The job of CLASSROOM TEACHER is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. This job reports to Principal.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: for those teachers who have voluntarily acquired a CDL for District purposes, this is considered to be a “safety-sensitive” position and is subject to DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing.
Collaborates with all stakeholders (e.g. students, parents, colleagues, etc.) for the purpose of establishing and maintaining leadership and positive relationships while focusing on high expectations and continuous improvement for student learning.
Designs instruction (e.g. lesson plans; individualized instruction; diverse learning styles/needs; etc.) for the purpose of ensuring all students are engaged and participating in individual and classroom learning objectives.
Develops and guides learning in partnership with students (e.g. classroom mission and learning goals; strategies and processes; student recognition and celebrations; etc.) for the purpose of ensuring continuous improvement for student learning in alignment with state and district standards.
Evaluates individual student and class performance (e.g. analyzes assessment data; other comparative data; etc.) for the purpose of gauging and subsequently adjusting instruction to improve individual and class performance.
Implements current best practice instruction and resources (e.g. focus on student needs/goals, classroom priorities, etc.) for the purpose of improving and enhancing student learning in alignment with state and district standards.
Maintains documentation and required reports (e.g. student data and reports; personal teaching certification; etc.) for the purpose of complying with site, district, policy, administrative, state and/or federal statutes and regulations.
Manages classroom structure and procedures (e.g. activities; behavioral expectations; positive classroom culture; etc.) for the purpose of establishing a positive, safe and orderly optimal learning environment to support students in achieving classroom and individual goals.
Models positive behaviors (e.g. professional/ethical public image; relational skills, including appropriate verbal and written communications; manners; honors diversity and mutual respect, etc.) for the purpose of promoting appropriate social and interpersonal behavior in alignment with district goals.
Oversees assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of ensuring the operation of an effective and efficient classroom structure that supports the teacher and students in achieving classroom and individual goals.
Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. team and/or building meetings; professional growth opportunities; parent/teacher conferences; etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to perform functions. Responds to emergency situations (e.g. building emergency protocol; fights, suspected child abuse and/or substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
Experience: Job related experience is required
Education: Bachelor’s degree in job-related area
Equivalency: None specified
Required Testing:Certificates and Licenses:
None specified Current Wyoming teacher certification
Endorsed in content area as required per certification
Additional Salary Information: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
In addition to the salary, NCSD has a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid sick leave and retirement.
NCSD is a participant in the State of Wyoming Employee Group Insurance plan with NCSD paying approximately 85% of the insurance premiums. For more information regarding the state insurance plan, please visit http://www.wyoming.gov/loc/06012011_1/egi/Pages/ActiveEmployees.aspx
NCSD’s retirement options include public employees pension plan through the State of Wyoming. For more information regarding the State of Wyoming retirement plan, please visit http://retirement.state.wy.us/.
In addition to the pension plan, all employees have an option to participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan with NCSD matching $80.00 per month. For more information regarding the deferred compensation plan, please visit http://retirement.state.wy.us/dc/index.html
To apply for positions, please visit our careers page at www.natronaschools.org_ to complete the online application.
Internal Number: JP00001642
About Natrona County School District
We are Natrona County’s only public school district, serving the education needs of about 12,869 students in preschool through 12th grade in the city of Casper, as well as the surrounding towns of Alcova, Bar Nunn, Edgerton, Evansville, Mills, Midwest, and Powder River.
In NCSD, we are committed to providing optimum learning opportunities for every child. We are an open enrollment district, meaning parents can choose from any of our 28 schools for their children, regardless of where in the county they reside. We believe that families know their children best, and we understand no single learning environment will meet the needs of every child.
We know that today’s students need far more than the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons. In NCSD, we strive to provide all students with optimum learning opportunities and the tools, skills, and knowledge they will need to be successful in the 21st Century.
As the largest employer in Natrona County, we also know we play a vital role in the community. We offer jobs to nearly 3,000 people in the county, providing competitive salaries and benefits, as well as continual learning opportunities for our staff and faculty. ...Every member of our team demonstrates a commitment to putting children first.
Together, NCSD and its community are committed to empowering every learner to grow, excel and be a successful contributor to the global and local community.
To help our organization accomplish these goals, the Board of Trustees and employees maintain an agreement of trust or Compact. This document provides a framework for decision making.