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Kindergarten Teacher

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Newton Public Schools Newton , MA 02458

Posted 3 months ago

Department: Elementary Education

Job Title: Classroom Teacher - Kindergarten FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt, NTA - Unit A

Reports to: Building Principal

GENERAL DESCRIPTION (1-3 LINES DESCRIBING ROLE):

A kindergarten teacher provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for students in kindergarten. The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • A valid license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Education

  • Demonstrated experience with kindergarten learning principles

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Creates and maintains an effective and developmentally appropriate learning environment for children

  • Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal classroom climate

  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities to improve instruction and become up to date on district initiatives

  • Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, and expectations

  • Collects data to document student progress and aid in planning

  • Provides feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration

  • Holds parent conferences in the fall and spring to discuss individual student progress

  • Instructs students in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and an anti-bullying curriculum

  • Prepares daily lessons and activities

  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students

  • Provides targeted intervention to close student learning gaps

  • Differentiates for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need

  • Collaborates with instructional staff and colleagues to improve student outcomes

  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional and learning problems

  • Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and the district

  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings

  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students

  • Other duties as needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch. The teacher is periodically required to stand; while talking and listening. The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry. Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

Date Updated: 6/20/13

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.


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