Elementary Teacher

LaTanja Riley-Hedgepeth - latanja.riley@nn.k12.va.us
Newport News, Virginia
Starting Bachelor's $45,000 Starting Master's $48,150
Apr 16, 2019
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Job Summary

Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.

Essential Duties

  1. Instructs students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and prepared students to master grade level standards.
  2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Newport News Public Schools.
  3. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  4. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction and to actively engage students.
  5. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom by providing positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviors and modifying unacceptable behaviors.
  6. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
  7. Communicates regularly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress.
  8. Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building.
  9. Administers standardized testing in accordance with division testing practices.
  10. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

Other Duties

  1. Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
  2. Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTA, student clubs and after-school activities.
  3. Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
  4. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.


For a complete job description please visit http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/hr/jobs/descriptions/ES_Tchr.pdf

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