Kindergarten Teacher 2023-2024
JOB TITLE: Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Owasso Elementary Schools
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: Full-time / 180-days
SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified
APPROVED BY: Human Resources
APPROVED DATE: 4/2/19
SUMMARY: Create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Teach content and skills in subject area to elementary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the state of Oklahoma Academic Standard and developed by the vertical team and the school board.
Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and in administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Instruct students in time management and foster study skills.
Adapt subject material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
Select and requisition books and instructional materials appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students; maintain required inventory records.
Adapt the curriculum to provide individual, small-group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
Develop standards for critical analysis through group discussion based on a variety of mass media pertaining to area of study.
Encourage students to think independently and to express original ideas through writing, speaking and problem solving activities.
Evaluate each student’s progress in subject area.
Establish and maintain standard of students’ behavior needed to provide an orderly productive classroom environment.
Identify student’s needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, social and learning problems.
Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
Supervise students in out of classroom activities during the assigned work day.
Work with students, other classroom teachers and administrators to encourage participation and support of the arts, school spirit, leadership and athletic events.
Administer or monitor group tests.
Assists with special projects.
All other duties as assigned by the administrator.
QUALIFICATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and laws applicable to education and special education. Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators. Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to document records accurately. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees. Ability to listen effectively.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language including common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.