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Herkimer BOCES Driver Education Teacher in Herkimer, New York

Driver Education Teacher JobID: 5459

  • Position Type:

    Regional Summer School/ Teacher

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    CV Jarvis Middle School

  • Date Available:


  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled


    Regional Summer School Driver’s Education Teacher

July 08-August 23, 2024 (Monday-Thursday)

Session Times (Approximate): 7:30- 3:00 pm

Rate: $70.00 / hour.

Position PurposeUnder the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' driving skills and knowledge of driving responsibilities through implementing district approved curriculum; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, and activities Essential Functions

· Develops and administers driver’s education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.

· Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

· Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher's expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.

· Assesses students' skills, knowledge and/or abilities pertaining to driving (e.g. driving skills, related knowledge, progress, expectations, goals, insurance, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.

· Collaborates with a variety of parties (e.g. with school personnel, parents, various community agencies, etc.) for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.

· Collects fees and appropriate documentation for the purpose of obtaining appropriate items’ to progress in the driver’s education program.

· Coordinates driver’s education program (e.g. components, support needs, materials, equipment/supplies, teaching strategies, reserving space, driving range setup, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items while meeting District and/or grant/program guidelines.

· Instructs students (e.g. car control, defensive driving strategies, handling emergencies, driving in adverse conditions, auto safety, etc.) for the purpose of developing driving skills and knowledge pertaining to rules of the road.

· Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and an optimal learning environment.

· Oversees District drivers education automobiles (e.g. gasoline, insurance, appropriate breaks, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring District vehicle to be maintained in appropriate order and compliant with established rules and regulation.

· Prepares teaching materials, documents and a variety of manual and electronic documents, files and records (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, DE99’s, pass/fail reports, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress while providing necessary information to appropriate parties.

· Schedules students’ for drivers training for the purpose of providing appropriate time and/or schedule for drivers training

· Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

· Maintains familiarity with district and State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.

· Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

· Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

· Encourages parental involvement in students education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

· Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

· Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

· Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records. Is flexible with instructional adjustments to provide instruction through in person, virtual, or remote settings.

Additional Duties

· Performs other related tasks as assigned by the administrator and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

· Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


· Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

· Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

· Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.

· Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

· Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

· Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

· Ability to organize and coordinate work.

· Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

· Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

· Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

· Works in standard office and school building environments.

· Conducts student driving sessions in a school-owned vehicle.


· New York State Certification as a Driver’s Education Teacher.

· Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.


· Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

· Masters Degree in related area preferred.


· Successful prior teaching experiences at the high school level a plus.

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