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High School Science Teacher

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Molalla River School Distsrict

Molalla High School is actively recruiting for a full-time science teacher. The start date is August 26, 2021.
Here is the link to apply: https://molalla35.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Job Description
JOB GOALS:
Create a classroom environment which is safe and conducive to learning.
Implement instructional strategies and programs which meet the needs of a diverse student population.
Assist students in the acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the State Benchmark Standards in the science strands: unifying concepts and processes, physical science, life science, earth and space science, history and nature of science, and science and technology.
Develop a positive working relationship with students, staff, administration, parents and community.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Holds a valid Oregon Secondary Teaching license with the appropriate endorsements in science.
Knowledge of the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of adolescents.
Understands the instructional and assessment requirements necessary to assist our students in reaching the content and performance standards in science as established by Oregon's Educational Act For The 21st Century.
Possesses knowledge of effective behavior management methods.
Possesses functional computer literacy and knowledge of spread sheets and data bases, and understanding of how it may assist instruction
Maintains satisfactory attendance as defined in District policy and regulations.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides instruction in science utilizing a course of study adopted by the Board of Education and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, technology, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
In preparation for instruction, addresses both short- and long-term learning goals, including district and state performance standards. Shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
Implements appropriate learning experiences to teach scientific concepts and processes and links them to the "real" world situations and job fields.
Adapts and modifies instructional strategies and materials, as necessary, to support all students' academic progress.
Instructs students, by precept and example, in the proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and anima1life.
Maintains professional competence through inservice education activities provided by the District and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
Uses a variety of formal and informal assessments, including content and performance assessments, to monitor student progress and achievement of the instructional objectives.
Documents student learning through the use of portfolios, which may include student work samples, test scores, anecdotal records, tapes, computer disks, video recordings, etc.
Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and district policy.
Uses a grading system which is consistent, fair and supportable.
Identifies and refers students who need additional services and support.
Maintains professional confidentiality concerning individual student data and achievement.
Communicates to students and parents the level of student achievement and progress towards established classroom, district, and state standards.
Works constructively with colleagues and others for the purpose of improving the quality of a student's behavior and academic success.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment. Notifies and involves parents/guardians regarding a student's behavior as outlined in school and District policies.
Takes all reasonable precautions to provide a safe, secure learning environment.
Encourages parents to volunteer and provides them with constructive tasks to perform.
Maintains a high level of professional integrity by adhering to the Teacher Standards and Practices requirements for an Ethical Educator, (as written in the Staff Handbook) as well as Board Policy and State Law.
Participates in various meetings (e.g. staff, team, parent conferences, in-service training, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/ or providing information or sharing expertise.
Performs such other tasks as may be assigned by the Board or Administration.