Teacher Attributes and Expectations

  • The Leadership Team of the Peabody Public School District has agreed that the following are essential attributes and expectations for the teachers in our system. These characteristics are what we will look for in our new hires.
    • Academic competence; rigor and passion for one’s area
    • Understanding of and desire to work with the age of students they will teach
    • Of good character
    • Outstanding in some area
    • Enthusiastic; willing to go above and beyond expectations
    • Highly motivated
    • Self starter; idea person
    • Team player
    • Passionate about educating youth
    • Empathetic
    • High expectations for self and others
    • Collegial
    • Willingness and ability to communicate with parents
    • Sensitivity and willingness to educate students to issues of diversity
    • Willingness to listen and learn
    • Ability to teach and accept working with a range of learners
    • Excited about self improvement through professional development
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of students
    • Flexibility in working with students, colleagues, and building needs
    • High expectations
    • Tenacity, in that they won’t let a student fail
    • Sense of humor
    • Good communication skills
    • Willingness to admit fallibility
    • Tolerance
    • Ability to distance themselves from an issue
    • Open to new ideas
    • Risk taker
    • Ability to teach good decision-making skills
    • Ability to look beyond their own classroom
    • Demonstrated understanding of Differentiated Instruction
    • Able to use technology as a teaching and learning tool
    • Advocates a standards-based approach to education
    • Strong knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy
    • Creative
    • Believes that every day is a new day for students
    • Understands how to build self-esteem
    • Kind, compassionate, but with high expectations
    • Understanding of how students learn