Biology Teacher

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Start Date
08/23/2021
Position Areas
Science

Description

BIOLOGY TEACHER

Position Purpose 

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs difficult professional work providing teaching services in a specialized subject or assigned group of subjects, motivating students to develop skill in assigned subject matters; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the School Principal.
 
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.  Some teaching specialties (i.e. music, art, physical education, etc.) may require hearing, vision, physical coordination and/or exertion and effort in excess of those listed above.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Teaching specialized subject matter(s), motivating students to achieve maximum potential.
Develops lesson plans and use of instructional materials;
Translates lesson plans into learning experiences;
Integrates subject area content and technology;
Instructs students in area(s) of specialization and subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district;
Establishes and maintains standards of behavior;
Adapts teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students;
Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions;
Encourages students to think independently, develop and express original ideas;
Evaluates students' progress, maintains appropriate records, prepares progress reports;
Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means;
Maintains professional competence through in-service education and self-selected professional books and growth activities;
Establishes a class environment favorable to learning;
Administers standardized tests in accordance with the established procedures;
Identifies student needs; assists with assessment of needs;
Selects and requisitions books and instructional materials;
Participates in child study, Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) meetings;
Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees and student activity sponsorship as required;
Performs related tasks as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of secondary education principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students and parents; ability to operate a personal computer.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in area of specialization or an acceptable field. 
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Eligible a Virginia teaching license with appropriate endorsement (Biology).
 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Salary Range:  $45,000 - 75,379 ($2,944 Additional for Master’s Degree)
  • Contract:          10 Months
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave


FLSA Status: Exempt

 

 

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439
 

At the following locations

Nansemond River High School

3301 Nansemond Parkway , Suffolk, VA 23434



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.35

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

1,883

State Average: 801