5th Grade Teacher

Friday, December 14, 2018
Harper Creek Community Schools
Position Details: 

Notice is hereby given that the following position is available for the 2018-2019 school year in the Harper Creek Community School District, Battle Creek, Michigan.

POSITION:                               1 - 1.0 FTE –5th Grade Teacher

                                                      Must have a Valid Teaching Certificate with an Elementary endorsement.

                                                      Prefer someone with an additional endorsement in a 6th- - 8th grade core subject area


SUMMARY:  To create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation to educate, empower, and equip students for life; to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.       


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach district-approved curriculum in a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students through direct and inquiry-based instruction.  Use effective classroom management skills to develop positive working relationships with students in a productive learning environment. Effectively apply and integrate technology to support meaningful teaching and successful student learning. Regularly integrate the writing process and expository writing to enhance  teaching and learning. Articulate to students their learning objectives and the reasons for their importance. Understands diversity of student learning styles and the need for differentiated learning. Provide timely, accurate, constructive, and specific feedback to students regarding their learning. Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records and prepare progress reports and report cards.  Participate as a part of Individualized Education Program Team (IEPT)/Section 504 meetings when necessary.  Assists in the development and implementation of student IEP goals/Section 504 accommodations and instruction based on individual student needs. Maintains accurate records in a manner consistent with state and federal law as required by the District, to include student accommodations as specified in 504 plans and IEPs.  Communicate frequently with parents and guardians by such means as conferences, newsletters, notes, telephone calls, and email both during and outside the school day. Participate in continual professional growth opportunities which are aligned with school and District priorities. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively within a department/grade level. Participates in District level staff meetings, in-service activities, staff development/special programs, school improvement teams and planning committees as appropriate to the assignment.



- Bachelor’s Degree and valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with appropriate grade level and subject area endorsements.

 - Must meet state requirements for placement of qualified teachers. Must have the ability to use data to drive instructional decisions.

 - Prefer someone with an additional endorsement in a 6th- - 8th grade core subject area


TO APPLY:  Visit www.harpercreek.net  and follow the Employment Opportunities link.

Applicant must include the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Cover Letter and resume including a review of experience appropriate to the position.
  • Transcript of Degree and graduate credit (student copy acceptable at this time)
  • Up-to-date credentials including at least two (2) recent letters of recommendation.
  • Most recent Evaluation Summary including effectiveness rating


Deadline for applying:   OPEN Until Filled


A complete job description is available upon request.

Harper Creek Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please provide written notice for any special needs accommodation.


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