Fort Dodge Community School District

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Position 1:

Kindergarten Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Iowa

Full-Time

Position Description:

Kindergarten Classroom Teacher



Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher
FLSA Status: Exempt


In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family.


Job Summary


Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment. Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave.


Essential Functions


Develops and administers elementary school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.

Creates a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students.

Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.

Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.

Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participate in faculty meetings and committees.

Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation, lunch and recess.

Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Reliable work attendance is required.


Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to elementary education.


License issued by Iowa BoEE for elementary teaching.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation

Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.

Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

Ability to use computer network systems, technology devices and software applications.

Ability to organize and coordinate work.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.

Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.


Travel Requirements


Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.


It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, kwhitmore@fdschools.org, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhitmore@fdschools.org. The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or adutley@fdschools.org. Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Rev. 2/2022
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 2:

Elementary Classroom Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Iowa

Full-Time

Position Description:

Elementary Classroom Teacher (all levels)

Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher 
FLSA Status: Exempt

In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family. 

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment.  Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave. 

Essential Functions 

Develops and administers elementary school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.

Creates a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students.

Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.

Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.

Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participate in faculty meetings and committees.

Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation, lunch and recess.

Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Reliable work attendance is required. 


Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to elementary education.

License issued by Iowa BoEE for elementary teaching.

 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation

Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.

Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

Ability to use computer network systems, technology devices and software applications.

Ability to organize and coordinate work.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.

Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. 

Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, kwhitmore@fdschools.org, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhitmore@fdschools.org. The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or adutley@fdschools.org. Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.
Rev. 2/2022
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 3:

Special Education Teacher (all levels)

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Iowa

Full-Time

Position Description:

Special Education Strategist II BD/LD Teacher Elementary

Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher 
FLSA Status: Exempt

In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family. 

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment.  Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave. ?

Essential Functions 

Leads the development of Individual Educational Plans for students. 

Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and district policy for the identification, progress-monitoring and IEP development and implementation. 

Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans. 

Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions

Coordinates with administrators and teaching staff to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs.

Works collaboratively with colleagues to make accommodations to instruction, curriculum and the learning environment to meet the learning needs of students.

Coordinates, schedules and provides feedback to paraeducators.

Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective and timely communication with parents. 

Promotes a classroom environment that is safe, engaging and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.

Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.

Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and laws.

Coordinates with other professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional materials and supplies and maintains inventory.

Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation, lunch and recess.

Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Reliable work attendance is required. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to special education teaching.

License issued by Iowa BoEE for special education teaching.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation

Knowledge of special education law, Department of Education requirements, and best practice.

Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

Ability to use computer network system, technology devices, and software applications.

Ability to organize and coordinate work.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.

Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. 

 
Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, kwhitmore@fdschools.org, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhitmore@fdschools.org. The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or adutley@fdschools.org. Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Rev. 2/2022
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (mild to moderate only)| Special Education: Developmental Adapted Physical Education (Endorsement)| Special Education: Developmental Disabilities| Special Education: Early Childhood| Special Education: Emotional Behavioral Disorders| Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 4:

Science Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Iowa

Full-Time

Position Description:

High School Science Teacher
Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher 
FLSA Status: Exempt

In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family. 

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment.  Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave.  
Essential Functions 

Develops and administers senior school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
Creates a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students.
Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Coordinates with other senior high school professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation and lunch.
Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Reliable work attendance is required. 
 
Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to senior high school  education.
License issued by Iowa BoEE for senior high school teaching.
Endorsed in or able to obtain Biological Science and one of the following: Physics/All Science/Physical Science/Chemistry/Basic Science/Physical Science required. Additional endorsements preferred.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation
Knowledge of senior high school curriculum and concepts.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network system, techonology devices and software applications.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. 
 
Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

Works in indoor and outdoor environments.

It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, kwhitmore@fdschools.org, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhitmore@fdschools.org. The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or adutley@fdschools.org. Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Rev. 2/2022
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

Teaching Licenses:

Science: Chemistry| Science: Earth and Space Science| Science: Life Sciences| Science: Physics

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 5:

ELA Classroom Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Iowa

Full-Time

Position Description:

ELA Classroom Teacher

Supervisor: Building Administrator
Contract Length: 190 days
Job Classification: Certified Teacher 
FLSA Status: Exempt

 
In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family. 

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Principal, facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum, documenting student progress and outcomes, addressing specific educational needs of individual students and creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment.  Provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

 All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave. 
Essential Functions 

Develops and administers middle school curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.

Creates a welcoming and engaging learning environment for all students.

Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences.

Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by actively taking part in professional learning communities and other opportunities.

Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

Coordinates with other middle school professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation and lunch.

Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing programs.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Reliable work attendance is required. 

 
Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field applicable to middle school  education.

License issued by Iowa BoEE for middle school teaching.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy enabling differentiation

Knowledge of middle school curriculum and concepts.

Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

Ability to use computer network system, techonology devices and software applications.

Ability to organize and coordinate work.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers and the greater community.

Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. 

 
Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

It is the policy of Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or contact the Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-576-1161, kwhitmore@fdschools.org, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675, pstangeland@fdschools.org, Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Director of Elementary Education, 515-576-1161, sanderson@fdschools.org, and Dr. Kirsten Doebel, Director of Secondary Education, 515-576-1161, kdoebel@fdschools.org, both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Coordinator for Sex Discrimination and Harassment (Title IX) is Kimberly Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, 515-574-5657, or kwhitmore@fdschools.org. The Deputy Coordinator is Adriana Utley, Human Resources Generalist/Board Secretary, 515-574-5652, or adutley@fdschools.org. Both are located at Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Rev. 2/2022
Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer

Teaching Licenses:

Communication Arts and Literature| Communication Arts and Literature: Middle Level (Endorsement)| English as a Second Language

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Contact Information

Janina

Denetelli

HR Generalist

515-574-5653

Fort Dodge Community School District

1227 10th Ave N

Fort Dodge

Iowa

50501

United States