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Position:           Classroom Teacher – 5th Grade

Location:          Bradley West School

Reports To:       Building Principal

FLSA Class:     Exempt

Revised Date:   January 1, 2018


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.



  • Professional Educator License 
  • License Endorsement in one of the following:
    • Elementary Self-Contained General Education (K-9) 
    • “Highly Qualified” (Elementary/Middle Grades test, preferred) 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Demonstrate knowledge of content and teaches approved curriculum.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development, especially of characteristics of students/children in the age group assigned.
  • Design clear instruction based on district learning targets, the primary function of this position and student data.
  • Assure that the students always have the appropriate supplies available to perform the tasks required in the various modules.
  • Evaluates academic and social emotional growth of students, keeps appropriate records, prepares progress reports, and communicates student progress to appropriate sources (students, parents, and staff).
  • Assists in diagnosing the learning disabilities of students, with the assistance of district specialists.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Creates a classroom environment with respect and rapport that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Manage classroom procedures.
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Organize the physical environment to promote learning.
  • Plans a program of study that is aligned to the common core state standards, employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media that that differentiates instruction to meet the individual needs, interest, and abilities of the students.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects to communicate these objectives to students Communicate with students.
  • Use appropriate questioning and discussion techniques.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and knowledge of current technology that is incorporated as a natural instructional tool, in constant use.
  • Engage students in learning.
  • Design formative and summative assessments that measure student performance based on established learning targets.?
  • Use assessment information to drive instructional decision making.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness. 

Professional Responsibilities?

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Communicate with families.
  • Participate in a professional learning community.
  • Grow and develop professionally. 
  • Demonstrate professionalism in behavior and dress.
  • Attend meetings, serve on committees, and perform such other duties and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Principal or his/her designee in accordance with the labor agreement and the Board of Education.?
  • Remain available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day, such as parent teacher conferences.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules.
  • Have regular attendance and infrequent absences. 

Physical Requirements ?

  • Endurance within a classroom setting; teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom, building or outside activities with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces between desks, etc. 
  • Working with the students in an instructional setting may entail kneeling or squatting, stooping, and bending from the waist on an occasional to frequent basis on a given day. 
  • Use of aids such as whiteboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, computer, and technological equipment. 
  • Retrieval, use, lifting and storage of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc. 


  • 180 days
  • The classroom teacher’s schedule is subject to change with district demands in compliance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
  • Completion of mandated training through Global Compliance Network (GCN) without financial compensation.




  • Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of District policy on evaluation, the Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010 (PERA), Senate Bill 7, and Articles 24A and 34 of the Illinois School Code.


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