NATURE AND SCOPE The teacher assesses student learning in accordance with state curriculum frameworks, district goals, and the students IEP. The teacher creates an educational environment in which all students are safe and achieve. The teacher collaborates with other professionals and students' families to help students succeed.RESPONSIBILITIESPlan engaging lessons with clear and measurable objectives based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks and student IEPs that are relevant to the appropriate curriculum and the students in the class. Deliver instruction effectively by establishing high expectations for all students, presenting new material explicitly and in a developmentally appropriate manner, connecting new learning to students' prior knowledge, helping students understand the relevance of what they are learning, differentiating based on students' needs, and using a variety of pedagogic approaches.
Use a multi-disciplinary approach to gather various sources of information for progress monitoring in order to routinely implement data-based decision-making practices to guide instruction and lesson planning.Coordinate a classroom with support staff including Instructional Paraprofessionals.Manage class operation by enforcing high academic and behavioral expectations, implementing routines, anticipating potential problems and taking appropriate preventative measures, and treating all students with respect. Utilize appropriate classroom management strategies, including a comprehensive positive behavior intervention system, to ensure a successful and motivating instructional environment within the classroom and throughout the school for designated students.Assess student understanding of learning objectives at the beginning, middle and end of the instructional cycle with student self-assessments, frequent formative measures, periodic summative and standardized measures. Understand the Individual Education Programs of students in the class, participate in team meetings, and collaborate with specials education and support staff members.Communicate the students' academic, social, and behavioral progress to their parents or guardians in a respectful and responsive manner.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: In accordance with the Amesbury Teachers Union ContractEVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of school committee policy