Secondary Physical Science Teacher

Location
Felton, DE 19943, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 11, 2018
Ref
5200006575
Grade Level
High School
Close Date:
06/08/2018

TITLE: Secondary Physical Science Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Delaware Department of Education

REPORTS TO: School Principal (or Assistant)

JOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in progress and discovery; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of science facts and principals, skills in scientific methods of problem solving as defined in Next Generation Science Standards and Practices; and to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific fields.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in physcial science to secondary pupils, using the Next Generation Science Standards, the course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3. Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimal learning.
4. Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
5. Provides individual or small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
6. Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life.
7. Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
8. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions, laboratory sessions, and field trips.
9. Evaluates each pupil's growth in knowledge and skills in course being taught.
10. Selects and requests books, instructional aids, science equipment, chemicals, and supplies, and maintains inventory records as required.
11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
12. Identifies pupils needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
13. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
14. Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.
15. Cooperates with school administration in providing science displays and programs for the school and community, and in sponsoring science activities.
16. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
17. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
18. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.
19. Other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor that pertain to science instruction.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation and Department of Education guidelines.

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Reports To: School Administration

Salary Range: From/To: per state and local salary schedule

Endorsements:
  • Teacher of Integrated Science Grades 9-12 (Valid 6-8 in a Middle School)
  • Teacher of Physical Science Grades 9-12 (Valid 6-8 in a Middle School)


Additional Job Information:
All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of reference, with one from an immediate supervisor that is dated within the past year.
Applicants are advised that a copy of the most recent evaluation will be requested if selected for an interview. The evaluation can be loaded as part of the application in advance.

The following are conditions of employment for new employees:
(1) Satisfactory criminal background check prior to being placed on payroll.
(2) Satisfactory child protection registry check.
(3) Mandatory Direct Deposit of Pay.
(4) Documentation of Mantoux skin test results for entrance to school system.
(5) Completion of all required employment forms.

Lake Forest does not discriminate in employment or in educational services based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of Personnel at the Lake Forest Central Business Office, School District5423 Killens Pond Road, . Phone: 302-284-3020Felton, DE 19943-9801

Lake Forest is an advocate of inclusion practices in all grade levels.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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