Geary County USD 475
Division/Department: Secondary Education
Job Category: Teacher
Title: Social Science Teacher – 8th Grade Academy
Qualifications: *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 Principal
To provide instruction in the Social Science Curriculum in the HD Karns Academy Program. To help 8th grade students develop the skills needed to complete the classes assigned to be successful in high school, graduate, and to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce. The teacher will provide support, both academic and interpersonal, to students. The teacher will be a mentor and a resource manager.
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. Planning and preparation based upon students’ needs
Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students
Select instructional goals
Demonstrate knowledge of resources
Insure students are in the learning mode and assess student learning using appropriate measures
2. Classroom Environment
Create a classroom environment of respect, relationships, responsibility and regulation in a trauma-sensitive classroom.
Establish a culture for learning
Establish and maintain classroom procedures
Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors based on the district wide Safe and Civil Schools program.
Organize space for learning
3. Instruction based upon state standards, district curriculum, and student needs as well as industry standards
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. Be on time to work; regular attendance is an essential function of your job.
2. Submit required reports in a timely manner, participate in staff, department, committee, and team meetings.
3. Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the Principal and/or the department of Teaching & Learning.
4. Keep informed regarding new technologies and research-based teaching practices that facilitate and support student learning.
5. Support the vision and mission of the HD Karns Innovations Academy Program; and work to develop and sustain the climate and culture of the program.
6. Participate as a team member with the both licensed and non-licensed staff in a comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
7. Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and support agencies.
8. Be an active member of the professional learning community: student, committee meetings, as well as assist in early recognition and prevention of educational problems.
9. Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.
10. Attend/assist with school events; supervise students in all activities related to classroom and student publications
11. Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
12. 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
13. 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.
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
Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 13 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs. We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events.
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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 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000