Mentor teachers are actively involved in enhancing and supporting the career teachers’ teaching experience. Through the leadership team, they participate in analyzing student data and creating the TAP School Plan. With oversight and support from the master teacher, they help to lead cluster meetings and as a result, mentor teachers provide classroom-based follow-up and extensive feedback on career teachers’ instructional practices. With the input and guidance of the master teacher, mentor teachers plan for instruction in partnership with other mentor teachers and career teachers. Mentor teachers also engage in self- and team-directed professional development activities. Mentor teachers are charged with helping master teachers to implement the TAP School Plan.
Demonstrate success in designing units of instruction, implementing best instructional practices, and classroom management practices.
Excellent communication skills and an understanding of how to facilitate growth in students and adults
Positive rapport with students, teachers, and staff
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Attend and prepare for leadership team meetings
Lead staff development for campus and district employees
With the oversight of the Master Teacher, plan and facilitate group meetings during cluster meetings and provide appropriate follow up
Inform and promote campus activities in and among the community
Assist with daily school responsibilities (such as arrival/dismissal, lunch)
Attend professional development and participate in all TAP training
Help develop School Plan utilizing the TAP processes
Guides and reviews teachers’ Individual Growth Plans
Model best teaching practices by team-teaching with colleagues, deliver model lessons in Cluster, develop and support curriculum implementation
Observe and provide peer assistance and coaching toward meeting teachers’ Individual Growth Plan goals
Mentor, guide and support career teachers
Evaluate lessons and conduct pre- and post- conferences
Evaluate teacher performance by using the TAP Rubric and conduct follow-up teacher conferences as a certified TAP evaluator
Analyze school-wide student data as the basis for helping develop a school plan
Support the Master Teacher in researching and field testing, within the school, appropriate strategies that target the identified area of student need
Attend professional development meetings
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must maintain emotional control under stress, and occasionally work prolonged and/or irregular hours. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 35 pounds. The employee must be able to use appropriate restraint techniques in the event it is necessary to keep student(s) safe. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment is a standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.).
Base Teacher Salary as determined by the compensation plan
Compensation for attending (7) days of required summer training at the published daily rate. This position is contingent upon successful completion of required training.
Two (2) years of successful teaching experience preferred.
Crockett ISD is a class 3A school district located in the city of Crockett in Houston County, Texas. Crockett ISD covers 231 square miles and is the largest of the five school districts in Houston County. Crockett is located in the heart of East Texas, 45 miles east of Lufkin; 45 miles north of Huntsville, and 35 miles south of Palestine. Crockett ISD serves approximately 1388 students and employs close to 203 teachers and staff. The school district has four campuses, Early Childhood (PK-K); Elementary (1-5); Junior High (6-8); High School (9-12).