MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER-Language Arts

Owensboro Public Schools - Owensboro, KY 42301
July 23, 2020
JOB CLASS:  2050
JOB TITLE:  MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
REPORTS TO: Principal
REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid Kentucky Teacher Certificate for Middle School
• Statement of Eligibility for Middle School English and Language Arts
• Experience with students in area of certification
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a middle school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional and psychological growth and maturation.
KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Basic computer skills including use of google, email, and websites.
• Subject matter in area of assignments.
• Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities
• Curriculum, instruction and assessment
• Short and long-range planning techniques applicable to area of specialty
• Record keeping skills
• Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities
• Oral and written communication skills
• Pedagogy in area of certification.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
• Meets and instructs assigned classes at the times designated.
• Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
• Prepares for classes assigned, and shows documented evidence of preparation upon request of administrator.
• Encourages students to set and maintain high expectations of classroom behavior.
• Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, to meet the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
• Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
• Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
• Diagnoses the learning abilities of students and evaluates student progress on a regular basis.
• Maintains complete and accurate records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
• Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policies.
• Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms through appropriate parent teacher conferences.
• Individually and cooperatively works with other teachers, supervises pupils in and out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.
• Attends and participates in faculty meetings and serves on assigned committees.
• Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
• Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
• Accepts a shared responsibility for co-curricular activities.
• Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.
• Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.
• Provides for his/her own professional growth in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Represents the school in the community effectively and in a positive manner.
• Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours.
• Represents the school in the community effectively and in a positive manner.
• Demonstrate a positive attitude and act as a positive role model for kids.
• Demonstrate a desire to see all students learn and succeed.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Responsible for professional growth in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Administer health services to students as necessary in absence of school health professional.
• Meets the Standards and Indicators set forth in the Certified Personnel Evaluation Plan.
• Abides by the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky Certified School Personnel.
• Adheres to the requirements of District or school employee handbook, Owensboro Board of Education policies, and all applicable laws and regulations.
• Performs all other functions deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor that are reasonable and are covered by local board policy or law.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Indoor, environmentally controlled.  Typical office environment including but not limited to telephones, personal interruptions, background noises.  May require working with or near the public, parents, and children and will be subject to sounds, scents, and other related environmental factors.  This position will require dealing with conflict and requires use of sound judgement.
Physical Demands: (example)
• Light lifting
• Sitting for long periods of time
• Hand and finger dexterity
• Repetitive movement
• Standing and walking intermittently throughout a typical work day
Travel Requirements: (Frequency and Duration)
• Less than 10% out of district
• Daily as needed within district boundaries
EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Certified Evaluation Plan.  The evaluation will be conducted by the Principal.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Instructional salary schedule based on rank and experience
• Certified employee with year-to-year contract until continuing contract is granted
• Certified benefits package
• Participates in Kentucky Teacher's Retirement System (KTRS)
• FLSA Classification: Exempt
• Contract Days: 187
• School year 2020-2021
• This posting will expire: 08/08/2020
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are require of the employee for this job. Location, duties, responsibilities may be altered to meet the needs of the district.
Contracts are with the district of Owensboro Public Schools-not with the individual locations.  Location assignments are subject to change.
Equal Education and Employment Opportunities M/F/D
Primary Location Owensboro Middle School North Salary Range Per Year Shift Type Full Time