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2022-2023 2nd Grade Teacher

Union Elementary School District
Tolleson, AZ, US
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  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Union Elementary School

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  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
    Purpose Statement
    The job of Elementary Classroom Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational
    process with specific responsibilities for developing student growth in academic and interpersonal skills;
    implementing district approved curriculum; addressing specific educational needs of individual students;
    supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and
    delivering group an individual student instruction within established District curriculum guidelines;
    collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional
    and classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding
    instructional program and student progress.
    This job reports to Assigned Administrator
    Essential Functions
    Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address
    individualized learning plans within established lesson plans for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
    Administers tests and learning assessments (e.g. standardized testing and individual testing, etc.) for the
    purpose of ensuring assessments are in accordance with District testing programs.
    Advises parents and legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations;
    student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and reinforcing classroom goals in the
    home environment.
    Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and goals (e.g. curriculum testing covering
    writing, science, math, history, communication; modification of instructional methods to fit individual
    student needs, including students with special needs; counseling students; individual instruction and
    small group instruction, etc.) for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving techniques and a
    variety of personal issues.
    Circulates throughout the classroom for the purpose of monitoring student progress/performance.
    Collaborates with other elementary instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of
    community resources (e.g. committee meetings, departmental meetings, etc.) for the purpose of
    improving the overall quality of student outcomes, ensuring effective parental communication, and
    achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
    Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and subject specific assignments for the purpose
    of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.
    Develops elementary public-school objectives and lesson plans focusing on all content (e.g. lesson
    plans that meet state required standards and create a foundation for General Education learning goals,
    etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student learning.
    Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and student workers for the purpose of providing
    an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
    Manages student behavior (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school transportation, etc.) for the
    purpose of ensuring conformance with school standards and District policies, providing a safe and
    optimal learning environment.
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    Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school
    transportation, small group activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
    environment demonstrating best practices.
    Oversees additional instructional programs (e.g. after school processes, summer school program, etc.)
    for the purpose of managing scheduled student learning programs.
    Participates in professional development and a variety of meetings (e.g. subject matter committee,
    department meetings, meetings with Governing Board, etc.) for the purpose of learning of current
    developments in the educational field.
    Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of
    documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
    Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of
    maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to
    Education Code and school policies.
    Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the
    purpose of resolving issues, providing information and direction.
    Teaches students (e.g. principles of responsible citizenship and other core subjects specified in
    applicable laws, and District regulations and procedures, daily classroom learning activities, textbooks
    homework, etc.) for the purpose of improving student learning through a defined course of study.
    Other Functions
    Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
    functioning of the work unit.
    Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in
    order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
    functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using
    pertinent software applications; utilizing excellent communications skills; managing classroom; evaluating and
    assessing student learning; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read
    technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to
    define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
    functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson
    plan requirements; general knowledge and understanding of General Education foundational concepts; curriculum
    development; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
    ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use
    job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data
    utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required
    to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related
    equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data
    frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.
    Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and
    maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; supervising students; liaising with staff;
    managing and developing lesson plans; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible
    Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing
    other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is
    often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization's
    Work Environment
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    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
    occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling,
    crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 40% walking,
    and 30% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free
    Experience: Job related experience is required.
    Education: Bachelors degree in job-related area.
    Equivalency: Enrollment in Educator Prep Program with Alternative Teaching Certificate.
    Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
    Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credential
    Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
    Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
    FLSA Status Salary Grade
    Exempt Governing Board Approved
    Certified Salary Placement
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