AGRICULTURE and MECHANICS-CTE TEACHER-HIGH SCHOOL in Santa Fe, TX 77510

Santa Fe Independent School District

Primary Purpose: Promote student learning by providing responsive instruction that makes use of effective communication techniques, instructional strategies that actively engage students in the learning process, and timely, high-quality feedback which leads to improved student achievement and success.

Qualifications: Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of subjects assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience:

At least one year of student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Strategies

Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.

Oversee Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAEP), including assisting students in selecting and managing projects at the Agricultural Center and/or student facilities.
Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations in order to prepare students for industry certification and entry-level employment.

Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.

Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).

Collaborate with Academic, Program of Study and other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements, including the effective integration of academics and appropriate preparation for industry certification.

Partner with related business and industry to provide applicable work-based learning activities for students.
Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development

Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

Serve as co-advisor to local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, including planning and conducting leadership, citizenship, cooperative, career development, FFA Degrees and competitive activities for students at local, regional, and state level.

15. Be a positive role model for students, support misson of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization

Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities, and maintain a teaching lab that simulates real-world work environments.

Assist in selection of and maintain inventory of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

Communication

Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, teachers, and business partners.

Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.

Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Personal Growth and Development

Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills, including job shadowing and industry-related skills development training.

Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.

Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

General Duties

Display tolerance necessary for accepting supervision for and criticism of job performance.

Work in harmony with supervisory, faculty, and peer personnel.

Use professional information discreetly and judiciously.

Support and follow administrative and Board policy.

31. Represent the school system to the community in a positive, professional way.

Maintain a sincere, friendly attitude toward patrons.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).

Equipment Used:
Copier, calculator, computer and printer, industry related equipment
Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing required. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.