2020-2021 7/8th Grade Science Teacher

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Science Teacher
         The job of Science Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
         specific responsibilities for developing student learning in one or more fields of science, including general
         science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics; developing student skills and abilities in
         scientific methods and problem-solving; understanding application of science in the solution of practical
         problems; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and
         delivering group an individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with
         other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom
         issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional
         program and student progress.
         This job reports to Assigned Administrator
  Essential Functions
        Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address
        individualized learning plans within established lesson plans for science embedding ELA and math when
        Administers tests and learning assessments (e.g. standardized testing and individual testing, etc.) for the
        purpose of ensuring assessments are in accordance with District testing programs.
        Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations
        and student's achievements, developing methods for improvement and reinforcing classroom goals in the
        home environment.
        Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and goals (e.g. curriculum testing covering
        writing, science, math, history, communication; modification of instructional methods to fit individual student
        needs, including students with special needs; counseling students; individual instruction and small group
        instruction, etc.) for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving techniques and a variety of
        personal issues.
        Circulates throughout the classroom for the purpose of monitoring student progress/performance.
        Collaborates with other elementary instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of
        community resources (e.g. committee meetings, departmental meetings, etc.) for the purpose of improving
        the overall quality of student outcomes, ensuring effective parental communication, and achieving
        established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
        Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose
        of providing an effective program that addressing individual student learning requirements.
        Develops elementary public-school curriculum and lesson plans focusing on all content (e.g. lesson plans
        that meet state required standards and create a foundation for General Education learning goals, etc.) for
        the purpose of ensuring student learning.
        Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and student workers for the purpose of providing
        an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
        Manages student behavior (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school transportation, etc.) for the
        purpose of ensuring conformance with school standards and District policies, providing a safe and optimal
        learning environment.
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        Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, bus
        transportation, small group activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
        environment demonstrating best practices.
        Oversees additional instructional programs (e.g. after school processes, summer school program, etc.) for
        the purpose of managing scheduled student learning programs.
        Participates in professional development and a variety of meetings (e.g. subject matter committee,
        department meetings, meetings with Governing Board, etc.) for the purpose of learning of current
        developments in the educational field.
        Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of
        documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
        Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis (e.g. all appropriate fields of science, etc.) for the
        purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning.
        Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of
        maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education
        Code and school policies.
        Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, instructional coaches,
        administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and direction.
        Teaches students (e.g. principles of responsible citizenship and other core subjects specified in applicable
        laws, and District regulations and procedures, daily classroom learning activities, textbooks homework, etc.)
         for the purpose of improving student learning through a defined course of study.
  Other Functions
        Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
        functioning of the work unit.
  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
     SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order
     to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the
     job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software
     applications, including data information systems; organizing and coordinating instructional work; and preparing and
     maintaining accurate records.
     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or
     facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based
     competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations
     and/or laws; current teaching methods and educational pedagogy; age appropriate activities; differentiated instruction for
      student learning styles; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; science subject content; and behavioral
     management strategies.
     ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-
     related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
     defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with
      a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.
     Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires
     independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based
     competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive
     relationships; engaging in self-evaluation; working cooperatively with other staff; communicating effectively; adapting to
     changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
     Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other
     persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often
     required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
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     Work Environment
     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional
     lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or
     crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing. 
     The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
     Experience:           Job related experience is required.
     Education:            Bachelors degree in job-related area.
     Equivalency:         Enrollment in Educator Prep Program with Alternative Teaching Certificate.
     Required Testing:                                                              Certificates and Licenses
                                                                                               Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credential
     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances
     Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses                                  Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
   FLSA Status                                               Approval Date                                            Salary Grade
   Exempt                                                                                                                         Governing Board Approved
                                                                                                                                       Certified Salary Placement
    Inspiring Hope and Empowering All Students to Courageously Pursue their Goals and Dreams.
Science Teacher  

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Union Elementary School District (AZ)

2150 South 87th Avenue, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $8,651

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143