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Reports to: Principal
Supervises: May coordinate and direct the activities of instructional assistants.
Job Summary: To plan, organize, and present instruction and instructional environments which help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development in the 21st century.
Terms of Employment: 10 months, with salary to be determined by State Salary Schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Teachers Demonstrate Leadership: Leads in the classroom by taking responsibility for all students learning. Demonstrates leadership in the school by working collaboratively with all school personnel to create a professional learning community. Leads the teaching profession by striving to improve the profession. Advocates for schools and students by promoting positive change in policies and practices affecting student learning. Demonstrates high ethical standards by upholding the Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Conduct. 
Teachers establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students:  Provides an environment in which each child has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults by encouraging a climate that is inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible. Embraces diversity in the school community and in the world by demonstrating knowledge of diverse cultures. Treats students as individuals by maintaining high expectations for all students; and by appreciating differences and valuing contributions. Adapts teaching for the benefit of students with special needs by collaborating with specialists. Works Collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of their students by improving communication and collaboration between the school and the home and community. 
Teachers Know the Content They Teach: Aligns instruction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Knows the content appropriate to teaching specialty by bringing a richness and depth of understanding to the classroom. 
Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students: Knows the ways in which learning takes place and the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students by knowing how students think and learn. Plans instruction appropriate for students by collaborating with colleagues and using a variety of data sources for planning. Uses a variety of instructional methods by choosing methods and techniques that are most effective in meeting the needs of students. Integrates and utilizes technology in instruction by knowing when and how to use technology to maximize student learning. Helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by encouraging students to ask questions, think creatively, and draw conclusions. Helps students work in teams and develop leadership qualities by teaching the importance of cooperation and collaboration. Communicates effectively in ways that are clearly understood by students. 2 Uses a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned by using multiple indicators to evaluate student progress. 
Teachers Reflect on Their Practice: Analyzes student learning by thinking systematically and critically about student learning. Links professional growth to professional goals by participating in continued, high quality professional development that reflects a global view of educational practices. Functions effectively in a complex, dynamic environment by understanding that change is constant. All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: NC Teaching Certificate
Physical Requirements: Must be able to occasionally lift/carry up to 20 pounds. Must be able to occasionally push/pull up to 20 pounds. Must be able to occasionally perform the following: stooping, fine manipulation, grasping, bending, handling, and reaching.
Note: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.