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Title I
Classroom Teacher Natural Resources Management

Grade Level
High School

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching skill sets associated with agriculture and natural resources management. Skills set will include management practices in areas of soil, water, forest, wildlife and land as well as skill sets in the areas of basic agricultural production, agricultural mechanics, surveying, GIS/GPS and environmental regulations. The successful applicant must possess the ability to communicate  
with the school community, teach program specific theory, and design and facilitate appropriate lab  
applications. The successful applicant must possess the ability to continually develop their  
program by consulting with natural resource management business and industry including the oil and gas industry. The instructor must have the ability to develop relationships with industry, to secure industry related resources, and to organize / participate with an industry specific advisory council. The successful applicant must be willing to grow professionally as an instructor and continue to develop technical skills related to agriculture and natural resources management. The successful applicant must be willing to serve as the FFA advisor at the school.  
REPORTS TO: Director 
I. The teacher shall implement the program of study. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
A. Bases instruction on adopted curricula for the school. 
B. Demonstrates accurate and current knowledge in the subject field. 
C. Develops appropriate lesson to teach instructional objectives. 
D. Employs a variety of instructional strategies t augment achievement. 
E. Utilizes content scope and sequence in planning. 
II. The teacher shall foster a classroom climate conducive to learning. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
A. Follows established school discipline procedures which include West Virginia Board of Education Policy 4373 - Student Code of Conduct. 
B. Establishes procedures and rules that enhance learning. 
C. Encourages students' attendance. 
D. Sets high expectations for student performance. 
E. Encourages and acknowledges individual student accomplishments and appropriate behavior. 
F. Treats students in a fair and equitable manner. 
G. Accommodates individual learning differences. 
H. Creates and maintains an environment that supports learning. 
I. Communicates with parents. 
III. The teacher shall organize teaching strategies to maximize allocated instructional time to increase student learning. The performance criteria for this area includes: 
A. Prepares and implements lesson plans. 
B. Begins lesson or instructional activity with a review of previous material as appropriate. 
C. Has materials, supplies and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or instructional activity. 
D. Introduces the instructional activity and specifies instructional objectives. 
E. Directs and adequately supervises students to be on task quickly at the beginning of each instructional activity. 
F. Presents reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies using concepts and language which students understand. 
G. Provides relevant examples and demonstrations to illustrate concepts and skills. 
H. Assigns developmentally appropriate tasks. 
I. Provides instructional pacing that ensures student understanding. 
J. Maximizes student time-on-task. 
K. Makes effective transitions between instructional activities. 
L. Summarizes the main point(s) of the instructional activity. 
M. Encourages students to express ideas clearly and accurately. 
N. Incorporates higher level thinking skills. 
O. Assists students to develop productive work habits and study skills, enabling communication with parents as needed. 
P. Provides remediation activities for students. 
Q. Designs, delivers, and assesses student learning activities addressing the state adopted instructional goals and objectives. 
R. Integrates a variety of technology applications and learning tools that augment student achievement. 
IV. The teacher shall monitor student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives. The performance criteria for this area includes: 
A. Gathers, stores and monitors data related to student learning for use in assessing progress toward achieving the instructional objectives. 
B. Follows grading policies and regulations. 
C. Maintains accurate and complete student records.  
D. Monitors and evaluates student progress. 
E. Provides feedback on student work. 
F. Monitors student attendance. 
V. The teacher shall communicate with students, parents, educational personnel, and others, utilizing standard grammar, listening skills and clarity in the presentation of ideas. The performance standards in this area includes: 
A. Communicates student progress according to established procedures and policies. 
B. Communicates regularly and effectively with students, co-workers, parents/guardians, and community, exhibiting appropriate interactive skills. 
C. Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members. 
D. Speaks and writes standard English clearly, correctly, and distinctly. 
E. Determines and utilizes appropriate community resources. 
VI. The teacher shall demonstrate behavior that reflects established professional responsibilities (i.e. attendance, punctuality, and verbal/nonverbal communication). The criteria for this area includes: 
A. Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations. 
B. Interacts appropriately with students, other educational personnel, and parents. 
C. Participates in activities which foster professional growth. 
D. Is punctual with reports, grades, records, and in reporting work. 
E. Performs assigned duties. 
F. Strives to meet county/school goals. 
G. Commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language. 
VII. The teacher shall demonstrate competency and knowledge in the implementation of the technology standards identified by West Virginia Board of Education policies. 
A. Demonstrates a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. 
B. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. 
C. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. 
D. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. 
E. Use technology to enhance productivity and professional practice. 
F. Understands the social, ethical legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice. 
1. Work with area colleges, the administration, and faculty to enhance the seamless curriculum initiatives. (Articulation Agreements) 
2. Help coordinate work-based activities in public schools and/or local businesses. 
3. Utilize effective behavior management systems in the classroom that focus on student learning and time on-task. 
4. Establish a network of resources for program completers. 
5. Participate in recruitment activities for the Natural Resources Management programs. 
6. Other duties as assigned by the Director. 
7. Have up-to-date technology knowledge and experience. 
8. Coordinate FFA. 
9. Initiate student recruitment activities at both high schools. 

Job Location or School Name
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

Grantsville, WV


The applicant must have a valid WV Teaching Certification endorsed in Vocational Agriculture 9-12 or Agriculture Education 9-12 or eligible for certification 
The applicant must have or be willing to obtain a West Virginia vocational teaching permit or certification in forestry. In accordance with guidelines established by WVDE; the applicant must pass both the written and performance content specialization examination (NOCTI) by 
March 1 of the first year of employment, the applicant must take and pass the Basic Skill Achievement Test before beginning employment, and must agree to complete the teacher education program at WVU Institute of Technology within three years from the date of employment. 
Applicants without a college degree must hold a high school diploma or GED and have four (4) years of 8,000 clock hours of satisfactory and reasonably continuous work experience forestry. Applicants with a Bachelorís degree from an approved college or university in an area related to the specialization must have two (2) years or 4,000 clock hours of satisfactory and reasonably continuous work experience in forestry. Each full year of training related to specialization area may count for one-half year toward the four years of required work experience. 
Experience in teaching Natural Resources and Forestry classes preferred. Experience with leadership development through the National FFA Organization preferred. Understanding of applied science principals in many facets of the agriculture, food and natural resources industry preferred. Industry experience in natural resources management and forest management preferred. 

Per State Adopted Salary Schedule

Closing Date

OF APPL AND RESUME:2-28-13 4:00 p.m. APPLY TO; Bryan P. Sterns, Director, Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, 5260 E Little Kanawha Hwy, Grantsville, WV 26147 
Telephone: (304) 354-6151 
Fax: (304) 354-6154 

Apply to
Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
Fax: 304-462-5103

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