Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Charter School
Bachelor's degree in Education or in a related field. Experience in teaching or a related field preferred. Valid Texas Teacher Certification to teach Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Responsible for instructing students in an elementary school from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Creates and maintains an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school programs and goals.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Instructs students on subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. Implements and administers into daily student instruction appropriate educational curriculum, which is aligned with the Texas State Standards. Creates instructional resources for use in the classroom. Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities. Creates a positive educational climate in which students can learn. Analyzes student progress and provides appropriate instruction. Provides a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times. Ensures assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times. Develops a classroom/school climate that promotes positive learning conditions. Works professionally and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community. Integrates technology into the instructional program. Meets course and school-wide student performance goals. Participates in ongoing training sessions. Creates lesson plans and modifies accordingly throughout the year. Grades papers and maintains the grade book. Writes grant proposals to gain funding for further research. Creates projects designed to enhance lectures. Reads and stays abreast of current topics in education. Utilizes various curriculum resources. Integrates competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans. Utilizes curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served. Develops incentives to keep participants in class. Develops professional relationships with other agencies and programs. Utilizes public library resources. Works with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met. Tutors students on an individual basis. Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities. Prepares and distributes required reports. Observes and evaluates student performance. Manages student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures. Guides the learning process towards achievement of curriculum goals. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aligned with the instructional objectives, in order to meet the needs of all students. Participates as an active member with other faculty and staff. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy. Maintains and improves professional competence. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 27204
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsvi...lle is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. A member of The Texas State University System