Overview

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the
duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

The classroom teacher:
● Administers and develops subject specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student
competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans
● Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating
expectations, student’s achievements, developing methods for improvement. and/or reinforcing
classroom goals in the home environment
● Assesses student progress towards standards, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of
providing feedback to students, parents and administration
● Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community
resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving
established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan
● Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving
techniques and a variety of personal issues
● Demonstrates And Differentiates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific
assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student
requirements
● Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined
course of study
● Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
● Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, school grounds,
hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment
● Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of
conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions
● Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence,
correspondence with parents and students, examinations and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal
records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated
requirements
● Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, zero
tolerance offenses etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a
positive learning environment and adhering to state law and board policies
● Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or
directing to appropriate personnel for resolution
● Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of
conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions
● Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence,
correspondence with parents and students, examinations and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal
records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated
requirements
● Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, zero
tolerance offenses etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a
positive learning environment and adhering to state law and board policies
● Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or
directing to appropriate personnel for resolution
● Directs teacher assistants, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student
workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of
individual students
● Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit
● Supports other classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of
established curriculum and/or individual student plans
● Demonstrates and models on a regular basis the integration of technology in all curriculum areas
● Follows a plan for professional technology development and actively seeks out opportunities to
grow professionally
● Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and endorsement in the grade/subject taught with a valid Tennessee
certificate
2. Must be highly qualified
3. Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated and the Tennessee
Board of Education
4. Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES:

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze
    data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such
    analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive
    effects and relationships.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, effective supervision, assistance,
    and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific
    situations.
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate,
    maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in
    performing essential functions.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or
    advisory data and information.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication,
    and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of
    fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems,
    philosophies, laws, regulations, and procedures; to interpret instructions furnished in written,
    oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify
    methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in
    situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria and the
    goals and priorities of planning and development programs.