Employment Opportunities
Title: Reading Teacher
Location: Ware Elementary School
Description: PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their
potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth; enable students to develop
competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum
program and show written evidence of preparation as required
2. Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency,
board policies, and administrative regulations
3. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and
equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
4. Conduct assessments of student learning styles and use results for instructional activities
5. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for
special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education
Plans (IEP)
6. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods
according to district requirements
7. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s)
8. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
9. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits
10. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing
11. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned; sponsor outside activities
approved by the campus principal
12. Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school district
13. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical,
social, and emotional development of students
14. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student
handbook
15. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials,
and facilities
16. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials
17. Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with
parents, students, principals, and teachers
18. Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community
members
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10-month year

BEGINNING DATE: 2016 – 2017 school year

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled

Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education/Certification:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
Certification that covers the appropriate grade levels either EC-6, Self contained 1-8 or 1-6, and PK-K certifications, with an endorsement in reading and three to five years of teaching reading at the elementary level.
Meet the “Highly Qualified” requirement under NCLB standards
Special Knowledge/Skills:
 Specific knowledge of subjects assigned
 General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
 Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
 Strong organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
Minimum Experience:
At least one year of field experience (student teaching) or approved internship
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants submit:

A letter of interest, current resume, LISD Professional Application, copy of transcript(s), copy of certificate(s), copy of service record(s), and three letter of recommendation from past employers or supervisors

In-District applicants submit:

A letter of interest, current resume, a copy of transcripts reflecting additional degree(s) and certificate(s) earned since being employed.
Salary: Teacher Pay Scale
Contact Name: Loretta J. Thompson Martin - Director, Human Resources
Contact Phone: (903) 381-2200
Contact Fax: 903-381-2286
Contact Email: dfisher@lisd.org
Contact Address: 1301 East Young Street
Contact City: Longview
Contact State: TX
Contact Zip: 75602