Teacher K-8 Position

Providence Creek Academy - Clayton, DE (30+ days ago)3.0

Accepting Applications

Teacher K-8




Electronic copies may be sent to the following email address, Jennifer.durham@pca.k12.de.us,

or by postal mail to P.O. Box 265, Clayton, DE 19938.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Teacher is responsible for providing an educational

atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual,

emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological growth. This person is responsible for

organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students

achieving academic success in the above content.

1. The teacher applicant must hold a valid teacher's certificate

appropriate for his/her assignment. All certificates and license

documents must be submitted to the Delaware Department of

Education and the DEEDS application completed prior to the first day

of employment. All appropriate documentation will be submitted as

per contract.

2. The teacher applicant will have a sense of mission and purpose about

children and their educational potential. The applicant shall be child

centered, caring, and committed to the premise that all children can


3. The teacher applicant will possess organizational skills, the ability to

communicate, flexibility, enthusiasm for the teaching profession, a

positive attitude and outlook, and a willingness to work with all

students at all levels.

4. The teacher applicant will be knowledgeable in academic areas,

learning theories, teaching strategies and have training in classroom

management and discipline.

5. The teacher applicant will be professional in appearance, in manner,

and in attitude.

REPORTS TO : Principal

a. The teacher adheres to personal and professional standards of the

school and the profession by:
(1) Interacting effectively with each component of the educational setting

within the framework of the philosophy and objectives established by

board policy consistent with statutes and standards of regulatory

agencies, and in accordance with administrative regulations and


(2) Demonstrating consistent loyalty to his/her school, colleagues, and

profession; supporting policies and regulations positively; initiating

changes through established procedures; enhancing the profession

by his/her personal conduct.

(3) Cooperating effectively with other staff members; being highly positive

and supportive in staff relationships.

(4) Actively pursuing a long-range program of professional growth;

seeking self-improvement constantly.

(5) Demonstrating a strong sense of responsibility for the total school


(6) Assuming responsibility for and cooperating effectively in the

development, evaluation, and revision of the total school program.

(7) Accepting co-curricular activities as an integral part of the school

program; supporting a wide range of co-curricular activities;

approaching his/her role as activities sponsor with enthusiasm.

(8) Demonstrating empathetic understanding of students and their

problems; making effective use of pertinent information about

students in suitable teacher/ counseling procedures; working

effectively with specialized counseling services.

(9) Working effectively with parents in achieving the objectives of the

school; taking initiative to inform parents of student progress; securing

cooperation of parents in supporting school policies.

(10) Demonstrating effective identification, planning, and utilization of

community resources consistent with the objectives of the class.

(11) Issuing, maintaining and accounting for textbooks.

b. The teacher demonstrates knowledge and application of skills

supportive to the instructional environment by:
(1) Beginning instruction promptly, handling material in an orderly

fashion, maintaining student attention to appropriate tasks.

(2) Organizing for effective learning activities and aesthetic appeal.

(3) Handling materials in an orderly fashion, insuring that equipment and

materials needed for the activity are readily available and that

resources used are appropriate to the activity; providing proper care

and use of equipment.

(4) Having objectives and plans for the day; following prepared lesson

plans based on the school's official curriculum and as a minimum the

Delaware Content Standards.

(5) Using Standard English pronunciation and grammatical rules when

speaking or writing.

(6) Having teacher-made materials and board work conform to rules of

spelling, punctuation and grammar.

(7) Ensuring lessons reflect the teacher's sound knowledge of subject

matter; responding knowledgeably to student's questions on subject


(8) Presenting a strong professional image through manner, voice and


(9) Creating an atmosphere in which mutual respect is evident; enjoying

professional association with students.

(10) Creating a democratic atmosphere within the classroom; assisting

students in developing techniques and skills through teacher-student

planning and group discussion and decision-making.

c. The teacher demonstrates the knowledge of and the ability to apply

the essential elements of a successful lesson by :
(1) Using an activity to focus student attention, i.e., practice of previous

learning, preparation for instruction to follow, motivation, and


(2) Informing the student what they will be able to do by the end of the

lesson and why it is important or useful.

(3) Providing information (all related to the stated objective) in a variety of

ways, i.e., lecture, films, overhead, board work, lab, group work, etc.

(4) Demonstrating the finished product or process.

(5) Routinely checking for each student's level of understanding of

essential information during instruction and before moving on to

something else.

(6) Providing opportunities for students to use or apply what they are

learning while the teacher is available to assist.

(7) Assigning outside work that reflects the lesson taught, i.e., seat work,

homework, etc.

d. The teacher demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply

appropriate motivation techniques by:
(1) Relating learning activities to student interests; offering varied learning

activities; making involvement a part of the learning process.

(2) Appropriately increasing or decreasing student level of concern to

maximize attention to the learning task(s) presented.

(3) Using pleasant feeling tones.

(4) Providing consistent and immediate feedback to students.

(5) Setting the tasks at the correct level of difficulty; dividing assignments

into short tasks when the objectives presented are difficult to master;

replying promptly when students need help.

e. The teacher demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply

techniques that promote productive student behavior by:
(1) Specifically identifying the behavior being reinforced; varying

reinforces based on individual personalities, learning styles, etc.

(2) Praising students for appropriate classroom behavior; letting students

know when they are making progress; varying praise words.

(3) Using negative reinforcement for inappropriate behavior; explaining

the appropriate behavior, following a negative reinforce with a positive

reinforce as soon as possible.

(4) Ignoring behavior that is merely attention getting, if possible.

(5) Using a regular enforcement schedule when new behaviors are being

learned; using an intermittent reinforcement schedule when previously

learned behaviors are correctly applied.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be determined by the Board of