Teacher, 3Rd Grade

New Naschitti Elementary School Shiprock , NM 87420

Posted 3 months ago

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position: Elementary Teacher

Supervisor: Principal

Work Site: Assigned School

General Job Description:

The elementary teacher provides guidance and instructional experience that is academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional relationship with students.

  • Obtain feedback and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.

  • Develop a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.

  • Encourage student involvement, responsibility, and critical thinking skills.

  • Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, self-discipline, and development of realistic and positive self-concepts.

  • Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior to encourage cooperation among students.

  • Communicate to students in a way that enhances learning, and includes demonstrating effective writing skills and use of Standard English.

  • Adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.

  • Manage time appropriately.

  • Accessible to parents, students, administration, and peers outside the school day, as determined by supervisor.

  • Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.

  • Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.

  • Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal.

  • Supervise educational assistants, student teachers and high school vocational lab students.

  • Understand and incorporate the district and school's Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS) into the classroom.

  • Develop and use community and professional resources.

  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.

  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Valid New Mexico teaching license with endorsements as needed.

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

  • A new district teacher will have an Educational Plan for student success.

Physical/Job Requirements:

Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information and effective communication skills.

Safety and Health:

  • Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions

  • Background check

Equipment/Material Handled:

  • Multimedia equipment, including current technology

  • Materials relevant to job responsibilities

  • Motor vehicle if necessary and current driver's license

Work Environment:

  • Various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality

  • Work interruptions

  • Flexibility

  • Self-motivated

  • Completion of job assignments without direct supervision

  • Completion of applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed

  • Extended work hours as required

  • May make site or home visits when needed and approved by the supervisor

Term of Employment:

  • Returning teachers -185 days annually / 7.5 hours per day

  • New teachers 187 days annually / 7.5 hours per day

  • Exempt

  • One year contract

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