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Job ID: 171297

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher


Date Posted Nov. 5, 2021
Title 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
School / District
Berkeley Springs, WV, United States
Department Morgan County Schools
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classroom Teacher
  • English / Reading / Language Arts
 
 

POSITION TITLE: Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Valid teaching certificate licensing the individual to teach in the specialization and grade
levels, pursuant to WV Code §18A-3-2;
2. Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-
10, as appropriate; and
3. Meets the qualifications outlined in WV Code §18A-3-2a

To 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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the
workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or
judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45;
extended employment terms may be established by the Morgan County Board of Education

SALARY: Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Morgan County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building
principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State
Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Morgan
County Board of Education Evaluation Policy.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide appropriate instruction to students and insure that the students meet the learning objectives and standards for the appropriate grade level.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Develops and implements lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of WV College and
Career Readiness, district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation
as required;
2. Uses 21st Century Technology skills to strengthen the teaching/learning process;
3. Delivers rigorous instruction to all students;
4. Prepares lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles;
5. Presents subject matter according to guidelines established by WVDE and board
policies, and administrative regulations;
6. Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and
equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students
assigned;
7. Conducts assessment of student learning styles and uses results to support school-wide
academic performance goals and instructional activities;
8. Works cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for
special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education
Plans (IEP);
9. Works with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and
methods according to district requirements;
10. Plans and supervises assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s);
11. Helps students analyze and improve study methods and habits;
12. Conducts ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and informative
testing;
13. Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsors, plans and
implements co-curricular activities/programs, such as curricular fairs, awards programs,
and/or field trips as designated by the principal;
14. Maintains positive role model for students;
15. Supports mission of school district;
16. Creates classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical,
social and emotional development of students;
17. Manages student behavior in accordance with WV Board of Education Policy 4373
(Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools) and student handbook;
18. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,
materials and facilities;
19. Establishes and maintains open communication by conducting conferences with
parents, students, principals and teachers to support student learning;
20. Maintains a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community
members;
21. Uses effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly;
22. Participates in staff development activities to improve Standards of Practice for self and
colleagues;
23. Keeps informed and complies with state, district and school regulations and policies for
classroom teachers;
24. Compiles, maintains and files all physical and computerized reports, records and other
documents required;
25. Attends and participates in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required;
26. Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Morgan County School’s Policy
3210; and
27. Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or
immediate supervisor(s).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, 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 members.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20- 60 dB)

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

Contact Information
Dale Shaffer
247 Harrison Ave
Berkeley Spgs, West Virginia 25411
Phone: (304) 258-2430


 
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