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Science (8-12)

Science (8-12)
July 18, 2022

Waxahachie ISD


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Primary Purpose

Provide students with appropriate in-person and district or virtual instruction in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.




Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or related training and work experience for certification waivers under the District of Innovation Plan (DOI)
Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
[Physical Education Teachers: Current automated external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate]
Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Student teaching, approved internship, or related work experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties

Instructional Strategies

Develop and implement lesson plans for in-person, distance, and virtual learning that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities
Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP)
Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements
Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion
Student Growth and Development

Conduct ongoing assessment and feedback related to student achievement through formal and informal methods
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal
Be a positive role model for students and support the goals of the campus and school district
Classroom Management and Organization

Create in-person and virtual classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required

Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents
Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members
Professional Growth/Development and Other

Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills
Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required
Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or other administrators that are consistent with the general requirements and qualifications for the position

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

The working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Tools/Equipment Used:Personal computer, phone systems, video/instructional equipment, and peripherals [P.E. teachers: automated external defibrillator (AED)]
Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking; repetitive computer work with frequent use of hands and wrists
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment
Environment: Work inside from school, home, or location other than school building, may work outside; regular exposure to noise and computer monitors
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hour

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