2018-19 Speech & Theatre Teacher, Eastgate 6th Grade Center

North Kansas City Schools Kansas City, MO


* Valid Missouri Teacher Certificate

* Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

JOB GOAL: To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

* Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.

* Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

* Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.

* Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

* Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to students.

* Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

* Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.

* Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.

* Confers with and seeks assistance of district specialists regarding possible learning disabilities of student.

* Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

* Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.

* Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

* Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.

* Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with department heads.

* Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

* Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.

* Works with designated team to plan and determine appropriate steps to meet student needs.

* Demonstrates effective human relations and communication skills.

* Complies with good safety practices.

* Complies with all district rules, regulations, and policies.

* Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary may be assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The individual who holds this position is regularly required to walk, hear and speak and must have close moderate and distance vision ability. This individual must be able to travel between district facilities. The position requires a moderate amount of travel and physical activity.

CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is consistent with typical office/school environment.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work calendar to be established by the Board Of Education. Benefits according to Board policies.

FLSA: Exempt

RETIREMENT: Public School Retirement System (PSRS)

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Valid Missouri Teaching Certificate

CLEARANCES: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluations utilizing the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.