Traverse City Area Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3163577
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 23, 2019

Job Description

General Summary:


The Elementary Teacher creates a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. He/she establishes effective rapport with pupils in order to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability. The Elementary Teacher establishes good relationships with parents and other staff members.  The Elementary Teacher reports to the building principal.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teaches district-approved curriculum.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  4. Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
  5. Communicates regularly with parents outside the normal classroom day by means of emails, newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  6. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  7. Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
  8. Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
  9. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
  10. Plans and coordinates the work of paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips.
  11. Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the students.
  12. Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of student’s work.
  13. Supervises classroom, students and volunteers.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education required.
  2. Must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate.
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate success in area of application.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Erika Lahti
    • 412 Webster Street
    • Traverse City, Michigan 49686

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