Must be highly qualified and possess a valid Indiana teaching license for the grade level and/or subject assigned: Elementary Generalist K - 6.
Must possess knowledge of effective practices including principles, theories, procedures, and techniques used in lesson plan development and classroom instruction.
What FWCS teachers will know and be able to do:
1. FWCS teachers are committed to students and their learning.
a. Teacher acts on the belief that every student can learn and that all students can
master challenging curriculum with appropriate differentiation and intervention.
b. Teacher sets quantifiable learning outcomes for students and holds students
and themselves accountable for meeting those objectives based on the
Internationally Benchmarked Common Core Standards linked to Indiana's
c. Teacher produces measurable growth in student achievement.
d. Teacher recognizes individual differences in students and adjusts practices
e. Teacher understands how students develop and learn.
2. FWCS teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to each
student, and the link to Indiana's Academic Standards.
a. Teacher understands the subject area content and how knowledge in the subject
field is created, organized, and linked to other disciplines.
b. Teacher demonstrates subject area knowledge and conveys the knowledge
clearly to students.
c. Teacher generates multiple paths to knowledge.
d. Teacher uses comprehensive planning skills to design effective instruction
focused on student mastery of FWCS curriculum goals.
3. FWCS teachers are responsible for establishing and managing student learning in a
positive learning environment.
a. Teacher creates a classroom climate that promotes openness, mutual respect,
support, and inquiry.
b. Teacher creates an organized classroom that maximizes engaged student
learning time, behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively.
c. Teacher establishes and maintains respectful, productive partnerships with
families in support of student learning and well-being.
d. Teacher engages all students in complex problem-solving and exploring of ideas
and issues in classroom activities drawing on students' culture, experiences, and
e. Teacher engages students in authentic tasks and offers them significant
opportunities to develop knowledge.
4. FWCS teachers continually assess student progress relative to student goals including
Internationally Benchmarked Common Core Standards linked to Indiana's Academic
Standards, analyze the results, and adapt instruction to improve student achievement.
a. Teacher follows the FWCS assessment suite.
b. Teacher uses a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques.
c. Teacher analyzes student information and results and plans instruction
5. FWCS teachers are committed to continuous self improvement and professional
a. Teacher continually reflects upon his/her practice in promoting student learning
and adjusts instruction accordingly.
b. Teacher draws upon educational research and research-based strategies in
planning instructional content and delivery.
c. Teacher is an active member of a professional learning community.
6. FWCS teachers exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
a. Teacher understands and supports the vision, mission, and goals of FWCS, and
serves as an ambassador for FWCS.
b. Teacher views him/herself as a leader in the educational community.
c. Teacher contributes to the smooth functioning of the school environment.
7. Perform related duties as assigned by the Administrator to meet the particular needs of
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and
hear. The employee is required to have dexterity of hands and fingers. The employee is
required to sit or stand for extended periods of time. They may be occasionally required to
bend at the waist, kneel or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry 25 pounds on occasion.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is seated or walking at will and has limited physical labor.