Shelby County Schools

Classroom Teacher – Special Skills Chess

1 month ago(12/22/2017 10:39 AM)
Douglass Elementary/Middle
Middle School Teacher
# of Openings
Close Date

Purpose and Scope

This position is responsible for professional instructions during summer school 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 a summer school 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 Site Administrator – Summer School upon request.
  2. Establishes a standard of classroom behavior; maintains classroom management inside 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, Site Administrator – Summer School and selected staff. Administers tests and assessments.
  4. Plans summer school curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and summer school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
  5. Confers with parents and appropriate resource staff to develop educational programs for students.
  6. Creates learning materials geared to 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 and complete records as required by law, district and summer school regulations.
  10. Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing summer school student activities and conduct.
  11. Sponsors student activities/clubs/teams/organization and tutors students as requested.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and an endorsement in the grade/subject taught with a valid Tennessee certificate.

Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated and the collective bargaining agreement.


The following special conditions are required: Commitment for the entire period of summer school and attendance at the Summer School graduation. May involve missing some district training opportunities. Attendance at ALL preparatory planning sessions and periodic administrative meetings. Availability prior to the end of the regular school assignment contract to participate in summer school setup and preparation. Availability for summer school closeout operations which may occur after the new academic year contract has started.

This position is for SUMMER SCHOOL ONLY.

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

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.



SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.



SCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older).

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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