4th Grade Teacher

Job Description

Job Description - Teacher

Primary Function: Under the direction of the campus Principal, provides students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for their intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Enables students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Responsibilities/Duties:

Instructional Strategies

  • Develops and implements lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the District's curriculum program and shows written evidence of preparation as required
  • Prepares lessons that reflect accommodation for differences in student learning styles
  • Presents the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative regulations
  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
  • Conducts assessment of student learning styles and uses results to plan instructional activities
  • Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods in accordance with District requirements
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s)
  • Uses technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process

Student Growth and Development

  • Assists students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis through formal and informal testing and provides progress reports as required
  • Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsors outside activities approved by the campus principal
  • Presents for students a positive role model and supports the mission of the school district

Classroom Management and Organization

  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, emotional and social development of the students
  • Manages student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Assists in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials

Communication

  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, principals and teachers
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents and community members
  • Uses effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly

Professional Growth and Development

  • Participates in staff development program activities to improve job related skills

Policy Implementation

  • Keeps informed of and complies with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers
  • Assumes responsibility for compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records and other documents required
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings and serves on staff committees as required

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises assigned teacher aides(s) and student teachers

Other

  • Demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible
  • Serves as a role model for all district staff
  • Participates in approved professional development opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the director

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Subjects assigned
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software

Ability to:

  • Instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Meet schedules and time lines

Education/Licenses/Experience: Bachelor's degree from accredited university. Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject/level assigned. Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned. At least one semester of student teaching or one year of approved internship.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Frequent walking, standing, bending/stooping, reaching, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Lifting/carrying - Lifting 15-44 pounds; frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping/crouching/kneeling, pulling/pushing, reaching; move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desk and other classroom equipment

Calendar and Salary Range: 187 work days. See current salary for pay grade Teacher.

Revised: 3-9-18

The foregoing statements describe the general function and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Employee Signature Date

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $51,500.00 - $71,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Austin, TX 78738: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you able to pass a background check?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Texas Teaching (Required)

Work Location: One location