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7/8th Grade Science Teacher

SUMMARY: Creates a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establishes effective rapport with pupils; motivates pupils to develop skills; attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each pupil’s ability; establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
SUPERVISES: Instructional Assistant (if applicable)
  • Appropriate Arizona Elementary Teacher Certification
  • Meets Criteria of Appropriately Certified
  • Minimum of a Provisional SEI or ESL Endorsement
  • Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
 Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable
  1. Demonstrates teaching skills and knowledge in assigned academic area, utilizing course of study adopted by the Governing Board and other appropriate learning activities.
  2. Instruct pupils in basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil and to best utilize available classroom time for instructional purposes.
  4. Prepares current schedules, lesson plans and seating charts for use by a guest teacher.
  5. Evaluate pupil’s academic and social growth, maintain permanent academic and attendance records, and prepare progress reports. Maintains the confidentiality of each student’s record.
  6. Establishes and maintains lines of communication with students and parents on a regular basis. Communicates with parents to discuss pupils’ progress, particular needs or difficulties encountered in the school program; treats parents with respect when reviewing a child’s problems or progress.
  7. Diagnoses pupil needs; uses appropriate methods to provide instruction to meet those needs and assist pupils in solving learning and attitude problems. Seeks the assistance of specialists or district resource persons to ascertain learning difficulties of students and appropriate services to meet their needs.
  8. Maintains a learning atmosphere by creating an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers to meet the physical and psychological requirements of the students.
  9. Maintains professional competence by participating in classes, workshops and other growth activities.
  10. Select and requisition instructional aids and materials; maintain required inventory records.
  11. Instructs assigned classes in locations and at the times designated by the principal/supervisor, and reports for duty and other assignments on time, and supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day. 
  12. Establishes and maintains management and control of students in the classroom or under supervision.
  13. Develops and explains rules for classroom discipline and consistently maintains discipline in the classroom.
  14. Takes reasonable precautions to protect students’ safety, welfare and district property.
  15. Disciplines students in a fair and impartial manner, following district policies regarding the rights of students.
  16. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or self-selected professional activities and attends required staff meetings and trainings.  
  17. Assists in implementing policies, administrative regulations and procedures established by the Governing Board, district administration and unit school principal.
  18. Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities. Assists other teachers for the purpose of implementing curriculum.
  19. Collaborates with school personnel, parents and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  20. Directs student workers, volunteers, etc. for the purpose of maximizing their efficiency and meeting work requirements.
  21. Reports incidents (e.g. fights, 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, administrative and/or school policies.
  22. Perform such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent/Designee.