Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of instructional specialty(ies) to which assigned; knowledge of adolescent growth and development or, if applicable, adult learning theory; knowledge of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) curriculum and program of studies related to assignments and public school mission, goals, and organization; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; ability to plan and implement lessons based on Division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents; skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills.
If teaching foreign language, proficiency in oral and written communications in that language; if teaching choral music, ability to play the piano and to demonstrate proper singing/choral techniques; if teaching instrumental music classes, proficiency in one or more musical instruments, and the ability to model proper playing techniques and good tone on all instruments; for both choral and instrumental music teachers, excellent hearing and ability to distinguish pitches and tone quality; if teaching visual arts, a personal portfolio demonstrating artistic ability and experience in a variety of media; if teaching in a vocational trade, including business trades, journey-level proficiency in that trade is required with on-the-job journey, lead, or supervisory experience highly desirable.
BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK:
Under general supervision of a principal and/or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students in grades 9-12. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and controls activities; performs related duties as required or assigned.
Positions covered by this specification serve as general education classroom teachers in a high school (grades 9-12). Classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, are most of ten-subject oriented but may be skill or specialty oriented. Some positions work off site or in a combination of off site and classroom settings. Incumbents usually perform duties within a team or departmental setting, but might work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to reading or technology laboratory; other positions are assigned to science laboratory or industrial arts/technology education laboratory where the use of chemicals and machinery necessitates a higher level of monitoring to prevent accidental injury to students.
Budget Responsibilities: None
Employees Supervised: Instructional aide, if assigned
Number of Schools/Departments: One for self-contained teachers and more than one for itinerant teachers
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK:
• Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class Education
• Continually assess student achievement and maintain appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting purposes.
• Plan and implement appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities, including determination of appropriate kind and level of materials, provide appropriate learning experiences, manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and available multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning.
• Manage the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure environment is conducive to the learning process, and assist and participate in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school grounds, or work site.
• Coordinate instructional activities with other professional staff, both school and nonschool-based, as required, to maximize learning opportunities.
• Work in a self-contained, team, departmental, itinerant capacity, or in field or may make off-school site visits to monitor students, confer with employers, or site instructors.
• Participate in in-service and professional development activities and staff meetings, as required or assigned.
• Foster partnerships and ensure continuous communication with parents, both written and oral, to keep them informed of student(s) progress.
• Continually communicate with students on instructional expectations to keep them informed of their progress in meeting those expectations.
• Assign work to and supervise instructional assistants, parent and student volunteers.
• Serve at two or more schools on a regular basis as itinerant.
• Support or participate in schoolwide student activities and social events.
• As assigned or required, monitor student behavior in non-instructional area and intervene to control and modify disruptive behavior, report to appropriate administrator as appropriate.
• Collaborate with other professionals (guidance counselors, librarians, etc.) to carry out schoolwide instructional or related activities as needed.
• Complete other duties as assigned.
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time
Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) does not discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and activities against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. PWCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.