PERU COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE

06/03/2019

NOTICE OF STAFF VACANCY:

The following position is available for the 2019-20 school year as indicated below. Applicants should notify Mrs. Danyell Conley, Executive Secretary, in writing or by e-mail at dconley@peru.k12.in.us on or before 06/17/2019.


POSITION --

English Language Arts Teacher (Grades 7-12)

Under the general supervision of the School Principal:

  • Develop students' skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, 
  • Foster communication skills, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature of all types, motivate students to read a wide variety of publications to derive information, comprehend and critically assess the reading materials, 
  • Promote the development of skills in the field of English reading, grammar and syntax.
Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers English education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Committed to Professional Learning Communities for school improvement.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops reasonable rules of behavior and procedure in the classroom and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in English grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, word denotations and connotations, creative writing, independent thinking, communication and speaking.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Maintains familiarity with district and Indiana State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.



QUALIFICATIONS --

Currently valid Indiana teaching license with English education. Successful prior teaching experiences in English a plus. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work


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