SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
TITLE: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (5-8)
1. Hold a valid teacher's license with
2. Have strong written, verbal, presentation,
and interpersonal skills; and
3. Meet health and physical
4. Highly qualified in all subject areas
The Middle School Teacher is responsible for
teaching one or more subjects to students and leading them
toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual,
emotional and psychological growth, and maturation.
The Middle School Teacher reports to the Middle
School Principal and Assistant Principal.
1. Presents subject matter in class using varied
innovative teaching methods and materials to meet the needs of
the individual student.
2. Organizes and assigns lessons.
3. Uses a variety of evaluation strategies and
records results when appropriate.
4. Administers diagnostic tests and evaluates
students' progress on a regular basis;
5. Maintains order in classroom and on school
6. Conducts and maintains a classroom
environment conducive to learning;
7. Keeps attendance, grade records, and
permanent records as required by the school system.
8. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the
locations and at times designated;
9. Encourages students to reach out to
accomplish their hopes and dreams;
10. Works closely with parents/guardian to keep
them informed of students' academic and social progress, work
habits, and behavior.
11. Works as a cooperative teacher to make
modifications for students with learning differences as needed
so the students can feel successful in the classroom;
12. Reports to the guidance counselor and/or
principal when a child's welfare appears to be at risk by abuse
13. Works closely with guidance counselors to
identify and discuss students' problems or needs relating to
physical and emotional wellness;
14. Participates in faculty and department
meetings, educational conferences, and appropriate teacher
15. Maintains availability to students and
parents for education-related meetings outside the
instructional day when requested;
16. Shows evidence of class preparation upon
request of immediate supervisor;
17. Meets all in-service, administrative, and
18. Assumes responsibility for all classroom
activities and directs the duties of the instructional
assistants that have been assigned to them.
19. Reports to the principal and/or assistant
principal to discuss matters of importance;
20. Assists in enforcing school rules, Board
policies, and administrative regulations;
21. Supervises activities such as but limited
to: educational field trips, school sponsored social functions,
school government committee, and extra-curricular
22. Represents the school, the school system,
and the community in a positive manner.
23. Performs other duties as assigned by the
principal or his designee
This job may require lifting of objects that
exceed 50 lbs., with frequent lifting and/or carrying of
objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Other physical demands that may
be required are as follows:
1. Pushing and/or pulling
3. Stooping and/or kneeling
TEMPERAMENT (Personal Traits)
1. Adaptability to performing a variety of
duties, often changing from one task to another of a different
nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
2. Adaptability to accepting responsibility for
the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
3. Adaptability to dealing with students.
4. Adaptability to making generalizations,
evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental
CAPACITY AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Specific capacities and abilities may be
required of an individual in order to learn or perform
adequately a task or job duty.
Intelligence: The ability to understand
instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and
Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of
words and the ideas associated with them.
Numerical: Ability to perform arithmetic
operations quickly and accurately.
Manual Dexterity: Ability to move the hands
easily and manipulate small objects with the fingers.
Form Perception: To make visual comparisons
and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and
shadings of figures.
Color Discrimination: Ability to perceive or
recognize similarities or differences in colors, shades, or
other values of the same color.
Normal working environment
The above statements are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a
complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required
of personnel so assigned.