2022-2023 STEM Teacher

Employer
Union Elementary School District
Location
Tolleson, AZ, US
Salary
Competitive
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  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching


  • Date Posted:
    5/13/2022


  • Location:
    Hurley Ranch Elementary School
    (High-Needs School)


  • Date Available:
    07/14/2022


  • STEM Teacher
    Purpose
    The job of STEM Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
    specific responsibilities for coordinating the development, delivery, implementation and monitoring of STEM
    (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum, initiatives, events and projects; supervising
    students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group an
    individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other
    professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a
    wide range of inquiries from students' 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 STEM
    curriculum and standards.
    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/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectation
    and 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, communication, etc.) for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving
    techniques.
    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 student achievement.
    Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose
    of providing an effective program that addressing individual student learning requirements.
    Develops elementary and lesson plans aligned with curriculum focusing on all content 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.
    Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, bus
    transportation, small groups, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
    demonstrating best practices.
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    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.
    Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis (e.g. all appropriate fields of Science, Technology,
    Engineering, and Mathematics, etc.) for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that
    address individualized learning.
    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.
    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, including data information systems; organizing and coordinating instructional work; and preparing and
    maintaining accurate records.
    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; 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; knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, age appropriate activities; differentiated
    instruction for student learning styles lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral
    management strategies.
    ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; 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; engaging in self-evaluation; working cooperatively with other staff; communicating effectively; adapting to
    changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
    Responsibility
    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 services.
    Work Environment
    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 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing.
    The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
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    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
    MMR
    FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
    Exempt Governing Board Approved
    Certified Salary Placement
    Schedule
    Inspiring Hope and Empowering All Students to Courageously Pursue their Goals and Dreams.
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