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Science Teacher Chemistry 2019-20

Company name
Wichita Public Schools

Wichita, KS, United States

Employment Type

Education, Sciences

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Science Teacher, Chemistry (2019-20)

JobID: 14935

Position Type:

High School Teaching/

Science - Chemistry

Date Posted:



East High School


Job Title:

Chemistry Science Teacher - High School

Position Function:

Teaches and facilitates learning and maintains academic progress, discipline, and records for students at the high school grade level. Works with parents and students to provide and implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

Provides direct instruction and facilitates student learning using current best practices and strategies in one or more subjects such as English, mathematics, science, social studies, etc.

Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicate those objectives to students, parents, and peers as appropriate

Creates effective lesson plans to guide daily instruction

Collaborates and communicates with staff to meet the educational needs of students

Creates, administers, and grades tests/assessments to evaluate student progress

Establishes and enforces rules and procedures which help to maintain order in the classroom to create a learning environment for all students

Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on the progress of students. Discusses students’ concerns and progress with parents and staff. Maintains district provided electronic gradebook.

Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops

Prepares classroom instructions to promote students’ success in provided curriculum and on district, state and national assessments

Observes, enforces and is directed by the policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the school district

Work with Special Education or ESOL teacher to ensure appropriate modifications are being implemented in the classroom

Completes all required reports as identified by building principal or school district

Provides supervision in common areas to support school and district mission and goals

Additional Duties:

Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisors.


This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.


Limited travel may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:

As outlined in on-site job analysis for Secondary Teacher

Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations

Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills

Work in school building environments

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students

Ability to maintain a classroom of students

Ability and patience to work interactively with students

Skill in organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to deliver teaching instruction in accordance with improved curriculum and standards

Excellent skills in verbal and written communication

Ability to understand the individual needs of each student

Ability to effectively use Microsoft Outlook and the student information system

Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality

Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance

Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them


Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors

Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks

Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy

Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues

Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave

Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator

All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:

Current Kansas State teaching license

Classroom teaching experience preferred

FSLA Status:


Department Specifics:

Secondary Chemistry endorsement required

Company info

Wichita Public Schools
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Company Profile
Inspiring future leaders and empowering each student with the 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success drive "Team 259" toward greatness every day. Wichita Public Schools provides unparalleled opportunities for students - in the classroom; by participation in service and extra-curricular activities; because of extraordinary and safe school facilities; regardless of ability, language needs, background. WPS is the largest school district in Kansas, educating approximately 11 percent of all public school students in the state of Kansas, and more than half of all school-aged children in Sedgwick County. The district's 2015-16 enrollment of 51,133 students, and our traditional PreK-12 student enrollment is at its highest level in more than 10 years. We are proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, accomplished students, and committed parents and volunteers. WPS serves students in 94 schools and special program locations, employing nearly 10,000 dedicated professionals. Thank you for your interest in the Wichita Public Schools. The links on this page are an excellent starting point to learn more about us and the community we serve!

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