CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS TEACHER - HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL (#8068)

Highland Park High School ( learn more )

Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Topeka, Kansas ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3889455
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 23, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

 Reports To:   Building Administrator

 

Qualifications:   Must meet Kansas State Department of Education licensure requirements. ESOL endorsement preferred

 

Physical/Emotional Requirements: 

 

The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day:

 

Speaking, hearing, visual, reading, writing, word processing, mobility, consistency of temperament, ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time, stamina for working long hours and in stress producing environments.

 

 

Performance Responsibilities: 

  • Teaches chemistry concepts to pupils
  • Plans and delivers a science program that includes demonstrations, lectures, discussion, and student experiments
  • Organizes laboratory activities for optimal learning
  • Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids
  • Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life
  • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools
  • Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs
  • Communicates high expectations to all learners
  • Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns
  • Incorporates use of appropriate technology
  • Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
  • Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
  • Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support instructional goals and student needs
  • Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity, and flexibility
  • Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction
  • Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions
  • Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations
  • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
  • Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
  • Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
  • Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines
  • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior, and applies appropriate consequences
  • Demonstrates conflict resolution skills
  • Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching
  • Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated
  • Demonstrates how subject matter is organized
  • Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during instructional activities
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
  • Oversees assigned budgets
  • Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the Superintendent or designee may assign

 Terms of Employment:

9 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.

 

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of professional certified employees.

 

Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Science: Chemistry
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Physics
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Rebecca Dortch
    • 624 SW 24th Street
    • Topeka, Kansas 66611

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