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Kindergarten Teacher (Leave Replacement)

Company: East Orange School District
Location: East Orange
Posted on: March 20, 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.



1. Planning Skills
a. Utilizes established curriculum objectives in planning lessons

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

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

d. Adapts teaching methods and materials to meet the needs of allstudents

2. Instructional Skills
a. Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills

b. Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and application of subjectmatter

c. Communicates the objectives of the lesson to the students in aclear and concise manner

d. Teaches to the intended objectives, providing appropriate time ontask

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 learning

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 responsibility forimplementing classroom procedures

g. Encourages positive student attitudes and feelings of success

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 to students
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 assigned curriculumguide 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 and positiveself-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
i. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity

2. With Parents/Guardians

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

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 behaviors towardscolleagues


1. Implements required school regulations and administrative requests

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 confidence in theschools' 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 objectives througha professional improvement plan (PIP) and/or professional portfolio

6. Actively works toward fulfilling state-mandated professional developmentrequirements


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

PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENTThe Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment listed in this section are
representative but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of Physical Abilities and Other
Conditions of Continued Employment, which may be required of this position. The East Orange
School District encourages persons with disabilities who are interested in employment in this
class and need reasonable accommodations to contact the Division of Labor Relations and
Employment Services.Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; view a computer screen for
prolonged periodsHearing: (which may be corrected) to answer telephones and tolerate exposure to noisy
conditionsSpeech: to be understood in face-to-face communications; to speak with a level of proficiency
and volume to be understood over a telephoneUpper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects;
manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arm to reach outward and upward;
use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise and lower head
Strength: to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects, which weigh as much as 5 pounds on a
frequent basisEnvironmental Requirements: encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with
others; work independently; work indoorsMental Requirements: read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately
complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency
level; judgment and the ability to process information quickly, learn quickly and follow verbal
procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy,
compare, compile, and coordinate information and recordsAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants are invited to file applications and credentials
via Applitrack at:


SELECTION PROCEDURE:1) Review of credentials filed with the Superintendent of Schools2) An oral interview to determine an applicant's personal qualifications and aptitude for
the position, as required3) The appointment of a person to the position advertised is the responsibility of the
Board of Education and will be made in compliance with Board policies related to the
appointment of professional staff


Ten-month work year


Teachers' Salary Guide

Board Approved: August 11, 2020

Revised 07/22/2020

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