1. A Bachelors degree.
2. Hold a valid and active Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate.
3. Criminal history and child abuse clearances (Acts 34, 151 and FBI).
4. Ability to perform essential job duties satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
5. Ability to perform additional or alternatives to these qualifications and essential duties, as the board or superintendents may determine appropriate and acceptable.
1. Collaborates with other staff members in the education process and assists with the smooth operation of the building.
2. Displays an interest in and participates in the total school program.
3. Exhibits dependability and punctuality in assigned duties, attendance at meetings and in the use and care of equipment and facilities.
4. Displays positive personal traits, such as neatness, integrity, character, good citizenship, respect for others, honesty and responsibility as an appropriate model for students.
5. Abides by the Pennsylvania School Code and the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 6. Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.
7. Maintains open lines of communication with administrators, parents, students, staff members and the general public.
8. Participates in curriculum review and redesign as required by department, subject area or grade level.
9. Maintains an ongoing program to enhance professional competence for the attainment of a job goal.
10. Incorporates the philosophy, objectives and expectations of the Teacher Expectations, Evaluation and Development plan in the attainment of professional goals.
11. Recognizes the basic structural framework for the development of instructional programs and works toward the achievement of the objectives.
12. Develops, maintains and completes all required written records and reports within established timelines.
13. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies to attain lesson objectives and provides students opportunities which extend beyond the classroom.
14. Diagnoses and evaluates student abilities and progress to develop effective instructional strategies to help students meet instructional objectives and provides timely feedback to student concerning their progress.
15. Recognizes and uses appropriate technological enhancements relevant to the curriculum taught.
16. Demonstrates understanding and concern for each student in meeting his or her educational needs.
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About Allentown School District
The Allentown School District is part of 17 square miles that encompass the City of Allentown – with a total population of 118,032 (US Census, 2010). The richness of Allentown’s diversity is strengthened by the District’s central role in educating for America’s future through academic excellence and celebrating the cultural, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 51 countries and speak 26 languages. 25 academic buildings throughout the City. To find out more about the City of Allentown, go to: www.allentownpa.gov. Allentown is part of the Lehigh Valley area, for information about the area, go to: www.discoverlehighvalley.com. This district is led by Thomas E. Parker who was named Superintendent for Allentown School District in December 2016 and began his new role on July 1, 2017. Facts and Figures (as of Winter 2017) – Current Enrollment: 16,628 Grade-Level Enrollment: – Elementary Schools & Early Childhood Centers (15): 7,976 – Middle Schools (4): 3,520 – High Schools (3): 5,369 Families denoted as Low Income (as of 12/3/15): 89.1% Percentage of students receiving Free/Reduced Lunch: 100% Total Personnel: 2,292 – ASD is the third largest urban school system out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth. – Serving a community with a poverty rate of 38.64% of the City’s population. (2013 Census) – Seven different employee associations/unions including the Allentown Education Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. – The Allentown School District Foundation, established in 2009 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt independent public charity, is expanding enrichment opportunities for ASD students.