Middle School Teacher (Grades 6-8)

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07/29/2020

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Job TitleMiddle School Teacher Grades 6-8 (FLSA: Exempt)
 
Job Objectives: Germantown Municipal School District’s Teachers are expected to provide best instructional practices in ensuring that students have a quality educational experience where their potential is maximized.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Tennessee licensure and/or licensure eligibility in the state of Tennessee.
 
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Teach and instruct in subject matter areas commonly found in a comprehensive public school system in which you are endorsed or selected to teach.
  • Utilize an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
  • Pursue a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and laboratory experiences.
  • Conduct teaching and instructional activities, using educational equipment, materials, books, and other learning aids.
  • Provide instruction in citizenship and other subject matter specified by legal mandate,
district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who also possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the history, background and assessment of pupils in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
  • Individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilize the time available for instructional activities.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests.
  • Counsel, confer and communicate with parents, school and district personnel regarding pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Cooperatively pursue alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil-learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Maintain an effective learning environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and independent study centers.
  • Select and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
  • Seek professional growth opportunities on a yearly basis that keep your professional current with best practices in a 21st Century learning environment.
  • Be prepared to perform the job in accordance with the Teacher Evaluation Plan as established by the District and approved by the State Department of Education.
Skills and Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
  1. Empathy and commitment to a cause.
  2. Deep understanding of the various school environments and commitment to improving student achievement.
  3. Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels.
  4. Demonstrates cultural competence and a deep understanding of and empathy for issues facing contemporary families.
 
Communication, interpersonal and team skills:
  1. Builds and maintains strong relationships.
  2. Works successfully alone or on a team.
  3. Participates proactively with teams.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills; tailors message for the audience, context, and mode of communication.
  5. Actively listens to others and is able to effectively interpret others’ motivations and perceptions.
 
Leadership skills:
  • Motivates and inspires students to action to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Moves professional learning communities to consensus.
  • Builds coalitions and works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including but not limited to school personnel, students, families, communities, and/or advocacy groups.
 
Supervisory Responsibility: Student supervision required.
 
Working Conditions: Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
 
Standard office environment.