Classroom Teacher - Guadalupe Centers School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Kindergarten Teacher
Job Location: Guadalupe Centers Elementary Schools
Beginning: Aug 05, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Early Childhood Spec. Ed. (P-K)
District: Guadalupe Centers School
Kansas City, MO 64127
Telephone: 816-991-0313
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Job Description:
A Classroom Teacher must be goal-oriented, hardworking, and enthusiastic about fostering children in their academic and social growth. The ideal candidate is passionate about working with children from diverse backgrounds in an urban setting. 
 
Reports To: Building Principal
 
Duties/Responsibilities:  
  • Create a safe and positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a positive climate where students are actively engaged in the learning process. 
  • Implement ESL strategies and scaffolding for student understanding (Listening and reading), student interaction, and student production (Speaking and writing) across all WIDA levels to increase the achievement of English Language Learners (ELDs) across all content area standards.
  • Identify instructional resources and strategies to address the needs of individual students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs. 
  • Maintain effective and efficient record-keeping procedures for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the implementation of the established curriculum.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. 
  • Serve as a positive role model for the purpose of demonstrating professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. 
  • Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or standards for the purpose of determining gains in student performance and providing feedback to students, parents, and administration. 
  • Participate in professional growth opportunities. 
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits and other related duties for the purpose of ensuring an effective work environment. Attend all meetings with parents and give input concerning the creation of an Individual Education Plan or a 504 Plan
  • Ensure implementation of all modifications and accommodations for students with Special Needs (IEP/504)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement of professional practice, cultural competence, and ability to meet the specific instructional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Manage student behavior with the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety Perform other related duties as assigned. 
 
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education.
  • Missouri State Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education. 
  • Two to four years of experience working in a classroom setting.
  • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred. 
  • Bilingual ability, English required and Spanish preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout school and classroom. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed.

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