Working in collaboration with colleagues, the middle school language arts teacher will create a classroom environment that implements district approved curriculum to ensure an equitable, engaging, and positive learning experience for all students.
Build a foundation of positive relationships, high expectations, equitable systems, and SEL-informed practices which will drive daily practices and beliefs when working with students.
Actively support a productive climate of collaboration in a professional learning community whereby the teacher analyzes student data, takes risks, shares successes/failures, and explores new practices in order to improve student learning for all.
Plan, implement, and evaluate classroom instructional activities consistent with adopted district curriculum and standards.
Through an equity lens, provide clear and focused instruction for all students by using a variety of teaching strategies that promote student engagement and interaction in order to meet the needs of all students.
Collaboratively develop and implement common formative assessments in order to monitor student learning and instructional effectiveness.
Support and implement building-wide behavior standards in order to ensure an orderly, safe and productive learning environment.
Communicate positively and regularly with parents and/or legal guardians in the areas of growth, student progress, and teacher expectations; develop meaningful collaboration between home and school.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff, administrators, parents/legal guardians, support groups, and community members.
Reports to the Building Administrator.
Education and Experience
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement.
Prior teaching experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
Advocate for equity, inclusion and professional practices that ensure all students achieve at high levels.
Knowledge of SEL practices and approaches.
Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques.
Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students, staff and parents.
Skill in student management, student discipline and developing positive techniques for improving student behavior.
Must possess a positive attitude about change and an eagerness to implement changes that will enhance student learning.
Familiarity with Response to Intervention and data driven decisions.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain positive effective working relationships with a variety of students, staff, and community in a multicultural and diverse socio-economic setting.
Ability to participate collaboratively in teams.
Ability to continue participation in staff development to maintain professional skills.
Ability to serve as a role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner.
Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment.
Completed Employment Application/ Background Check.
Must complete Walla Walla Public Schools Risk Management and Bloodborne Pathogens Training upon hire.
Walla Walla Public Schools Teachers Salary Schedule
The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Liz Campeau, Director of HR Libby Thompson, Director of Special Education
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Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla, WA 99362
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