3.5 hours per day
Teaching Certificate Required
Experience with small group and 1 on 1 reading interventions
DISTRICT NO. 53
Per Negotiated Agreement/BEA/Teacher
Board of Education
November 12, 2002
To create a flexible elementary grade program
and a class environment favorable to learning and personal
growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to
motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge
needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade
education, in accordance with each pupil's ability; to
establish good relationships with parents and with other
staff members. (See also appropriate Employee Handbook, Board
Policy Manual, and Evaluation Tool.)
This job description is not intended, nor
should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities,
skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
include the following:
Other duties may be
Meets and instructs
assigned classes in the locations and at the times
Plans a program of study
that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests,
and abilities of the students.
Creates and maintains a
classroom climate that is conducive to learning.
Prepares for classes
assigned and shows written evidence of preparation.
Establishes and maintains
reasonable rules of conduct which encourage self-discipline and
Guides the learning process
toward the achievement of the District curriculum and goals and
the Illinois State Teaching Standards - in harmony with the
goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units,
projects and the like to communicate these objectives to the
Employs a variety of
instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with
the physical limitations of the location provided and the
capabilities of the individuals or student groups
Guides students toward
demonstrating appropriate academic achievement, which is
consistent with the Board, approved curricular objectives and the
Acquaints self with and
adheres to the policies and procedures as established by the
Board of Education and Administration in written or verbal
accomplishments and academic progress of students on a regular
basis, provides progress reports as required, effectively uses
formal and informal assessments to plan lessons that
differentiate instruction for individual needs and complies with
the student evaluation and grading policies of the
Works cooperatively with
other school personnel in the identification, diagnosis, and
remediation of individual students with specialized needs.
Takes all necessary and
reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials,
complete, and correct records as required by law, District
policy, and administrative regulations.
Assists the administration
in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and
Works to establish and
maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and
colleagues concerning both the academic and behavioral
development of the student including providing for conferences
with parents and students.
Serves as a positive role
model for students and colleagues, demonstrating professionalism
that includes a positive attitude, professional appearance,
positive rapport with parents and colleagues and goal setting for
Holds and communicates high expectations of
student achievement and behavior.
Seeks to motivate students and colleagues to
perform at high levels.
Strives to maintain and
improve professional competence.
Attends staff meetings and
performs actively on committees as required by the
Meets accepted standards of
Performs other tasks
assigned by the administration or required for the effective
implementation of District goals, objectives, programs, and
Participates with local
school improvement plan.
Administers assessments on
a timely basis as directed by administration.
Encourages students to set
and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Instructs children in
citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and
administrative regulations and procedures of the School
Develops lesson plans and
instructional materials and provides individualized and small
group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each
Translates lesson plans
into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Communicates regularly with
parents by means of newsletters, e-mails, notes, phone calls, or
Is available to students and parents for
education-related purposes during the contractual work
Plans and coordinates the work or
paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and
on field trips.
Provides individualized and
small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of
Creates an attractive and
welcoming atmosphere and environment for learning.
Displays loyalty to
District No. 53, the School Board and its governance, policies
Supports the Mission and
Vision of the District.
Maintains a professional
Maintains a professional
and positive rapport with
students, paraprofessionals and volunteers.
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Bachelor degree or
Valid Illinois Teaching
Certificate in area of study required by I.S.B.E. guidelines
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
professional journals, technical procedures, basic school law
and governmental regulations. Ability to create and
write reports and corresponds with parents and
Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from administration, parent, students,
staff members, and the general public as requested.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as probability, basic algebra, and fundamentals of
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and
Ability to apply knowledge of current research
and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and
implement lessons to address the needs and abilities of
students. Ability to establish and maintain effective
relationships with students, parents, peers and
administration. Skilled in oral and written
communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness
of District requirements and Board of Education
Ability and willingness to use word processing
and data base software on a personal computer for documents
required by the District as well as newsletters,
correspondence to parents, etc.
demands described here are representative (customarily
associated with) of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this
While performing the duties of the job, the
employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and
sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee may occasionally push and/or lift up
to 40 pounds such as a child, boxes of books or AV/VCR
carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety,
wellbeing, or work output of other people. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision
such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the
ability to adjust focus.
The position requires the individual to meet
multiple demands from several people and interact with the
public and other staff.
The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this
Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The noise level in the work environment is
moderate to loud.
Duties are performed indoors and occasionally
The information contained in
this job description is for compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list
of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently
holding this position and additional duties may be