English Language Arts Teacher

West Bonner School District North Tip / Coeur d' Alene English & Language Arts Middle Full Time Posted 1Y ago

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: English Language Arts Teacher QUALIFICATIONSIdaho teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s) in accordance to assignmentStrong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom managementDemonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methodsStrong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core StandardsStrong background in the integration of technology with instructionAbility to maintain a positive learning environmentWork well with students, staff, and the publicExcellent organizational skillsExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsAble to work under deadlinesMaintain confidentiality of staff and students PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOBuilding Principal and Assistant Principal JOB SUMMARYTo provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills.  To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES InstructionPrepare for assigned classesDesign lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty that provide content in a logical and sequential mannerEmploy a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involvedMeet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designatedIdentify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needsAnalyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activitiesFollow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessmentsDevise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basisPrepare students academically for district, state, and federal testingDisplay command of the subject matterBudget class time effectively Other Duties to StudentsEncourage students to strive to meet their highest potentialEstablish and communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behaviorMake provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable termsWork to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned studentsTake all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Professional Contacts and ActivitiesAttend and participate in faculty meetingsAttend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as neededKeep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may ariseCooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methodsProvide needed and requested information on a timely basis OtherAssist in upholding and enforcing school rulesMaintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policyInput data in a timely fashionAssume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publicationsAdhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of EducationSeek assistance should emergencies ariseRepresent the school district in a positive mannerKnow and follow school district policy and chain of commandPerform other duties as assigned EVALUATIONPerformance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with district policy and IDAPA TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTBy contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.    NOTEAll certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.  Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.  Legal Reference:         I.C. § 33-512               Governance of Schools                                    I.C. § 33-513               Professional Personnel                                    I.C. § 33-515               Issuance of Renewable Contracts                                    I.C. § 33-1201             Certificate Required                                    I.C. § 33-1210             Information on Past Job Performance                                    IDAPA              Endorsements A-D                                    IDAPA              Endorsements E-L                                    IDAPA            Endorsements M-Z                                    IDAPA              Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

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