Overview

The full day kindergarten teacher instructs one group of student for the entire school day under general supervision of a principal and/or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and controls activities; performs related duties as required or assigned.<br /><br />Positions covered by this specification serve general education classrooms. Classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, subject, skill or specialty oriented. Incumbents usually perform duties within a team or departmental setting, but may work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to science labs or industrial arts/technology or other education labs where greater than average monitoring is required in order to diminish the chance of accidental injury to students.<br /><br />Continually assess student achievement and maintain appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for <br />institutional and individual reporting purposes.<br /> Plan and implement appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities, including determination of <br />appropriate kind and level of materials, provide appropriate learning experiences, manage allotted learning time to <br />maximize student achievement, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and available multi-media and computer <br />technology to enhance learning.<br /> Manage the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure that the environment is conducive to the learning <br />process, and assist and participate in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school <br />grounds, or work site.<br /> Coordinate instructional activities with other professional staff, both school and nonschool-based, as required, to <br />maximize learning opportunities.<br /> Participate in in-service and professional development activities and staff meetings, as required or assigned<br /> Continually communicate with students on instructional expectations to keep them informed of their progress in meeting <br />those expectations; Communicate with parents through conferences and other means.<br /> Collaborate with other professionals (guidance counselors, librarians, etc.) to carry out schoolwide instructional or <br />related activities as needed.<br /><br />ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:<br />A person in this position reports to the Principal and/or Assistant Principal<br /><br />STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:<br />Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure with endorsement(s) required for teaching assignment(s).<br /><br />BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:<br /><br />Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of instructional specialty(ies) to which assigned</li><br />Knowledge of pre-adolescent and adolescent growth and development; knowledge of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) <br />curriculum related to assignments and School Division mission, goals, and organization<br />Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs<br />Skill in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning<br />Ability to plan and implement lessons based on Division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of <br />students to whom assigned; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, <br />and parents<br />Skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills


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