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Teacher PreK Blended - SY 2024-25

Employer
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Location
Nashville, TN, United States
Salary
Competitive
JOB SUMMARY & PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

REPORTS TO: Executive Director - Early Learning Center

DEPARTMENT NAME: Leadership and Learning

JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Instructs students individually and in groups, using multiple teaching methods. Interacts with students to facilitate cognitive and social-emotional learning, including pre-academic skills in literacy and math, self-regulation and positive interactions with peers and adults. Observes, records and administers informal and formal assessments to detect progress or gaps in children's healthy growth and development.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

The statements in this job description are not an exhaustive list of all essential functions, duties and skills. Other duties may be added or deleted and this description may be amended at any time.

Job Responsibility 1:

Creates safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environments for students. Designs, prepares and continuously adapts, the physical environment of the classroom, including organizational layout (i.e. centers) and materials to meet the interests, strengths and needs of the students.

Job Responsibility 2:

Plans daily lessons to engage students in multiple modes of active, hands-on learning, including whole-group, small-group, pairing and individual activities. Adapts teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.

Job Responsibility 3:

Establishes meaningful relationships with students, and models positive social interactions.

Job Responsibility 4:

Creates strong community of learners by establishing and reinforcing rules for behavior and procedures. Engages students in caring for the physical classroom, themselves and each other.

Job Responsibility 5:

Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and activities with students, families, colleagues and administrators.

Job Responsibility 6:

Implements developmentally-appropriate early childhood assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and identify gaps in learning. Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and adjust instructional practices.

Job Responsibility 7:

Participates in collaborative curriculum development and professional learning activities with colleagues, coaches, administrators, and researchers.

Job Responsibility 8:

Collaborates with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to promote students' academic and social-emotional learning and to resolve students' behavioral and academic challenges.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES, REQUIREMENTS, AND IMPACTS

DATA RESPONSIBILITY : " Data Responsibility" refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.

PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY : " People Responsibility" refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY : " Assets Responsibility" refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of a minor department, and/or handling of very large amounts of money.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS : " Mathematics" deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS : " Communications" involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports and business letters using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK : " Complexity of Work" addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS : " Impact of Decisions" refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.

EQUIPMENT USAGE : "Equipment Usage" refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Establishes methods and procedures for acquiring and handling machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items .

SAFETY OF OTHERS : " Safety of Others" refers to the responsibility for other people's safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : " Education Requirements" refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

Bachelors' degree in education, early elementary or other related field of study.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED : " Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations" refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

Must have a current Tennessee Teaching certificate, or be in an eligible alternative licensure program. Must be certified in early childhood education.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : " Experience Requirements" refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

Prior teaching experience preferred.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS : " Physical Demands" refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Standing and walking: generally 6 hours per day (sedentary)

Lifting and carrying: frequently lifting 20 lbs and occasionally lifting 70 lbs

Push and pull: unlimited grasp and fingering

Dexterity: ability to operate machines, tools or office equipment

Additional requirements : unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs; exposure to heat extremes.

UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS : " Unavoidable Hazards" refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.

The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, disease/pathogens, and traffic.

SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS : " Sensory Requirements" refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.

The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, and depth perception.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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