Classroom Teacher - University City School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Talented and Gifted Development Teacher 2023-2024
Job Location: Barbara C. Jordan
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
Certificate: Gifted Education
District: University City School District
University City, MO 63130
Telephone: 314-290-4028
Job Description:
$2500 one time stipend in addition to negotiated salary as this is considered a "Hard to Fill" position per The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implements a challenging differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of gifted students
  • Provides academically challenging and engaging content and feedback and assessment during instruction
  • Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the gifted students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
  • Uses Board-approved TALENTED AND GIFTED DEVELOPMENT (TAGD) eligibility assessments and TALENTED AND GIFTED DEVELOPMENT (TAGD) procedures to determine the appropriate placement of all applicants
  • Serves as a resource person for the classroom teachers, providing materials, methods, and ideas to ensure appropriate educational experiences for gifted students in mainstream classrooms
  • Facilitates and coordinates professional development for building staff to promote building-wide differentiation and enrichment during instruction
  • Collaborates with gifted education teachers District-wide to assess changing curricular needs and to offer suggested improvements to develop curriculum, review assessment data, etc.
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics found in gifted students as a result of their a-typical mental development K – 12 TALENTED AND GIFTED DEVELOPMENT (TAGD) TEACHER
  • Creates an environment in which the gifted can use their strengths, explore their personal and interpersonal development, risk new areas of thought and action and feel a challenged
  • Nurtures creativity in all its aspects of thinking, feeling, intuiting, and expressing talent through projects.
  • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and schools, as prescribed by the schools Professional Learning Community values and beliefs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to reduce the academic achievement gap.
  • Participates in District and building professional development activities
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating parent conferences, Open House, grading deadlines, etc.
Performance, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and appropriate use of District textual, curricular and assessment materials.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of effective multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to utilize information/communication technology to enhance instructional methodology.
  • Ability to diffuse and avoid non-productive conflict with parents, students, staff and administration.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Missouri GATE certification
  • Teaching experience or equivalent in a diverse educational environment
  • Pre-service student teaching or equivalent in an elementary or secondary school? Superior interpersonal relationship skills required
Physical Demands:
  • Sufficient vision to read printed material, see distant objects with clarity, and identify and distinguish objects
  • Ability to endure extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Sufficient hearing to hear conversations in person and on the telephone, and hear sounds clearly up to 30 feet
  • Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation and on the telephone, and in addressing groups
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
  • This position requires occasional or frequent, standing, walking, sitting, bending, and reaching for extended periods of time
  • Sufficient manual dexterity and/or mobility to grasp and/or manipulate objects, operate mechanical equipment and move about the work area
  • This position will subject the employee to work environments that have exposure to weather or interiors with extremes of heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, high noise levels, and various work-related hazards

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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