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Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that encourage students to come to school, facilitates active learning, and creates an exciting learning experience for students.
Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established school wide procedures.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment as outlined in student Individualized Educational or 504 Plans.
Establish efficient classroom management procedures.
Weave goals, competencies and learning targets into lesson plans in ways that directly apply to the student’s life.
Reach school and course-wide performance goals for every student in the classroom.
Increase educational knowledge and stay up to date on new methods by joining professional organizations, attending continuing education courses and attending regular training sessions for teachers.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and school equipment.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Utilize school district technology and curriculum resources.
Administers developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules, procedures, and classroom expectations.
Grade papers and homework by regularly providing feedback to keep students updated on how they are doing and to head any problems off before they become a habit.
Monitor the progress of individual students and use data to adjust teaching strategies.
Offer praise and encouragement to students when they do well and when they are struggling, and teach them that they have the power to do well in school no matter what.
Identify students' needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students resolve learning challenges.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs for full cycle-learning.
Vary teaching methods for whole group, small group, and individual instruction.
Attend conferences and workshops to further advance professional development.
Prepare the classroom for learning activities.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Demonstrated willingness to remain current with the latest developments in the profession.


Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution (Elementary/Secondary)
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, state
Minimum of one subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject
Minimum of 0-3 years of teaching experience
Content area certification required for middle school teachers
Displays districts core attributes
Participate in school and district events
In Depth knowledge of teaching methods and legal educational procedures.
Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace is required for this position
Utilizes and integrates technology to enhance and augment instruction that impacts student learning.
Participates in educational technology professional development provided by the district or independently.
Performs any additional duties as requested by the building administrator, which are consistent with the effective and orderly operation of this position, and the school-wide educational goals.

Professional Attributes:

At Hoover-Schrum Memorial District 157, we believe every team member must possess the following professional attributes to be successful in our district. (linked to our Critical Attributes initiative).
Critical Thinker: The ability to use various teaching methods and strategies that inspires students to seek information that sparks curiosity and inspires learning.
Effective Communication: The ability to be clear and unambiguous, and adapt your words to your audience. The ability to use up-to-date teaching aids to effectively communicate to students with diverse learning styles.
Empathy/Emotional Intelligence: To increase the effectiveness of the overall team through collaboration, constant learning, and supporting others. To be sensitive to diversity in all its forms and committed to learning from others.
Growth Mindset: The ability to see opportunity in challenges by taking the initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Resilience/Perseverance: The ability to never relent to challenges. To challenge ourselves which requires us to embrace the possibility of difficulties while ultimately believing in our ability to eventually succeed.

Reports To:
Principal , Assistant Principal, or designated Administrator



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