Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of grade level(s) or instructional specialty(ies) to which assigned; knowledge of child growth and development; knowledge of Prince William County Public Schools curricula, program of studies related to assignments and public school mission, goals, and organization; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; ability to plan and implement lessons using the Standards-Based Instructional Planning Process and based on Division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of assigned students; ability to utilize multi-media and computer technology, as appropriate; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, parents, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication; excellent human relations skills. If teaching music, ability to teach through demonstrating singing/choral techniques, movement, technique on pitched and unpitched instruments and proficiency on the piano, ability to distinguish pitches and tone quality; if teaching visual art, a personal portfolio demonstrating artistic ability and experience in a variety of media.
Possession of a Collegiate Professional, Post Graduate Professional, or appropriate vocational license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with endorsement(s) required for teaching assignment(s). Must be eligible for Virginia Teacher Certification Program or licensure.
If assigned off-site tasks or serving as an itinerant, possession of a valid automobile operator’s license to operate a vehicle in Virginia is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK:
Under the general supervision of a principal and or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students in grades K-5. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and control activities; performs related duties as assigned. Positions covered by this specification serve as general education, elementary classroom teachers (K-5); classes taught may be single or team or departmental setting, but teachers might work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to reading or technology labs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK:
• Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class Education.
• Implement an instructional program, which provides appropriate learning for each student by differentiating instruction.
• Plan and deliver instruction in adherence to the Prince William County Curriculum documents regarding specific teaching assignments.
• Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals, objectives, and outcomes.
• Plan appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities, including determination of appropriate principles of learning, classroom organizational structures, and kind and level of materials.
• Responsible for student accounting.
• Manage the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure environment is conducive to the learning process, and assist and participate in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, school grounds, and during lunch. This will not include the duty-free lunch, except in emergency situations. No student should be left alone.
• Cooperate with and participate in the planning and the evaluation of the school program.
• Request the assistance of resource personnel as needed, and work cooperatively to ensure an appropriate learning environment for all students.
• Participate in the professional development program of the schools and School Division.
• Coordinate instructional activities and collaborate with other professional staff both school and non school-based, as required, to maximize learning opportunities.
• Follow the ethics of the profession.
• Support actively a parent/teacher or parent/student organization and promote parent/teacher partnerships.
• Enforce policies and regulations as established by the Prince William County School Board and staff in accordance with any program guidelines.
• Supervise pupil activities in buildings and on grounds during and after school hours and be responsible for the conduct and safety of students in the classroom and on school grounds. No group of students should be left unattended.
• Demonstrate prompt and accurate written communications and reports.
• Adhere to county and school disciplinary procedures.
• Complete other duties as assigned.
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-Time