Provides an educational program for pupils in grades Kindergarten to 5, or a combination thereof; assist in other school programs as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:Valid Arizona State Teaching Credential with appropriate subject matter endorsement. Meeting the definition of Appropriately Certified” under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Teach reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, music and other appropriate learning activities to pupils in a classroom utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education.
- Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
- Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
- Support the integration program and encourage the participation of pupils who qualify for the program; participate and instruct in integration programs as assigned.
- Translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom; support and assist in maintaining district discipline policy and the site discipline plan.
- Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, maintain appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
- Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school program.
- Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
- Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, seminars or other professional growth activities.
- Participate cooperatively with the appropriate administrator(s) to develop the method by which performance will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
- Operate a computer and standard office equipment.
- Administer basic first aid and CPR as needed.
- Train and provide work direction to staff as directed.
- Select and requisition books and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
- Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
- Administer group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
- Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Current trends and research concerning the growth and development of primary level children.
- Principles, theories, practices, methods and techniques used in curriculum development and classroom instruction.
- Classroom procedures which promote appropriate student conduct and motivation for student learning.
- Child guidance principles and practices.
- Principles of training and providing work direction.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
- Research methods and report writing techniques.
- First aid and CPR.
- Current trends and research concerning the growth and development of children.
- Create a flexible primary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth.
- Establish effective rapport with pupils.
- Motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability.
- Maintain professional relationships with pupils, parents, and their peers.
- Motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary education, in accordance with each
- pupil’s ability.
- Monitor children in classrooms.
- Display the use of good judgment in making decisions.
- Maintain professional relationships with pupils, parents, colleagues and supervising staff members.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree, including courses needed to meet credential requirements and student teaching classroom experience. Other factors for effective performance including the following: Clear credential as required by State law. Master’s degree with academic subject matter major. Depth of training in one or more areas of the elementary school curriculum.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid Arizona Teaching Credential.
Meet the definition of Appropriately Certified” under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement
Early Childhood Certificate or Endorsement when teaching Kindergarten.
Valid First Aid and CPR certificates issued by an authorized agency.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor students.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Staff Personnel.