Job Description / Essential Elements:
BULLIS CHARTER SCHOOL POSITION DESCRIPTION
I. GOALS OF EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE:
To create a flexible program and environment which promotes learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils and good relationships with parents and other staff members; to motivate pupils to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued academic growth.
II. PERFORMANCE COMPETENCY:
A. Pupil Progress
1. Takes responsibility for improving the performance of all students.
2. Develops and/or utilizes appropriate evaluation systems and techniques which monitor students' progress toward mastering curricular objectives.
3. Develops and utilizes appropriate methods for recording students' progress.
4. Maintains complete and accurate records.
5. Uses knowledge of the curriculum and the standards of student performance to plan appropriate long and short-term goals.
6. Uses student progress data to design classroom instruction and instructional intervention.
7. Develops assessment measures that match the established curriculum.
8. Reviews test scores and classwork ensuring students are practicing at a high rate of accuracy and mastering the new learning.
9. Covers appropriate content as determined by the curriculum and provides opportunities for students to participate in a variety of learning activities.
10. Determines student needs through the use of appropriate diagnostic techniques and tools.
11. Designs and implements appropriate instructional interventions for students slow to achieve mastery or for students who have already achieved mastery.
12. Identifies and assists students having special needs, requests assistance from appropriate support staff and implements their recommendations.
13. Communicates to all students the expectation that all will master the basic skills.
14. Requires completion of all assigned classwork and homework, modified as necessary.
15. Uses professionally accepted techniques to motivate students to perform at their highest level.
16. Uses a variety of grouping patterns to meet the needs of individuals.
17. Maintains records of specific concept and skill achievement as related to grade level and subject standards.
18. Evaluates pupil's academic performance and social growth; prepares progress reports and communicates with parents and pupils on the individual pupil's progress.
B. Instructional Methodologies
1. Observes School policies and procedures and adopted administrative regulations pertaining to instruction.
2. Demonstrates mastery and involvement.
3. Conveys the curriculum effectively.
4. Is organized.
5. Develops instructional plans on a yearly and unit basis.
6. Plans daily lessons to achieve identified lesson objectives with a primary focus on student engagement and student success.
7. Has a wide range of instructional and assessment strategies and utilizes them appropriately.
8. Addresses the learning needs of all students.
9. Addresses learning style differences of individual students.
10. Balances instruction to include direct instruction, lessons, discussions, activities, practice, modeling, demonstrations, teacher presentation, teacher questioning and other strategies.
11. Utilizes and integrates field trips to enrich curricula.
11. Engages students in the activity of the lesson.
12. Provides closure at the end of lessons and/or units.
13. Effective lesson development integrates components into a conceptual whole, which establishes meaning for students and moves them toward achieving lesson objectives.
14. Uses appropriate questioning strategies to elicit basic facts and concepts, to encourage the exchange of ideas or information among students, and to stimulate higher-level thinking.
15. Provides opportunities for problem solving.
16. Uses assignments to enhance student understanding.
17. Responds to student questions in a way that builds toward achieving lesson objectives.
18. Extends beyond the basic subject matter to bridge and reinforce knowledge from a variety of interrelated sources.
C. Curricular Adherence
1. Observes School policies and procedures and adopted administrative regulations pertaining to curriculum.
2. Possesses proficiency in subject matter and knowledge of curricular guidelines.
3. Keeps current with research, new ideas, practices and developments within the School, the state and nationally.
4. Maintains lesson plans that reflect knowledge, skills, and concepts in curricular areas.
5. Aligns the lesson objective with the curriculum, state standards, and school goals.
6. Aligns all instructional materials to the specific lesson objective.
7. Can articulate the context of a given lesson objective with the course/subject curriculum.
8. Logically sequences course topics.
9. Presents course materials in a clear, unambiguous manner.
10. Long- and short-range evaluation instruments align with adopted curriculum.
11. Participates in the curriculum revision process in the School.
12. Implements new ideas.
13. Uses School adopted curricula and texts and appropriate supplementary materials, either published or teacher designed which are appropriately aligned with curricular objectives.
D. Learning Environment
1. Is enthusiastic about teaching.
2. Is aware and sensitive at all times as to what is happening in the classroom.
3. Encourages students to take responsibility for their learning.
4. Enjoys working with children or adolescents.
5. Demonstrates a genuine respect for all students.
6. Encourages all students to participate.
7. Provides feedback and encouragement to all students.
8. Creates opportunities for student collaboration, decision-making, team building, leadership, and other transferable skills.
9. Demonstrates the ability to view the learning environment as extending beyond the classroom.
10. Plans lessons or units to include opportunities for students to demonstrate success and be acknowledged.
11. Provides opportunities for student choice and decision-making.
12. Plans for appropriate use of students' time during class time.
13. Plans for transitions from one activity to another.
14. Paces lessons appropriately.
15. Plans for instructional and behavioral techniques to increase student-engaged time.
16. Adheres to consistent Discipline and Character Development program to maintain school standards of pupil behavior in and out of the classroom.
17. Arranges room and assigned seating to minimize disruptions or misbehavior and to meet the needs of students with special concerns.
18. Establishes, communicates, and enforces behavior consequences.
19. Maintains a clean, safe, functional and attractive room.
20. Maintains knowledge of and adheres to the School's emergency procedures.
E. Professional Development
1. Plans and pursues a program of personal professional growth; participates in appropriate School, county and statewide in-service education activities.
2. Actively participates in the evaluation process.
3. Participates in the identification of School goals and objectives and the development of strategies for their implementation.
4. Meets expectations of adopted administrative regulations and procedures pertaining to non-instructional responsibilities.
5. Participates in required committee work.
6. Plans and coordinates the work of aides, teacher assistants and other para-professionals, including parent volunteers.
F. Professional Conduct
1. Maintains universally accepted standards of conduct for teachers.
2. Maintains fair and equitable relationships with students.
3. Instructs pupils, especially as a role model, in citizenship skills.
4. Respects student confidentiality and releases information about a student only to that student or his/her parents/guardians or authorized school personnel.
5. Remains forthright, clear, honest and respectful in communications with parents and recognizes their importance as partners in the educational process.
6. Actively contributes as a member of a grade level, departmental or faculty team and is supportive of other staff members and their efforts.