Driver Education Teacher
The driver education teacher will provide for an efficient and effective laboratory instruction. Performs complex professional work providing teaching and/or training services to students; motivates students to develop skills; performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
- Provide students with a minimum of thirty (30) class hours of instruction and seven (7) class hours of in the car behind the wheel laboratory instruction and seven (7) hours of actual observation in the car.
- Meets and instructs the students(s) in assigned locations and at the designated times;
- Teaches on-road driver education skills based on the approved Delaware State-Wide Curriculum and adapts Learning Focused strategies to the lessons;
- Develop daily lesson plans utilizing the Learning Focused lesson planning format and approved template;
- Maintains accurate records of on-road driver education activities and times as prescribed by the State of Delaware;
- Submits grades on eSchool in a timely manner and coordinates the submission of grades to the Delaware Department of Education of the pass or fail grades of students no later than June 30<SUP>th</SUP> for Regular Driver Education Programs and August 31<SUP>st</SUP> for Summer Driver Education Programs;
- Teaches required driving skills on the driving/parking range or roadways used;
- Monitor the routine and regular maintenance of driver education vehicle assigned to the teacher and any equipment related to their job;
- Participates in state-wide competitions for the program as necessary;
- Ensures the adequate supervision of students in the classroom and while driving;
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
- Complies with and supports school and state regulations and policies;
- Communicates with students, student counselors, special services, and parents through conferences, phone, emails, and other means as necessary to support students;
- Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees, and student activity sponsorship as required;
- Reports all accidents and/or potential hazards to the building administration immediately, or as soon as reasonably possible;
- Supports students through extra-curricular activities in the school that would include coaching that would enable increased support of the school climate during the day;
- Maintains licensure at the state and/or national level; assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date;
- Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
- Performs related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with the school/system policies and practices.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of driver safety; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain proper standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, and parents. Physical and mental acuity is critical for quick thinking in this role. Regular instruction to special needs children may be necessary. Daily personal and close contact with students to provide drivers education instruction and learning environment support is required and respect of this proximity is a must. Regular contact with staff members, administration, and parents is required. Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person may be necessary. Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and possess or be eligible to acquire appropriate license(s) and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the State of Delaware with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field; a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of pedagogy courses and nine (9) semester hours in service courses as approved by the State of Delaware. The teacher must have a valid Delaware driver’s license and a clear driving record with no suspensions, revoked or disqualified in this or any other state.
Performance will be evaluated on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities by building administrator(s).