After implementing these concepts, the teachers are expected to analyze data and adjust the curriculum to improve student understanding.
The job description also calls for an understanding of Stephen Covey's book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."
A list of more than 60 responsibilities and performance criteria are included in the job posting. These are identical in all postings for positions in Kanawha County elementary schools, Nearman said.
Even with the additional qualifications, teachers are required to attend three separate training sessions this summer and more next summer. Because this training will be so extensive, Superintendent Ron Duerring said teachers were required to commit to stay at the school for three years.
Generally, teachers are not required to stay at a school for more than one year, he said.
"I think people who were just really interested in (working at the school) were probably pretty qualified when they applied for that reason," Duerring said.
Of the 46 positions created for the new school, 90 percent have been filled, Nearman said. No additional pay comes with the unique qualifications, he added.
Seniority taking a back seat to specific job requirements is one of several recommendations that are part of a pilot project the school system is pursuing for schools on the West Side. The county school board recently approved the project, with some features potentially taking affect as soon as next school year.
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