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Marion Independent School District (learn more)

Marion, IA (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3452806
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: February 23, 2021

Job Description

TITLE:  Teacher  FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Building Principal


PURPOSE: Prepares lesson plans aligned to Iowa Core and district-identified priority standards.  Instructs students and evaluates progress through common formative and summative assessments. Provides a positive learning climate where students may seek fulfillment of their potential for growth through creativity and problem solving.  Promotes the overall mission, vision, goals, and core values of the school system, and works to maximize the educational opportunities available to each student.


  1. Plan and implement instruction aligned to the Standards and students' individual education goals. 

  2. Engage as an active learner and collaborator in Professional Learning Communities that work together to ensure high quality teaching and student learning. 

  3. Evaluate and report student progress toward goals and general academic and behavioral growth according to District policies and practices. 

  4. Maintain all required paperwork and submit assignments and reports on-time as directed by District Administrators and Supervisors. 

  5. Implement and use classroom management techniques to maintain a safe, engaging, and productive environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. 

  6. Implement and use researched-based instructional strategies that motivate students and provide relevancy. 

  7. Evaluate student performance and achievements in curriculum and activities, using formative assessment to adjust instruction to meet learning needs. 

  8. Communicate with students and parents, informing them of evaluation methods and practices, student progress and instructional methods to support student academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth and success. 

  9. Direct and monitor the activities of special education associates and classroom volunteers. 

  10. Use assessments to determine student mastery of academic standards and plan for 

 interventions as needed. 

  1. Pursue ongoing professional growth and development. 

  2. Develop and maintain specific instructions for substitutes to support effective management and learning.

  3. Prepare for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.

  4. Prepare all reports required by the principal or district administration in a timely manner.

  5. Make suggestions for changes and improvements to the building principal or district administration.

  6. Establish a classroom community that is supportive of diversity and creates a sense of community and belonging.

  7. Engage in the evaluation process with a focus on continuous learning and professional growth.

  8. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required

  2. Valid Iowa Teaching License and appropriate endorsement(s) for the grade level(s) or academic courses to which assigned

  3. Mandatory Reporter: Child and Adult Dependent Abuse Certification

  4. Background Check

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 essential functions.

While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0-24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.  The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck or truck more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0-12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Noise level is quiet to loud. Work may be indoors and/or outdoors.  Work may be in non-air conditioned rooms. Tobacco and alcohol-free environment.  Fast-paced atmosphere with constant contact with students, staff, or the public.  This position will require some evening responsibilities.  Direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output of students.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.  These statements are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.

Signature of Supervisor: ____________________________________ Date: _________________________

Signature of Employee: _____________________________________ Date: _________________________

**A signed copy of this job description will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.


The Marion Independent School District is an EEO/AA employer.

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, Janelle Brouwer, Superintendent, Marion Independent School District, Marion , Iowa 52302; or by telephoning 319-377-4691. Inquiries or complaints regarding sex discrimination may be referred to the District’s Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Gretchen Kriegel, Assistant Superintendent, 777 South 15th Street, Marion, Iowa, 52302, 319-377-4691,

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, Milwaukee Area Office, Reuss Federal Plaza, 310 West Wisconsin Ave., Suite 800, Milwaukee, WI., 53203-2292, (800) 669-4000 or TTY (800) 669-6820. or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121 or 1-800-457-4416, This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.

Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    All employers submitting a job opening for posting on the Teach Iowa system will not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, or status as a veteran. A bona fide religious institution may choose to exercise the allowances in Iowa Code section 216.6.(6)d. Employers may have additional developed specific equal employment opportunity policies and procedures; please check with employers.

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Viner
    • 777 S 15th St
    • Marion, Iowa 52302

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