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6th Grade Teacher

6th Grade Teacher

Middle School English 6th Grade Teacher - 1.00 FTE 



Hamilton Community Schools welcomes passionate educators to apply for the Middle School Sixth-Grade teaching position for the 2024-2025 school year. We seek exceptional candidates who are results-oriented and dedicated to inspiring children to grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Under the guidance of the building principal, educators will design, organize, and deliver a comprehensive instructional program in a self-contained elementary classroom, fostering an environment that encourages students to achieve their academic potential.


LOCATION: Hamilton Middle School



  • Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans, and tests in accordance with established procedures.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on student work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies, and school regulations.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and needs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare the classroom and/or learning environment for all learning opportunities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student performance and development using formative and summative assessments.
  • Assign and grade classwork, homework, tests, and assignments.
  • Work with or have an understanding of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
  • Work with or have an understanding of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  • Previous work with or an understanding of Standards-Based Grading.

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls, and respond to emails.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social events, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Valid Michigan elementary teaching certificate (BA or BX Secondary Grades, K-8 all subjects-ZG or K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained Classroom-ZG) or will obtain it before the first day of school. Preference of BA or BX.
  • Displays a high degree of knowledge in teaching at the lower elementary grade level.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability and proven reliability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Perform all other related work as delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of the school, district, and state.

REPORTS TO:  Building Principal


START DATE: 2024-2025 School Year


SALARY RANGE: Per HEA Master Agreement



  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Cash in lieu option  


Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices, and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25+ pounds. 



Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district in West Michigan, located south of Holland and east of Saugatuck. Our well-maintained district includes one preschool learning center, three elementary schools (Bentheim, Blue Star, and Hamilton Elementary), one middle school, one high school, and the Hamilton Virtual School. Despite covering a large area of 135 square miles, Hamilton retains a small-town feel.


As one of the 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD), Hamilton Community Schools employs 400 staff members and serves over 2,400 full-time students, along with 1,100 non-public students across various programs and formats. Renowned throughout the state, our district is celebrated for balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation, catering to the needs of every learner. With a strong focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts, Hamilton is a destination district. WE are HAWKEYES!




Submit an application, cover letter, and resume using the online application system.


Any questions can be sent to Liz Morehouse, 



Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws.

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