Elementary Teachers (K-6)
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Provisional License.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Computers, Elementary Teacher, Success for All, Title I.
The elementary classroom teacher plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students in kindergarten through grade five. The teacher manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, modifies instructional activities as required, and performs a variety of student monitoring and controls activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other duties may be assigned.
1. Plans appropriate instructional strategies and activities, including determination of appropriate principles of learning, classroom organizational structures, and kind and level of materials 2. Implements an instructional program that provides appropriate learning experiences for each student. 3. Assesses student abilities related to desired educational goals, objectives, and outcomes. 4. Manages the behavior of learners in the instructional setting to provide an environment that is conducive to the learning process and assists and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the school and school grounds. 5. Coordinates instructional activities and collaborates with other professional staff, both school, and non-school based, as required to maximize learning opportunities. 6. Utilizes a variety of instructional materials, media, and computer technology to enhance learning. 7. Works in self-contained, team, departments, itinerant capacity, or at a fieldwork site, as assigned. 8. Requests assistance from resource personnel, as needed. 9. Participates in in-service and staff development activities, and other staff meetings as required or assigned. 10. Assesses student achievement and maintains appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting. 11. Provides continuous communication with parents, both written and oral, to keep them informed of their children’s progress. 12. Manages allotted learning time to maximize student achievement. 13. Assigns work to and provides direction for instructional assistants, parents, and student volunteers. 14. Supports or participates in grade-level and school-wide student instructional or related activities, social events, and approved fundraising activities. 15. Ensures that the classroom and/or instructional environment is attractive, healthy, safe, and conducive to learning and that materials are accessible to students and in good conditions.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 2. Excellent organizational, planning and human relations skills. 3. Good knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of elementary level instruction. 4. Good knowledge of early childhood growth and development. 5. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs. 6. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of children. 7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, peers, and parents.