Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in Elementary Teacher.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Applicant will be responsible for teaching in one or more of the following elementary school content areas: Math, English, History, or Science. Performs complex professional work, providing teaching and/or training services to students in general instruction; motivates students to develop skills in assigned subject matters; performs related work as required. Works with general supervision. Limited supervision may be exercised over assigned paraprofessionals. Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary or 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; 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 staff, students, administration, and parents.
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
• Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information; • Meets and instructs the students(s) in assigned locations and at the designated times; • Designs coherent instruction plans based upon knowledge of subject matter, current instructional practices, students, the community, and curriculum goals; • Plans instruction to achieve desired objectives that reflect the Virginia Standards of Learning and division curriculum guidelines; • Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of lesson preparation upon request of the building administrator(s); • Diagnoses individual, group, and program needs and plans for the appropriate use of time, materials, and resources to match the ability and needs of all students; • Evaluates students' progress; provides students with specific evaluative feedback; maintains appropriate records and prepares progress reports; • Uses a variety of assessment strategies and instruments to make both short-term and long-range instructional decisions to improve student learning; • Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures; • Identifies and communicates specific student performance expectations; documents student learning gains using appropriate assessment instruments; • Demonstrates an understanding of curriculum, subject, and current instructional practices; • Creates learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful for all students; • Understands that students differ in their learning styles and differentiates instruction to meet diverse student needs; • Uses appropriate materials, technology, and resources in a manner that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills; • Selects, evaluates, and refines a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies for the active engagement of students and improvement of student learning; • Implements a classroom management policy that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff; • Ensures the adequate and safe supervision of students; • Manages classroom procedures to maximize academic learning time; • Establishes and maintains positive rapport with students; • Motivates students to achieve maximum potential; • Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation; • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities; • Reports any pertinent information to the building administrators in case of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse; • Uses effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster positive interactions in the classroom; • Works collaboratively with staff, families, and community resources to support the success of a diverse student population; • Models professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions; • Takes responsibility for and participates in a meaningful and continuous process of professional development; • Maintains licensure at the state and/or national level; assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date; • Works in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers, school personnel, and the community to promote and support student learning; • Provides service to the profession, the division, and the community; • Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies; • Maintains proper boundaries with students at all times, assuring respect for the ethical and legal duties in the staff-student relationship and the essential duty to serve as a role model; • Provides a good role model of an educated professional in appearance, demeanor, dress and behavior; • Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means; • Participates in curriculum development, faculty committees, and student activity sponsorship, as requested; • Assumes responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to school; • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities; • Performs related duties as assigned by the building administrator(s) in accordance with the school/division policies and practices.