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Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Charter School
Bachelor's degree in Education or in a related field. Experience in teaching or a related field preferred. Valid Texas Teacher Certification or able to obtain one in a calendar year to teach Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Responsible for instructing students in an elementary school from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Creates and maintains an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school programs and goals.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Instructs students on subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. Implements and administers into daily student instruction appropriate educational curriculum, which is aligned with the Texas State Standards. Creates instructional resources for use in the classroom. Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities. Creates a positive educational climate in which students can learn. Analyzes student progress and provides appropriate instruction. Provides a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times. Ensures assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times. Develops a classroom/school climate that promotes positive learning conditions. Works professionally and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community. Integrates technology into the instructional program. Meets course and school-wide student performance goals. Participates in ongoing training sessions. Creates lesson plans and modifies accordingly throughout the year. Grades papers and maintains the grade book. Writes grant proposals to gain funding for further research. Creates projects designed to enhance lectures. Reads and stays abreast of current topics in education. Utilizes various curriculum resources. Integrates competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans. Utilizes curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served. Develops incentives to keep participants in class. Develops professional relationships with other agencies and programs. Utilizes public library resources. Works with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met. Tutors students on an individual basis. Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities. Prepares and distributes required reports. Observes and evaluates student performance. Manages student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures. Guides the learning process towards achievement of curriculum goals. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aligned with the instructional objectives, in order to meet the needs of all students. Participates as an active member with other faculty and staff. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy. Maintains and improves professional competence. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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