Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE:

Elementary Classroom Teacher

REPORTS TO: Building Principal
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): N/A
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education in accordance with each pupil's ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Plans and develops course of study suitable for a particular grade level following curriculum guidelines of the district and state.

  2. Develops and presents specific lesson plans, using a variety of means including lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audio-visual and library resources, computers and the internet.

  3. Prepares assignments and tests for in-school preparation and homework. Monitors, assists, corrects and grades student performances.
  4. Conducts standardized tests in accordance with District policies and law.

  5. Maintains order in the classroom and administers discipline when necessary to achieve proper behavior misconduct.

  6. Shares with other teachers’ supervisory duties and responsibility for monitoring halls and recess periods.

  7. Keeps records of academic performance, attendance and social acclimation. Reports on all aspects of student development for school records and parents; conducts parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and an as-needed basis.

  8. Consults with other professionals, where there appears to be evidence of learning disabilities or problems of social adjustment. Coordinates decisions with parents concerning any specialized intervention, which appears warranted.

  9. Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law.

  10. Complies with Board policies, rules, regulations and directives.
  11. Recommends promotion and/or placement of students in appropriate classroom situation for ensuing year.

  12. Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars and workshops.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Valid Montana Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement.
  2. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, staff and the community.
  4. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  5. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 sit, walk and stand; twist at neck and waist; kneel.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments.  May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works inside, but some duties and practice drills will be performed outside, including recess, field trips, fire drills, etc.  The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well being of students.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but at times can be noisy.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.  The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
6/2006
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