Position: Elementary Teacher
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.
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.
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
Multimedia equipment, including current technology
Materials relevant to job responsibilities
Motor vehicle if necessary and current driver's license
Various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
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
One year contract
New Naschitti Elementary School