Classroom Teacher - Ritenour School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Social Studies
Job Title: High School Social Studies Teacher
Job Location: Ritenour High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019**
Certificate: Social Studies
District: Ritenour School District
St. Louis, MO 63114
Telephone: 314-493-6061
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Job Description:
JOB TITLE:                       Social Studies Teacher-Ritenour High School
The high school social studies teacher provides instruction in the area of social studies.  In addition, the high school social studies teacher instructs students on the emergence of global and American ideals and cultural heritage.
REPORTS TO:                   Principal                             
EXAMPLE (S) of WORK PERFORMED:
  • Instructs students about global and national social issues.
  • Helps students understand the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors that influence the development of world regions.
  • Lectures on the operation of political and economic systems.
  • Helps students understand and exercise his rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a citizen.
  • Teaches courses in social studies, history, geography, American government, political science, or humanities to secondary students, utilizing core curriculum and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Creates a flexible secondary school program and classroom environment that promotes learning and personal growth for all students.
  • Establishes effective rapport with students to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation continued progress in accordance with each student’s ability.
  • Demonstrates appropriate long and short-term preparation for classroom instruction.
  • Holds high expectations for all students and sees themselves as facilitators of student learning.
  • Organizes and uses a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize
the learning of each child, individually and in-group settings.
  • Assess student progress, provides students and parents with specific feedback, and uses the results to adjust instruction as needed.
  • Provides opportunities for academic support and challenge.
  • Takes responsibility for teaching the district curriculum as outlined in the curriculum documents.
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons units and projects and communicates these objectives to students.
  • Keeps abreast of current development in their fields and continues to deepen their understanding of their disciplines.
  • Establishes and maintains a functional, attractive, orderly, and safe classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and builds a sense of community.
  • Develops classroom rules on behavior procedures, and maintains fair and just order in the classroom.
  • Manages discipline in accordance with administrative regulations, school board policies, and legal requirements.
  • Develops a repertoire of strategies to manage student behavior, individually and in-groups, in a manner that encourages individual responsibility, self-control, self-discipline, and effective decision-making.
  • Takes reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Demonstrates a respectful, cooperative and caring manner with students and adults in the school community.
  • Assumes responsibility for the effective functioning of the school to include necessary noninstructional assignments and student management throughout the entire building.
  • Maintains complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
  • Contributes to school effectiveness by collaborating with other professionals and participating in school and district activities, such as staff meetings, parent-teacher conferences, teacher training workshops and serving on building and district committees.
  • Pursues professional growth and development through staff development and opportunities, postgraduate education, membership and participation in professional organizations and attendance at regional, state and national meetings.
  • Actively participates in the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.
  • Supervises students during school-sponsored after school/evening activities.
  • Attends meetings and activities outside the normal school day, i.e., professional development activities, parent conferences, open houses and staff meetings. Performs other related work as assigned

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

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