Purpose and Scope
The teacher will conduct an instructional program according to the State Board of Education rules as they relate to the full scope of the program being conducted. This position is responsible for the professional instructions designed to provide academic, social, physical, and skills development for students in the subject area. Teach students directly related skills on how to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century. Prepare students for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities.
Essential Job Functions
- Creates an educational environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and needs of the students; prepares instructional materials for classes assigned and provides written evidence of preparation to supervisor/administrator upon request.
- Collaborates with cross functional teams to design and implement an data science program involving lectures, collaborative student discussions, and problem based learning modules for optimal student learning.
- Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings, and other professional activities (earning industry-recognized certifications) in order to upgrade knowledge.
- Plans curriculum and develops lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
- Assists colleagues with STEM aligned courses with the implementation of effective STEM practices
- Teaches the basic concepts of technology skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes to students, utilizing curriculum designated by Shelby County Schools.
- Plans and facilitate fall/spring/summer sessions with school-based educators.
- Collaborates with school-based instructors to develop formative assessments that align with the Tennessee Academic Standards.
- Motivates students and provides consistent reinforcement of learning skills, and provides continuous assessment and feedback to students for all learning activities.
- Interacts with students on a personal level and understands their learning capabilities.
- Evaluates each student’s growth in knowledge and skills in the course being taught, and provides written and oral progress reports to parents/guardians, administrators, and selected staff; administers tests and assessments.
- Administers industry certification testing in accordance with division testing practices.
- Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, and district and administrative regulations.
- Sponsors career and technical student organization and tutors students as requested.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Requires a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, or Science or Mathematics-related field. Holds certifications directly aligned to the Program of Study (see Industry Certifications). Must be eligible to attain a valid Tennessee teacher license with an endorsement covering the work assignment, as outlined in T.C.A. Title 49, Chapter 5. Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.
- Demonstrated experience/knowledge of statistics, applied science or mathematics.
- Experience in developing a curriculum or providing training in a client-facing endeavor.
- A good sense of the relevance of academic data science to industrial applications.
- Forward thinking with a strong growth mentality, i.e. constantly strengthening yourself on all fronts relevant to the growth of our school.
- Passionate about teaching and helping your students succeed in their careers.
- A team player who can multitask if necessary and can step up to new challenges.
(PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).
Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.
Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.
Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- A thorough knowledge about concepts of mathematics or applied science.
- High energy level
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Attention to detail
- High work standards
- Problem solving
- Organizing and planning
- Learning orientation
- Critical thinking
- Stress tolerance