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Elementary School Teacher

Smithson Craighead Academy (K-4) is now accepting applications for Elementary Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Only certified teachers will be considered. Please send your resume and letter of interest to Ahmed.White@SCANashville.org.

Job Duties and Tasks
  1. 1. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  2. 2. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  3. 3. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  4. 4. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  5. 5. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  6. 6. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  7. 7. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  8. 8. Assign and grade class work and homework.
  9. 9. Read books to/with entire classes or small groups.
  10. 10. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  11. 11. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  12. 12. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  13. 13. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and administrative regulations.
  14. 14. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  15. 15. Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  16. 16. Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  17. 17. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and school.
  18. 18. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  19. 19. Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  20. 20. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  21. 21. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  22. 22. Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  23. 23. Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  24. 24. Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
  25. 25. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  26. 26. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, to prevent injuries and damage.
  27. 27. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
  28. 28. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  29. 29. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  30. 30. Organize and label materials, and display students' work.
  31. 31. Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
  32. 32. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  33. 33. Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  34. 34. Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
  35. 35. Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  36. 36. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  37. 37. Provide students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  38. 38. Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.

Special Education Teacher

Smithson Craighead Academy (K-4) is now accepting applications for Special Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Only certified special education teachers will be considered. Please send your resume and letter of interest to Ahmed.White@SCANashville.org.

Job Summary

Responsible for working with children who have disabilities, including cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities, within an elementary school setting. Teaches students with disabilities at their level the academic, social, emotional, and life skills necessary for success. In addition, the qualified candidate will modify the general education curriculum to meet the child's needs.

Job Duties and Tasks
  1. • Teach children who have mild to moderate disabilities.
  2. • Instruct students at the elementary school level.
  3. • Modify traditional education curriculum to meet child's needs.
  4. • Assist children with specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, autism, combined deafness and blindness, traumatic brain injury.
  5. • Help identify children with special needs.
  6. • Use various teaching methods to promote learning, including intensive individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work.
  7. • Ensure appropriate accommodations are available in class and when a student needs to take a test.
  8. • Develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student identified.
  9. • Set personalized goals.
  10. • Develop transition plan outlining specific steps to prepare students for middle school or high school or a job or postsecondary study.
  11. • Review the IEP with the student's parents, school administrators, and the student's general education teachers.
  12. • Inform parents of child's progress.
  13. • Design and teach appropriate curricula.
  14. • Assign work as needed.
  15. • Grade papers and homework assignments.
  16. • Record grades in grade book.
  17. • Provide students with career counseling.
  18. • Help general educators adapt curriculum materials and teaching techniques to meet the needs of students with disabilities