Teacher, Biology

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Sterling, VA, Park View High School
Aug 30, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Full Time
The Teacher plans, designs, implements and assesses an appropriate instructional program in a high school environment that guides and encourages a diverse group of students at all levels to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The Teacher designs learning experience, monitors student progress and presents the information to parents, develops assessments, creates and reinforces classroom expectations, works with school administration to prepare students for a variety of assessments, and manages and supports students outside the classroom, such as in school hallways, field trips, after school activities, etc.


At the high school level, the Teacher may be assigned to teach students from ninth through twelfth grade. The high school students are transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood and preparing for life after high school. Teachers are expected to promote an environment that is challenging, equitable, empowering, and developmentally responsive. The teacher helps build on the fundamentals of middle school and prepares students through a variety of curriculum pathways available to support the transition beyond high school. The Teacher motivates students in the content and competencies of the courses, creating learning experiences that are authentic, engaging, rigorous and relevant.

Roles and Responsibilities

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to
the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed

• Establishes a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and enables each student to
demonstrate agency, ownership, and reflection.
• Designs and implements authentic and engaging learning experiences using the Virginia Standards of Learning,
LCPS curriculum, and effective strategies to maximize student achievement using a variety of instructional
• Designs authentic and engaging learning experiences using a variety of resources and technology to promote the
development of critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
• Personalizes instruction based upon the needs of students and manages time to maximize student learning
• Assesses student growth as related to educational goals, objectives, and outcomes.
• Adheres to LCPS Assessment and Grading policy and guidelines.
• Analyzes assessment data to refine teaching and learning experiences and inform instructional practices.
• Continually communicates with students and parents/guardians to keep them informed of the students• their
progress in meeting instructional objectives.
• Manages the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure that the environment is conducive to
learning; assists and participates in managing student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school
grounds, or work site.
• Plans instructional activities with other professional staff, both school- and non-school-based, to maximize
learning opportunities.
• Supports colleagues, students, parents and community stakeholders to promote student learning and student
mastery of content and competencies.
• May direct the work of teacher assistants, student teachers, and volunteers to provide an effective learning
• Participates actively in the school• s professional learning community, as appropriate, to deepen the
understanding of curriculum, content, and competencies and to create assessments that measure lesson/unit



Below are the qualifications for this position:

• Bachelor• s degree from an accredited university or college
• Holds or eligible for a Virginia teaching license, with an endorsement in appropriate subject area
• Demonstrated knowledge of subject content, curriculum, and methodology of effective teaching
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
• Skilled in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning
• Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with students, peers, administrators, and
• Demonstrated skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills

Physical requirements

The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of
the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers
accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall
and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of
time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift,
carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Virginia Nondiscrimination Disclosure

The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its
educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS)
does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical
conditions, disability, or veteran status, in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to
the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

ADA Accommodations Disclosure

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Loudoun County Public Schools is required to provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Qualified
employees are those who hold the necessary degrees, skills, and experience for the job; and who can perform its
essential responsibilities list above, with or without an accommodation.

Additional Details

Teacher Salary Scale

Position is 7 hours per day.

The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

To submit an application online, please select • Apply Now•

To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application

Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• College Transcripts
• Copy of your teaching license (if applicable)
• Test Scores (if applicable)
• Resume

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