Guest teachers work on an on-call basis and may instruct preschool through twelvth grade students. One can expect to instruct a variety of students from various socioeconomic, culturally, and racially different backgrounds, as well as, different learning abilities and styles.
Duties & Responsibilities
2018-2019 School Year: Guest teachers are paid $160.00 for a full-day (7.5 hours) and $80.00 for a half-day (3.75 hours).
- Guest teachers work the regular teaching staff schedule for the day, usually a full- or half-day shift.
- Follow lesson plans and objectives left by the regular instructor; May correct student work as provided answer keys and as directed.
- Provide a positive and engaging learning environment to promote appropriate student behavior and learning; Leave the classroom in a clean and orderly state, ready for the next day of instruction.
- Use various strategies and techniques to assist student learning and success; Foster high expectations; Exhibit a caring attitude; Set appropriate classroom management parameters.
- Follow classroom policies and procedures regarding student behavior; Provide guidance, counseling, and discipline in a constructive manner to encourage appropriate student conduct, as well as, promoting student achievement.
Guest teachers who work a long-term assignment, over 20 consecutive days in the same assignment, will be placed on the state salary schedule. Enrichment pay does not apply.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to building Principal.
Requires substantial planning, development, and creativity; effective instructional techniques and knowledge of assigned subject areas; organizational and time management skills; ability to concentrate under distractions from classroom activities; exposure to frequent interruptions; high level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics; ability to make independent on-the-spot and long-range decisions; adaptability and flexibility to different student learning and behavioral styles and abilities; effective communication skills; effective decision-making and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently; cooperation and ability to work as team-member; self-discipline in behavior and attitude; accurate record-keeping; dealing with distraught, angry or hostile individuals on occasion; must be able to direct, control, or plan activities of other, influence people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments, and making judgments and decisions; depending on assignment excellent hand-eye coordination, ability to perform precision/detailed work, excellent vision including near, far sighted, peripheral vision, acute hearing ability, and ability to distinguish colors may be required.
Exposed to diseases carried by students; exposed to student noise levels; and other environmental conditions. Other physical demands vary by position assignment: may require prolonged standing or sitting; may require attending to students' personal hygiene; may require lifting and positioning students; may require restraining out-of-control students; may require assisting students with physical activities; may be exposed to substantial noise, such as in shop or music instruction; may work with potentially dangerous machinery or materials, such as in science or shop instruction; may be exposed to visual display terminal for prolonged periods; may occasionally work outdoors in inclement weather; may be asked to attend evening meetings or activities; may be required to represent the district on potentially sensitive or controversial matters; may require operation of an automatic and manual transmission automobile, such as in driving instruction.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and valid teacher's certification; some positions require specific endorsements as specified by the state; some positions may require academic preparation or professional experience in specific fields; some positions require current CPR and first aid cards. No allowable substitutions. Licenses/special requirements: As specified for the specific assignment.
The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and maybe supplemented as necessary.
Job Category: Instructional Support > Substitute Contact Information
- Jennifer Harmon
- 307 N ALDER AVE
- Granite Falls, Washington 98252