Social Studies

Ridgeland, MS, US
Feb 23, 2021
Position Type:
High School Teaching/Social Studies - History

Date Posted:

Germantown High School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

All applicants must apply online. Must hold a valid MS Educator License with the endorsement code: 192

Job Title: High School Social StudiesTeacher
Reports To: Building Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt

To develop in each pupil an appreciation of American ideals and cultural heritage, to develop proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skill and concepts, to motivate each pupil to understand and exercise he/her rights, privileges and responsibilities as a citizen' to develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors which influence the development of the world regions; to encourage pupils to develop sound opinions based on study of facts concerning operation of political and economic systems.

  • Possess proper certification and current licensure for position as required by the Mississippi Department of Education
  • Hold at least a valid Class "A" Certificate issued by the Mississippi State Department of Education and endorsed in the field of instruction to which he/she is assigned
  • Have met other qualifications and requirements as established by the school district

  • Works closely with administration and staff to develop an appropriate instructional program
  • Develops instructional lessons commensurate with teaching assignment and consistent with adopted curriculum
  • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of all students
  • Prepares written plans for each day's lessons
  • Develops a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage pupils to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
  • Establishes appropriate plans for substitute teachers
  • Works with specific program and special education staff to best serve the educational needs of all students
  • Makes current material from the mass media available to pupils; plan and guides discussions of current problems against background of geographical environment and history of area being studied.
  • Develops an understanding of the contributions of racial, religious and political groups to American culture.
  • Creates an environment that is conducive to learning
  • Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior that complements district's philosophy on discipline
  • Communicates expectations regarding student behavior to student and parent/guardian
  • Monitors progress and interpret evaluation results of students on a regular basis and provide appropriate progress reports.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and Board policy
  • Attends staff meetings, serves on committees, and participates in in-service activities
  • Keeps a current inventory of classroom curriculum materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Provides learning experiences for student commensurate with their ability and interest and which promote high expectations for all students commensurate their ability and interest and which promote high expectations for all students
  • Develops written lesson plan containing specific performance objectives
  • Monitors student performance by becoming thoroughly familiar with the student's records and utilizing test data to improve instruction
  • Provides a safe, orderly atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Develops and maintain a classroom discipline plan in keeping with School Board policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for supervision of students inside and outside the classroom as required by school board policy
  • Assists in selecting supplies, materials, textbooks, and equipment to enhance learning
  • Participates in professional staff development activities
  • Strives for excellence in all school related endeavors
  • Cooperates with local and district staff in planning and implementing system-wide goals and objectives
  • Attends regular and called faculty meetings
  • Keeps accurate records and provide students with feedback on completed assignments
  • Upgrades teaching certificate as required by state certification standards and local district policy
  • Be punctual and conscientious in school attendance and participate in related functions as assigned by the principal
  • Clears any absence, as far in advance as possible, with the principal or his/her designee
  • Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules and regulations, administrative procedures, and School board policies
  • Maintains good public relations with parents and students
  • Assists in the continuing development of subject area curriculum objectives
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Be cognizant of the rules and regulations, policies, and procedures governing special education programs within the school district
  • Be knowledgeable of the district's curriculum, Mississippi Curriculum frameworks, Mississippi assessment System, FLE skills in his/her subject area(s)
  • Participates cooperatively in the supervision-evaluation process for the purpose of improving instruction and student achievement.
  • Assists other teachers in the instructional improvement process
  • Works collectively with other teachers in the sharing of ideas and skills
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the principal in order to contribute to an effective school operation