The Middle School Language Arts Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of the classroom. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of children. Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Stratford Schools. This position also has the opportunity to assist with Speech/Debate as well as drama. Duties & Responsibilities:
Be alert at all times by providing proper visual supervision.
Abide by all Stratford safety protocols.
Plan, supervise, and implement the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
Attend all staff meetings, including quarterly grade level meetings, and in-house training programs.
Regularly maintains classroom bulletin boards displaying all aspects of the Core Knowledge Curriculum.
Monitor and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
Submit weekly lesson plans to the principal.
Establish our non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
Implement the Stop and Think Social Skills program as promoted by Stratford School.
Participation in all school events, including but not limited to:
Staff Meetings/Grade Level Meetings
August Teacher Training Workshops
Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
Treat all children with dignity and respect.
Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.
Strong customer service skills, both external and internal
Builds interpersonal relationships
Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers
Punctual and reliable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have a BA or BS degree from an accredited or approved college or university. A transcript and/or copy of the degree from the approved university/college must verify the coursework, or a current and valid teaching credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Prior work experience in a middle school language arts classroom setting preferred.Physical Requirements:
Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently. Must be able to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety. Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors. Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.