Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the organization’s philosophy, goals and objectives as outlined in the adopted courses of study.
Makes purposeful and appropriate lesson plans which provide for effective teaching strategies and maximizes time on task.
Presents subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunity and provides real-world, application based examples and learning opportunities.
Reviews student records in order to develop a foundation of understanding regarding each student’s abilities and needs. Maintain accurate and complete student records.
Strives to maximize the educational achievement of each student.
Utilizes a variety/range of student learning modalities in each lesson and uses differentiated instruction within those lessons.
Utilizes diagnostic assessment of student learning on a frequent basis.
Maintains accurate and completes student records.
Assesses student strengths and weaknesses on a frequent basis, provides appropriate activities to address student needs and generates progress reports as required.
Refers students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel.
Assigns lessons, corrects student work product and reviews oral presentations.
Coordinates class field trips (as required).
Prepares students for state required achievement assessments.
Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for the continual improvement of the school’s curriculum.
Assists in the on-going curriculum revision process, including the revision of written courses of study.
Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Becomes acquainted with supplemental services beneficial to students as an extension of regular classroom activities.
Provide a Classroom Environment Conducive to Learning
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
Maintains positive rapport with students; demonstrates patience and appropriate nurturing to assist in the growth of the child.
Ensures classroom is clean, safe and includes student generated work on display as appropriate.
Implements all relevant policies governing student conduct.
Develops reasonable rules of classroom/playground behavior in accordance with the organization’s policy and guidelines, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and consistent manner.
Develops lesson plans consistent with established guidelines and goals.
Plans individual and / group learning activities designed to meet instructional objective and students needs.
Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of supervisory personnel.
Participates with other staff members in curriculum planning during designated meetings.
Incorporates into planning all diagnostic information as required in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect supplies, equipment, materials and facilities needed to implement effectively the planned instructional program.
Develops engaging lesson plans consistent with content while incorporating literacy skills and strategies
Analyzes student interim data and plans for targeted small groups
Creates content appropriate labs/experiments to further student understanding and learning.
Responds to individual student data and design tiered instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
Collaborates with Diverse Learning teacher to assure all accommodations and modifications listed within IEP’s are met.
Participates in Professional Learning Communities and actively collaborates with content members.
Openly engages in a coaching and feedback cycle with the assigned curriculum and instruction coach
Holds an active Illinois Teaching License (PEL) for grades 9-12 and is endorsed in both Science and Physics.
Strives to establish cooperative relations and makes reasonable effort to communicate with parents/guardians when appropriate.
Communicates clearly, consistently and positively with parents via all appropriate mediums.
Cooperates with members of the administration, other staff and with Empowered Community Schools.
Maintains confidentiality regarding student records.
Participates in parent communication activities.
Participates in extracurricular activities to ensure a positive school culture and provide support for students and staff (as required).
DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of the organization; support the organization’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Possesses strong time management & organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff. Is sensitive to sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image, as unique situations present themselves.
Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and displays such between all stakeholders: being courteous, professional, and helpful.
Possesses excellent communication skills: Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing.
Has the ability to be at work consistently, to be on time, to follow instructions, to respond to management direction and to solicit feedback to improve performance.
Demonstrates proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Student Information System (SIS) and email communications.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Strives to implement best practices and positive character education consistently.
Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent.
Possession of valid teaching certification and endorsement.
Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years successful teaching experience (may include Student Teaching Internship experience) is highly preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques.
Understanding of and commitment to ECS values.
Successful results of criminal and employment background check.
Effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills.
Adherence to the requirements of the Code of Ethics for the Education Profession.
Such alternatives to the above requirements as ECS may find appropriate and acceptable.
ECS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.