Secondary History Teacher

APA-Las Vegas

Secondary History Teacher Job Summary:
The Secondary (7th- 12th Grade) History Teacher will implement daily student instruction based on an educational curriculum designed to meet state of Nevada as well as federal standards for students at APA Las Vegas.  The teacher will create and maintain an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning.  The teacher will be expected to adhere to APA Las Vegas’ professional standards as well as Nevada Department of Education licensure standards.  APA Las Vegas is a classical education charter school located in the southwest area of Las Vegas.  APA Las Vegas has a current K-12 campus and is opening a second K-6 campus in fall of 2020.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises the behavior of students in the classroom, on school grounds (including hallways and lunch rooms) and on educational trips

 

Duties/Responsibilities:
Plans and develops an engaging, age-appropriate course of study in the classroom, adhering to educational best practices and school, state and federal curriculum guidelines
Designs and delivers individual lesson plans using a variety of teaching techniques and appealing to various learning styles
Ensures the opportunity for students to learn in a positive, supportive environment
Develops a classroom climate that promotes positive learning
Prepares materials for lessons, assignments, and tests; evaluates, corrects, and grades student performance
Analyzes student progress and provides appropriate instruction
Discusses academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students and parents as they arise
Monitors students’ progress throughout the year and evaluates preparedness for graduation, vocational school, or college, as appropriate
Collaborates with guidance counselors to help students develop post-secondary plans including college or vocational school
Administers standardized tests in accordance with school and state laws and policies
Communicates progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or principal
Builds and maintains positive relationships with parents
Enforces safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors
Maintains required paperwork for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records
Monitors halls, study periods, and lunchrooms with other faculty and staff
Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other training seminars
Maintains knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in elementary education
Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Required Skills/Abilities:
Thorough understanding of the pedagogy and best practices of education, preferably in the area of Direct Instruction
Desire to teach Secondary (7th- 12th grade) school-aged children and ability to adapt to their developmental status
The ability to design lessons that teach in an engaging manner and guide the learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control the classroom
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Classroom or related software

 

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and Nevada Teaching License required
Prior teaching experience (2 years+) preferred
Specialized training in teaching junior high and high school-aged children is preferred

 

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.

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