Grade 8 Other Teacher

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Generic Instructional Faculty


Grade 8 Other Teacher - Career Exploration/Life Skills
Effective August 1, 2024

This is a Career Exploration/Life Skills related arts position for grades 6, 7, and 8. This position is for a classroom teacher who will be responsible for the instruction of (3) 90-minute periods a day. Other professional and administrative duties may be required as prescribed.

The individual who fills this position should have a genuine call to working with students and seeing them succeed.  A vision for the current program is required.  Previous head coaching experience is a benefit, but is not a prerequisite. While classroom management is a required element, the creativity of lesson planning, instruction, and assessment are also key elements. Applicants who can add to the overall climate and culture of the school are also desired.

Position Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' skills, competence and problem-solving.

Essential Functions
-  Teaches knowledge and skills in accordance with district curriculum.
-  Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas.
-  Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
-  Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for subject area, and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
-  Instructs students.
-  Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
-  Maintains familiarity with district to maximize student achievement on tests.
-  Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
-  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
-  Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
-  Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
-  Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
-  Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.
Additional Duties
-  Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

-  Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements 
-  Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
-  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-  Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
-  Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
-  Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
-  Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
-  Ability to organize and coordinate work.
-  Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
-  Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
-  Works in standard office and school building environments.
           Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile
-  State Certification as required for position (see Endorsement codes below).
-  Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

-  Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
-  Masters Degree preferred.
Endorsement Codes:
Current teaching openings at the school include:
- Secondary History - 021, 421, 424
- Secondary Math - 413
- Engineering -  013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 047, 070, 078, 081, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 157, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 230, 232, 233, 470, 477, 519, 531, 595, 596, 700, 740, 760
- Physical Education – 420

 FLSA Status:             Exempt

Posted By

Bradley County Schools

800 South Lee Highway , Cleveland, TN 37311

At the following locations

Ocoee Middle School

2250 North Ocoee Street , Cleveland, TN 37311