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Science Teacher

Employer
Gadsden Independent School District
Location
Anthony, Texas
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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To create a flexible instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils, to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation, in accordance with each pupil's ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Complies with the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession; upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives, regulations, GISD school board policies, as well as local, state and federal regulations.

Acts as a positive role model for students.

Meets and instructs assigned classes.

Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the sources provided by the district.

Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon requests of immediate supervisor.

Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior established by administrators and teachers.

Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

Strives to implement by instruction and action the philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives distributed by the district.

Takes reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, material and facilities.

Evaluates student progress on regular basis.

Maintains records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.

Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations, and Board policy.

Attends staff , departmental and grade level meetings.

Maintains professional relationship with staff and cooperates in planning instructional goals, objectives and methods.

Assists in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

Accepts responsibilities for activities, voluntary or assigned as needed.

Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with each student and his/her parents concerning his/her academic and behavioral progress, and makes provisions to be available when required or requested in advance under reasonable conditions.

Utilizes teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of his/her students.

Tests students, records grades, and sends progress reports to parents, effectively and on time.

Works with principal, counselor, and supervisory staff in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervises students, instructional assistants, volunteers and student teachers when assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree
  • TESOL Endorsement, (Exception: Teachers Licensed to teach Vocational Education, Visual Arts, Music, PE, Pre-Kinder and ROTC.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid New Mexico Teaching license

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished

in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasional push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Maintains emotional control under stress.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

We offer a complete benefits package through ALFAC, Allstate and NMPSIA to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, holidays, and general leave.

To learn more details, visit our benefits page.

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