Somerset County Public Schools

Potential Teaching Positions (1635)

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Job Details

TitlePotential Teaching Positions
Posting ID1635

We are accepting applications for future teaching positions that may become available for the 2019-2020 school year.  These positions will vary within grade level, subject area, and school location.


The teacher is responsible for planning and providing for appropriate learning experiences for students in an atmosphere and environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development for every student and is consistent with the Goals and Mission of Somerset County Public Schools.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned by the Building Principal or other official in Administration.


  • Teaches subject area according to curriculum guidelines based on Maryland’s State Curriculum.
  • Utilizes modeling, creative problem solving, and abstract reasoning in instruction methods,
  • Establishes learning objectives consistent with appraisal of student needs.
  • Plans and implements lessons that include all essential components of a good lesson as defined by Somerset County Public Schools.
  • Differentiates instruction into daily lessons.
  • Uses a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to ensure student learning success and reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education.
  • Diagnoses the learning needs of students on a regular basis for the purpose of prescribing appropriate learning objectives.
  • Uses technology as an integral part of instruction.
  • Collaborates with other faculty in delivery of appropriate instructional approaches.
  • Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a consistent and fair manner.
  • Facilitates in the resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents.
  • Participates in the school improvement process.
  • Plans and supervises activities of instructional assistants and volunteers in the classroom.
  • Reports student progress objectively and consistently with students and parents.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and Somerset County Public Schools policy.
  • Follows county procedures to requisition textbooks and instructional materials.
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students, parents and community which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence by participating in professional development opportunities.
  • Ensures that Teaching Certificate is always valid.


III.       Qualifications


            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited four year college or university in an applicable educational field.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current Maryland State Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education and Middle School 1-6 certification designation. An endorsement in Early Childhood and/or MS Math, MS Science, MS English, or MS Social Studies is also preferred.


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional and trade journals, instructional textbooks and instructional aides. Ability to write reports, detailed lesson plans, educational standards and procedure manuals as directed. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, teachers and administrators.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages and averages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and Internet based software that is used as instructional aides. Pursues training and development opportunities to expand technology knowledge.


Other Skills and Abilities

Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback and criticism. Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities; Use Time efficiently; and set goals and objectives.  Must be dependable.  Must possess leadership qualities and good interpersonal skills and have ability to motivate persons of diverse backgrounds.  Keeps abreast of changes and development in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications.  Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Other Qualifications

Must enjoy working with young age children with multiple perspectives and mult-cultural differences. Must be willing and able to travel to several out of town trainings as requested.



Physical Demands

            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.  Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

            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. 


            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$47,700 - $75,000.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/05/2020
End Date05/30/2020

Job Contact

NameHuman ResourcesTitle 621-6229