6th Grade Humanities Teacher - English Language Arts and Social Studies
Work Year: 10-month employee
Reports To: Director of Student Support Services
SUMMARY: The high school ELA teacher will work to develop students’ academic and interpersonal
skills through the English Language Arts course of study. The course of study will be implemented in
accordance with the school approved curriculum. The teacher will document teaching and student
progress/activities/outcomes; address specific educational needs of students; provide a safe and optimal
learning environment; and provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student
progress, expectations and goals. In addition, the teacher will support the Advancement via Individual
Determination (AVID) school wide initiatives as well as the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and
Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies within their teaching.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, SKILLS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties
and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
individuals assigned to this position.
● Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods.
o Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities.
o Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities.
o Utilize current and relevant subject matter.
● Demonstrate knowledge of and abilities to use research-based principles of effective
o Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student
o Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes.
o Select teaching strategies emphasizing student involvement.
o Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly.
● Develop and maintain an environment conducive to effective student learning.
o Develop written rules of classroom behavior and communicate those rules to all
o Enforce written rules for classroom behavior as well as school developed
o Communicate course goals and academic expectations to students.
o Provide for the health and safety of students in all instructional settings.
● Prepare effectively for class.
o Prepare daily lesson plans.
o Provide instruction predicated on course goals objectives, aligned with New York
State adopted standards.
o Communicate appropriate grading standards to students.
o Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents.
● Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
o Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, consideration, respect,
and cultural awareness and responsibility.
o Maintain a cooperative relationship with administration, staff, students and
o Share appropriate information with parents and with other staff members.
● Provide documentation of students’ progress.
o Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and
appropriate staff members.
o Assign and check homework and provide feedback to students.
o Maintain appropriate records of student performance.
● Build motivation and interest in learning.
o Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area.
o Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in the subject area.
● Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development.
o Develop and implement annually an approved plan for professional growth and
o Identify and request to attend professional workshop activities intended to
increase the teacher’s instructional effectiveness.
o Participate in school-sponsored in-service offerings appropriate to assignment.
To perform this job successfully, the teacher must be to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with less than required attributes or
with disabilities to perform the essential functions to expectations.
● Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
● Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech and dress in a
neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
● Have regular and punctual attendance.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
● BA/BS or higher degree (required) with a major in one or more of the following areas:
Curriculum, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Content Area (Language Arts,
Social Studies, Reading, Early Childhood Education, or similar).
● Master’s Degree preferred
● NYS Elementary Education Teaching Certification