Middle School Science Teacher
The Secondary Teacher is responsible for making knowledge accessible to all students, developing students cognitive capacity and respect for learning, implementing ILP (Individual Learning Plans); fostering students’ self-esteem, motivation, and sense of civic responsibility and leadership, ongoing professional growth, development of a variety of teaching and instruction materials and strategies, planning for instructional assistants and parental volunteers in classroom management, implementing school policies, communication with parents about students’ academic as well as discipline issues. Due to the nature of this position, working around and with students, employee will be subject to random drug testing in accordance with the school policy and procedures.
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Post Bachelors in Education from an accredited college or university
• Meets at least one of the Highly Qualified requirements determined by the Arizona Department of Education
o HQ Teacher Reciprocity (out-of-state reciprocal exam), OR
o Passing score of appropriate AEPA /NES Subject Knowledge Test, OR
o Major/24 Credit hours in core academic subject area, OR
o Holds advanced degree in core academic subject area, OR
o Holds National Board Certification in core academic subject area, OR
o Earned minimum 100 points on AZ HOUSSE, completed no later than June 30, 2007
• State of Arizona Teaching Certificate, preferred but not required.
• Active AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
• Regular and predictable attendance is essential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Delivers instruction in specified content area. Determines instruction techniques, strategies, methods and adapts curriculum and learning styles to meet and assess student’s needs.
• Performs clerical duties including attendance record keeping, copying, cutting, filing, ordering of supplies, and the like as well as computer software skills.
• Maintains open lines of communication with parents/guardians about academic and discipline issues through various mediums including phone calls, notes, progress reports, etc.
• Meets regular and predictable attendance requirements.
• Developing and creating classroom displays, storing materials, cleaning and organizing of tables and shelves, disassembling of classroom at the end of the school year.
• Developing activities and resources, strategies and methods for a variety of teaching, creating lesson plans and substitute teaching plans that are aligned learning objectives with the school guides.
• Develops, analyzes, adjusts, and implements ILP for students to accommodate instruction based on assessment and determining correct assessment tool and appropriate level to use.
• Supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, recreation periods, lunch periods, play periods, and field trips to include resolving conflicts.
• Assess and evaluates performance, behavior, and progress of students in grades, progress reports and assessing comprehension of learning objectives.
• Participates in extra-curricular activities such as Meet the Teacher, ILP’s Summatives, evening performances, Spring Fling or preparations and coordinating of any other aspect of public demonstration of student learning.
• Maintaining confidentiality of protected student and staff member information even after no longer employed or enrolled.
• Organizes and plans field trips, class parties.
• Assisting in the well-being of students the fundamental value in all decision making.
• Contributes to professional growth of self and colleagues including sharing and planning curriculum, staying current with educational trends, and continuing professional growth to meet the state and school requirements including current teaching certificates.
• Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purposes of the school program.
• Maintains a classroom atmosphere conducive of learning.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Strong written and spoken communication skills.
• Demonstrated skill in working in a classroom setting.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide-range of people including teachers, support staff, and students.
• Proficiency with technology, computers and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability and skill in collaborating with teachers, staff, students and parents.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
The employee shall work in non-hostile work environment. That is, the employee is expected not to engage in any activity that unreasonable interferes with performance of any other student, staff, and parents, such as sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination or any other behavior that unduly demeans or intimidates another person. The employee must be able to handle stress satisfactorily and maintain courteous and appropriate relationships with student, staff, parents, and customers at all times.
NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. The intention is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skill required. This job description is subject to change at any time.
ASU Preparatory Academy offers competitive salary, generous benefits, PTO and paid holidays, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative environment that drives innovation. ASU Preparatory Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.