Chatfield Elementary in Belle Plaine, MN is looking for a kindergarten and first grade teacher for the 2012-2013 school year (2 positions).
General Definition of Work
difficult professional work providing a broad range of teaching services or
specific learning program, assisting students to develop skills, attitudes and
knowledge needed as a foundation for future learning in accordance with each
student's ability, using a variety of teaching and learning methods at various
levels to a targeted audience, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction
of the Principal.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials providing
effective teaching strategies adhering to the District philosophy and vision.
Translates lesson plans into learning experiences in a
classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of
appropriate teaching strategies; maximizes time on task.
Creates a classroom environment that responds to the needs of
Plans and implements a program of study designed to meet
individual students needs.
Recognizes learning problems and makes referrals as
Encourages student enthusiasm for the learning process and
development of good study habits.
Prepares substitute folder containing appropriate information
as required by the principal.
Adheres to health and safety policies.
Communicates with parents in a timely manner; maintains
positive and constructive communication with students, staff, parents and
Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and
Shares responsibility during the school day for the
supervision of students in areas of the school.
Protects students, equipment, materials and facilities taking
necessary and reasonable precautions.
Upholds and enforces board policy, district goals,
administrative procedures and school rules and regulations.
Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and
punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
Works cooperatively with parents and other staff members to
reinforce the educational program for each child.
Attends workshops, seminars and conferences as well as staff,
department, curricular development and committee meetings and staff-development
session as required.
Encourages and facilitates work of other staff members in a
collaborative, supportive environment.
Evaluates accomplishments of students on a regular basis
using multiple assessment methods; provides progress and interim reports for
Respects the confidentiality of records and information
regarding students, parents and teachers in accordance with accepted
professional ethics and state and federal laws.
Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory
and is willing to share this knowledge for continual improvement of the
Works cooperatively with Special Education staff to report
student progress and growth, as applicable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
knowledge of the content of the specialty area; thorough knowledge of
appropriate level education principles, practices and procedures; thorough
knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough
knowledge of school district operations, regulations and procedures; ability to
understand developmental appropriateness of materials and behavior; ability to
establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate
oral presentations and written reports; ability to operate standard office
equipment and related hardware and software; ability to learn specialized
equipment, hardware or software related to student group needs; ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, students
Education and Experience
degree in teaching, education, or related field, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work
regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or
feel, frequently requires standing, walking and reaching with hands and arms
and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling,
pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision
requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging
ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information
at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or
computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and
activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions;
work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light
district or department training will be provided and must be completed upon
training or education may be required depending on assignment area.