South Burlington School District Employment Opportunities

SCIENCE TEACHER-EARTH/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (#99)


South Burlington High School- Educators
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3927967 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: August 9, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
SBHS seeks a licensed and experienced instructor to teach in an active, inquiry-based setting. The ideal candidate should have a strong and diverse educational background in the Earth/Physical and environmental sciences including. Expertise in differentiated instruction and proficiency-based learning is a must. Additionally this candidate should be skilled in using cutting-edge technological tools for teaching science in a one-to-one computer environment, and aware of the safety considerations related to project and lab-based instruction. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working closely with colleagues and actively contributing in a collaborative team environment.


Job Title: Secondary Classroom Teacher
Location: Instruction/Curriculum
Job Group: Educator
Pay Level: Exempt
Reports to: Principal and/or designee
Summary: To develop a proficiency based instructional program and provide a class environment that promotes learning
and personal growth; to motivate students to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to provide a strong
academic foundation for continual education and the world of work according to each student’s ability; to establish
effective relationships with students, parents/guardians, community members and other staff members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.
1. Demonstrates the district's Professional Standards for Teachers.
2. Universally designs lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group
instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
3. Incorporates content area proficiencies and SB student learning expectations (SLEs) as learning targets in unit
and lesson plans.
4. Assesses and monitors learning using a variety of methods and adjusts instruction accordingly to individual
student needs.
5. Communicates regularly with students and parents/guardians outside normal classroom day by means of
updated student management system class pages, newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, other
technology.
6. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
7. Evaluates students' academic and personal growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
and report cards.
8. Identifies student needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
9. Is available to students and parents/guardians for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
10. Plans and coordinates the work of employees, parents/guardians, student interns, and volunteers in the
classroom and on field trips.
11. Creates an environment that is instructionally appropriate for age/grade of students.
12. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter using current best practices and as specified in state
law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
13. Leads a student advisory through activities that follow the school’s Advisory model.
14. Supervises students in non-instructional situations such as study halls, lunch, and hallways.
General Responsibilities: Supervises classroom employees, students, interns, and volunteers. Monitors student
discipline through an appropriate student management program. Assists administration in establishing and
maintaining school-based student management and a positive learning environment. Regular attendance in
accordance with established work schedule.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor of Arts degree in content area. Advanced work in assigned subject
matter preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Vermont Teaching License (K-12 or 6-12), with appropriate
endorsement for academic assignment and/or level of assignment.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret textbooks, periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write lesson plans, reports, correspondence, and
procedures. Ability to effectively present information individually and in group settings and to respond to questions
from students, parents/guardians, staff and the public. Ability to use a variety of assessments for student work
including the design and assessment of performance tasks related to content area proficiencies and SLEs assigned
to the program or course. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and
administration.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and
the fundamentals of algebra and geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions to practical situations. Ability to use a variety of assessments for student work including the design and
assessment of performance tasks related to content area proficiencies and SLEs assigned to the program or
course.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram, or schedule form.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
ability to deploy the tenants of Universal Design for Learning to plan and implement lessons based on content area
proficiencies and student learning expectations (SLEs) for all students. Ability to establish and maintain effective
relationships with students, peers and parents/guardians; skilled in oral and written communication. Ability to
perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, Vermont Education Quality Standards (EQS), applicable
laws, and Board policies. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering
exceptional customer service.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, as defined by the District,
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, bend, talk see
and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 40 pounds such
as teaching materials, equipment, books and carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well being, or
work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision such as to read
handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple
demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Emotional Demands: The individual must be able to work with others in a collegial and cooperative manner, model
best behavior, must show above average interpersonal skills and follow directions of school leadership.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally
outdoors.
Terms of Employment: Per Educator’s Master Agreement
Evaluation: Per established guidelines
Date Accepted: February, 2019/PBurke

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


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South Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Phil Surks
    550 Dorset Street
    South Burlington, Vermont 05403
    Phone: 802-652-7001
    Fax: 802-652-7006
    Email: psurks@sbschools.net