Secondary Classroom Teacher

Iowa City, IA, US
Feb 28, 2020
Grade Level
High School
Iowa City Community School District
Secondary Teacher


  1. Valid Iowa Teaching Certificate.
  2. BA required, MA preferred.
  3. Secondary Endorsement
  1. Experience preferred
  2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the District may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Administrator


JOB GOALS: To motivate each student to acquire the knowledge of the Content areas, skills and principles. To discover and develop special student talents and interests in the content areas in order to enhance student learning, promote the overall efficiency of the school system, and maximize the educational opportunities available to each child.


  1. Teach the content and skills in the content areas to secondary pupils (grades 7-12), utilizing the Course of Study adopted by the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District, as well as other appropriate learning activities and materials.
  2. Case manage each student's academic program. This will be individualized for each particular student in all core content areas in collaboration with the student's home school. This could involve computerized classes through APEX, small group, or one on one instruction, all depending on the student's learning needs. In addition, the teacher will be responsible for including social skills training and anger replacement therapy in the student's program of study.
  3. Adapt the content materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
  4. Adapt the curriculum to promote individual or small group instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
  5. Encourage students to think independently and to express original ideas.
  6. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment. Implement the building wide leveled system for behavioral expectations.
  7. Communicate with parents and counselors regarding student progress.
  8. Supervise student in out-of-classroom activities.
  9. Identify student needs and cooperate with other staff members in helping students solve learning, attitude and health problems.
  10. Establish clear objectives for lessons and units and communicate the objectives to the students.
  11. Attend staff meetings and in-service activities as required.
  12. Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities.
  13. Interpret grading policies and building policies in the district's instructional program to parents and the community.
  14. Maintain accurate, complete records of student attendance and progress.
  15. Provide students with immediate, specific feedback regarding their academic progress.
  16. Keeps appropriate records and follows established building grading procedures and expectations.
  17. Fulfill conditions of employment outlined in the negotiated agreement.
  18. Assume additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director of Off Site Programs.
  19. Other duties as assigned


186/184 Contract Days. Salary and calendar year to be established by the Board of Education.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the District's policy on Evaluation, State Statute, and any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.