Monkton Central School

Mount Abraham Unified School District

Monkton, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3486992
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 6, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 18, 2021

Job Description

Monkton Central School is seeking a dynamic classroom teacher to join our 5/6 team. The successful candidate will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. To help all students learn subject matter and skills that will prepare them for success as engaged students.

Planning and Preparation
1. Effectively integrates solid content knowledge into the curricula, makes connections between the content and other parts of the student discipline(s), and develops relationships among topics and concepts in teaching plans and practices.

2. Integrates current best practices, research, and education laws into the teaching plans and practices, to assure the most effective educational program for our students.

3. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of students including: intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of age group; students' varied approaches to learning; student skills and knowledge; student interests and cultural heritage; student economic influences; and student family, school and community context.

4. Selects and integrates instructional goals that are valuable, clearly stated, measurable, suitable for diverse students, and that create opportunities for different types of learning.

5. Seeks and effectively utilizes all available school and district teaching and student resources to enhance instruction and learning.

6. Designs coherent instruction (including learning activities, instructional materials and resources, instructional groups, lesson and unit structure and the like) that reflect current best practices in the field and support the instructional goals.

7. Accurately and thoroughly assesses student learning using instructional goals; clearly communicates assessment criteria and standards to students; and effectively utilizes assessment results to plan for individuals and groups of students.

8. Uses student assessment information to assist the Special Educator in developing an effective Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for those students who qualify for such services.

Learning Environment
1. Creates and maintains an environment of respect and rapport.

2. Establishes a culture for learning that incorporates the importance of the content, student pride in high quality work, and high expectations for student achievement.

3. Effectively and efficiently manages classroom procedures including instructional groups, transitions, materials and supplies handling, and the performance of non-instructional duties.

4. Assures productive, effective, and efficient use of Educational Assistants and volunteers in the classroom.

5. Effectively manages student behavior by clearly communicating expectations, monitoring student behavior at all times, and successfully and respectfully responds to student behavior and misbehavior. Develops and implements effective student behavior support plan as needed.

6. Provides a safe learning environment for all students. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

1. Communicates directions and procedures clearly, accurately and effectively both in spoken and written language.

2. Effectively utilizes questioning and discussion techniques in the classroom to promote student participation and to successfully engage students in the discussion.

3. Effectively and appropriately engages students in learning to maximize student comprehension of the lesson through representation of content, activities and assignments, instructional groupings, instructional materials and resources, structure and pacing, and the like.

4. Provides accurate, substantive, constructive, specific and timely feedback on student progress and performance to students, parents, and other professionals as needed or required.

5. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to student needs by effectively making minor adjustments to the lesson, persistently seeking thoughtful alternative approaches/strategies/resources, and successfully accommodating students’ questions or interests to enhance student learning.

Other Professional Responsibilities
1. Accurately and thoroughly assesses a lesson’s effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goals, and effectively modifies the lesson plan for future use to enhance student learning.

2. Assists the department head, assistant principal and/or principal in planning and evaluating curriculum effectiveness and identifying program needs.

3. Develops and implements an effective system to maintain accurate, complete and confidential student records including student completion of assignments, student progress in learning, and other non-instructional records.

4. Prepares and submits accurate, complete, timely and effective reports as required by law, district policy, and/or administrative regulations.

5. Communicates/collaborates effectively with parents to keep families informed of the instructional programs and individual student progress, and effectively responds to parent concerns and engages families to help meet the educational needs of the student. Means of communication may include annual open house, observation sessions for parents, conferences, weekly newsletters, sessions for program discussion, and other individual meetings as necessary.

6. Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates, and other professionals and outside agencies.

7. Participates in EST/504/IEP functions including (but not limited to) meetings, referral processes, screening referred students, providing supplemental support, and consulting services as requested.

8. Actively participates in school events, workshops, in-service meetings, teacher trainings, building level staff meetings, district meetings, and other school and district committees/projects, making substantial contributions.

9. Seeks out and actively participates in opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and teaching skills, to support district goals and school action/strategic plans, and/or as may be directed by the department head/assistant principal/principal.

10. Keeps abreast of current best practices, research findings, and other developments in the field.

11. Actively participates in assisting and supporting other educators and administrators in the school and/or district.
Shows professionalism and considers "What's best for students" in serving and advocating for students, and in decision making.

12. Follows and assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and procedures, policies of MAUSD, and corresponding school district policies.

The Mount Abraham Unified School District offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Employer Description

    Mount Abraham Unified School District, (formerly known as Addison Northeast Supervisory Union) is located in Addison County and includes the town schools of:
    Bristol (Bristol Elementary Pre K-6),
    Lincoln (Lincoln Community School K-6),
    Monkton (Monkton Central School K-6)
    New Haven (Beeman Elementary School K-6),
    Starksboro (Robinson Elementary School K-6), and
    Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School #28 district (7-12 with middle and high school units). Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    Please visit our website for more information about our school: Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • 1. Must hold or is eligible for a Vermont Teaching License with proper endorsement.

      2. At least two years of relevant experience preferred.

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Michael Lansing , Principal
    • 1036 Monkton Rd
    • Monkton, Vermont 05469
    • Phone: 802-453--2314
    • Fax: 802-453-6123
    • Email: click here

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