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Mathematics Teacher, High School

Mathematics Teacher, High School
October 17, 2022

Website Ovey Comeaux High School, Lafayette Parish School System

Summary 50% of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on professional practice (qualitative
measure) using the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching in conjunction with 50% on
growth in student achievement. Measures of student growth will be aligned with the Lafayette
Parish School System’s Evaluation Manual in compliance with Bulletin 130 – guidelines.
Performs duties and fulfills responsibilities under the direction and guidance of the assigned
Academic and Staff Administrators.
EMPLOYMENT TERMS: The teacher shall be employed under the following terms: Work year
of 182 days; Salary, benefits, leave time and conditions are approved by the Lafayette Parish
School Board. Conditions established by all laws and codes of the State, and all policies, rules,
and regulations established by the Louisiana State Board of Education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties or responsibilities
may be assigned.
Domain Planning and Preparation-1C Setting Instructional Outcomes
 The teacher values, sequences and aligns curriculum enabling students to build their
understanding of important ideas from concept to concept.
 The teacher designs and structures lessons so that learner outcomes are at an
appropriate cognitive level.
 The teacher writes and plans multi-disciplinary outcomes for student learning, not
student activity.
 The teacher differentiates outcomes and instruction for students of varied abilities.
 The teacher creates and/or uses a variety of assessment tools that are curriculumaligned and challenging.
Domain 2: The Classroom Environment- 2C-Managing Classroom Procedures
 The teacher helps students to develop skills to work purposefully and
cooperatively in groups.
 The teacher facilitates lessons that engage students in different types of
activities-large groups, small groups and independent work.
 The teacher ensures smooth functioning of all routines and maximizes
instructional time.
Domain 3: Instruction-3B-Questioning and Discussion Techniques
 The teacher develops and presents questions that cause students to think
and reflect; resulting in a deeper understanding of the topic.
 The teacher promotes learning through discussion.

The teacher uses a range of techniques to ensure that all students
contribute to the discussion and enlists the assistance of students to
ensure this outcome.
Domain 3: Instruction-3C-Engaging Students in Learning
 The teacher facilitates activities and assignments that promote learning
and are aligned with the goals of the lesson.
 The teacher groups students for instruction in a variety of ways using
factors such as similar backgrounds, ability levels, as well as random
 The teacher selects instructional materials suited to engaging students in
understanding and learning at a deeper level.
 The teacher delivers lessons that are appropriately structured and paced.
Domain 3: Instruction-3D-Using Assessment in Instruction
 The teacher aligns assessment to the curriculum.
 The teacher informs students of the criteria for assessment.
 The teacher monitors student learning using a variety of techniques.
 The teacher provides valuable feedback in a timely, constructive and
substantive manner.
 The teacher promotes student self-assessment and student self-monitoring
of their progress.
In addition, other elements of performance relative to the Danielson Rubric or other
established value added or school system performance components will also
contribute to overall evaluation of teacher performance.
Professionalism Competency – The teacher contributes to achieving the
school’s mission, engages in self-reflection and growth opportunities, and
creates and sustains partnerships with families, colleagues and
 The teacher engages in self-reflection and growth opportunities to support
high levels of learning for all students.
 The teacher collaborates and communicates effectively with families,
colleagues, and the community to promote students’ academic
achievement and to accomplish the school’s mission.
Professional Responsibilities:
 Requires regular attendance and punctuality
 Assumes outside classroom duties as assigned
 Assists in implementing School/Board rules and policies
 Participates in activities to improve professional competence
 Supports school programs and displays positive attitude
 Completes reports and records as assigned in a timely manner
 Projects well-groomed appearance and follows district dress code
 Assumes additional responsibilities as the Principal may assign
 Functions professionally and harmoniously with parents, school personnel, and
 Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required
 Provides for communication with students and parents outside the instructional day as determined by administrative policy
 Performs class and duty assignments dependably and punctually
 Accepts constructive criticism as an evaluative element of professional
and instructional improvement.
 Exhibits loyalty and maintains a positive attitude in the promotion of the
school/system’s goals.
Competencies – To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
following competencies:
 Adaptability – Manages competing demands; changes approach to best fit situation;
able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
 Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management directions; takes
responsibility for own actions; commits to work when necessary to reach goals;
completes tasks on time.
 Honesty – Straightforward; acts with integrity; truthful; refuses to steal, cheat or
 Decision Making – Identifies goals; weighs pros and cons; chooses best alternative;
displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; explains
reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people.
 Cooperation – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes
feedback; contributes to building a team above own interests; asks for and offers help
when needed.
 Self-Discipline – Acts responsibly; works hard to reach goals; does quality work; reacts
well under pressure; follows through on commitments.
 Self-Motivation – Sets and achieves personally challenging goals; demonstrates
persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence.
 Good Hygiene/Personal Appearance – Wears attire appropriate to the circumstances;
practices personal grooming that is appropriate to the work environment.
 Courteousness – Shows understanding; takes an interest in what people say and why
they think and act as they do; approaches others in a tactful manner; treats others with
respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
 Effective Communication – Speaks well; listens well; gives and understands
instructions; communicates in ways appropriate to the situation and audience.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approves
certification structures that specify college degrees, minimum semester hours, types of
coursework, and other guidelines required to be qualified as a classroom teacher.
Praxis Exams and Scores: Lafayette Parish School System requires teachers to
successfully complete the appropriate PRAXIS exam.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries and demonstrate the ability to communicate
effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of
Internet software; Instructional Technology systems, Spreadsheet software and Word
Processing software.
Certificates and Licenses: Certificated by Louisiana State Department of Education.

Other Qualifications: Provide proof of U. S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S. by
completing Federal Form I-9 in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986. Provide evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job functions and responsibilities,
with reasonable accommodation. Pass the state required Tuberculin Test. Provide evidence
that a criminal record history check has been conducted.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Unless
reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time, Communicate effectively in English, using
proper grammar and vocabulary. Prefer being able to talk or hear but American Sign Language
or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication. While performing the
duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with arms and hands to finger,
handle, or feel; and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers,
and/or controls. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally
required to stand and walk. The employee must use strength to lift items needed to perform
the functions of the job occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to:
outside weather conditions, a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses, to
heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities, to a building in which a variety of chemical
substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment. The noise level
in the work environment is usually quiet, but may also be noisy at times.

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