Social Studies Teacher

The Classroom teacher creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified administrative regulations and procedures of DeBakey High School
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps accurate attendance and grade records
  • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment and tools
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions, and field trips
  • Evaluates each student’s growth in knowledge and skills in the course being taught
  • Communicates with parents, team leaders, and school counselors on student progress
  • Supervises students in assigned out of classroom activities during the working day
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
  • Analyze performance data in order to provide targeted instructions based on students’ individual needs and measure it against the school learning outcomes
  • Present content according to the guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
  • Work with other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives and strategies
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
  • Plan and monitor work flow of instructional assistants and volunteers as appropriate
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing, provide feedback to students and parents, and reflect on teaching
  • Support mission and vision of Debakey School by serving as a positive role model for students
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly to students, parents, and staff
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community
  • Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills and professional growth
  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other required documents
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required
  • Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Ensure to sensor materials that is culturally sensitive to the host country and not to impose personal opinions
  • Provide feedback to students
  • Coordinate and supervise field trips with the help of team leaders
  • Attend and assist when necessary with school events such as musical programs, athletics,
    and students’ recognition ceremonies, graduation and open house
  • Ensure that school’s policies are observed during all activities and and demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
  • Follow and implement school’s policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all School’s health and safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or other administrative staff, which is consistent with the general requirements and qualifications of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, but preferred Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Teaching License/Certificate preferred
  • Teaching experience in accredited schools.


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