TITLE: Certified Secondary Teacher
- Illinois State certificate in the teaching field qualifying the
teacher to teach at the secondary level.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Ability to function effectively as a member of the school
- Such other requirements as the Board may establish.
The Secondary Building Principal
(Instructs and evaluates the school work of designated):
Assists the Principal with the evaluation of Teaching
MAINTAINS LIAISON WITH:
Parents. Communicates with parents as the teacher deems
necessary, or when requested by parents or administrators.
JOB GOAL: To help students learn subject matter and skills that
will contribute to their development as mature, able, and
responsible men and women.
(In addition to those listed in 500.31, Certified Teacher, the
following are the essential fundamentals to include but not limited
to the following job duties.)
Teaching in compliance with curricular requirements of the State
and of the Board of Education of District 61.
Remaining current on research, new developments and literature
on education, especially elementary and/or the area of special
Compliance with Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, and
Board-Employee Agreements at the school level.
Participation on an appointive, elective, or volunteer basis in
the curriculum development process at the building and district
levels, as is required to periodically review all curricular areas
to keep them up-to-date.
- Participation from time-to-time, in the development of District
Policies and Administrative Regulations, on an appointive,
elective, or volunteer basis.
The major instructional function of the secondary classroom
- Instructional Delivery
This includes an understanding and the ability to use the
principles of learning
(motivation, reinforcement, retention, transfer) and the ability
to make sound judgments above the use of such instructional
techniques as appropriate pacing, questioning, grouping, actively
involving the students, and directly vs. indirectly instructing the
- Human Skills
This includes the ability to stimulate students, bring
enthusiasm to the learning
process, and provide both a concern and care for the worth and
dignity of the individual.
- Planning Skills
This includes the ability to develop goals/objectives for
content/skills based upon
evaluation of student needs, aptitude, and learning styles.
Provision for both individual and group learning experience is
- Evaluation of Students and Programs.
This includes the ability to construct and use diagnostic,
criterion reference and
student achievement tests. Evaluation also encompasses the
interpretation of records for students, parents, administrators,
and other teachers.
- Classroom Management
This includes controlling and structuring the learning
environment so that students
adhere to rules and providing opportunities for students to
acquire that self- discipline necessary in school and adult
- Resource Utilization
This includes the ability to use the resource materials
available--including both the academic and human, within and
outside of the confines of the educational plant.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary is based upon Schedules A & B, of the collective
Each employee in contractual continuing service shall be
evaluated at least once every two (2) years. Each employee not in
continuing contractual service shall be evaluated once every
Handle work which deals mostly with people, objects, equipment
in a general setting; depth perception and field of vision are
important. Employee regularly is required to bend, stoop, twist,
turn, reach, lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, pull, push, climb, and
kneel; walking and standing approximately 50-75% of each shift.
Employee must recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises
that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative; ability
to differentiate tones and volumes in conversation.
The Teacher must ensure that children are supervised at all
times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate
activities. There may be a number of situations happening at once,
and the Teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and
emergencies at any time.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy
environment. There may be a number of activities and situations
happening at once, and the Teacher will have to supervise all
students at all times.
Decatur Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity
employer with an affirmative action plan.