Middle School Social Studies / Science / Mathematics Teacher

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The secondary science / math teacher is responsible for the instructional program and implementation of activities for social studies, science and math students within Saline Area Schools. Interested applicants must possess at least two (2) of the following three (3) certifications:  RX (Social Studies), DX (Science) endorsement for grades 6-12 and an EX (Mathematics) endorsement for grades 6-12. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ( Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Provides and coordinates the instructional program for students in the assigned area of responsibility, evaluates results on a continuous basis.
  • Assesses students' achievement and develops instructional strategies to meet individual educational needs of students in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students, considering such factors as physical, emotional and educational levels of development.
  • Participates as a part of Individualized Education Program team (IEP) meetings when necessary.  Assists in the development and implementation of student IEP goals and instruction based on individual student needs.
  • Works cooperatively and communicates with District and constituent district staff, students and parents/guardians.
  • Maintains accurate attendance records and appropriate reports.
  • Participates in District level staff meetings, in-service activities, staff development/special programs, school improvement teams and planning committees as appropriate to the assignment.
  • Regularly document student progress using assessment tools, monitoring through observations/evaluation and/or collecting data.  Uses student progress data to improve instruction.
  • Supervises and implements instruction for students in class and in the community; directs the activities of teacher assistants in all areas of instruction as well as other activities.
  • Maintains accurate records in a manner consistent with state and federal law as required by the District.
  • Establishes and maintains open communications with parents, staff, administration and outside agencies.
  • Adheres to District health and safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Monitors student needs and implement programs.
  • Exhibits emotional stability, exercises good judgment and makes decisions in accordance with board policies and administrative guidelines, with minimum supervision.
  • Performs such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

Directs Teaching Assistant(s) / Paraeducators on a day-to-day basis.

Exemplary, predictable and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Alternative requirements that may be appropriate and acceptable to the Board of Education may be considered.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   


  • Valid Secondary Michigan Teaching Certificate required.
  • Two of the following three certifications: Social Studies (RX) Science (DX) and Mathematics (EX) endorsements.
  • Project Lead the Way certification and experience is preferred.   
  • Demonstrated successful student teaching experience required; two years of experience preferred.
  • Possess experience with computer instruction and technology.
  • Possess the skills and desire to work in a collaborative team with others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the teacher's role in a team environment.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


  • Ability to explain and demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret information including periodicals and professional journals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of educators, students and the general public.
  • Ability to write lesson plans, IEP's and other related correspondence.
  • Ability to direct the activities of others to execute student IEP goals.


  • Ability to integrate technology into the everyday workflow is necessary.
  • Ability to utilize District technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the District.
  • Ability to use computer technology for research, data management, communications and other instruction.
  • Ability to use a personal computer (PC) or MAC in a networked environment to utilize the Internet and other electronic communication mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software) is required.


  • Highly proficient in subject areas of: reasoning, problem solving, organizational dynamics and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Ability to build rapport with others and to serve diverse publics.
  • Ability to take initiative; work well with others as a collaborative team member and exhibit good communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments, agencies and individuals.
  • Ability to work creatively and skillfully with students.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and understanding in working with students, staff and parents/guardians.

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01/06/2017 (5 days)