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Middle School Language Arts Teacher @ Alief Learning Center

Company: Alief Independent School District
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Middle School Language Arts Teacher @ Alief Learning Center

(Internal employees must use the internal link to login & apply.)


Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.



  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned
  • Current ESL Certification: ESL Certification required within (2) years of employment beginning with teachers hired in the 2010-2011 school year
  • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
  • Gifted Teachers must have 30 hours of gifted approved hours required

    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge of subject matter in assigned position
    • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

      • Completion of student teaching or approved internshipMajor Responsibilities and Duties:
        • Serve a diverse population of students who may be participating in state/federal programs as well as general education.
        • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.
        • Abide by the Alief ISD Code of Civility.
        • Maintain an acceptable attendance rate - 94% annually (excluding approved leaves and emergencies).
        • Confer with and foster professional relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators on a regular basis per building and district guidelines.
        • Plan and participate in all meetings and provide appropriate documentation for students regarding admissions, reviews, progress, grades, dismissals, conferences, etc.
        • Comply with state and federal laws, district policies, rules, regulations and administrative directives as they exist or may hereafter be amended.

          Instructional Strategies
          • Plan and teach a program of study in accordance with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), district mandates and curricula, multiple preparations (courses) are necessary for many.
          • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and district's curriculum program and shows written evidence of preparation as required. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.
          • Implement instructional, linguistic, and/or modifications and accommodations per Admissions/Review/ Dismissal (ARD) committees; LPAC committees; Section 504 committees, and RtI committees for students receiving services under all district, state and federal guidelines.
          • Work cooperatively with special education teachers and interventionists to modify curricula as needed for struggling general education students and special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
          • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
          • Diagnose the learning needs of all students and seek the assistance of building and district leadership for appropriate intervention methods, techniques and strategies.

            Student Growth and Development
            • Assess the on-going accomplishments and needs of students, maintain appropriate records, provide immediate feedback and progress reports on a regular basis per building and district guidelines. Administer state assessments as appropriate to student population. Small group instruction is used.
            • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsors outside activities approved by the campus principal.
            • Is a positive role model for students; supports the mission of school district.Classroom Management and Organization
              • Create an inviting, risk free, supportive, and warm learning environment appropriate to the developmental level and interests of students.
              • Implement an appropriate and effective discipline management system for the classroom in alignment with building and district policies and/or rules governing student conduct.
              • 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.
              • Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
              • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

                Professional Growth and Development
                • Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills.
                • Comply with state, district, and federal laws; district and campus regulations and policies for classroom teachers as they exist or may hereafter be amended.
                • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serves on staff committees as required.

                  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
                  • Maintain an appropriate level of technology competence to meet the current and future needs of Alief.
                  • Implement alternative methods of instruction as needed.
                  • Perform other duties as assigned.

                    Supervisory Responsibilities:

                    Directs the work of any assigned instructional aide(s).

                    Performance in this role is evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of teachers on the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

                    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

                    Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals

                    Posture: Standing, prolonged sitting, occasional kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing pulling, and twisting

                    Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; may also require climbing stairs and reaching over head

                    Lifting: Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 15 pounds); May require occasional heavy lifting and carrying (15-45 pounds)

                    Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; possible districtwide travel; all campuses are temperature controlled with hard surface floors

                    Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

                    Environment: Work inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise

                    Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours

                    This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

                    The full job description for this position is included within this job posting. By applying for this position you are accepting the responsibilities and duties of this position as they are listed in the job description.

                    Hiring administrators review applications, interview, and recommend for hire.

                    Probationary contract - 187 days plus 4 days of Alief U professional development for a teacher new to the district.

                    2022-2023 Salary Schedule

                    (Internal employees must use the internal link to login & apply.)


Keywords: Alief Independent School District, Houston , Middle School Language Arts Teacher @ Alief Learning Center, Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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