Elementary Teacher (Dual Cert Required)

Felton, DE 19943, US
Jul 10, 2018
Grade Level
Elementary School

TITLE: Elementary Teacher (Dual certification in Special Education is required)

LOCATION: Lake Forest South Elementary

QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Delaware Department of Education. Dual Certification in Elementary and Special Education is required.

REPORTS TO: School Principal (or Assistant)

JOB GOAL: To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil's ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.


1. Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics and science to pupils in a classroom, using 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. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
4. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available timer for instruction.
5. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
6. Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
7. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school program.
8. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
9. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
10. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
11. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory needs.
12. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
13. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
14. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
15. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.

16. Can demonstrate knowledge and implementation of student Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, and Behavior Intervention Plans.

17. Attends and participates in scheduled IEP meetings.

18. Works closely with the Special Education Coordinator and classroom teachers to plan inclusion activities for students.

19. Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.

20. Other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor that pertain to elementary education 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 of Evaluation and Department of Education guidelines.

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Reports To: Principal or Assistant Principal

Salary Range: From/To: In accordance with state and local salary schedules

  • Teacher of Elementary Grades K-6
  • Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12

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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