Alternative Learning Center Teacher
Teacher - Alternative Learning Center
Under the general supervision of the Alternative Learning Center, the teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of students enrolled in an alternative education setting; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
- Works collaboratively with teachers, administrators, parents, school and agency counselors and related service providers in the over-all educational plan for students enrolled in the alternative education setting.
- Assists in the development and implementation of an individual education service and transition plan for students enrolled in the alternative education setting.
- Instructs students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and prepares students to master grade level standards.
- Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Mecklenburg County Public Schools.
- In collaboration with the teacher of record, develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
- Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction and to actively engage students.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom by providing positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviors and modifying unacceptable behaviors.
- Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
- Communicates regularly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress.
- Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building, as needed.
- Administers standardized testing in accordance with division testing practices.
- Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
- thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught;
- thorough knowledge of secondary and special education principles, practices and procedures;
- thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching;
- thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures;
- the ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior;
- the ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports and;
- the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration, and parents.
- Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Collegiate Professional License or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement to teach secondary school.
- Endorsement in Special Education – General Curriculum preferred.
- Successful prior teaching experience on the secondary level preferred.