Job Details

Elementary Teacher (various K-5 buildings)

Geary County USD 475

Job Description


Classification:                          Certified

Division/Department:               Elementary Education K-5

Job Category:                           Teacher

FLSA:                                          Exempt

Title:                                           Teacher


*Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with endorsement  appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center.

Health certificate on file in Devin Center

*Highly Qualified according to state of Kansas requirements

Reports To:                              Building Principals

Supervises:                              Students K-5



            To provide engaging instruction that will allow each student to achieve his or her highest potential


The physical demands 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.              

The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.


            1.  Planning and preparation based upon students` needs

                        Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students

                        Select instructional goals

                        Demonstrate knowledge of resources

                        Assess student learning using appropriate measures

            2.  Classroom Environment

                        Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport         

                        Establish a culture for learning

                        Establish and maintain classroom procedures

                        Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors

                        Organize space for learning

            3.  Instruction based upon state standards, district curriculum, and student needs

                        Communicate clearly and accurately

                        Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques

                        Engage students in learning

                        Provide timely feedback to students

                        Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student needs

            4.  Professional responsibilities

                        Follow contractual responsibilities

                        Engage in reflective practice

                        Maintain accurate records

                        Communicate with families

                        Engage in professional development activities

                        Maintain appropriate licensure

                        Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal



  1. Participate in staff, department, committee and team meetings, assist in early recognition and prevention of educational problems.
  2. Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the Principal and/or the Director of Elementary Education
  3. Keep informed regarding new technologies that facilitate and support student learning.
  4. Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and support agencies.
  5. Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.
  6. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
  7. Attend/assist with school events; organize/supervise field trips.
  8. Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
  9. Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to:

Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs

Acceptable use of technology

Sexual and racial harassment

Child abuse reporting

  1. Perform other duties assigned by the principal or other building or district administrators.



Term of Employment:             Teacher Contract

Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state regulations and the terms established in the negotiated agreement.

Updated 1-27-16

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 Geary County USD 475


Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475