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8th Grade Math Teacher at Advanced Learning Academy

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Job Description

Revised: 08/22/2023

Position Title: Teacher

Function: Instruction

Reports to: Campus Principal

Terms of Employment:

• Follow the instructional calendar as approved by the School Board and no less than 187 days per school year.

• Probationary-Educator employment agreement

• Salary is in the Teacher Salary Schedule on the SAISD Compensation Plan as applicable with consideration for directly related experience.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Funding Source:

This position is locally funded

Position Summary

To provide students with appropriate learning activities in core academic subject areas designed to fulfill their maximum potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills that will prepare them for success in higher education and society. Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student-centered environment

Essential Functions / Key Responsibilities

1. Analyze performance data to provide targeted instruction based on students’ individual needs

2. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program, reflect accommodations for learning style differences, and show written evidence of preparation as required

3. Present subject matter according to the guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations

4. Work with other staff members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements

5. Work with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students as identified in Individual Education Plans (IEP)

6. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process

7. Plan and monitor workflow of instructional assistants and volunteers

8. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits

9. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing

10. Support the mission of the school district by serving as a positive role model for students

11. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students

12. Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook

13. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities

14. Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills and professional growth

15. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and campus policies for classroom teachers, including daily attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality

16. Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other required documents

17. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serves on staff committees as required

18. Comply with the Texas Educator’s Code of Ethics

19. Alternative methods of performing the position as assigned

20. Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job

21. Performs other related duties as assigned within the appropriate skill and experience capabilities expected for this position.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

• Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned

• Demonstrated competency in core subject area assigned

• No Teaching Experience: Favorable recommendation from an educational program supervisor

• 1-2 Years of Teaching Experience: The summative evaluation scores must be at “proficient” or above in four of sixteen dimensions with no “improvement needed” in any dimension using TTESS or a comparable performance evaluation tool

• 3 or More Years of Teaching Experience: The summative evaluation scores must be at “proficient” or above in nine of sixteen dimensions with no “improvement needed” in any dimension using TTESS or a comparable performance evaluation tool

• Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of core academic subject assigned

• Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

• Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior

• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

• Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with families of district students, the community at large, as well as all levels of district employees in a collaborative manner

Working Conditions

Work Environment:

• Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and equipment, copier, fax, and other equipment applicable to position.

• Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise. Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc.)

Physical Demands/Requirements:

• Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions/deadlines and prolonged or irregular hours; Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; Occasional: Lifting and carrying 10-25 pounds frequently, 25-40 pounds occasionally, more than 45 pounds infrequently with assistance; Pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds sporadically; May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others; Frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities / Direct Reports

• Supervise students and monitor workflow of instructional assistants as appropriate San Antonio ISD is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, culture, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, appearance, immigration/citizenship status, home language, socioeconomic status, or disability in its educational programs, services, and District business functions.

Information on persons designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies can be found within SAISD Board Policies DIA(EXHIBIT) or FFH(EXHIBIT), available online at: https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline?key=176.

San Antonio ISD está comprometido a no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen étnico, cultura, religión, origen nacional, edad, sexo, identidad sexual, expresión de género, orientación sexual, apariencia, estado inmigratorio/de ciudadanía, idioma natal, estado socioeconómico o discapacidad en sus programas educativos, servicios y funciones de negocios del Distrito.

La información sobre las personas designadas para manejar consultas sobre las políticas de no discriminación se encuentra bajo las Políticas de la Junta Directiva DIA (Prueba documental) o FFH (Prueba documental) de SAISD, disponible en línea bajo: https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline?key=176

 

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