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  • 4th Grade Teacher

    Iola ISD Teacher
    Job Title: 4th Grade Reading & English Language ArtsReports to: PrincipalDept./School: Iola Elementary School
    Primary Purpose:Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
    Qualifications: 
    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction 
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior 
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Experience:
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences and student learning styles.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies,  activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. 
    • Must be willing to implement small-group instruction and learning stations.
    • Work cooperatively with the special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established and individual education plan. 
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and supervise assignment of teacher aides and volunteers. 
    • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.


    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    •  Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal. 
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principles, and teachers. 
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    •  Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers. 
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.



  • 1st Grade Elementary Teacher

    Iola ISD Teacher
    Job Title: 1st grade Teacher (anticipated)Reports to: PrincipalDept./School: Iola Elementary School
    Primary Purpose:Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
    Qualifications: 
    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction 
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior 
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Experience:
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences and student learning styles.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies,  activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. 
    • Must be willing to implement small-group instruction and learning stations.
    • Work cooperatively with the special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established and individual education plan. 
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and supervise assignment of teacher aides and volunteers. 
    • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.


    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    •  Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal. 
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principles, and teachers. 
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    •  Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers. 
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.



  • ANTICIPATED Reading Interventionist

    Iola ISD Teacher
    Job Title:  *ANTICIPATED*  K-6 Grade Reading InterventionistReports to: PrincipalDept./School: Iola Elementary School
    Primary Purpose:The Reading Interventionist is responsible for supporting student growth in the area of English Language Arts, with special attention to reading. The Interventionist provides individual or small group instruction to students who are struggling academically. This position is also responsible for monitoring, reporting, and communicating student progress and performance. 
    Qualifications: 
    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction. 
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior. 
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    Experience:
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Provides high quality instruction to individual students and small groups.
    • Uses data to provide instruction to students and to bring their skills to grade-level.
    • Collaborates with teachers, administration, and families to help identify best practices for individual and small groups of students.
    • Uses identified research-based interventions focuses specifically on individual student needs.
    • Maintains data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress.
    • Provides data to school teams and participates in decisions about student progress.
    • Communicates with teachers, administration, and families regarding student progress.
    • Assists with identifying students for placement in intervention groups.
    • Participates in meetings with teachers, administration, and families to discuss student
    placement and progress.
    • Provides diagnostic assessments for students as needed.
    • Provides input for program development
    • Supports implementation of assessment tools and data management systems

    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principles, and teachers. 
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    •  Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers. 
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.


    All applicants must fill out a Criminal History Records Check application.
  • 6th Grade ELAR/Science Teacher

    Iola ISD Teacher
    Job Title:  6th Grade ELAR & Science TeacherReports to: PrincipalDept./School: Iola Elementary School
    Primary Purpose:Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
    Qualifications: 
    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction 
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior 
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Experience:
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences and student learning styles.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies,  activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. 
    • Must be willing to implement small-group instruction and learning stations.
    • Work cooperatively with the special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established and individual education plan. 
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and supervise assignment of teacher aides and volunteers. 
    • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.


    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    •  Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal. 
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principles, and teachers. 
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    •  Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers. 
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.


    All applicants must fill out a Criminal History Record Check application.
  • Secondary Math Interventionist

    Iola Secondary Campus is seeking a math interventionist for the upcoming school year.

    Primary Purpose:
    Provide students with instruction specific to areas of need in math competencies to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

    Qualifications:
    Education/Certification:
    Bachelor’s degree 
    Valid Texas teaching certificate


    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Knowledge of research based practices for math intervention
    Knowledge of curriculum and instruction for students who are struggling in math. 

    Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
    Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies
    1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s intervention program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student needs.
    2. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students’ assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
    3. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities. 
    4. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify curriculum, as needed, for special program students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP), 504 plans, etc.
     
    5. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    6. Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.
    Student Growth and Development
    7. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
    8. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
    9. Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school district.
    Classroom Management and Organization
    10. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    11. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
    12. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    13. Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
    14. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
    Communication
    15. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.
    16. Annual program evaluation will be conducted and reported in the comprehensive needs assessment.
    Professional Growth and Development
    17. Participate in staff development activities to enhance pedagogy and content, especially literacy.
    18. Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
    19. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
     
    All applicants must submit a separate application for a criminal background authorization.

    The math interventionist will report directly to the secondary campus principal.

    All applicants must fill out a Criminal History Records Check application.
  • Elementary Teacher

    Iola ISD Teacher
    Job Title:  2nd grade Math Teacher
    Reports to: Principal
    Dept./School: Iola Elementary School
    Primary Purpose: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
    Qualifications: 
    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject areas
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction 
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior 
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Experience:
    • At least one year student teaching or approved internship.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    Instructional Strategies:
    • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences and student learning styles.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies,  activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. 
    • Must be willing to implement small-group instruction and learning stations.
    • Work cooperatively with the special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established and individual education plan. 
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and supervise assignment of teacher aides and volunteers. 
    • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.


    Student Growth and Development:
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
    •  Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal. 
    • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principles, and teachers. 
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

    Professional Growth and Development:
    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    •  Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers. 
    • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.


    District Salary Schedule will be used to determine pay.
    All applicants must also fill out a Criminal History Records Check application.
  • Elementary Music/ Band Teacher (Possible Fine Arts Included)

    Position Summary

    The music teacher will facilitate learning for students in order to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. The teacher enables and works with parents and students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. They provide leadership, motivation, and rigorous education for all students.

    This position will include teaching elementary music classes as well as assisting the band director with the band program. 

    This position may also include a few fine arts classes (Theater or Art) to be taught at the elementary or the secondary campus, depending on the right fit.


    Responsibilities and Duties:

    Prepare effective lessons, instruct, and motivate students in all course study utilizing classical traditional methods of instruction.
    Assign lessons and correct classwork and homework in a timely manner.
    Administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress, record results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress.
    Provide academic interventions for struggling students.
    Maintain student grades and student-parent communication via the school’s online grading and communication tool.
    Maintain discipline in the classroom.
    Maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning, safe, attractive, and stimulates a spirit of inquiry.
    Set a good housekeeping example in the classroom and encourage students to follow this example.
    Regularly communicate with students and parents to discuss student progress – positive and negative.
    Participate in required faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
    Inspire, praise, and correct students with consistency, care, and interest to encourage academic success and promote virtue.
    Work closely with Special Education and 504 teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented.
    Perform duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting courses of study, and counseling students in adjustment and academic problems.
    Actively participate in marketing and student recruiting activities as necessary.
    Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned (after school hours may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, morning and afternoon student drop-off and pick-up duty, pageants, and award ceremonies).
  • Substitute Teacher

    Persons interested in substitute teaching should complete an online application.  Once your application is approved and accepted, you will be asked to take additional courses to learn what is expected and help applicants to prepare for success in the classroom.  

    All applicants must fill out a Criminal History Record Check online.
  • Criminal History Record Check

    All applicants must fill out this criminal history record check form, as an addendum to the application.  

    Iola Independent School District is required by Board policy to obtain a criminal history record on applicants for employment with the district (Texas Education Code).  The information requested below is necessary to obtain criminal history record information.


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