Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date Posted July 16, 2019
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status
Salary Negotiable


REPORTS TO: School Principal
JOB SUMMARY: Instructs students individually and in groups using various
teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. This position teaches
elementary grades.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by
the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility
1: Plans daily lessons to meet the needs of all students and assists students
needing additional support. Adapts teaching methods and instructional
materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
2: Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and homework
assignments. Communicates those objectives to students.
3: Establishes and enforces rules of behavior and procedures for
maintaining order in their classroom.
4: Confers with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and
administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
5: Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards
academic standards and identifies gaps in learning. Uses assessment
data to refine curriculum and adjust instructional practices.
6: Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities and homework
assignments. Creates a positive achievement-oriented learning
7: Participates in collaborative curriculum development and grade-level
and/or school activities.
8: Participates in ongoing professional development activities.
DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and
conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental
creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral
Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data
and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.
PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with
or are influenced by the position.
Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making
recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving
economies or preventing loss within the organization.
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing
considerable losses through the management of a minor department, and/or handling of very large
amounts of money.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms
and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and
Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports and business letters using proper format and
grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity,
creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems
within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for
accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to
property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or
death to individuals.
Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances,
materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has
shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
Establishes methods and procedures for acquiring and handling machines, tools, equipment, or work aids
involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate
SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety,
either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of
the laws and standards of public health and safety.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and
education required for entry into the position.
Bachelors’ degree in education or related degree.
Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations
required to enter the position.
Must have a current Tennessee Teaching certificate or be in an eligible alternative licensure program.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work
experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable
expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.
Prior teaching experience preferred.
More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the
position announcement as vacancies occur.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion
and coordination of limb and body movement.
Standing and walking: generally 6 hours per day (full duty)
Lifting and carrying: frequently lifting 20 lbs and occasionally lifting 70 lbs
Push and pull: unlimited grasp and fingering
Dexterity: ability to operate machines, tools or office equipment
Additional requirements: unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs/ladders;
exposure to heat extremes.
UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work
environment that may cause illness or injury.
The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, intense noise
levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, traffic, and toxic or
caustic chemicals.
SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch,
taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.
The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of
smell, and texture perception.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide
adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are
encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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