5th Grade Teacher

It is the policy of Norfolk Public Schools 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 Superintendent.




  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Valid Nebraska Certificate with appropriate endorsement in subject area.
  • Willingness to complete required training in accordance with district guidelines
  • Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate
  • Successfully pass district background check

REPORTS TO:  Building Administrator

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:  Building Administrator

JOB GOAL:  To organize and facilitate a productive elementary based learning environment which provides opportunities and access for students to: foster independent learning skills, understand and demonstrate elementary skills and knowledge, develop effective communication skills, foster an appreciation of our culture and heritage, promote a positive classroom climate, build effective relationships, and role model respect for the rights of others. The classroom teacher shall assist the student in his/her development as a mature, able and responsible adult.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Nine-month year or as established by the Board of Education

EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy


  • Consistent and punctual “on site” attendance at the worksite is an essential job function
  • Implements Board policy regarding education philosophy/curriculum under the direction of the administration through planning, organizing, managing, interacting with students; establishing rapport with students, staff, parents and community, and continuing professional development
  • Effectively utilizes the district Instructional Model
  • Implements the disciplinary procedures of the district
  • Implements instructional elementary practices and applies elementary teaching philosophy to the educational environment.
  • Supervises behavior in the school environment to maintain the safety and well being of the students and staff
  • Keeps accurate records of attendance, absences and tardies
  • Collaborates with others in a Professional Learning Community
  • Uses an appropriate variety of instructional strategies
  • Makes effective use of audio-visual materials and aids
  • Communicates positive support of students in their educational development
  • Recognizes the exemplary influence of the educator over the student
  • Relates with staff, parents and community stakeholders through positive professional cooperation
  • Supervises hallways, cafeteria, study halls, and other assignments on a scheduled basis as directed


  • Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom
  • Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students
  • Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher
  • Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents
  • Teacher accepts feedback from administrators with self reflection and a growth mindset


  • Periodically issues communication forms and grade reports
  • Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum
  • Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth
  • Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings, PLC’s, and serves on educational committees
  • Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents
  • Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child
  • Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Skills in leadership, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Skills in human relations; ability to deal with a variety of people
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Skills in assessment and evaluation

Zone 3





Additional Information

Position begins 2024-2025 school year

Salary information can be found here:


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Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 3
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please apply through the Norfolk Public Schools website: