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Southwest Preparatory is always seeking qualified candidates in the areas of Secondary Math, Special Education, and Substitute Teachers 

 

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FLSA Status: Exempt       

Job Status: Full Time

Responsibility Level: Non-Supervisory

Department Name: C & I

Reports to: Campus Principal

Pay Grade: See Salary Scale 

                             

Time Distribution Requirements

Semi-Annual (Periodic) Certification: Not Required

Personnel Activity Report (PAR):  Not Required 

 

Position Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; Must hold a Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification or be "Highly Qualified" and enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program. At least one-year student teaching or approved internship.

Job Specifications and Requirements

 

Certifications and Licenses

 

    • Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification
    • ESL Certification highly preferred
    • GT Certification highly preferred

 

Skills and Abilities 

 

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and the ability to use a variety of software programs 
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills

 

Position Summary

Classroom teachers provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities 

 

    • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill campus expectations in alignment with appropriate pacing guide(s).
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles as well as various levels of rigor appropriate for student success.
    • Present subject according to guidelines established by TEA, board policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Work cooperatively with other members of the staff as needed to determine instructional goals, curriculum objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Work cooperatively with special education teachers as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative assessments.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.  Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
    • Be a positive role model for students; support the core values of the school district.
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and campus expectations.
    • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings, unit meetings, PLC meetings and serve on staff committees as required,
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

 

Minor Job Duties and Responsibilities 

 

Performs other duties as assigned

 

Partnerships and Communication

 

  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student while at home
  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators

 

Professional Growth and Development

 

  • Establish and maintain a Professional Growth & Development Plan with the principal to ensure goals and objectives remain at the forefront of the teaching experience.  Pursue professional development in needed areas

 

Working Conditions

 

  • Maintain emotional control under stress 
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing is required 
  • Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment
  • Must be able to frequently walk up and downstairs 
  • At times, must be able to lift 25 pounds to a height of five (5) feet repeatedly



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

 

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable deferral, state, and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

 

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REPORTS TO:

Campus Leadership

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of work experience in the classroom teaching ELAR and Math preferred or a Master’s degree with three  (3) years’ experience in the classroom.

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

The Intervention Specialist working under the direction of the Campus Leadership will deliver

small group instruction by co-planning with teachers as assigned to ensure 504 students,

dyslexia students, and RTI Tier II /Tier III students receive targeted academic support. The focus

areas will primarily include English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) and mathematics. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:       

  • Builds relationships with parents, guardians, students, and teachers to meet district and school goals including state assessments.
  • Collaborates with the district testing coordinator and other district officials as well as campus leadership in working with student, parent and faculty members in collecting, analyzing and disseminating confidential academic data;
  • Strives to improve leadership, instructional and mentoring skills through self-initiated professional development activities, i.e.; professional reading, attending conferences, participating in training programs;
  • Provides progress reports on classroom activities and instructional implementation to the campus and district leadership;
  • Demonstrates awareness of all State and Federal requirements in accountability and assessment;
  • Monitors databases and develops reports on student progress to present to campus leadership;
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:            

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Working computer knowledge and ability to use a variety of software programs including MS Office Suite, PEIMS and ACCESS;
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and lead meetings and staff developments
  • Develop appropriate evaluation tools to assess the achievement of course/TEKS Objectives

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Maintain emotional control under stress;  

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing is required;  

Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment;  

Must be able to frequently walk up and down stairs; 

At times, must be able to lift 20 pounds repeatedly.

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities and work conditions assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

 

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REPORTS TO:

Campus Principal

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Certified in any specific teaching area
  • TEKS based Mathematics expertise strongly preferred
  • Elementary level instructional expertise strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions
  • Demonstrated Teacher Leadership
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise
  • Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Models continual improvement, demonstrates lifelong learning, and applies new learning to help all students achieve
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

The Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the coach is to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices as related to the EEP Rubric, TEKS, and Data-Driven Instruction. An instructional coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. All instructional coaches work collaboratively as a team with members of the Curriculum and Instruction team and campus leadership teams. Instructional coaches will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration, and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing feedback to teachers. The instructional coach will demonstrate and model a passion for education reform and leadership. This is NOT a supervisory position and DOES NOT include the evaluation of colleagues. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND GENERAL DUTIES: 

  • Model lessons in classrooms on a daily/weekly basis
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the SWPS curriculum and varied assessments, the EEP Framework for Teaching, and data analysis
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with the District’s initiatives and recognized best instructional practices
  • Create an articulated schedule with building administration
  • Assist teachers in understanding SWPS mission and core values
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information and to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students
  • Support teachers by helping with the ― strategic how of teaching -- share multiple instructional strategies/processes with teachers during planning times
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success 
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs
    Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement
  • Utilize Adult Learning Theory to motivate adult learners to improve professional practice 
  • Contribute to the development of systems and structures to improve teacher practice.
  • Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the coaching responsibility. Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.
  • Attend summer training sessions 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Individual must have demonstrated the ability to organize and follow specific procedures to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and ability to use a variety of software programs including MS Office Suite, PEIMS and ACCESS
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to develop and lead meetings and staff developments
  • Develop appropriate evaluation tools to assess the achievement of course/TEKS Objectives

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Maintain emotional control under stress

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing is required

Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment

Must be able to frequently walk up and downstairs 

At times, must be able to lift 20 pounds repeatedly

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities and work conditions assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.