Classroom Teacher - Smithville R-II
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Foreign Languages
Job Title: HS Spanish Teacher (CRITICAL SHORTAGE)
Job Location: Smithville High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Smithville R-II
Smithville, MO 64089
Telephone: 816-532-0406
Job Description:
Purpose Statement
The job of Teacher - Secondary is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for facilitating effective instructional practices; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. 
Essential Functions
  • Adapts classroom work (e.g. reading, math, science, etc.) for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans designed to accommodate IEPs and meet the learning needs of all students.
  • Administers state and district assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of students (e.g. student academic progress, behavioral issues, expectations, etc.) for the purpose of developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress (e.g. objectives, expectations, and/or goals, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration.
  • Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. instructional staff, other school personnel, administration, parents, a variety of individuals and groups within the community, etc.) for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives, in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Counsels assists and interacts with students (e.g. academic performance assessment, health status, problem-solving techniques, personal issues, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating student achievement.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject-specific assignments (e.g. IEPs requirements for academic assignments, etc.) for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
  • Develops curriculum (e.g. design and implementation of grade level and content appropriate curriculum, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student learning.
  • Maintains confidentiality (e.g. appropriate file containment of correspondence, written and verbal communications, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring confidential communication in all student learning activities.
  • Facilitates student learning (e.g. implementation of effective instructional strategies, etc.) for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through defined lesson plans to facilitate successful student learning.
  • Manages student behavior (e.g. classroom, playground, hallways, field trips, nap times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Organizes age-appropriate activities (e.g. indoor, outdoor, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development opportunities (e.g. grade level, building, parent-teacher, conferences, PLCs, professional development workshops, and training, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to create successful student learning.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, assessment results, accurate educational records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Reports incidents (e.g. inappropriate student behavior, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to school policies and procedures.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction to appropriate personnel.
Experience: Job-related experience is required
Education: Bachelors degree in the job-related area.
Certificates and Licenses: Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability, Teaching Credential
Continuing Educ. / Training: Continuing Education Requirements, Maintains Certificates and or/Licenses
Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance 
FLSA Status: Exempt

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.