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Science Teacher - Earth Science/General Science

Position: Science Teacher – Earth Science/General Science
Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Building Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe, culturally responsive learning environment.

Compensation/Pay Range: $42,000 (negotiable based on experience)
Qualifies for District contribution to Health/Vision and/or Dental Insurance
                                    Yes    No
Qualifies for Paid Personal Time
                                    Yes     No
Qualifies for Paid Sick Time
                                    Yes     No
Qualifies for Paid Vacation Time
                                    Yes      No
Schedule:       Full-time       Part-time
                                     10-month (works student calendar)

Paid hours/day: 7 hour 40 minute day including a duty free lunch of 35 minutes 
Essential Functions:   

  • Develops and administers school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the school system.
  • 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 family involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and caregivers.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with 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 secondary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate diverse and inclusive books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.

Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Building Administrator and other 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Knowledge and ability to engage a diverse student and family population.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and caregivers.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth in the area of cultural diversity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications Profile:

Certification/License: NYS Certification in Science – Earth Science and/or General Science

Education: Bachelors from an accredited college or university in related discipline applicable to teaching assignment. Master’s Degree in related area preferred.

Experience: Experience working with a diverse population of students desired.
Demands, Hazards: Works in standard office and school building environments.
Equipment: Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, laptops, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel: Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.