Must have a NMPED K-12 or 7-12 Teaching license with an endorsement in ELA and TESOL
- Properly certified in all area(s) of assignment.
- Demonstrate cooperativeness and a willingness to carry-out assigned tasks and performance responsibilities.
- Bilingual Endorsement is highly preferable.
- Other qualifications determined necessary by the Board.
REPORTS TO: Principal or Designee
GENERAL SUPERVISOR: Supervisor
JOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil skills of learning, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communication and literate citizenship; to develop appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate pupils to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in the field of English.
- Teach content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, and journalism to Middle and High School students, utilizing the required competencies and curriculum/bilingual curriculum adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
- Instruct pupils in citizenship, expected student behavior, and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
- Adapt English materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
- Select and requisition books and instructional aides appropriate to the interest and maturity level of pupils; and maintain required inventory records.
- Adapt the curriculum to provide individual, small group or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual pupil.
- Develop standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature.
- Encourage pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
- Evaluate each pupil's progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and implement a Bilingual program.
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
- Identify pupil needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude and learning problems.
- Communicate with parents bi-weekly, monthly or sooner as the need arises, on student's progress and behavior.
- Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
- Work with pupils and other classroom teachers in such activities as preparing material for the school newspaper or yearbook, or coordinating entries in essay contests.
- Administer Group Standardized Tests in accordance with district testing program.
- Administer the Language Assessment Scale Testing and Scoring in both English and Spanish.
- Participate in curriculum alignment, benchmarks, performance standards/assessments and revisions, inclusive of bilingual development programs and implement EPSS.
- Gather data in order to develop strategies for student improvement.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsoring of student activities to include; in and out of school activities.
- Maintain professional competencies through in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
- Participate cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
- Attend board meetings at the request of the Superintendent and/or his authorizes designee.
- Perform other assigned tasks required by the supervisor(s).
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Term of employment is to be established on an annual basis, through the adoption of the school calendar.
SALARY: Salary to be established on an annual basis, through the adoption of the salary schedules.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.