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This position provides instruction to students and performs a wide variety of tasks with
curriculum planning, supervision, presenting and reinforcing learning concepts, and
teaching children in a classroom setting.
1. Possess knowledge of the subjects taught and understands which concepts and
skills are central to discipline.
2. Develop lessons that incorporate other subjects and incorporates skills that are
part of other subjects.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of not only the subject content, but also knowledge of the
students who are learning the appropriate content. This would include knowledge
of child development, learning processes, student’s skills, knowledge, and
language proficiency, and student’s interests and special needs.
4. Responsible for directing instructional outcomes that reflect important learning so
that all students are able to demonstrate their understanding of the content.
Learning outcomes should provide clarity, balance, and be suitable for diverse
5. Recognize the importance in the selection of resources and choose resources that
align directly with the learning outcomes and will be of most use to the students.
6. Utilize resources not found at the school to bring lessons to life and assist students
both academically and non-academically.
7. Translate the state, district, and school expectations for student learning into a
coherent plan.
8. Plan instruction that takes into account the specific learning needs for each
student and solicits ideas from students on how to best structure learning.
9. Ensure that students have learned the intended outcomes and assessments are
designed in which they provide evidence of assessing reasoning skills, factual
knowledge, and different methods of learning.
10. Manage relationships with students and ensure that the relationships amongst the
students are positive and supportive.
11. Teach students how to engage in respectful interactions with each other by being
a model of respect.
12. Establish a culture for learning by conveying the education value of what the
students are learning.
13. Monitor and establish routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the
classroom and efficient use of time.
14. Manage instructional groups, transitions, materials, supplies, and non-instructions
duties proficiently.
15. Display clear standards of behavior and occasionally refer to them during lessons.
16. Respond to misbehavior that shows respect to the student and understand why
students may conduct themselves inappropriately.
17. Keep a classroom environment that is orderly and productive.
18. Organize classroom so that areas are safe and all students are able to see and hear
what is going on.
19. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
20. Provide clear directions for classroom activities so that students know what they
are to do.
21. Promote thinking by using questions that invite students to formulate hypotheses,
make connections, or challenge previously held views.
22. Provide important and challenging content to engage students in learning.
23. Assess instruction by monitoring student understanding and encourage students to
monitor their own learning.
24. Provide feedback to students that is timely, constructive, and provides guidance to
improve their performance.
25. Make adjustments in lessons to respond to changing conditions that demonstrates
flexibility and responsiveness.
26. Seek alternative approaches to help students when they encounter difficulty in
27. Reflect on teaching through conversations, journal writing, examining student
work, information observations, conversations with students, or thinking about
own teaching practices.
28. Use reflections of teaching to make adjustments.
29. Keep accurate instructional and non-instructional records as required by law,
district policy, and administrative regulations.
30. Communicate with families by providing opportunities to understand the
instructional program and their child’s progress.
31. Work with colleagues to share strategies and plan for the success of each student.
32. Seek ways to self-improve and contribute to the life of the school by participating
in duties that involve the entire school and/or district.
33. Maintain a professional relationship with fellow staff that encourages sharing,
planning and working together toward improved instructional skill and student
34. Stay informed of the changes in education and take any opportunities to grow and
develop professionally.
35. Demonstrate professionalism towards both students and colleagues.
36. Adhere to school and district policies and procedures and remain willing to work
to improve these guidelines.
37. Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of
information about students and personnel as is expected of all staff.
38. Performs all other duties reasonably related to position as may be assigned by
Building Administrator or Superintendent.


1. Teaching license for the particular position as required by the State.
2. Must be familiar with the use of computers including but not limited to electronic
mail, the Internet, word processing, and electronic spreadsheets (Microsoft
3. Establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work (students, parents, and staff).
4. Ability to understand and follow basic oral and written instructions.
5. Ability to communicate to students, parents and staff in an acceptable/courteous


As per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

How to Apply

Send or email application materials to:

Christy Kindel, 6 -12 Principal
324 W. Charles Street                              
Buffalo, IL 62515                                    
(217) 364-4530


Apply online by completing the online application and uploading all documents (teaching certificate, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and reference letters).

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