FTE: HOURS PER DAY: CONTRACT TYPE: ANTICIPATED START DATE: POSITION REQUIREMENT: PREFERRED ENDORSEMENT:
1.0 8 Continuing SY 2014-2015 Washington State Teaching Certificate or ability to obtain one Elementary Education, (Foreign Language) Studies
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS:
One of Washington's premiere emerging charter schools, The Village Academy, is seeking outstanding candidates to support student achievement in grades kindergarten through eighth through direct instruction to students in our language immersion program. Successful candidates will be part of an educational system focused on developing the skills and talents of students of all ability levels, both traditional and non-traditional learners, through rigorous learning experiences, with an emphasis on character development, laughter and joy, and respect for all diversity.
Organize instructional programs within the prescribed curriculum to provide for individual differences in both English and the designated foreign language (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, ASL, etc.).
Be able to effectively teach students of varying abilities through a variety of learning methods to include visual and kinesthetic.
Be able to proactively engage students in a manner that promotes a positive learning environment.
Be able to maintain classroom discipline and use effective classroom management skills.
Utilize and maintain district/building curricular and student learning objectives.
Prepare and maintain long-range and weekly lesson plans.
Maintain appropriate student records.
Work as an effective member of the department to evaluate and improve the program.
Communicate and interpret school programs to patrons.
Communicate student progress to parents.
Be familiar with state essential learnings, district targets, qualifying standards, testing, etc.
Work as an effective member of the grade level, staff, and community to evaluate and improve student learning.
Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the building administration.
Qualifies for a Washington State teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements or have the ability to obtain one. If possessing an initial or provisional certificate, the candidate must hold the appropriate endorsement.
Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
Uses appropriate disciplinary procedures, establishes clear parameters for student behavior, responds properly when problems occur, and helps students toward self-discipline.
Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
Enthusiastic and displays an overall optimism toward teaching and student learning.
Assesses needs of students, prescribes and implements effective lessons to meet students’ needs through the use of appropriate and current instructional skills.
Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire.
Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources so that accomplishment and growth occurs.
Develops favorable relationships with students; listens to, cares for, and works collaboratively with them.
Relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various disabilities.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and to solve problems; the possession of a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is expected. (This requirement may be waived if an inadequate pool of fully qualified applicants for a specific position exists.)
Aware of current educational developments and applications, works collaboratively with others; believes in the importance of education, and interested in the welfare of all students.
Uses democratic processes to work out problems in a supportive and understanding non-authoritarian manner.
Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.
Knowledge of effective teaching strategies related to the appropriate age of instruction. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a classroom setting.
Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the instruction/learning process.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Familiar with unique school structure and APPLE.
Specific early literacy training.
Right Response or Mandt training.
Experience with Reading Intervention.
Experience with visual/ hands on teaching methodologies.
Knowledge and understanding of FAPE, 504, and IDEA.