G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Agriculture Education Teacher, GCHS - 04.19.12
POSITION: Agriculture Education Teacher, Gilmer County High School Grades 7-12 (230 day contract)
EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2012-2013 School Year
FOR THE POSITION OF: TEACHER
REPORTS TO: School Principal or Principal’s Designee
I. The teacher shall implement the program of study. The performance criteria for this area shall include:
A. Bases instruction on adopted curricula for the school.
B. Demonstrates accurate and current knowledge in the subject field.
C. Develops appropriate lesson to teach instructional objectives.
D. Employs a variety of instructional strategies t augment achievement.
E. Utilizes content scope and sequence in planning.
II. The teacher shall foster a classroom climate conducive to learning. The performance criteria for this area shall include:
A. Follows established school discipline procedures which include West Virginia Board of Education Policy 4373 - Student Code of Conduct.
B. Establishes procedures and rules that enhance learning.
C. Encourages students’ attendance.
D. Sets high expectations for student performance.
E. Encourages and acknowledges individual student accomplishments and appropriate behavior.
F. Treats students in a fair and equitable manner.
G. Accommodates individual learning differences.
H. Creates and maintains an environment that supports learning.
I. Communicates with parents.
III. The teacher shall organize teaching strategies to maximize allocated instructional time to increase student learning. The performance criteria for this area includes:
A. Prepares and implements lesson plans.
B. Begins lesson or instructional activity with a review of previous material as appropriate.
C. Has materials, supplies and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or instructional activity.
D. Introduces the instructional activity and specifies instructional objectives.
E. Directs and adequately supervises students to be on task quickly at the beginning of each instructional activity.
F. Presents reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies using concepts and language which students understand.
G. Provides relevant examples and demonstrations to illustrate concepts and skills.
H. Assigns developmentally appropriate tasks.
I. Provides instructional pacing that ensures student understanding.
J. Maximizes student time-on-task.
K. Makes effective transitions between instructional activities.
L. Summarizes the main point(s) of the instructional activity.
M. Encourages students to express ideas clearly and accurately.
N. Incorporates higher level thinking skills.
O. Assists students to develop productive work habits and study skills, enabling communication with parents as needed.
P. Provides remediation activities for students.
Q. Designs, delivers, and assesses student learning activities addressing the state adopted instructional goals and objectives.
R. Integrates a variety of technology applications and learning tools t augment student achievement.
IV. The teacher shall monitor student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives. The performance criteria for this area includes:
A. Gathers, stores and monitors data related to student learning for use in assessing progress toward achieving the instructional objectives.
B. Follows grading policies and regulations.
C. Maintains accurate and complete student records.
D. Monitors and evaluates student progress.
E. Provides feedback on student work.
F. Monitors student attendance.
V. The teacher shall communicate with students, parents, educational personnel, and others, utilizing standard grammar, listening skills and clarity in the presentation of ideas. The performance standards in this area includes:
A. Communicates student progress according to established procedures and policies.
B. Communicates regularly and effectively with students, co-workers, parents/guardians, and community, exhibiting appropriate interactive skills.
C. Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members.
D. Speaks and writes standard English clearly, correctly, and distinctly.
E. Determines and utilizes appropriate community resources.
VI. The teacher shall demonstrate behavior that reflects established professional responsibilities (i.e. attendance, punctuality, and verbal/nonverbal communication). The criteria for this area includes:
A. Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations.
B. Interacts appropriately with students, other educational personnel, and parents.
C. Participates in activities which foster professional growth.
D. Is punctual with reports, grades, records, and in reporting work.
E. Performs assigned duties.
F. Strives to meet county/school goals.
G. Commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.
VII. The teacher shall demonstrate competency and knowledge in the implementation of the technology standards identified by West Virginia Board of Education policies.
A. Demonstrates a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.
B. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology.
C. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.
D. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
E. Use technology to enhance productivity and professional practice.
F. Understands the social, ethical legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice.
QUALIFICATION: West Virginia Certification in Agriculture Education 7-12
• The teacher will be responsible for designing and delivering a high quality program to serve secondary needs.
• The teacher will be expected to cooperate/collaborate with appropriate high school staff in coordinating the total program in Agricultural Education at GCHS.
• The teacher will also serve as Advisor of FFA an intra-curricular organization that affords students with opportunities for leadership, growth and success.
• The curriculum for this position will focus on Agri-science, Horticulture and Agricultural Mechanics. Additional courses may be offered such as Aquaculture and Forestry.
• The teacher will be responsible for providing instructional supervision for students’ supervised agricultural experience programs.
SALARY: Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience plus supplement
SUBMIT: Application for employment; Current transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations.
Send these documents to:
Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent
Gilmer County Board of Education
201 North Court Street
Glenville, WV 26351
MUST BE RECEIVED BY: Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 3:00 PM
As required by federal laws and regulation, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disabling condition, marital status, or national origin in employment or in its educational programs and activities.
Inquiries may be referred to:
Ronald Blankenship, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
Gilmer County Board of Education
201 North Court Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Or referred to: The Department of Education’s Director of the Office for Civil Rights
NOTE: State and federal laws include Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504; and other State or Federal laws and regulations governing students and employees.