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An elementary teacher provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for students in the appropriate elementary grade. The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress.
A valid license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Master’s Degree in Education
Demonstrated experience with elementary learning principles
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):
Creates and maintains an effective and developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children in classroom
Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal classroom climate
Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities to improve instruction and become up to date on district initiatives
Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, and expectations
Collects data to document student progress and aid in planning
Provides feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration
Holds parent conferences in the fall and spring to discuss individual student progress
Instructs students in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and an anti-bullying curriculum
Prepares daily lessons and activities
Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
Provides targeted intervention to close student learning gaps
Differentiates for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need
Collaborates with instructional staff and colleagues to improve student outcomes
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional and learning problems
Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and the district
Attends and participates in faculty meetings
Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch. The teacher is periodically required to stand; while talking and listening. The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry. Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.