Elementary, Middle School, and/or High School
General Statement of Duties
fundamental reason this classification exists is to build a
learning community to ensure all learners equal opportunity for
an excellent education program that results in learners who are
responsible and accountable, value lifelong learning, know how to
learn, and are capable of succeeding in an ever-changing society.
Teachers may teach one or more subjects to learners, work
independently, directly with students, parents, administrators,
instructors, and other educational leaders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Strive to implement the
district's mission, instructional goals, and objectives.
Prepare course objectives
and an outline for course of study following district-approved
curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State of South
Plan and prepare written
lesson plans with identified objectives and standards.
Collaborate with building
principal to determine grade placement of pupils.
Modify or adapt curriculum
to meet the needs of all students.
Interact with students
utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lecturing,
demonstrating, and using audiovisual aids and other materials to
Encourage students to set
and maintain standards of appropriate classroom behavior.
Maintain discipline in classroom and create a positive learning
environment, ensure a safe environment for students and
Plan individual, small
group, and large group instruction and activities to stimulate
learning and meet the needs of the students.
Create a classroom
environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the
maturity and interests of the students.
Provide opportunities for
developing student initiative.
Administer tests to evaluate
student progress, record results, and issue reports to inform
parents of progress. Maintain accurate assessment records, goals,
and progress reports on each student.
Prepare and submit reports as
requested by administration.
Utilize time before and
after school to provide individual aid to students or as
Assist in the diagnosis of
learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the
assistance of district specialists as required.
Report pupils' progress to
parents. Meet with parents to discuss student progress or
Plan and supervise
purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
Participate in faculty and
professional meetings, parent-requested meetings, educational
conferences, district in-service, and teacher-training
Attend meetings, training,
and seminars as deemed appropriate and necessary by the
Prepare and submit necessary
reports to principal, department head, and district office as
Requisition supplies and
textbooks as needed from building principal.
Be responsible for care of
school property. Assess fines to students as deemed
development through reading, course work, conference attendance,
professional committee work, workshops, and interaction with
educators from other districts.
Compose, type, and maintain
routine correspondence, reports, assessments, and various other
materials and projects. Submit reports and documents as deemed
Operate various equipment to
include photocopier, telephone, fax machine, computer,
calculator, educational equipment, etc.
Work directly with highly
sensitive student information. Maintain confidentiality of work
Perform duties in compliance
with safety standards established by the district.
Due to the nature of the
duties and to promote the efficient operations of the district,
it is necessary for the teacher to work the assigned and
Perform other duties as
deemed appropriate and necessary.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in
Skills and Abilities
Ability to work well with
students, public entities, educational professionals, etc.
Ability to create, present,
and evaluate writing assignments.
Work under pressure to meet
tight time schedules and deadlines, and handle significant
problems and tasks, which come up simultaneously or
Ability to read and
interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine
reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively
before groups of students or employees of the organization.
Proficiency in math,
language, and computer skills.
Ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where
only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a
variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or
Ability to define problems,
collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Certificates, Licenses, Examinations
Valid South Dakota Teacher
Certification with endorsement/authorization in subject
Highly Qualified Status in
subject matter, as defined by South Dakota Department of
Evidence that a criminal
record history check has been conducted in accordance with South
Dakota Codified Law.
Successful completion of
written tests and/or verbal interviews and any other examinations
as deemed necessary by district.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions
physical demands and environmental conditions described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
performing the duties of this job:
The employee is regularly
required to communicate.
The employee regularly is
required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The employee is regularly
required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The employee is occasionally
subject to extended working hours outside of the "regular"
workday, week, and calendar year.
The employee is subject to
possible exposure to communicable and blood-born diseases.
The noise level in the work
Performance of this position will be evaluated by the supervisor
in accordance with the provisions of the School Board Policy
Nothing in this job
description restricts management's right to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.