Science Teacher - WTMS

American Falls School District Southeast / Pocatello Science: General Middle Full Time Apply no later than 8/22/2022Posted 4M ago

About this job

Science TeacherQUALIFICATIONS:1. Standard Certificate for the State of Idaho with endorsement2. B.S. or B.A. Degree3. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.REPORTS TO: PrincipalJOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific fields.PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, earth sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, or science problems to secondary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in State law and administrative regulations and procedures of the School District.3. Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimum learning.4. Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.5. Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.6. Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life.7. Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.8. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for the productive learning environment during class sessions, laboratory sessions, and the field trips.9. Evaluates each pupil’s growth in knowledge, skills, and scientific attitudes in course being taught.10. Selects and requests books, instructional aids, science equipment, chemicals, and supplies, and maintains inventory records as required.11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.12. Identifies pupils’ needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.13. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.14. Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.15. Cooperates with school administration in providing science displays and programs for the school and community, and in sponsoring science activities.16. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.17. Supervises pupils’ in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.18. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.19. Participates cooperatively with the principal or a designee to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with District guidelines.

Education required

1. Standard Certificate from the State of Idaho with endorsement or equivalent2. BS or BA Degree


Salary dependent upon education and experienceBenefits List available upon request