Classroom Teacher - Academie Lafayette
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: High School ELA Teacher
Job Location: Academie Lafayette
Beginning: Aug 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Language Arts
Certificate: English
District: Academie Lafayette
Kansas City, MO 64113
Telephone: 816-800-8771
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Job Description:
OVERVIEW
Teach English language arts, develop curriculum, plan lessons, and attend professional development workshops and grade level meetings.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (other duties may be assigned):
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and responds promptly and with care to parent concerns. Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom.
  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student abilities.
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them with a global perspective.
  • Utilizes a variety of assessments and uses data in the classroom to develop lessons and instructional activities as needed.
  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating, setting clear expectations for class work and homework while maintaining current books and instructional resources that support the classroom learning.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records.
  • Meets reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for reporting grades.
  • Prepares well-thought-out and thorough conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible.
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught.
  • Engages in goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.
  • Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Missouri Teacher’s Certificate or eligible to become certified in grades 9–12 English required.
  • At least 3 years experience.
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
  • Passion for English language arts, literature, and composition.
  • Experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate program, Middle Years and/or Diploma (MYP/DP) preferred.
  • Experience teaching upper level Advanced Placement English courses preferred.
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands:
  • Needs to move about within the campus as necessary
  • Occasional standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis
STATUS OF POSITION: This is a full-time position with Académie Lafayette. This is an exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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