Term of Employment: 10 months Location: Elementary School Salary: 46,000 Base POSITION SUMMARY: To create a flexible learning environment that is conducive for teaching, learning, and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a solid foundation for upper grades in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents/guardians and with other staff members; to work in a partnership with students, staff, parents/guardians and the community in accordance with the district’s vision and mission to promote student achievement. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. JOB GOAL: To support the District’s vision, mission, core values, goals, procedures, and policies in the best interest of the students by professionally carrying out assigned duties and participating in the improvement and refinement of related areas. To coordinate program resources to promote the educational development of each student. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: ▪ Arizona Teacher Certificate (K-8) ▪ Authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 ▪ Arizona Department of Education certification requirements ▪ ESSA (Highly Qualified) qualifications ▪ Bachelor’s Degree or higher ▪ Teaching experience preferred ▪ SEI endorsement preferred REQUIREMENTS: ▪ Adheres to the District’s vision, mission, core values, and goals in collaboration with staff. ▪ Demonstrates the ability and the desire to provide outstanding customer service. ▪ Demonstrates a high regard for confidential and sensitive information. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: ▪ Supervises and evaluates assigned paraprofessionals or aides. ▪ Supervises students. ▪ Carries out supervisory responsibilities as assigned by principal. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ▪ Demonstrates an understanding of the curriculum, subject matter, and the developmental needs of students by providing relevant learning experiences. ▪ Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students in the classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities. ▪ Utilizes common core strategies in daily instruction. ▪ Plans highly effective lessons using the state’s standards, the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources, and data to meet the needs of all students by differentiating instruction that provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to student needs. ▪ Enages students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies to best utilize the available time for instruction. ▪ Systematically gathers, analyzes, and uses all relevant data to measure student academic progress, guide instructional content and delivery methods, and provides timely feedback to both students and parents throughout the school year. ▪ Uses resources, routines, and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning. ▪ Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. ▪ Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers. ▪ Monitors academic performance indicators (AIMS Web Math, DIBELS) in alignment with continuous improvement plans. ▪ Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities. ▪ Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, communicates effectively, takes responsibility for and participates in professional growth. ▪ Requires students to demonstrate 21st Century skills; critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and technology in and outside of the classroom. ▪ Remains current on laws and requirements regarding Early Childhood Education and meets with relevant staff to interpret and to implement these requirements. ▪ Communicates and works with parents/guardians to encourage their engagement in school activities. ▪ Teaches the district adopted programs with fidelity and initiates program improvement strategies (when necessary) for supplemental reading, writing, and math. ▪ Attends school distirct, county, tribal state meetings and/or professional development trainings when appropriate. ▪ Performs other duties as assigned. MARGINAL DUTIES: ▪ Provides support related to all initiaves related to curriculum. ▪ Provides support as needed related to the implementation of reading initiatives. OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE: ▪ Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently under time constraints. ▪ Demonstrates an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information. ▪ Takes the initiative to be a self-starter. ▪ Possesses excellent patience and has the ability to function well under stress. ▪ Works independently with minimal supervision and/or assistance. ▪ Demonstrates flexibility, common sense and good judgment. ▪ Remains abreast of Early Childhood Education regulations, curriculum, and information that is pertinent to the job. ▪ Demonstrates the progress of the school district and department goals. COMMENTS: This job description is intended to be representative of the work performed by employees in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities as defined by the supervisor.