Physics Teacher

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools
Position Details: 

Secondary Classroom Teacher


Reports To

Building Principal





Job Purpose and Focus

Under the direct supervision of the school principal, provides an education program for secondary students.  Is a content specialist in his/her assigned subjects.  Must demonstrate the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly. Provides effective leadership that will ensure a positive learning environment and will stress the importance of academic achievement. Demonstrates a high degree of ethics, professionalism, human relations and is a positive role model for all students.


 Essential Qualifications and Requirements 

Valid teacher certification for assignment with verifying transcripts

Meets the state definition of highly qualified

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning

Knowledge of curriculum and content for assignment

Ability to assess and address individual learning needs

Knowledge of best practices and differentiated instruction

Enthusiasm for teaching adolescents

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods

Ability to work with building principal to build budget and fiscal recommendations

Personal resume, letters of recommendation

Positive attitude

Patience, reliability, problem solving ability, as well as diplomacy and negotiation


Ability to work independently and also with a team

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact

professionally with a wide variety of individuals

Respect for confidentiality and integrity

Strong organizational skills

Professionalism and strong work ethic

Model for appropriate behavior, including dress

Ability to exercise interpersonal and conflict resolution skills in dealing with students and parents


Essential Functions and Representative Duties

Organize the classroom to provide an effective teaching/learning climate

Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students

Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations

Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress

Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests

Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula

Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems

Enforce administration policies and rules governing students

Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage

Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations

Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress

Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs

Observe and evaluate students’ performance

Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate

Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities

Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities

Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration

Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play

Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers

Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need

Attend and actively participate in professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence

Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs

Perform duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading when appropriate

Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms

Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies

Support extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.

Use technology and materials to supplement instruction

Assist teachers in developing unit and lesson plans, utilizing district curriculum, pacing guides, state benchmarks, and national standards

Keep appropriate records of student progress, prepare reports, and communicate progress with families

Work with other professional staff to best meet student needs

With principal, select and order instructional supplies, materials, and resources

Participate in professional development on a regular basis

Supervise students both in and out of the classroom

Prepares appropriate written lesson plans for substitute teachers

Perform other duties as assigned


Terms of Employment

Wages and benefits as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with The Board of Education.


Work Environment

Must be able to work within various degrees of noise and activity. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. Must be able to work toward district goals.


Evaluation/Performance Measurements

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Criteria for performance include but are not limited to:

Demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy

Demonstrating knowledge of students

Selecting instructional goals

Demonstrating knowledge of resources

Designing coherent instruction

Assessing student learning

Creating an environment of respect and rapport

Establishing a culture for learning

Managing classroom procedures

Organizing physical space

Communicating clearly and accurately

Using questioning and discussion techniques

Engaging students in learning

Providing feedback to students

Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness

Reflecting on teaching

Maintaining accurate records

Communicating with families

Contributing to the school and the district

Growing and developing professionally

Showing professionalism

Participation in specific training or workshop opportunities

Demonstration of interpersonal, time, conflict, and stress management skills

Demonstration of ability to keep records and meet deadlines

Human interactions

Production and efficiency related to job duties


Intent and Function of Position Descriptions

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.


All descriptions reflect essential functions and basic duties.  Peripheral tasks have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities are the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as appropriate, in keeping with collective bargaining agreements and law.







Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.


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