K-5 Elementary Classroom Teacher (#308717)

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Job Title: Elementary School Teacher (K-5) (FLSA: Exempt) Job Objectives: Germantown Municipal School District’s elementary school teacher staff members are expected to provide best instructional practices in ensuring that students have a quality educational experience evident by socio-emotional growth and academic achievement. 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 elementary school education program. • 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. • Provides 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 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, and administer, scores, records and reports the results of group-standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress. • Counsel, confer with 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. • 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: • Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels. • Demonstrates cultural competence and a deep understanding of and empathy for issues facing contemporary families. • Deep understanding of the various school environments and commitment to improving student achievement. • Works successfully alone or on a team. • Makes decisions using data and technology. • Exhibits strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success. • Motivates, inspires, and moves students to action to achieve ambitious goals. Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises students as designated on the class roster. Also supervises students in general common areas when class is not in session. Working Conditions: Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable. Standard classroom environment