High School Science Teacher - Biology
JOB TITLE: High School Science Teacher (Biology)
The high school science teacher provides instruction in an identified discipline in the area of science. In addition, the high school science teacher helps to develop students’ academic, social, and/or motor skills.
REPORTS TO: Principal
EXAMPLE (S) of WORK PERFORMED:
- Plans and implements an inquiry based science program based on national and state science standards.
- Creates engaging lessons that develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Continually assesses student progress toward mastery of standards.
- Creates a flexible high school science program and classroom environment that promotes learning and personal growth for all students.
- Establishes effective rapport with students to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation continued progress in accordance with each student’s ability.
- 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.
- Assess 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.