Classroom Teacher - Independence Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Pre K Kinder Prep
Beginning: Aug 08, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Early Childhood
District: Independence Public Schools
Independence, MO 64050
Telephone: 816-521-2700
Job Description:
  • Early Childhood Teacher Certification
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred
Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  Exempt
Reports to:
Deputy Superintendent or designee
Job Goal:
To effectively supervise, plan, coordinate, and direct instruction in the preschool classroom.
Performance Responsibilities:
  • Provide a nurturing and appropriate learning environment for children in the early education program
  • Maintain orderly physical environment conducive to optimal growth and development of children
  • Responsible for providing instructional direction using approved curriculum, lesson planning, documentation, and goal setting for children in the classroom
  • Responsible for becoming knowledgeable in utilizing technology to support and enhance instruction
  • Responsible for high quality lesson plans and providing developmentally appropriate experiences that encourage diversity and recognize individual differences, regardless of special abilities, talents, ethnic heritage, culture, or language
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with support staff and key building personnel
  • Maintain visual and auditory awareness of children at all times to ensure their safety in the classroom and on the playground
  • Know and use appropriate, positive guidance and discipline techniques throughout daily routines and as children transition from one activity to another
  • Organize and implement authentic, ongoing student assessment, to include anecdotal notes, running records, checklists, portfolio items, etc.
  • Make a minimum of two home visits and two parent conferences per year
  • Complete required paperwork and maintain in an organized fashion
  • Safeguard the health and safety of children in the program
  • Participate in making and following a professional development plan to be updated annually
  • Follow district policies and procedures
  • Maintain client confidentiality according to established policy
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings, including designated evening meetings and trainings
  • Complete other duties as defined and assigned
Terms of Employment:
The Pre K Kindergarten Prep Teacher will be employed for a nine (9) month position.  The salary and the work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.
Required Testing:
Pre-employment medical physical exam and essential functions test (EFT) required.
Work Environment/conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors with minimal temperature variations and under conditions with risk of injury and/or illness.  The employee may also occasionally work with cleaning chemicals.  The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally can be loud.  Generally the job requires 5 % sitting, 50% standing, and 45% walking.
Physical Demands:
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to bend at the neck.
  • The employee is frequently required to climb or balance, reach, bend, crouch or crawl, squat, stoop, and kneel.
  • The employee must frequently lift, carry and/or hold, push, or move up to 50 pounds.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Principal using the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation.

Paid on the Pre K Foundation Formula Salary Scale

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