MIDDLE SCHOOL – SCIENCE, Closes 5/11/2012
NORWALK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Norwalk, CT 06852
SCIENCE TEACHER GRADE 7 – NATHAN HALE MIDDLE SCHOOL
PENDING FINALIZATION OF BUDGET
Implements the educational activities of the classroom. Receives general supervision from the building principal and technical supervision from the instructional supervisor of science.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Instructional Program:
a. Works with instructional supervisor to implement, strengthen, improve program.
b. Keeps informed of new developments in curriculum, instruction methods.
c. Implements new and established programs.
d. Provides students with diversified learning activities.
e. Helps interpret the curriculum to parents.
2. Classroom Supervision:
a. Teaches students good study habits.
b. Promotes positive self-concepts; provides encouragement to each student to develop his or her full potential.
c. Understands social and emotional adjustments of students.
d. Promotes student awareness and respect for different cultures.
e. Creates appropriate learning atmosphere in classroom; maintains classroom order.
f. Maintains student attendance and tardiness records.
g. Makes evaluation reports upon request.
h. Maintains records of individual students' progress through assignments, quizzes and projects.
i. Keeps inventory of materials, equipment and supplies.
a. Maintains contact with parents, guidance personnel as needed to evaluate students' academic
and social growth.
b. Takes initiative to work cooperatively with other school departments; shares ideas among faculty members and administration.
c. Participates as appropriate in school-community affairs.
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4. Professional Responsibility:
a. Works in the interest of the students' physical and emotional welfare.
b. Accepts and incorporates suggestions for classroom improvement.
c. Participates in professional growth by attending workshops, taking courses, reading new literature, observing other teachers, attending in-service training meetings.
a. Assists in determining on-going budgetary needs of department.
b. Performs related duties as required.
CT certification General Science or any science subject matter 4-8 or 7-12. Teacher must be Highly Qualified under No Child Left Behind. Ability to work with multicultural student population. Knowledge and skills required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor’s degree in education or in a field appropriate to science. Thorough knowledge of science education. Knowledge of teaching methods, materials, practices applicable to secondary school teaching. Ability to learn, teach and appropriately apply curriculum requirements of middle school social studies. Human relations skills to work effectively with students, parents, school administrators, school staff. Ability to prepare effective plans, maintain proper records. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of people. Ability to work positively with adolescents.
Fluency in Spanish is an asset.
COMPENSATION: PER N.F.T. CONTRACT
EFFECTIVE DATE OF POSITION: 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
Both candidates from within the system and candidates from outside the system will be considered.
NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Norwalk Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It hires qualified personnel based upon the individual merits and achievements of applicants and employees. All hiring decisions are made without regard to Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Gender, Age, Marital Status, Sexual Preference or Physical or Mental Disability of any applicant.
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