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TSDN - Elementary Teacher (K-6)

TSDN - Elementary Teacher (K-6)
Nashville, TN
To plan and facilitate the learning process to assist learners in developing competent skills toward grade level standards and grade level requirements; to motivate each pupil to work collaboratively with peers and demonstrate learning progress and understanding of grade level standards in an effort to prepare students for academic, social and emotional success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Facilitate the learning process including modeling, demonstration, guided practive and independent practice when teaching the TN Grade level standards using differential instruction to meet the needs of individual learners and provide a variety of learning experiences.
• Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids
• Design learning activities that will connect the student’s physical world, to other content areas, and to prior concepts
• Establishes clearly defined objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and reports and communication objectives to students according to elementary standards and the student’s individual needs and abilities.
• Seeks out opportunities in to promote student learning and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders who can serve as resources
• Maintains knowledge of best practices as it relates to grade level standards in Elementary.
• Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
• Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
• Attends faculty, department and/or grade level meetings and serves on committees upon requests
• Demonstrates a variety of teaching techniques and supplementary instructional materials
• Creates and maintains an inviting, stimulating instructional area with attractive student learning centers, and projects consistent with the physical limitations of teaching areas

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Applicant must have considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the school system, and supervisory practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position.
• Applicant must have the capability to develop and implement long-term goals, and knows how to keep abreast of any changes in statues, policy, procedures and methods as they pertain to public education. Knowledge of best practices in the areas of responsibilities
• Applicant is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner. Has good organizational, management, interpersonal, and technical skills.
• Applicant is able to use independent judgement and discretion in supervising students, including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards and resolving problems.
• Computer skills preferred to incorporate technology in the classroom and to maintain school records including experience working with Microsoft Office 365 programs.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html
• Bachelor Degree in Education
• Tennessee Teaching Endorsements: 463 Deaf Education & Elementary Education endorsement(s) 499
• Tennessee Driver’s License
• Bilingual Education experience preferred
• SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate Plus or above required; SLPI/ASL rating of Advanced preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level.
Salary is based on State Special Schools Salary Scale
Contact Human Resources
Phone: 865-579-2500
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920