Elementary Teacher *POOL*...

Iola ISD 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.