JOB GOALS: Ensure student learning through quality planning, classroom management, instruction, and assessment. Implement the Professional Learning Communities framework with fidelity. Demonstrate professionalism at all times.
Planning and Preparation. The teacher will:
Demonstrate knowledge of content and content-related pedagogy, as well as prerequisite relationships.
Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, skill levels, approaches to learning, and varied interests of the student age group that is being taught.
Select appropriate instructional goals that reflect high expectations, clarity, diversity, and a balance of teaching/learning techniques and styles.
Demonstrate awareness and use of available resources for both teachers and students.
Plan structured learning activities that use a variety of materials and resources; a varied and appropriate grouping of students to engage them in meaningful learning.
Assess student learning on a regular basis in a manner that is congruent to instructional goals and related to district and state standards.
Collaborate with support services teams to develop and implement Individual Education Programs (IEPs).
Classroom Environment. The teacher will:
Create an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom between teacher and students and students and their peers.
Establish a culture of learning by conveying the value of the content and the importance of pride in work and by maintaining high expectations for learning for all students.
Manage productive and appropriate grouping of students in a classroom, where the use of materials and time allow for smooth transitions from one instructional activity to another.
Establish clear standards of conduct, monitor students’ behavior, and respond appropriately.
Organize the physical space, furniture, and accessories in the classroom to accommodate safety and traffic flow and to maximize accessibility to learning resources.
Implement and administer district and school policies and procedures governing student life and conduct.
Instruction. The teacher will:
Provide instruction that teaches to district and state standards.
Give directions and instructions that are clear to all students in both written and oral language that is grade appropriate.
Use questioning techniques that provide for higher level thinking skills and discussion, with adequate wait time that allows for participation by all students.
Engage students in learning by linking content to student experiences, allow activities for students’ exploration of content, and use appropriate grouping for explorations.
Provide accurate, constructive, quality feedback to students in a timely manner.
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness by making adjustments to lessons to accommodate student needs, and use effective approaches to help students who are having difficulty in learning.
Professional Responsibilities. The teacher will:
Assess current lessons for effectiveness, reflect, and look at ideas to try the next time.
Maintain accurate records showing students’ completion of assignments, progress in learning, and non-instructional information.
Communicate with families on instructional program goals and individual students’ performance and facilitate family engagement in the instructional program.
Contribute to the school and district by participating in school projects, district committees, and assigned non-teaching duties.
Lead and encourage colleagues and support staff and maintain cooperative relationships with administrators to establish a favorable working environment. Attend and constructively participate in staff meetings.
Participate in opportunities for professional development.
Show professionalism by demonstrating a commitment to professional standards in problem solving and decision making and by serving as an advocate for students.
Seek supervisory and peer input on performance and respond to feedback in a cooperative manner.
Actively participate in the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) process, including regular team meetings, open sharing of data, and collaboration to answer the critical questions of a PLC.
Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Approximately 187 days; salary and fringe benefits to be set by the Board of Trustees.
Job category: Certified Exemption Status: exempt Days/year: 187 Hours/day: 8 Insurance Eligibility: full time insurance Contract position: yes
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be in accordance with provisions of the Board’s Policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.
Sheridan County School District No. 2 does not discriminate on the basis of economic status, intellectual ability, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, or religion in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA may be referred to Sheridan County School District No. 2:
Title IX Coordinator Human Resource Director 201 N. Connor St. Sheridan, WY 82801 307-674-7405
Section 504 Coordinator Special Services Director 201 N. Connor St. Sheridan, WY 82801 307-674-7405
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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act exemption status(exempt/non-exempt from overtime) is designated by position. Sheridan County School District No. 2 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
Wyoming State Statute requires any employee initially hired by SCSD2 on or after July 1, 1996, to pass a criminal background check with DCI (Department of Criminal Investigation).
About Sheridan County School District 2
At Sheridan County School District #2, we are dedicated to preparing every student with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for success. Through common purpose and rigorous attention to details, this school district is committed to helping each and every student achieve in their future life’s pursuit. This mission and vision is at the core of everything we do as educators.
We embrace innovation and strive to continuously improve our methods to engage every student at each school and across the district. We embrace and adhere to the Professional Learning Community philosophy and framework in each school. The PLC framework reinforces our team approach and allows our educators to share ideas and information, as well as intentionally develop ongoing efforts to improve how we prepare our students for success. These efforts are used every day in teaching a strong core curriculum and providing a variety of enrichment, recovery, and other special education programs.
By focusing on each student and embracing innovation, we have become one of the top school districts in the state of Wyoming. Our students’ performance on assessments is number one among large districts in reading ...and math on one of the nation’s most challenging statewide assessments.
Although we are proud of our students’ outstanding test results and other academic accomplishments, our true goal is preparing every student with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for success.