Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)
Follow the District’s curriculum for all subjects to prepare students to meet grade level Common Core Standards
Establish and maintain high academic expectations for all students
Establish and maintain high standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a structured, positive learning environment in the classroom and building, implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and Boys Town strategies for all students
Collaborate with grade level team members planning lessons, monitoring student progress, analyzing data, modifying and differentiating instruction as needed
Maintain up to date progress monitoring and academic diagnostics
Use the MTSS process to support students both academically and behaviorally
Collaborate and co-teach with special education teachers/para-educators in an environment that welcomes all students
Integrate technology into lessons and have a working knowledge of Microsoft, google, Lexia, SMART Boards, chrome books, tablets, etc.
Implement effective research based strategies: Differentiated Instruction, Think Alouds, QAR, Explicit Instruction, etc.
Communicate with parents on a consistent basis regarding student progress and encourage parental involvement
Perform supervision responsibilities with a belief that all teachers are on duty at all times everywhere in the school environment including AM/PM outside duty, hall duties, lunch/recess duty
Participate in IEP’s MTSS meetings, Collaborative Teacher Teams, Committees, and parent conferences
Be an active participant in building level professional development focused on MTSS, Boys Town, PBIS, Collaborative Teacher Teams, effective interventions, and incorporate strategies in the classroom
Successful candidate must be willing to support the rigorous District Literacy Plan by: (1) Participating in on-going trainings (2) Actively participating in CTT teams (3) Using formative assessments to guide instruction and provide feedback to students, parents, building and district staff (4) Planning, Monitoring and/or Implementing Tier II and Tier III interventions
Must have been recently trained (within past year) or be willing to attend ALL summer training for Boys Town Well Managed Schools
Good attendance and punctuality are a must to insure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully
Perform all other duties as assigned
Successful candidate must possess strong inter-personal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential.
Must be willing to support and implement Davenport’s multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) for both behavior and academics.
Skilled, understands and utilizes MTSS or willingness to be trained/knowledgeable
Skilled, understands and utilizes PBIS or willingness to be trained/knowledgeable
Physical Requirements of Position: (HBV Yes No)
Must be able to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.
Able to stand for long periods of time
Able to assist with outside supervision year round
Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)
Able to work as a team member
Willing to be involved in extended day learning activities for students
Value the diversity of students and reflect this in teaching and disciplinary strategies which emphasize high expectations for student performance
Have appropriate licensing to teach fifth grade and the subjects at that grade level