Physics Teacher needed for Washburn Rural High School in the Auburn-Washburn USD 437 School District for the 2018-2019 school year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Effectively implements the district-adopted science curriculum • Teaches general science, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and physiology concepts to pupils • Plans and delivers a science program that includes demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments • Organizes laboratory activities for optimal learning • Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids • Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools • Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs • Communicates high expectations to all learners • Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns • Incorporates use of appropriate technology • Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design • Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support instructional goals and student needs • Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity, and flexibility • Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction • Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions • Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills • Maintains up-to-date records of student progress • Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment • Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior and applies appropriate consequences • Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills • Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching • Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect • Maintains confidentiality • Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning • Selects and requests books and instructional materials • Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated • Demonstrates how subject matter is organized • Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day • Oversees assigned budgets • Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign
Kansas teaching license required
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Position is open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: We offer excellent fringe benefits including medical, generous leave, tuition reimbursement, and longevity pay.
About Auburn-Washburn USD 437
Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.
Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.