NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Description for
4th Grade Teacher (Elementary)
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Building Principal
Grade/Level: 4th Grade
Amount of Travel Required: Minimal travel may be required if in conjunction with pre-approved professional development activities.
Positions Supervised: None
Work Schedule: 190-day contract, Monday through Friday; Hours per day as set by the building Principal
Instruct students in one or more subjects at the elementary level designated according to state licensure, certification, and subject matter specifically as assigned by the building Principal.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students
for whom responsible. Follow district policy and building procedures associated with student management; consistently demonstrate proficient classroom management skills.
Maintain a cooperative relationship with other staff members.
Demonstrate a high individual rate attendance (goal being 95% or above annually) in order to maximize student learning.
Follow all building procedures regarding attendance and punctuality keeping your Principal informed at times.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and
Assign and grade classwork and homework in a timely manner. Communicate student progress by
posting to Edline as required by your building administrator.
Enforce all NLRSD Board policies, administrative procedures, and rules governing students; implement the.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction using researched-based best
Guide and counsel all students based on their academic interests and needs.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent
injuries and damage.
Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate
Use technology to support instruction.
Meet with parents and/or guardians to discuss their children’s progress.
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve
students’ behavioral and academic problems. Assist in the development and implementation of IEP’s
and 504 Plans.
Prepare objectives and comprehensive lesson plans following curriculum maps and the
Arkansas State Frameworks.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to
maintain and improve professional competence.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of
secondary school programs.
Prepare reports on students and activities as required by the administration.
Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
Administer standardized ability and achievement tests according to state requirements and interpret
results to determine students’ strengths and areas of need. Develop, implement, and update
Academic Improvement Plans.
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
Perform supervisory duties as assigned in accordance with state statutes.
Adhere to North Little Rock School District Policies, and the state-mandated “Educators’ Code of Ethics.”
Follow all state and federal guidelines in association with IDEA and ADA to ensure that all students
have access to a comprehensive education.
Maintain a valid Arkansas Teacher’s License with appropriate certification and Highly Qualified
Teacher status (if applicable).
Adhere to the Policies of the North Little Rock School District which are made available to employees as posted on
the NLRSD website located online at www.nlrsd.org by accessing the “School Board” tab and opening the
“Policies by North Little Rock School District Board of Education” folder, the opening the “Certified Personnel” link.
Other duties as assigned by the building Principal.
Accountability – accepts responsibility and account for his/her actions
Accurate – performs work accurately and thoroughly
Adaptability – adapts to change in the workplace
Communication, Oral – communicates effectively with others using the spoken word
Communication, Written – communicates in writing clearly and concisely
Consensus Building – brings about group solidarity to achieve a goal
Creative – thinks in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
Regular Attendance – reports to work regularly to maximize student progress
Diversity Oriented – works effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Enthusiastic – brings energy to the performance of a task
Ethical – demonstrates conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
Goal Oriented – focuses on a goal and obtains a pre-determined result
Honesty / Integrity – truthful and seen as credible in the workplace
Initiative – takes actions to solve problems or reach goals
Innovative – looks beyond the standard solutions
Interpersonal – gets along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
Judgment – formulates sound decisions using the available information
Loyal – demonstrates a trait of duty to students and to coworkers
Management Skills – organizes and directs oneself, and a classroom, so as to effectively supervise students
Motivation – inspires oneself, and students, to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability
Organized – possesses the trait of being organized so as to follow systematic methods of performing tasks
Patience – acts calmly under stress and strain
Positive attitude – optimistic, team-first attitude displayed at all times
Presentation Skills – effectively presents information to students, parents, and others
Problem Solving – finds solutions for challenges, deals proactively with work-related problems
Punctual – reports to work on time, reports to class or other duties on time
Reliability – dependable and trustworthy
Responsible – accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
Tactful – shows consideration for and maintains good relations with students, parents, and coworkers
Team Building – convinces students, parents, and coworkers to work toward goals
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a valid Arkansas Teacher’s License with appropriate certification, in addition to being a Highly Qualified Teacher meeting Arkansas Department of Education standards
Experience preferred, but not required
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Basic technology proficiency, with the ability to learn and implement district teacher technology to include grade reporting and parental communication technology (Grade Quick, Ed Line Programs)
Certificates & Licenses
Valid Arkansas Teacher’s License with appropriate certification, in addition to being a Highly Qualified Teacher in accordance with Arkansas Department of Education requirements.
Appreciation for diversity. Ability to pass required ASP/FBI/DHS background checks.
Physical Abilities Lift /Carry
Stand C (Constantly) 10 lbs or less F (Frequently)
Walk F (Frequently) 11-20 lbs F (Frequently)
Sit O (Occasionally) 21-50 lbs F (Frequently)
Handling / Fingering F (Frequently) 51-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
Reach Outward F (Frequently) Over 100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
Reach Above Shoulder F (Frequently)
Climb O (Occasionally)
Crawl O (Occasionally)
Squat or Kneel O (Occasionally)
Bend O (Occasionally)
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less F (Frequently)
13-25 lbs F (Frequently)
26-40 lbs O (Occasionally
41-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)
Sense of Sound (ability to converse with students and parents)
Sense of Touch
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud, depending on the activities of the day. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. The work environment is generally indoors in a school classroom. Large crowds and student assembly situations are encountered in this job. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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