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5th Grade Teacher

5th GRADE TEACHERAmberly Elementary SchoolPer PEA Contract
2024-25 School Year 
 Job Summary:
The classroom teacher will be responsible for the planning and delivery of engaging high-quality instruction to all students.  They will use a variety of methodologies and curriculum resources to ensure that all students meet or exceed grade level priority standards.


  • Valid Michigan  Elementary Teaching Certificate
  • Must meet highly qualified (proper placement) expectations for the position
  • Knowledge on the science of teaching reading and writing.
  • Experience of administration and use of universal screeners.
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships and work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn, and to the mission of educational equity.
  • Ability to use data in the decision-making process, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to continuously elevate professional contributions through ongoing reflection, building upon previous learning, and being open and receptive to ongoing feedback.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skilled at teaching subject content in an integrated manner.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all practices.
  • Utilize a variety of researched-based instructional techniques, strategies, and methods in all content areas.
  • Utilize multi-tiered systems of support to identify and address barriers to learning.
  • Leverage student support systems to ensure that students’ social, emotional, academic, nutritional, and health needs are addressed.
  • Implement a tiered system of instruction within the classroom to meet the needs of all students
  • Utilize data to inform instructional decisions for all tiers of instruction.
  • Understand, value, and positively respond to the unique traits of all students.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students by connecting classroom and school-wide positive behavior supports and systems.
  • The ability to prioritize student-learning needs over the customs, routines, and established relationships that can stand in the way of necessary change.
  • Willingness and commitment to participate in professional learning communities, the continuous improvement process, and professional development opportunities.
  • Work cooperatively with students, families, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Collaborate to create and execute clear, logical instructional plans that produce strong results in student learning.
  • Use a variety of methodologies and curriculum resources to ensure that all students meet or exceed grade level priority standards.
  • Deliver engaging high-quality instruction to all students.
  • Design and utilize formative assessments to modify and adjust instruction on a daily basis.
  • Integrate 21st Century Learning Skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration to learn and lead with confidence.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create an effective learning environment using a variety of grouping techniques and arranging the physical space.
  • Actively participate in instructional coaching cycles which requires analyzing data, action planning, and reflecting on the instructional practices.
  • The willingness to seek out knowledgeable peers, coaches, or administrators for instructional support in the pursuit to deliver high quality instruction to all students.
  • Adheres to the District’s and School’s policies, expectations, and protocols.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with the policies and procedures contained in the Portage Public Schools Handbook.

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