Job Title: Graduation Enhancement Teacher

Reports to:Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 Hours
Bargaining Unit:INS USEP


Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where at-risk students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional-behavioral, physical, and psychological growth and for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with District policies and state laws.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Deliver comprehensive instructional program through a team approach in a holistic, integrated style to meet the needs of all students.
  2. Implement effective instructional learning activities that contribute to a positive environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  3. Assist students with setting short term and long-term learning objectives.
  4. Prepare lesson plans for each group or class assigned.
  5. Provide instructional academic interventions with emphasis on differentiated instruction to assist students in the completion of assignments.
  6. Use formative and summative assessments to differentiate and improve classroom instructional practices and strategies.
  7. Assist in the administration of required assessments, as assigned by the site administrator.
  8. Utilize varied instructional techniques, media, and technology through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.
  9. Use a variety of technology resources to develop and complete instructional and administrative tasks.
  10. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  11. Participate in the in-school staffing and intervention team processes as appropriate.
  12. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and school board policies.
  13. Assist in the selection of books, technology equipment, and other instructional materials

Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Evaluate student performance on a regular basis and provide feedback to students and parents.
  2. Monitor student academic performance and use data to develop a plan for intervention, when needed.
  3. Use a variety of assessments to determine students’ appropriate educational services.
  4. Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
  5. Refer students who are not complying with school rules to the appropriate staff for necessary interventions, when classroom interventions are not successful.
  6. Complete appropriate reports for local, state, federal and educational agencies.
  7. Maintain effective and efficient recordkeeping procedures including records of parent and student contact.
  8. Meet program expectations for progress monitoring and parent/student communication.
  9. Assist in the evaluation of educational programs and services.

Professional Development

  1. Demonstrate continued professional growth through self-directed, as well as defined professional development opportunities, which may include additional training, professional learning communities, outside research, and reading professional literature.
  2. Assist with school-wide data analysis, as part of a professional development needs assessment.
  3. Attend all meetings required by the site administrator or program supervisor.

Public Relations

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills and tools matched to the needs of various audiences and purposes.
  2. Clearly articulate deadlines, schedules, and procedures to students and parents to ensure that students.
  3. Provide direct consultation and guidance to students and parents on matters relating to academic needs and learning strategies to enhance student academic achievement.
  4. Work with all stakeholders in a positive and proactive manner.
  5. Collaborate with the instructional team concerning student educational or socio-emotional needs as requested.
  6. Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to interact while respecting the value of individual contributions and points of view.
  7. Participate in community-based extracurricular activities as requested.


  1. Support and assist in implementing the district vision, school mission and school improvement plan.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and disposition of a change agent.
  3. Apply the process and principles of change toward improved educational practice.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

*Graduation Enhancement Teachers at alternative schools will work 8 hours.

**For positions that require a district-issued vocational certificate, a bachelor’s degree may not be required.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum, instructional programs, and best practices for middle and high school levels
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student academic achievement gains
  • Ability to use effective strategies in differentiating instruction
  • Demonstrate effective data-based problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of Internet and Web-based related technologies
  • Ability to effectively integrate technology for classroom instruction and assessment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to assess and evaluate student performance to provide results to students and parents in a variety of ways


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution**
  • Experience working with students who have been identified as at-risk
  • Experience in successfully integrating technology into classroom instruction
  • Experience in intensive classroom behavioral interventions


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate in a coverage at the appropriate level of instruction


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Professional development in the areas of:
    • Research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
    • Communication skills
    • Monitoring for student achievement
    • Student and parent conferencing skills
    • The use of technology into classroom instruction
    • Behavior Management strategies




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Graduation Enhancement Teacher;   EST: July 6, 2010;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 6, 2010