JobID 1616 : High School Engish Teacher (#1981131)
Fulltime 197days/yr 7.25hrs/day Mon-Fri
Full Benefits Package
NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT #1
CONTOOCOOK VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
POSITION TITLE: High School Teacher
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
- New Hampshire DOE High School teaching certification
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in High School Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
- Master’s Degree in related area preferred
- One to three years of successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels preferred
SUMMARY: For Grades 9-12. Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
Art Teacher: Will develop students' interest, abilities, talents and skills for artistic expression and creativity in the visual arts, as well as aesthetic understanding and appreciation by implementing district approved curriculum. Teaches knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art to secondary pupils. Provides instruction by which pupils develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art, art appreciation and what constitutes art. Demonstrates techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and teacher-prepared instructional aids. Instructs pupils in proper care and use of tools and equipment used in art classes. Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time. Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit pupils' work for the school and the community. May sponsor exhibits from outside.
Health Teacher: Will develop students' awareness and understanding of physiology, health and nutrition, biological functions, and the importance of hygiene and exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards good health. Teaches knowledge and understanding of physiology, health and nutrition, physiology, anatomy, and biological functions. Develops students' concepts in nutrition, food groups, diet, caloric intake, vitamins, and related topics.
History Teacher: Will develop students' knowledge of world history; to foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, languages, racial, ethnic and religious groups, and political systems. Teaches knowledge of world history from early to modern historic periods, incorporating into history lessons the related subjects of political science, economics, sociology, geography, and anthropology within a historical context. Promotes the formation of attitudes and skills that will enable students to analyze intelligently the world around them so that they can be constructively participating members of a free society predicated on the rule of law. Fosters an understanding of the continuity and patterns of human behavior through the ages, an understanding of humanity's major problems and approaches to their solution(s). Demonstrates the manner in which the past provides a comparative basis from which to evaluate the nature of current issues and predict courses of action for the future, with cross reference to contemporary matters of importance. Develops students' research skills, through a variety of reading and writing assignments to stimulate self-reliance in problem-solving through effective utilization of library materials. Promotes students' critical analysis of the effect media has on the flow of information and shaping of public discourse, and encourage students to seek out and compare alternative sources of information concerning the key issues of their world.
Language Arts Teacher: Will develop students' skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, foster communication skills, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature of all types, motivate students to read a wide variety of publications to derive information, comprehend and critically assess the reading materials, and to promote the development of skills in the field of English reading, grammar and syntax. Teaches knowledge and skills in English grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, word denotations and connotations, creative writing, independent thinking, communication and speaking. Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions on a variety of reading materials, including the mass media, and a wide range of literature. Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
Mathematics Teacher: Will develop students' skills and competence in basic and complex mathematical principles, equations, formulas and calculations, as well as an understanding of the application of mathematics in the solution of practical problems. Teaches knowledge and skills in mathematics, including concepts such as real and imaginary numbers, formulas, calculations and geometry, and promotes creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas. Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of mathematics to everyday existence and problem-solving.
Music Teacher: Will develop students' understanding, appreciation of the art of music, including listening a wide range of musical genre, periods and styles. To identify, promote and develop each student's talents in vocal and instrumental musical expression. Develops balanced music program and lessons to organize class time so that students have adequate time for preparation, rehearsal, and instruction. Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, as appropriate. Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs and performances outside the classroom. Selects and requisitions appropriate music supplies and instrumental equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.
Physical Education Teacher: Will develop students' physical skills and abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork; to develop students' understanding of the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards, physical fitness, hygiene, and good health. Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports. Assists in coordinating extra-curricular activities, including student performances, assembles, and athletic events. Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records. Inspects equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.
Science Teacher: Will develop students' skills and competence in one or more fields of science, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics; develops student’s 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. Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas. 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. Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.
Social Studies Teacher: Will develop students' knowledge and understanding of world cultures and cultural evolution; to develop skills in research of social orders; and develop an understanding of the existence and importance of geographical, historical, cultural and political factors that influence the development of world societies, socio-economic systems and political systems, as well as their inter-relationship and interdependence. To foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, languages, racial, ethnic and religious groups, and political systems. Teaches knowledge of social studies, incorporating history, geography, economics, political science, systems of government, education, responsible citizenship, and humanities. Develops students' understanding of the influence of various factors on human rights and freedom. Fosters an understanding of the continuity and patterns of human behavior through the ages, and an awareness of the complexity and interrelationship of local, state, national and world problems and approaches to their solution(s). Demonstrates the manner in which the past provides a comparative basis from which to evaluate the nature of current issues and predict courses of action for the future, with continuous cross reference to contemporary matters of importance. Develops students' research skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to make critical value judgments and contribute to the thoughtful exchange of ideas, through a variety of reading, writing, group discussion and presentation assignments to stimulate self-reliance in problem-solving and drawing conclusions. Promotes students' critical analysis of the effect media has on the flow of information and shaping of public discourse, and encourage students to seek out and compare alternative sources of information concerning the key issues of their world.
World Language Teacher: Will develop students' knowledge, skills and abilities in comprehending, speaking, reading and writing a language other than English, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the native culture of the countries where the language is the primary means of communication. Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature. Develops student understanding and appreciation of the cultures and mores of countries where the language is the predominant or a major means of communication.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of High School curriculum and concepts, including all subject matters taught.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develops and administers school curriculum consistent with school district initiatives, goals and objectives.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Teaches all required subject matter as assigned to the grade level, utilizing course of study.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- IEP and 504 plans for students are to be read and implemented
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Coordinates with other High school professional staff members, especially within grade level and specific subjects, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
- Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the District.
- 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.
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
- Performs other position related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
ADA MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED:
- Occasionally, Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
- Occasionally, Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Occasionally, Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Seldom, Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
- Occasionally, Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Frequently, Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Occasionally, Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Occasionally, Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
- Occasionally, Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Seldom, Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
- Occasionally, Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Occasionally, Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Constantly, Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Constantly, Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
- Occasionally, Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position
- Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
- The visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception, and field of vision.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
- The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
- The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).