VALTS Science Teacher – Scottsbluff – 23-24 School Year

Valley Alternative Learning Transitioning School for  – High School Science Teacher

Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of students, encouraging program innovations, and establishing effective positive rapport with students, parents and with other staff members.

Expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:

  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction and to actively engage students.
  • Developing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  • Utilizing varied instructional techniques, media, and technology designs to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.
  • Teach the students in a non-traditional way, which is considered more flexible than that of the traditional schools. 
  • Provide nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom environment that encourages students.

Job Title: Teacher

Department: Instruction

Education Level and Certification: Bachelors degree required.  Must at all times during employment possess a

     Nebraska Teaching Certificate with such endorsements as required by NDE Rule 10 and all other certification and training

     as required or assigned.  

Reports To: Director of Alternative Education

Terms of Employment:  185 day contract

Required Job Tasks

  1. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  2. Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  3. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  4. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  5. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  6. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
  7. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, ESU policies, and administrative regulations.
  9. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  10. Assign lessons and correct homework.
  11. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  12. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
  13. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  14. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State and the ESU 13.
  15. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  16. Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  17. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
  18. Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  19. Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  20. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  21. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  22. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  23. Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  24. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  25. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  26. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  27. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

Working Conditions

  1. Inside offices and classrooms.
  2. Outside for activities with students and student supervision.

FLSA Status: Exempt.


Professional exemption:  The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.

Essential Functions: The essential functions of the Teacher position include: (1) regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job; (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and (3) the ability to perform the following identified physical requirements:

* This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Special Education Job Description*

It is the policy of ESU 13 to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESU 13 Administrator.

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Additional Information

Competitive Certificated Scale posted on website with $8,400 Flat Salary

Contact Information

ESU #13
4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

Crystal Smith
(p) (308) 635-3696 2009
(f) (308) 635-0680

How to Apply

For more information or to apply please go to:

Contact Human Resources, Crystal Smith at