Elementary School Teacher

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Westwood Community School District
Position Details: 

Elementary Teacher Job Description



Position Title:                           Elementary School Teacher(s)


Reports To:                                  Building Principal



Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university

  • Valid Michigan Elementary Teacher Certification ZG (K-5 All, K-8 SC)
  • Elementary teaching experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring



To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.


Job Performance Responsibilities:

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

A. Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, writing, science, art, health, and other related subjects, to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education, aligned to the common core state standards and other appropriate learning activities.


B. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter.


C. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.


D. Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.


E. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.


F. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.


G. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.


H. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.


I. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.


J. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.


K. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.


L. Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines.


M. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aides; maintains required inventory records.


N. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.


O. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.


P. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.


Q. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.


R. Works cooperatively with grade level and building colleagues to assist 6th grade students in the transition from elementary to middle school.



Terms of Employment:

  • Ten-month school year
  • Salary to be according to the current contact with Wayne County MEA/NEA



How to apply:

Visit westwoodschools.net

District Resources / Human Resources / Employment



Salary and Term:

Per negotiated agreement.



Closing Date: 

Open Until Filled



How to Apply:

Apply online at: westwoodschools.net

Departments/Human Resources



Physical/Mental Demands and Work Hazards:

Physical demands while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.


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