Elementary Teacher - First Grade

Please apply on the district website at www.wellsville-usd289.org

U.S.D. No. 289 - Classroom Instructor

Job Description

Purpose:        The Classroom Instructor creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.  In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Classroom Instructor must work closely with other staff and the administration of U.S.D. 289.

Responsible to:      Building Principal


         1.      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.

         2.      Current Kansas Teaching License.                                                                                                           

         3.      Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office.

         4.      Desire to continue career improvement.

Essential Functions:

         1.      Facilitates the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.                                                   

         2.      Establishes a positive learning environment and responds to the individual needs of students.                    

         3.      Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.                                                                            

         4.      Effectively with all members of the school district and community.                                                              

         5.      Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned.

         6.      Supports the value of an education, the philosophy and mission of USD 289

         7.      Participates in the school improvement and QPA plan

         8.      Supports the philosophy and mission of U.S.D. No. 289.

General Responsibilities:

         1.      Plans and implements effective lessons, using time, materials and resources effectively.

         2.      Motivates students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.

         3.      Displays a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.

         4.      Demonstrates awareness of the needs of students and provides for individual differences.

         5.      Sets high expectations for student achievement and behavior.

         6.      Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with others.

         7.      Establishes and maintains a positive climate for learning through appropriate classroom management.

         8.      Maintains current curriculum and instructional practices.

         9.      Coordinates and supervises field trips.

        10.     Assists with the activities of student organizations.

        11.      Attends and assists when necessary with school events such as musical     programs, athletics, student recognition ceremonies, graduation, and open house.

        12.      Sees that district policies are observed during all activities.

        13.      Obtains advance approval of the principal for all activities and expenditures.

        14.      Adheres to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

        15.      Maintains proper classroom control and provides discipline in accordance with BOE policy.

        16.      Other duties as assigned by the principal or other administrative staff.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

         1.      Requires prolonged sitting or standing

         2.      Occasionally required physical exertion to manually moved, lift, carry, pull or push objects or materials

         3.      Occasional stooping, bending and reaching

         4.      Must work indoors and outdoors year-round

         5.      Must work in noisy and crowded environments

Terms of Employment:

            Contracted teacher days - see Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Wellsville USD 289


Wellsville USD 289

Single Employee only Option D health insurance policy with $50 HSA. Board matching 403b and district paid life insurance policy.
Job Start Date: August-13-2019
Applications Due By: August-20-2019

Job Contact Information

Susan McCarty - smccarty@usd289.org - 785-883-2388

Employer Information

Wellsville USD 289 www.wellsville-usd289.org


Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. With a computer-student ratio of about 1:1 our students have access to seven (7) completely furnished computer/business labs as well as additional access in classrooms. Recent and ongoing updates to our building infrastructure include virtualization of servers and workstations, expansion of wireless access,  and the update of backbone technologies. In addition to a personal workstation and VoIP phone, many of our teachers have access to smart board resources in their classrooms to facilitate student instruction and communication with parents and community.

Wellsville, USD #289 is a 3A school district serving 765 students from K–12. The district also employs 52 certified personnel and 42 classified staff.  We are a rural community with a total district area of 130 square miles.Located just off I-35, Wellsville is 20 miles from the Kansas City metro area. Wellsville is only 26 miles from Lawrence and KU, and sits just 55 miles from Topeka.

 The district operates three attendance centers, Wellsville Elementary School, for grades Pre-K-5, Middle School grades 6-8, High School grades 9-12.  Each attendance center employs a full time principal.

 USD #289’s academic success can be measured by its ability to meet testing standards. USD 289 met the Standard of Excellence for Reading (grades 3, 5 6, 7, 8 & 11), Math (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11).  WMS gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Science. WES gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Math and Reading.

 The Wellsville district prides itself on its’ commitment to kids. Our pupil-teacher ratio remains low at 17:1; we provide full-day Kindergarten; a counselor at each building level – elementary, middle and high school; a district-wide Family Services Coordinator; a career counselor; our students have access to a variety of co-curricular activities; and a wide variety of special education services are provided to students who qualify.  Special education services are provided through East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education located in Baldwin City, Kansas

 As a member of the Pioneer League, the high school provides high-quality academics and leadership experiences for students in extracurricular activities, including athletics, music and the second largest FBLA program in the state of Kansas. The district also provides a variety of extracurricular activities for junior high students.

Wellsville owns their school buses and provides transportation for all pupils who live outside of the city limits.

 Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. The computer-student ratio is about 1:1.  In addition to six (6) completely furnished student computer/business labs, students have access to wireless with each building having mobile stations of at least 25 wireless computers in each mobile cart. Each teacher is provided a phone in the classroom.

 Our district has established and maintains a strong educational partnership with Neosho County Community College. In addition to providing concurrent credit courses to our high school students during the school day, Neosho County Community College conducts evening, weekend and summer classes for our students.

Employer Address: 602 Walnut St Wellsville, Kansas

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