Job Title: Teacher, Virtual Schools

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:Varies
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for developing, planning, organizing, and implementing a virtual instructional program for students through curriculum, lesson plans, and educational programs, while ensuring that all procedures are followed to meet federal, state, and local regulations. This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their contract time from a District-designated location and the remainder of their time remotely from a non-District location.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Monitor, assist, supervise, and support students in the classroom and on campus throughout the school day, before school, and after school as directed.
  2. Maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and collaborative and accommodates the differing needs of students.
  3. Foster a culture of high expectations for all students by promoting the importance of education and each student’s capacity for academic achievement.
  4. Collaborate with school and District staff to design, prepare, and implement varied Virtual Instruction Program educational materials, lesson plans, media, and technology that enable all students to participate in high-quality communication interactions and achieve their educational goals in alignment with state-adopted standards that take into consideration varying aspects of rigor and complexity.
  5. Utilize a comprehensive knowledge of the subject taught to deliver engaging and challenging lessons and to enrich students’ understanding through content area literacy strategies, verbalization of thought, and application of the subject matter.
  6. Differentiate instruction based on an assessment of student learning needs and recognition of individual differences in students by identifying gaps in students’ subject matter knowledge and applying varied instructional strategies and resources to provide comprehensible instruction and teach for student understanding.
  7. Implement student 504s and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as necessary under the guidance of the applicable school and District staff; ensure all students’ needs are being met appropriately.
  8. Design, prepare and implement curriculum for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in collaboration with District staff.
  9. Demonstrate a breadth of subject matter knowledge using the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field, and provide instruction, follow-up, and review of material in a comprehensible manner that enables students to approach and interrelate topics from a variety of perspectives, interests, and points of view.
  10. Monitor student behavior using positive behavior supports, maintain discipline in accordance with required disciplinary policies and procedures, and enforce rules, regulations, the student code of conduct, and District policies to foster safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the school community.
  11. Assign, grade, and evaluate student work, administer appropriate assessments, evaluate student comprehension and progress on a regular basis, and provide appropriate feedback to students, staff, and parents/guardians as an ongoing evaluation process.
  12. Design and utilize a variety of formative and summative assessments that match learning objectives and lead to mastery while ensuring that all assessments align with established standards and requirements.
  13. Record, prepare, and maintain progress reports, report cards, data regarding behavior and health status, and other required reports; ensure confidentiality is maintained, as required by federal, state, and District policies.
  14. Maintain open lines of communication with students and parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding student progress, information, and technical support requests related to the course interface and student information systems; maintain records of parent/guardian and student contact in accordance with the school handbook.
  15. Refer students to the appropriate personnel when evaluation or follow-up services as required; provide information to students and parents/guardians as requested.
  16. Report to school sites to administer industry certification, Advanced Placement ®, District, local, state, and federal testing for students and ensure that all rules and regulations are upheld and that testing conditions are modified as appropriate to accommodate learning needs; notify appropriate personnel when this does not occur.
  17. Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs) and utilize a variety of data to evaluate learning outcomes, adjust planning, and continuously improve the effectiveness of lessons and the academic program based on students’ needs.
  18. Follow District policies and procedures concerning education, health, safety, equipment, personal information, and the wellbeing of students.
  19. Maintain compliance with School Board policy at all times.
  20. Maintain required certifications, participate in professional development workshops and in-service training sessions as required, attend required meetings, and keep abreast of current educational trends, laws, regulations, and statutes.
  21. Maintain the requirements of professional responsibility and ethical conduct by fulfilling expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession while adhering to all rules and requirements.
  22. Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  23. Provide support in developing/maintaining students’ daily living needs and medical needs.
  24. Augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures using appropriate asynchronous and synchronous tools under guidance from the administration and coaching staff.
  25. Alert site administrator when a student, parent/guardian, or guidance counselor fails to respond to attempts to communicate and refer students who are not complying with course or program policies to the site administrator for necessary interventions.
  26. Meet program expectations and established timelines for progress monitoring and parent/guardian and student communication.
  27. Attend virtual parent/guardian and teacher conferences as required to support student learning and continuous improvement while clearly articulating deadlines, schedules, and procedures to students and parents to ensure that students complete coursework in a timely manner.
  28. Develop and implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions to support student academic achievement and mastery of grade level standards.
  29. Collaborate with the instructional team concerning student educational needs as requested and maintain contact with lead and mentor teachers.
  30. Assist site administrator with student placement.
  31. Participate in teacher induction training as scheduled by site administrator.
  32. Assist in providing information to community groups, schools, or parents about the Virtual Instruction Program.
  33. Assist with school-wide data analysis, as part of a professional development needs assessment.
  34. Attend and participate in teacher-based and school-based intervention team meetings.
  35. Report to school sites as required for duties as directed by supervisor including, but not limited to, assisting in providing information to community groups and parents/guardians concerning online learning and teaching, attending and participating in faculty meetings or other meetings as required by contract, and providing virtual learning support to learning labs at school sites.
  36. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of content, curriculum, teaching methods, and related statutes, laws, and regulations for online learning
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student achievement gains
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, learning management system, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • Approval by or participation in a state-approved certification pathway program


  • Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in content area assigned OR proof of active enrollment in a state-approved Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program AND either a valid Florida state-issued Statement of Eligibility OR valid Temporary Certificate in content area assigned
  • Endorsements as required by Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)


  • Two years’ experience in a classroom environment and/or working with children




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • Adaptive equipment and devices as necessary.
  • Classroom equipment, including content-specific specialized equipment.
  • General office equipment, including electronic devices, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher, Virtual Schools;   EST: May 6, 2003;   REV: March 5, 2024;   Board Approved: March 5, 2024

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