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Elementary Teacher

Company: Sussex County Public Schools
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Department: Student Services

Job Title: Teacher


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • License - Provisional, Collegiate Professional, or Post-Graduate Professional

    Reports To: Building Principal

    Essential Duties:

    (The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position of the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

    • Be professionally and personally responsible for the order and progress of classes

      under his/her authority direction and supervision;

      • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small

        group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of each student;

        • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and approaches to the

          maturity and interests of the students;

          • Prepares for students assigned and demonstrates written evidence of preparation

            upon request of immediate supervisor;

            • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher instructional assistants,

              volunteers, and substitute teachers;

              • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a

                functional learning atmosphere in the classroom;

                • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in

                  congruency with those goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and

                  projects to communicate said objectives to students;

                  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive

                    displays, bulletin boards and interest centers;

                    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, technology and instructional media,

                      consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and

                      capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved;

                      • Evaluates students' academic and social growth; keeps appropriate records and

                        prepares progress reports;

                        • Strives to implement by instruction and action the division's philosophy of education

                          and instructional goals and objectives;

                          • Selects and requisitions books and instructional materials and supplies and maintains

                            required inventory records;

                            • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress

                              reports as required;

                              • Diagnoses the instructional needs of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance

                                of division specialists as required;

                                • Administers class standardized tests in accordance with division testing programs;
                                • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,

                                  materials and facilities;

                                  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, division policy,

                                    and administrative procedures;

                                    • Attends staff meetings, PTO meetings, and serves on staff committees, as required;
                                    • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life

                                      and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior

                                      and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;

                                      • Seat students in his/her class in such a way as to expedite the learning process and

                                        never arrange such seating that stigmatizes students;

                                        • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals established

                                          by the Virginia Standards of Learning, in harmony with the goals establish clear

                                          objectives for all lessons, units and projects to communicate these objectives to


                                          • Demonstrates an understanding of the job tasks;
                                          • Knowledge of teaching and instruction of the grade level or subjects assigned, with

                                            the use of effective techniques;

                                            • Demonstrates considerable knowledge of the principles and methodologies of effective


                                              • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the subject(s) being taught;
                                              • Demonstrates the ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and well written

                                                communication; and, to interact effectively with parents, pupils, other teachers,

                                                administrators, classified employees, and the community;

                                                • Ability to operate computers to design graphics and other written materials;
                                                • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the English language in written and verbal


                                                  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth by seeking continuing education

                                                    and in-service training programs;

                                                    • Evaluates students fairly on stated objectives;
                                                    • Demonstrates professionalism by working cooperatively with other staff members;

                                                      using support services when needed; ensuring that oral communications are clear,

                                                      accurate, and grammatically correct; respecting the confidential nature of professional

                                                      information; grading and recording tests and major assignments within a reasonable

                                                      length of time; submitting reports accurately and punctually, resolving discipline

                                                      problems in accordance with individual school guidelines; and complying with

                                                      administrative directives and school board policy;

                                                      • Demonstrates self-control in the interaction with the school community;
                                                      • Demonstrates good work habits to include punctual and regular attendance and

                                                        efficient use of time;

                                                        • Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs,

                                                          conferences, and/or professional literatures;

                                                          • Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staffs at all levels;
                                                          • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related

                                                            purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under

                                                            reasonable terms;

                                                            • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence, by keeping abreast of

                                                              current educational trends;

                                                              • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


                                                                Requirements: Demonstrate overall good health.

                                                                Demonstrate ability to communicate in clear, concise manner with


                                                                Terms of

                                                                Employment: 8 hours per day, 10 months (200 days)

                                                                Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Sussex County School Board's policy manual.

                                                                An Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                                The Sussex County School Board is an equal opportunity employer; as such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.

Keywords: Sussex County Public Schools, Virginia Beach , Elementary Teacher, Education / Teaching , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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