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TITLE: Spanish Teacher with possible Athletic Coaching PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule FLSA: Exempt SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principals TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 190 days per year. Works on-site according to designated schedule.
SUMMARY: To help students learn academic subject matter; develop social, behavioral, and educational skills. To plan, develop, organize, and conduct a comprehensive educational program for students at the secondary level which will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible individuals. To instruct students toward mastery of Spanish standards through lessons that focus on a deeper understanding of content and its application to the real world. To inspire, engage, educate and empower every student.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Possess a bachelor's degree or higher. Hold a valid Idaho Teaching Certificate endorsed for Spanish K/12 or 6/12 or Foreign Language K/12 or 6/12. Other endorsements may be considered based on assignment. Spanish language proficiency or bilingualism required. Finalist will be expected to complete a Spanish Proficiency exam. Highly Qualified status in Spanish or Foreign Language Core Content preferred. Idaho State Department of Education's Highly Qualified Guidelines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
Teaches content and skill in the Spanish language to secondary students, utilizing courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
Plans a Spanish program involving demonstrations, lectures, and discussions for optimum learning based on 21st Century Skills to develop sequential assignments that guide and challenge students toward meeting the expected learning outcomes.
Works annually to incorporate unit planning with grade level and department through curriculum mapping and end-of-course examination/assessments in cooperation with high school world language department.
Address the specific learning needs of students so they equitably access the rigor of the curriculum.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and arrangement of seats, desks and study areas.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Individualizes and adapts educational processes and procedures to enhance student educational opportunities, including actively pursuing alternative solutions to improve student learning, i.e. providing individual, small group, or remedial instruction.
Selects and requisitions instructional aids and equipment appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students, maintains required inventory records, and makes purchases as authorized.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment.
Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and reports student academic, social, and emotional growth. Keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
Pursues a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing students, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group learning, projects and laboratory experiences.
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the history, background, and assessment of students in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
Counsels, confers with, and communicates with parents, school, and District personnel regarding student progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
Performs a variety of non-instructional duties, including participation in curriculum and instructional development (committees), supervision of students, participation in student activities, and consultation/collaboration with colleagues.
Athletic coaching responsibilities may be included in this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of child development and especially of characteristics of students in the age group assigned. Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum and assessments. Knowledge of current educational research. Understanding and knowledge of current technology. Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others. Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness. Ability to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results and prescribe actions for improvement. Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others. Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; and tracking budget expenditures.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
The Blaine County School District No. 61 is an equal opportunity employer/educator with a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free environment. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin does not exist in the District. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization. Preference will be given to eligible veterans pursuant to Idaho Code 65-503, et seq. Questions or complaints should be addressed to the Human Resources Department at (208) 578-5000 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blaine County School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
No experience required
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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