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Middle School Teacher

Portage North Middle School
2024-25 School Year
Salary: Per PEA Contract

Job Summary:

Serve as a classroom teacher for students grades 6-8 and creates a flexible program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student's ability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in the subject matter to middle school students, utilizing the course of study prescribed by the District approved curriculum.
  • Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law, administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  • Develop instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration and working time.
  • Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities and accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
  • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior required to provide an orderly and productive classroom.
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of materials and equipment; controls use of materials and equipment to prevent loss or abuse.
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and understanding; prepares progress reports.
  • Selects and requisitions instructional materials and maintains inventory records
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress through a variety of means.
  • Holds parent conferences to discuss the individual student progress and interpret the school program
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
  • Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
  • Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out of classroom activities.
  • Participates in faculty and/or District committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with the policies and procedures contained in the Portage Public Schools Employee Handbook.


  • Valid State of Michigan Teaching Certificate with K-8 or 6-12 certification.
    • State of Michigan BA/BX endorsement/s for Middle School ELA AND RX/CX endorsement/s for Middle School Social Studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and exemplary attendance record.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational and communication skills.
  • Able to work well as a member of a team and willing to participate in building and district level initiatives.
  • Skilled in collecting and analyzing relevant student achievement data in order to drive instructional decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Middle school teaching experience
  • Certification in another content area
  • Proficient with Google drive and related cloud-based applications.
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards for Math and Science.
  • Interest in, and willingness to conduct after school programs.

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