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Teacher - Middle Level English /Language Arts - Grade 7

Brandywine School District
Claymont, DE, US
Position Type:
Middle School/English Language Arts

Date Posted:

Springer Middle School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Brandywine School District FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: 10 Months/Year Benefits Type: Benefited - Regular Full-Time Reports To: Building Principal Salary: Commensurate with the Brandywine School District's Teacher Salary Schedule To Apply: Please follow the application instructions on the District's web site under Employment Opportunities Job Goal: The Middle Level English/Language Arts teacher will develop in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communication and literacy; to develop an appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate students to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and to discover and develop special talents of students in the field of English and Language Arts. Job Qualifications:
  1. Must have a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Education.
  2. Must have or be eligible for licensure and certification in Delaware in Secondary English and/or Middle Level English/Language Arts.
  3. Experience in the content area to successfully teach exceptional standards-based instruction in areas to ensure academic growth for all students, including those with special needs.
  4. Experience in automated student information systems for progress and grade reporting and class work documentation and ability to integrate technology into instructional delivery.
  5. Exceptional classroom management, organization, planning, instructional delivery, leadership and technical skills and the ability to utilize differentiated instructional methods to engage students in positive learning experiences.
  6. Outstanding ability to motivate and build relationships with students and parents to promote student achievement and strengthen community partnerships.
  7. Commendable history of effective leadership, extra-curricular participation, an acceptable attendance record and exemplary performance.
Essential Functions:
  1. Develop daily and unit lesson plans and a scope and sequence that are thoughtful, goal-oriented and aligned with curriculum and integrate technology; maintain pace of learning and provide opportunities for student differences; and check for student understanding and convey appropriately high expectations for students.
  2. Carefully plan for substitute teachers when unable to attend school and relate lessons to the state content standards in the core content areas as well as in specific content area.
  3. Create and maintain a classroom environment to encourage all students to be engaged and work toward meeting the standards; maintain accurate, thorough records of student achievement and behavioral performance; and complete progress and grade reports promptly and as scheduled using automated systems.
  4. Promote a high rate of student interest and provide prompt and specific feedback in a constructive manner and opportunities for active participation; demonstrate fairness and consistency in dealing with students; and speak and write clearly, correctly and at an appropriate level for student understanding.
  5. Comply with policies, regulations and procedures of school district and building; communicate effectively with parents and work collaboratively with staff.
  6. Display high level professional conduct and image at all times; establish and maintain an acceptable attendance record; and participate in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom.
  7. Continue to grow as a professional educator with classes/workshops for professional development in specific areas of interest and/or need and coaching and feedback from administrators and peers.
  8. Perform other duties and/or complete special projects as assigned.

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