2024-2025 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

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Generic Instructional Faculty


Elementary Classroom Teacher
  Purpose Statement
         The job of Elementary Classroom Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational
         process with specific responsibilities for developing student growth in academic and interpersonal skills;
         implementing district approved curriculum; addressing specific educational needs of individual students;
         supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and
         delivering group an individual student instruction within established District curriculum guidelines;
         collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional
         and classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding
         instructional program and student progress.
         This job reports to Assigned Administrator
  Essential Functions
        Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address
        individualized learning plans within established lesson plans for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
        Administers tests and learning assessments (e.g. standardized testing and individual testing, etc.) for the
        purpose of ensuring assessments are in accordance with District testing programs.
        Advises parents and legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations;
        student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and reinforcing classroom goals in the
        home environment.
        Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and goals (e.g. curriculum testing covering
        writing, science, math, history, communication; modification of instructional methods to fit individual
        student needs, including students with special needs; counseling students; individual instruction and
        small group instruction, etc.) for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving techniques and a
        variety of personal issues.
        Circulates throughout the classroom for the purpose of monitoring student progress/performance.
        Collaborates with other elementary instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of
        community resources (e.g. committee meetings, departmental meetings, etc.) for the purpose of
        improving the overall quality of student outcomes, ensuring effective parental communication, and
        achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
        Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and subject specific assignments for the purpose
        of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.
        Develops elementary public-school objectives and lesson plans focusing on all content (e.g. lesson
        plans that meet state required standards and create a foundation for General Education learning goals,
        etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student learning.
        Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and student workers for the purpose of providing
        an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
        Manages student behavior (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school transportation, etc.) for the
        purpose of ensuring conformance with school standards and District policies, providing a safe and
        optimal learning environment.
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        Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school
        transportation, small group activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
        environment demonstrating best practices.
        Oversees additional instructional programs (e.g. after school processes, summer school program, etc.)
        for the purpose of managing scheduled student learning programs.
        Participates in professional development and a variety of meetings (e.g. subject matter committee,
        department meetings, meetings with Governing Board, etc.) for the purpose of learning of current
        developments in the educational field.
        Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of
        documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
        Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of
        maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to
        Education Code and school policies.
        Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the
        purpose of resolving issues, providing information and direction.
        Teaches students (e.g. principles of responsible citizenship and other core subjects specified in
        applicable laws, and District regulations and procedures, daily classroom learning activities, textbooks
        homework, etc.) for the purpose of improving student learning through a defined course of study.
  Other Functions
        Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
        functioning of the work unit.
  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
     SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in
     order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
     functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using
     pertinent software applications; utilizing excellent communications skills; managing classroom; evaluating and
     assessing student learning; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read
     technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to
     define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
     functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson
     plan requirements; general knowledge and understanding of General Education foundational concepts; curriculum
     development; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
     ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use
     job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data
     utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required
     to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related
     equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data
     frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.
     Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and
     maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; supervising students; liaising with staff;
     managing and developing lesson plans; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible
     Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing
     other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is
     often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s
     Work Environment
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      The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
     occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling,
     crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 40% walking,
     and 30% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free
     Experience:           Job related experience is required.
     Education:            Bachelors degree in job-related area.
     Equivalency:         Enrollment in Educator Prep Program with Alternative Teaching Certificate.
     Required Testing:                                                              Certificates and Licenses
                                                                                               Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credential
     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances
     Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses                                  Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
   FLSA Status                                                                                                                   Salary Grade
   Exempt                                                                                                                         Governing Board Approved
                                                                                                                                       Certified Salary Placement

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Union Elementary School District (AZ)

3834 S. 91st Ave. , Tolleson, AZ 85353

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Union Elementary School

3834 South 91st Avenue , Tolleson, AZ 85353