To develop in each pupil skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communications and literate citizenship; to develop appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate pupils to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Should possess knowledge of current pedagogy related to the art of composition, including the instruction of grammar, usage, and mechanics within the writing process.
Should possess knowledge of a broad range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary.
Should possess knowledge of processes and strategies for understanding and producing texts
Should possess knowledge of systems and structures of language and of language conventions.
Should possess knowledge of methods of obtaining and communicating information
Should possess knowledge of instructional use/analysis of alternate text forms (i.e. media, speech).
Should possess knowledge of reading strategies as they develop deeper understanding of all text.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation.
Establishes clear outcomes for all lessons, class work, and projects. The outcomes are communicated to students.
Supports the program of study, using a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media and technology.
Serves as a model for the district’s mission, vision and goals.
Assesses the progress of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Recognizes potential learning disabilities of students and seeks the assistance of qualified personnel.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct. Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so.
Plans, supervises, and provides guidance for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with department heads, evaluates their job performance.
Attends and participates in staff meetings and serves on staff committees.
Analyzes and uses appropriate data to guide instruction and develop assessments.
Maintains a standard of performance and conduct as required by state, law, local board of education and community expectations.
Provides detailed plans for substitute teachers including lessons, schedules and rules regarding classroom organization, procedures and individual student needs.
Supervises pupils at school related functions to include on and off campus activities.
Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities.
Assists in budget preparation and in the selection of books, instructional supplies, materials and equipment.
621 Gracey Avenue
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040