Overview

Responsibilities

Instructional

  1. Prepare scholar education plans in consultation with the Professional School Guidance Counselor, parents, administrators and IEP & 504 plan team members
  2. Design instruction, both individual and small group, with parallels to college preparatory curriculum.
  3. Monitor scholar progress, participate in review and revision of IEP & 504 plan, as appropriate.
  4. Develop and update scholar IEPs and lead IEP meetings with parents, professors, and district representatives.
  5. Identify specific individual scholar needs and work with campus Professors to accommodate, modify, or differentiate materials as necessary.
  6. Assist other professional staff in diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned remediation and evaluation of scholar progress.  Work with professors and the Professional School Guidance Counselor to identify curriculum needs and suggest ways professors can accommodate curriculum and differentiate classroom materials.
  7. Input and maintain appropriate scholar data in Easy IEP and other records and submit reports as required.
  8. Articulate curriculum between and among scholar levels.
  9. Meet with faculty members to interpret changing state and federal mandates. Also identify curriculum needs and suggest ways professors can accommodate curriculum and differentiate classroom materials.
  10. Serve as initial contact to parents, respond to parent complaints and track complaints to develop permanent resolutions, assure that parents have been informed of the scholar’s eligibility for exceptional scholar education and their due process rights.
  11. Plan school-based, in-service meetings for employees regarding procedures.
  12. Keep abreast of current research, trends, and best practices in the special education realm.
  13. Keep abreast of laws, rules, and policies in assigned area.

Classroom Management

  1. Maintain a safe classroom environment by implementing precautions to assure safe surroundings in the classroom and for all scholars.
  2. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and is developmentally suitable to the maturity and interest of the scholars.
  3. Uphold The Student Scholars Code of Conduct.
  4. Prevent behavior problems by keeping scholars engaged and intervening early before an issue arises.
  5. Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavior in compliance with school rules and the Scholar Parent Handbook.
  6. Participate in general supervision through the school.
  7. Maintain accurate, complete and correct records of the scholars as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulations.

Assessment

Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching based on results of student achievement (daily student performance and standardized tests). Please note, student achievement on standardized assessments is critical to the efforts of the schools and are accounted with the teacher evaluation process.

Rapport with Scholars and Parents

  1. Work with students enthusiastically, interact with students effectively, and contribute to the success of student life.
  2. Offer time outside of classroom time to speak with parents/guardians by phone/email to address questions/concerns regarding their scholars’ grades/classroom issues.
  3. Sponsor scholar activities/sports/clubs/organizations.

Professional Relationships

  1. Parents (professionalism in all aspects)
  2. Colleagues (respect, help others)
  3. Administrators (cooperation, willingness to try new ideas, ability to accept constructive criticism and improve)

Commitment to Organization

  1. Take initiative in promoting/marketing the school.
  2. Maintain and project a positive image of the school.
  3. Actively participate in the general success of the school.
  4. Involvement in school improvement—bring issues/concerns to administration for resolution.
  5. Perform other related duties as assigned or directed in order to support the overall success of all schools on one campus.

Professional Growth (self and others)

  1. Learn/study—become a student of learning
  2. Read and promote reading to scholars
  3. Share expertise/ideas with others and help them develop professionally
  4. Pursue higher education and life-long learning activities

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and teacher certification required, master’s degree preferred. City University Schools complies with all Tennessee policies regarding minimum requirements that teachers be certified in the instructional subject area, or demonstrate progress toward obtaining proper certification. 

NOTE: Only applicants that hold the proper qualifications and current certifications in the subject area listed will be considered for review. Those applicants who do not hold proper certification will not be considered.

Reports to

Campus President of City University Schools

Terms of Employment

This is a 10-month position. All contractual information will be outlined in the contract between the Teacher and the City University Schools Board of Trustees. The Teacher will be evaluated in accordance with Board policy.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is commensurate with experience – with competitive incentive increases.

Health and dental insurance for full-time employees – a portion of the cost of these programs will covered by the employer; Group term life and long-term disability insurance is also available; Retirement – any staff participation requirements of the state retirement system will be followed.