The Journalism teacher reports to the high school principal.
supervising students both in and out of the classroom; maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience; monitoring the performance of their students; and recognizing problems and coordinating with administrators, other teachers, and parents to correct problems.
Additionally, teachers are expected to work with members in their department, colleagues in other departments, as well as with staff and administrators. The Journalism teacher is expected to share responsibility for advising students in the production of print and digital student media.
The work year is 179 days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Schools' governing Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2019.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related field (ie. Communications, English with a Journalism/Student Publications focus) required.
Master's degree in Journalism or a related field preferred.
A minimum of three years of teaching experience or comparable equivalent experience required.
Experience developing curriculum, and advising student media (newspaper, yearbook, online, photojournalism or broadcast) preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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