QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Kentucky Certification
REPORTS TO: Principal
All teachers are employed for the purpose of teaching children. The Board of Education requires the teachers accept the children where they are and advance them in their educational life for the time that they have them.
The school day shall be fifteen minutes before the official opening of school and fifteen minutes after the closing of school, with the exception of those teachers assigned to early and late bus duty.
It shall be the duty of all teachers to keep accurate records of lesson plans, student grades, reports to parents, attendance, inventories and other such reports deemed necessary by the building principal.
Maintains at all time an orderly learning atmosphere and keeps the Principal fully informed of the general education program's activities and problems.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques with the priority of teaching basic academic skills.
Utilizes a variety of instructional materials and available multimedia and computer technology to enhance learning.
Manages allotted learning time to maximize student achievement.
Teaches the adopted county and school curriculum as established by the State Department of Education, the Board of Education, and the school's SBDM Council.
Develops lesson plans, instructional materials, appropriate tasks, and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the individual needs of each pupil.
Takes an active part in the professional development of the school and the district.
Assists in the selection of books, software, equipment, and other instructional materials, and keeps abreast of new trends and research in education reform.
Works cooperatively with the administration, other teachers, support personnel, and the SBDM Council in planning instructional goals, objectives, methods, and evaluation.
Assists resource teachers, Title I teachers, gifted education teachers, and other teachers/coordinators in the identification process of students for placement in the various supplemental educational programs.
Strives constantly to determine if factors that contribute to low academic performance are present, and makes any necessary referrals for specialized help or services to various agencies.
Counsels and evaluates students by providing guidance to pupils which will promote their welfare, self-esteem, and educational development.
Evaluates student progress on a regular basis and maintains appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for district, school, and individual reporting purposes.
Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the district's testing program.
Utilizes teaching strategies which incorporate activities that will enhance performance events and open-response assessments.
Continually communicates with students on instructional expectations and keeps them informed of their progress in meeting those expectations.
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school's program.
Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes including, under reasonable terms, time outside the instructional day.
Creates a safe, disciplined, and effective classroom environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and learning centers, and making sure all materials are in good condition and accessible to students.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life (Code of Acceptable Behavior & Discipline), develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains proper inventories of non-expendable school supplies, materials, and equipment assigned to the classroom.
Shares duties of the school as assigned by the Principal, and supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
Participates in school-based decision making, including electing teacher Council representatives, serving on the Council, and/or providing input and feedback on all matters relating to the operation of the school in his/her building.
Supports or participates in school-wide student activities and social events and approved fund-raising activities is applicable.
Attends all regular and special called faculty meetings, unless excused by the Principal, and serves on staff committees as required.
Refrain from making any public comment about any student that might be considered critical or derogatory.
Always maintain the highest professional standards in personal conduct.
Performs related duties and assumes other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Principal or Superintendent.
Marshall County Schools