Classroom Teacher

Lake Michigan Academy 2020-21 Academic Year

JOB TITLE: Classroom Teacher
SUPERVISOR: Nanette Clatterbuck, Principal and CEO

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The duties and responsibilities of this position include teaching in the assigned classroom and other duties as assigned. The teacher will plan and develop instructional materials, lessons, and other activities to support Lake Michigan Academy’s goals and objectives in accordance with the mission of the school. The teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. The teacher evaluates the needs and abilities of students and determines methods and techniques to best present and provide instruction to students within assigned subject areas Given students’ individual needs, the teacher is responsible for the students’ continuous improvement in learning basic and essential skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Provide classroom instruction to students
  2. Develop lesson plans that area designed to meet individual needs of the students
  3. Maintain a safe and orderly environment
  4. Maintains established routines of the school and classroom procedures
  5. Maintains a professional appearance
  6. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protects students, equipment, materials, and families
  7. Maintains reasonable rules of conduct which encourage self-discipline and responsibility
  8. Maintains open, consistent, and productive communication with parents
QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelors or masters degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Current Michigan teaching license
KEY COMPETENCIES
Language Skills
Must possess:
  1. the ability to read, analyze, and interpret textbooks, technical procedures, and other written materials
  2. the ability to communicate information both orally and in writing to students, administrators, parents, and co-workers
Mathematical Skills
Must possess:
  1. the ability to work with basic mathematical concepts
  2. the ability to apply concepts to practical situations
Reasoning Abilities
Must possess:
  1. the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variable in situations
  2. the ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
  3. the ability to use information to develop realistic long-term and short-term plans for individual students
Other Skills and Abilities
  1. Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, and parents through oral and written communication
  2. Must be able to implement lessons based on school objectives and the students’ needs and abilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands are representative 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.
  1. Employee is required to speak, stand, talk, walk, see, hear, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  2. The employee must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds
  3. Vision abilities include close vision and distance vision
  4. The employee will frequently be required to bend, reach above the head, and use fine motor skills

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