What does a Teacher, Elementary School do?

An elementary school teacher is responsible for creating a welcoming classroom environment. They are responsible for creating and executing lesson plans in the classroom. A few of the main duties of an elementary school teacher are creating and editing lesson plans, enforcing classroom and school rules, observe and evaluate student performance, and grade homework and tests. They also have to keep parents updated on their children. Some of the jobs titles that an elementary school teacher could grow into are principal and vice principal.

An elementary school teacher should have 2 years of experience in teaching and a Master's degree in teaching. One of the most important skills that an elementary school teacher will have is their ability to control a classroom. Another skill is empathy as the elementary school teacher will need to relate to their students. They also need to be able to report their classroom progress to the principal and vice principal.

  • Keep the classroom under control
  • Develop lesson plans
  • Establish and enforce a set of rules for the classroom
  • Keep parents updated on their child's progress
  • Prepare students for standardized tests
  • Monitor the halls in between classes
  • Encourage students to learn as much as they can
  • Recognize problematic behavior in students
  • Master's degree in teaching
  • Empathy to care for students
  • Ability to control a classroom
  • Great scheduling ability
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great communication and listening skills
  • Ability to communicate issues to parents
  • State teaching certification
  • Ability to get the most out of any student
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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Teacher, Elementary School Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,102 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $54K
$76K
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Grapevine-Colleyville ISDGrapevine-Colleyville ISD
Teacher, Elementary School
Jul 2, 2021

“You don't have opportunities to grow if you are not friends with the coordinators/directors even if you have better qualifications than the other people.”

Blue Valley School
Elementary Principal
Aug 5, 2020

“Teachers are amazing and great to work with.”

Thales AcademyThales Academy
Teacher, Elementary School
Oct 24, 2019

“Then Dr. Hall started and we got a new principal and it went down hill quickly.”

Basic Education Department
Teacher, Elementary School
Jul 7, 2020

“1.In this department student up to 14 yr 0f age gets free and compulsory education .”

Rowad Al Khaleej International SchoolRowad Al Khaleej International School
Teacher, Elementary School
Dec 17, 2020

“There is not much room for career growth and you struggle to get your final payment.”

United States Federal GovernmentUnited States Federal Government
Teacher, Elementary School
Aug 28, 2020

“Teaching is exhausting but I think the pay is fair”

ActeTreActeTre
Teacher, Elementary School
Nov 18, 2019

“good pay and peopl aer nice”

Burger KingBurger King
Teacher, Elementary School
Nov 29, 2020

“nice people to work with and have fun”

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