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Elementary School Teacher job description

An Elementary School Teacher is responsible for creating and administering lesson plans, overseeing the classroom, and ensuring high student performance. They play a vital role in facilitating a productive learning environment and nurturing the academic growth of students throughout the school year.


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What is an elementary school teacher?

An elementary school teacher is a professional who is responsible for educating and nurturing young children in a classroom setting. They create and implement lesson plans, assess student performance, communicate with parents, and collaborate with colleagues to ensure a positive and effective learning environment.

What does an elementary school teacher do?

An elementary school teacher has various duties and responsibilities. They deliver lessons, assign and grade assignments, prepare students for standardized tests, supervise students during activities, and maintain open communication with parents. They work closely with other teachers and administrators to follow school policies and foster a supportive learning community. Overall, they play a vital role in the educational and emotional development of young students.

Elementary School Teacher responsibilities include:

  • Educating children in the classroom
  • Meeting with students and parents to discuss education-related issues and attending staff meetings
  • Establishing a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

Job brief

We are looking for a passionate Elementary School Teacher to help students develop and flourish throughout the school year. An Elementary School Teacher develops ways to help students grow in the classroom by setting an excellent example and providing lessons that meet the needs of all students. 

An Elementary School Teacher’s responsibilities include managing a classroom, communicating and teaching one or more subjects clearly and within the bounds of school procedures. They must also monitor each student’s progress and provide extra mentorship as needed.

Ultimately, you will work directly with students to ensure the success and development of your classroom throughout the year.


  • Giving and grading assignments, homework and tests
  • Helping students prepare for standardized testing
  • Overseeing students during recess, lunch and other activities
  • Talking to parents about their children’s progress
  • Meeting and working with other teachers and supervisors to discuss school policies

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Elementary School Teacher or similar role
  • The ability to communicate in ways students will understand, as well as with parents and administrators
  • Confidence speaking in front of groups and enforcing classroom rules
  • The creativity to create engaging lesson plans and inspire students to learn
  • The physical and mental stamina to keep up with high-energy grade school students

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