addition to instructional duties, maintains professional standard; serves on committees to advise on non-academic affairs such as school discipline, honors, awards, assemblies; and participates in local, state, and national English and reading organizations and civic associations. • Participates cooperatively with the principal or designee to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.