7th/8th Grade Science Teacher

Lima City Schools

Must hold an Ohio Department of Education License to teach 7th/8th grade Science.
Applications should be completed online no later than 4/19/2024
Reports to: Principal and Assistant Principal
Job Objective: Plans, implements, and assesses student learning experiences.  Helps students make appropriate choices and grow academically.
Minimum Qualifications:

– Valid state department of education license/certificate appropriate for the position.
– Meets Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements for core academic subjects.
– Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).
– A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
– Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
– Keeps current with advances in technology and workplace innovations that enhance productivity.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

Prepares the classroom or designated area for instruction.  Teaches assigned classes.

Advances the districts professional image.  Promotes effective communications and assistance.  Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address questions/concerns.

Upholds board policies and follows administrative guidelines/procedures.  Refers questions about district policies to administrators/supervisors.

Maintains a thorough understanding of subject matter.  Organizes appropriate subject content and learning goals.  Develops lesson plans that align with state standards and the districts adopted courses of study/curriculum goals.

Evaluates the academic needs of students.  Develops effective student educational experiences that engage and stimulate student learning.  Varies instructional techniques to address diverse student learning styles.

Communicates expectations, provides guidance, and shows an active interest in student progress.  Helps parents/students understand program objectives and behavioral/performance standards.

Uses formal and informal assessment strategies to manage student learning and monitor progress.

Helps students identify and make use of supplemental instructional/media resources.

Encourages self-reliance, problem-solving, critical-thinking, creativity, and performance skills.

Facilitates community partnerships and school-sponsored activities that enhance student learning.

Maintains a positive learning environment.  Plans student learning activities that encourage collaboration and positive peer relationships.

Collaborates with other staff.  Shares knowledge and resources that enhance student learning.

Evaluates student achievement/performance.  Prepares progress reports.

Facilitates parental involvement.  Consults with parents as needed (e.g., phone calls, notes, meetings, etc.).

Upholds the student conduct code.  Implements effective pupil management procedures.

Consults with support personnel and families to address student concerns (e.g., excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relations, etc.).

Initiates a request for a student evaluation when a disability is suspected.  Assists with the multi-factored examination (MFE) process.  Meets mandated paperwork deadlines. 

Helps the intervention assistance team (IAT) prepare an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for classroom students meeting eligibility requirements.

Facilitates opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in an inclusive educational env