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Aberdeen Catholic School System English Teacher (Grades 7-12) in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Requirements:Education Level:High School diploma. Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited Institution.Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, state. Single subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject.State certification.Experience Desired:Successful student teaching experience. Prior teaching experience preferred but not required. Knowledge of relevant technologyOther Requirements:Excellent verbal and written communication. Self-motivated with high energy and excellent interpersonal relations skills. Good organizational, critical thinking and planning skills. High work standards. Good problem solving and decision makes skills. Healthy stress tolerance with flexibility and adaptability. Initiative and learning orientation.Physical RequirementsThis position requires regular periods of speaking, standing, walking, sitting, crouching, reaching, pushing/pulling and writing. Lifting and carrying of up to twenty five pounds.GENERAL PURPOSE:To support the mission statement of the school system, Instilling Catholic values and promoting academic excellence by nurturing mind, body and soul. To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their spiritual and academic potential.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:Articulate and advance the Catholic identity for the school system through example, collaboration, encouragement and reinforcement. Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.Develop schemes of work and lesson plans.Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activitiesPrepare classroom for class activitiesProvide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activitiesIdentify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students varying needsInstruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipmentUse relevant technology to support instructionObserve and evaluate students performance and developmentAssign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignmentsProvide appropriate feedback on work to students Encourage and monitor the progress of individual studentsMaintain accurate and complete records of students progress and developmentUpdate all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies and school regulationsPrepare required reports on students and activitiesManage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and proceduresMaintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessaryPerform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragementParticipate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizationsParticipate in department and school meetings, parent meetingsCommunicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needsKeep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activitiesAdhere to all diocesan and school policies, handbooks and regulationsPerform other duties as assigned