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Math Teacher (Grds 6-8)

Company: East Orange School District
Location: East Orange
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


East Orange, New Jersey




The teacher is responsible for the instructional planning, implementation
and development of the curriculum, student supervision and evaluation.
He/she will maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and
provide for the health and safety of the students.


a. Utilizes established curriculum objectives in planninglessons

b. Prepares and submits written daily lesson plans which haveclearly defined measurable objectives and adequate
provisions for assessment of student learning

c. Provides opportunities for students to participate in local,state and national competitions and/or projects, if applicable

d. Adapts teaching methods and materials to meet the needs ofall students

2. Instructional Skills
a. Demonstrates effective written and verbal communicationskills

b. Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and application ofsubject matter

Job Description-Teacher (cont'd)c. Communicates the objectives of the lesson to the students in
a clear and concise manner

d. Teaches to the intended objectives, providing appropriatetime on task

e. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies and materials

f. Utilizes varied and effective questioning techniques

g. Provides for student individuality including varied interests,
abilities and/or styles

h. Encourages high expectations for student performance

i. Actively engages the involvement of all students

j. Develops and encourages critical thinking skills

k. Demonstrates enthusiasm and excitement for learning

l. Investigates and incorporates appropriate educational
technology in the classroom such as computers, internet,
software, hardware, tools, etc.

3. Classroom Management Skills

a. Provides for health and safety of all students

b. Establishes and maintains a classroom that is conducive to

c. Demonstrates fairness and consistency in interactions withstudents

d. Promotes student leadership

e. Maximizes the use of instructional time through the
establishment of effective procedural routines

f. Provides opportunities for students to share responsibilityfor implementing classroom procedures
g. Encourages positive student attitudes and feelings of

h. Accounts for books, supplies, materials, and equipment

i. Maintains grades and attendance to record student progress
and daily attendance

j. Explains grading criteria and standards of evaluation tostudents

4. Curriculum Development

a. Is knowledgeable of current content standards, best
practices and recommendations of professional associations
pertaining to his/her teaching discipline

b. Monitors subject and pedagogical contents of assignedcurriculum guide documents, ensuring congruence with
state/occupational and applicable professional association
teaching and learning practices and standards

c. Maintains ongoing dialog with colleagues from other teachingdisciplines and exploits opportunities for developing
interdisciplinary curricula units and activities

5. Other

a. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the
job with reasonable accommodations, if necessary

b. Performs other related duties as assigned by the principal ordesignee


1. With Students

a. Exhibits good rapport with students

b. Demonstrates respect for the rights of students

c. Displays sensitivity to students by listening to them and
responding professionally to their needs

d. Promotes in each student a sense of personal growth andpositive self-esteem

e. Demonstrates patience, empathy, and understanding

f. Promotes cooperation and teamwork

g. Creates a supportive environment

h. Is a positive role model for students in speech, appearance,
and behavior

i. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity

2. With Parents/Guardians

a. Actively pursues open communication with
parents/guardians, as needed

b. Makes course goals and objectives easily accessible andunderstandable to parents/guardians

3. With Staff

a. Collaborates cooperatively with staff and the administration
in achieving the district's educational goals

b. Exhibits professional and ethical attitudes and behaviorstowards colleagues


1. Implements required school regulations and administrative

2. Provides for a safe and clean environment

3. Positively contributes to the development and maintenance of
faculty and student morale

4. Promotes and fosters parent/guardian and community confidencein the schools' programs and efforts
5. Participates in the development and evaluation of curriculum

6. Contributes/lends assistance to committees, staff meetings,
and/or individuals promoting school-related activities

7. Arrives at school and classes on time

8. Demonstrates satisfactory attendance as defined by district policy


1. Seeks assistance, when necessary

2. Accepts and uses constructive suggestions

3. Participates in professional improvement opportunities including,
but not limited to, taking courses, attending workshops, reading
current materials, and participating in professional organizations

4. Shares and implements acquired professional knowledge and skillsamong the school community

5. Submits and documents appropriate growth goals and objectivesthrough a professional improvement plan (PIP) and/or professional

6. Actively works toward fulfilling state-mandated professionaldevelopment requirements


1. Bachelor's Degree

2. Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate

3. Good written and verbal communication skills

4. Good interpersonal skills

5. Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S.
citizenship or legal resident alien status

Qualified applicants are invited to file applications and credentials via



1. Review of credentials filed with the Superintendent of Schools

2. An oral interview will be held to determine the personal
qualifications and aptitude of applicants for the position as

3. The appointment of a person to the position advertised is theresponsibility of the Board of Education and will be made in
accordance with Board policies related to the appointment of
professional personnel


Ten-month work year


Teachers' Salary Guide

Rev. 08/01/12m

Board Approved: 08/14/12

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