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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3942978
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 24, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 10, 2022

Job Description





Position:                              High School Teacher (English) 


Reports to:                          Building Principal


Employment Status:           Regular/Full-time


FLSA Status:                       Exempt


Description:                        Teach the appropriate course of study for each subject area using a variety of

instructional techniques that meet individual learning styles



NOTE:                                  The below lists are not ranked in order of importance



Essential Functions:

  • Ensure safety of students
  • Teach and evaluate the students using sound instructional practices
  • Effectively manage the classroom and individual student behavior to maintain a good learning environment, disciplining students when necessary
  • Prepare clear and timely lesson plans
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required
  • Provide guidance to students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences
  • Distribute homework assignments
  • Ensure students are learning all subject material by testing, quizzing, or evaluating student projects on a regular basis
  • Provide complete lesson plans for substitute
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for educationally related purposes before and after the instructional day
  • Maintain and improve professional competence by attending professional growth seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with parents through effective use of interim reports, report cards and conferences
  • Observe ethics of the teaching profession
  • Instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Refer students suspected of learning disabilities for diagnosis on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required
  • Assist the administration in implementing all procedures and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Notify parents if student is not meeting classroom goals
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and present clear, complete, and accurate explanations utilizing a variety of instructional techniques and media suitable to the level of learners
  • Act as teacher, facilitator and information source in subject area specialty
  • Teach new concepts and facilitate different activities enabling students to learn in different ways
  • Assist in the hiring process of same subject teachers when requested and agreed upon
  • Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g., home and discipline situations, medical background and family history
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required
  • Refer attendance, health, and psychological emotional problems to Principal and/or Guidance Counselor
  • Attend professional growth seminars, workshops, etc., to keep current on relevant issues
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
  • Follow the scope and sequence of the instructional program as defined in the courses of study which have been approved by the Board of Education


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend educational field trips
  • Act as a mentor for first year teachers as agreed upon
  • Participate on building "teams" when requested and agreed upon
  • Organize various subject specific programs within assigned building, e.g., Right to Read Week
  • Work closely with administrators as part of development teams to discuss and implement new practices such as "team" teaching, semester projects, etc.
  • Act as department chairperson when requested and agreed upon
  • Serve as a role model for students
  • Assist in the selection of textbooks, equipment, and other instructional materials
  • Serve on committees and cocurricular activities as agreed upon
  • Supervise student teachers
  • Discipline students when necessary
  • Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Building Principal



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a four-year college or university
  • Experience Preferred
  • Appropriate State of Ohio certification/license
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of academic area and various teaching methodologies
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Record keeping skills
  • Classroom management skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic first aid


Equipment Operated:

  • TV/VCR
  • Overhead projector
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Calculator
  • Subject-specific equipment, e.g., graphing calculators, computer scanner, CD burner, zip drive, digital cameras
  • Telephone
  • CD Rom applications


Additional Working Conditions:

  • Occasional requirement to travel daily and overnight
  • Occasional interaction among unruly children
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
  • Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, and stoop
  • Frequent operation of a vehicle in inclement weather conditions, i.e., being prepared to come to work on all scheduled work days, except calamity days
  • Frequent weekend/evening/summer work
  • Requirement to lift and/or carry up to a maximum of 75 pounds, and push/pull up to a maximum of 300 pounds, various supplies and/or equipment


This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent’s supervisor, appointing authority.



Adoption date: May 1, 2014


Canton City School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Rhonda Conrad
    • 1312 - 5th St., SW
    • Canton, Ohio 44707-1118

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