Middle School Math Teacher
JOB TITLE: Math Teacher
Position Summary: Plan and deliver a high quality mathematics program that motivates and inspires students to proficiently acquire mathematics concepts.
REPORTS TO: Principal
EXAMPLE (S) of WORK PERFORMED:
- Demonstrates solid knowledge of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics at the secondary level.
- Develops and presents lessons that demonstrate planning and preparation and are consistent with the district curriculum and state/national standards.
- Implements curriculum content/objectives that will emphasize hands-on, project-based learning.
- Embeds relevant technological resources.
- Demonstrates appropriate long and short-term preparation for classroom instruction.
- Holds high expectations for all students and sees themselves as facilitators of student learning.
- Organizes and uses a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each child, individually and in group settings.
- Assesses student progress, provides students and parents with specific feedback, and uses the results to adjust instruction as needed.
- Provides opportunities for academic support and challenge.
- Takes responsibility for teaching the district curriculum as outlined in the curriculum documents.
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects and communicates these objectives to students.
- Keeps abreast of current development in their fields and continues to deepen their understanding of their disciplines.
- Establishes and maintains a functional, attractive, orderly, and safe classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and builds a sense of community.
- Develops classroom rules on behavior procedures, and maintains fair and just order in the classroom.
- Manages discipline in accordance with administrative regulations, school board policies, and legal requirements.
- Develops a repertoire of strategies to manage student behavior, individually and in-groups, in a manner that encourages individual responsibility, self-control, self-discipline, and effective decision-making.
- Takes reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
- Demonstrates a respectful, cooperative and caring manner with students and adults in the school community.
- Assumes responsibility for the effective functioning of the school to include necessary noninstructional assignments and student management throughout the entire building.
- Maintains complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
- Contributes to school effectiveness by collaborating with other professionals and participating in school and district activities, such as staff meetings, parent-teacher conferences, teacher training workshops and serving on building and district committees.
- Pursues professional growth and development through staff development and opportunities, postgraduate education, membership and participation in professional organizations and attendance at regional, state and national meetings.
- Actively participates in the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.
- Supervises students during school-sponsored after school/evening activities.
- Attends meetings and activities outside the normal school day, i.e., professional development activities, parent conferences, open houses and staff meetings.
- Performs other related work as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (*)
(*) When a specific assignment has additional or different ESSENTIAL FUNCTION requirements, the differences will be discussed at the time of assignment.
- Classroom management requires daily attendance to meet students’ needs.
- Requires travel to work sites within a building.
- Interprets test results; reviews and interprets printed reports to obtain information necessary for decision-making, planning and management in assigned area(s).
- Operates specialized equipment such as computers, copiers, DVD player, etc.
- Provides written procedures for plan preparation and implementation; communicates student assignments and behavior problems with others in writing.
- Provides instruction to students; discusses education programs with teachers, administrators, and/or citizens; conducts individual or group meetings; works with students to reinforce learning assignments; assists with the supervision of students; discusses student assignments and behavior problems with others.
- Reviews published educational materials for selection purposes; observes and evaluates student performance; checks student’s work, corrects papers, supervises testing; assesses the accomplishments of students and provides progress reports.