Openings as of 5/27/2018Elementary School Teaching
Morning Sun Elementary is seeking a 4th grade teacher for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Morning Sun Elementary is located in the heart of Louisa County. Each of the past three years, Morning Sun Elementary has received a Commendable rating on the Iowa School Report Card. Our school is a K-6 building with 100 students. The 4th grade classroom just received brand new math curriculum and is 1:1 with Chromebooks.
Start date for this position is August 2018. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience, including Teacher Salary Supplement (TSS) funds. Excellent benefits package is included. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. The Morning Sun School District reserves the right to close the selection application process when a candidate is secured.
Any questions can be directed to Nathan Carlson, Principal at (319) 868-7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit a letter of application, résumé, transcripts, a copy of current teaching license, two letters of recommendation, and references, either online through TeachIowa.gov, or by mailing your materials to:
311 E. Division St.
Morning Sun, IA 52640
TITLE: CLASSROOM TEACHER
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Develop and implement an instructional program that will effectively provide the best possible education for each student.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Valid certification to meet state requirements with specific endorsement in the area which assigned; multiple endorsements are desirable. 2. Outstanding knowledge of academic subject matter and continuing activities to expand this knowledge. 3. Demonstrated leadership abilities evidencing an ability to command respect and enforce discipline in the classroom. 4. Acceptable references of teaching experience or student teaching experience, if applicable. 5. Knowledge and experience in basic computer hardware; working knowledge of instructional software and classroom applications. 6. Demonstrated interest in the community and its students.
REPORTS TO: Principal
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Instructional Performance
1. Interpersonal Relations A. Practice and promote positive interaction with and among students. B. Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning. C. Demonstrate interest in students. D. Encourage self-direction and self-motivation in students.
2. Subject Matter A. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject(s) being taught and ability to impart subject matter proficiency to students. B. Demonstrate the ability to adjust presentation of subject content to students’ needs and interests. C. Demonstrate ability to impart learning skills to students. D. Demonstrate ability to improve students’ use of written language.
3. Planning/Materials A. Maintain an organized program of instruction based on well-defined long-range plans. B. Exhibit evidence of effective daily lesson plans. C. Utilize a variety of appropriate materials and resources, including research, primary materials and practical learning applications. 4. Techniques/Delivery A. Communicate lesson objective and its importance to students. B.Utilize appropriate varied teaching techniques and learning activities, with emphasis on achieving mastery of fundamental language, mathematics, science, and social science skills, including independent reading, home study, lab work and writing. C. Use out-of-class assignments, when appropriate, to support instructional objectives. D. Maintain an effective system by monitoring student progress and to inform appropriate personnel.
5. Classroom Management A. Maintain discipline appropriate to the learning situation, using positive reinforcement and constructive criticism. B. Keep students on task.
B. Professional Performance 1. Comply with school and school board policies and regulations. 2. Work cooperatively with the total staff. 3. Relate positively to parents and other community representatives. 4. Demonstrate professional growth through staff development activities, staying abreast of educational trends and other appropriate activities. 5. Be prompt and accurate with required records and reports. 6. Demonstrate command of standard English, both spoken and written. 7. Accept appropriate and reasonable responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to the school. 8. Use instructional and planning time effectively. 9. Assume responsibility for care of materials, equipment and classroom. 10. Assume responsibility for a neat, safe environment for students in their classroom, and generally, throughout the school. 11. Incorporate computer technology and its instructional applications into the curriculum where appropriate.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As per contract.
EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of personnel.