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Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Elementary Math

  • Certificated

Salary range: Placement on teacher's salary schedule plus 14 additional days to provide professional learning

Reports to: Chief Academic Officer PK-5 and Director of Professional Development

QUALIFICATION
  • Valid California teaching credential
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher actively involved in the teaching of mathematics
  • Experience using District adopted instructional materials
  • Experience and knowledge of current best practices in teaching elementary mathematics including multiple ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Thorough understanding of the California Common Core Math Standards and Practices, particularly at the elementary level
  • Experience/willingness to co-plan, co-teach and coach classroom teachers in grades K-5
  • Knowledge in current research in mathematics pedagogy and the use of assessment to inform instruction
  • Experience leading workshops, presentations, study groups or committees
  • Strong organizational and communication skills desirable, ability to work on a team with a variety of learning styles
  • Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Understand the needs of EL learners and effective instructional practices that support the development of math skills
  • Ability to use technology as a tool to support student learning in mathematics
  • Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Possession of a Clear and valid California Teaching Credential, in appropriate content area, as required by the California Education Code
  • Possession of an English Learner Authorization (CLAD or BCLAD), as per by Board policy, may be required
  • Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Collaborate with K-5 teachers at assigned sites to provide coaching support to teachers, with an emphasis on closing the achievement gap and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Assist in supporting Strategic Plan goals and implementing District math initiatives
  • Identify and disseminate materials/resources to support differentiated instruction in math
  • Provide coaching, professional learning, and/or materials that enable teachers to effectively challenge all learners in math
  • Design and support site-based and District professional learning opportunities
  • Lead professional learning initiative for a team of selected teachers interested in developing strong knowledge and understanding of the Common Core Math Standards
  • Design and present professional learning in math for teachers new to PAUSD
  • Collaborate with the TOSA team to ensure teachers receive high quality, strategic professional learning through
  • workshops, coaching, and collaboration
  • Collaborate with the TOSA overseeing elementary summer school to ensure a rigorous and appropriate instructional program
  • Remain current with research and best practices for mathematics instruction
  • Perform other duties as assigned (may include evening hours for presentations)
  • Hours 8:00 AM -4:00 PM with one hour break to include lunch, morning break and afternoon break.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time

The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

Work Year: 200 days(requires a flexible calendar),Two-year commitment (additional years with supervisor agreement)

Revision Date: 11/01/2016

Initial date: 03/20/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.