Job Title: Teacher
Reports to: Principal
Dept./School: Nichols Middle School
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: TCH / 187 day
Minimum Salary: $55,763
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area
assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable
students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required for PE and Athletic Trainer
Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
At least one year student teaching or approved internship
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
2. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
3. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
4. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
5. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
6. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
7. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
8. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
9. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
Student Growth and Development
10. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
11. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
12. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
13. Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
14. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
15. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
16. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
17. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
18. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
19. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
20. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Professional Growth and Development
21. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
22. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
23. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
24. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small
stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer* Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Reports to: Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer
Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Also work
under the direction of team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation,
emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries.
Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
Valid Secondary Texas Teacher Certification
Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
Ability to provide emergency care
Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to apply appropriate treatment to treat student athletic injuries
Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
3 years experience as an athletic trainer
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
2. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director/ head athletic trainer.
3. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
4. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
5. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
6. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
7. Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
8. Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage, including assessing injuries and deciding whether an athlete should seek further medical attention and should discontinue participation in the athletic event.
9. Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
10. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.
11. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
12. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
13. Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
14. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
15. Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
16. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
17. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
18. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
19. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
20. Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.
Supervise the work of student assistants.
Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, elliptical, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, laser, laser touch one, compression devices, muscle stimulators, tens units, heat packs, and cold packs.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Continual walking and standing; moderate lifting and carrying; stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside. Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases. Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
Christopher Seymore MEd, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
817-202-2500 ext 1158
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