Shelby County Schools

  • 2018-19 Classroom Teacher Advanced Placement- Biology

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/21/2018 11:33 AM)
    Location Name
    Whitehaven High School
    Category
    Secondary Science Teacher
    # of Openings
    1
    Close Date
    5/31/2019
  • Purpose and Scope

    This position is responsible for the professional instructions designed to provide academic, social, physical, and skills development for students in specific grades/subject areas to prepare them to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Creates an educational environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and needs of the students; prepares instructional materials for classes assigned and provides written evidence of preparation to supervisor/administrator upon request.
    2. Establishes a standard of classroom behavior; maintains classroom management in and outside of the school.
    3. Assesses the accomplishments of students on an established timetable, and provides written and oral progress reports to parents/guardians, administrators and selected staff; administers tests and assessments.
    4. Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
    5. Confers with parents, administrators, specialists, mental health staff, and appropriate resource staff to develop educational programs for students.
    6. Creates learning materials geared towards students’ abilities and interests.
    7. Instructs students by using educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory motor and perceptual-motor development, perception, memory language, communication skills, cognition, social, and emotional development.
    8. Motivates students and provides consistent reinforcement of learning skills, and provides continuous assessment and feedback to students for all learning activities.
    9. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, and district and administrative regulations.
    10. Assists administration in implementing all policies, and rules governing student activities and conduct.
    11. Sponsors student activities/clubs/teams/organization and tutors’ students as requested.
    12. Possesses a highly developed and specialized content knowledge, beyond the bachelor's degree level. 
    13. Utilizes intense classroom effectiveness, demonstrated through evaluations and unique classroom lessons and strategies
    14. Develops a variety of classroom instructional groupings and utilizes higher levels of thinking skills
    15. Participates in professional development (in and outside Shelby County Schools District)
    16. Demonstrates growth in student learning and leadership in professional development. 
    17. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a bachelor’s degree and endorsement in the content area with a valid Tennessee certificate. Three or more years of advanced coursework experience preferred.  Master’s degree or PhD preferred.  Prior to teaching an Advanced Placement course, the teacher must agree to register for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) offered during the summer.

    Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated and the collective bargaining agreement. Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.

     

    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

     

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE

     

    Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the district to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • self-motivation
    • high energy level
    • verbal and written communication skills
    • attention to detail
    • high work standards
    • problem solving
    • organizing and planning
    • learning orientation
    • critical thinking
    • stress tolerance
    • flexibility
    • adaptability
    • initiative

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