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ABCS Navajo Language Teacher

Shiprock Associated Schools, Inc.
United States
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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  • Native Language and/or Culture license (520) from NMPED.
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement.
  • Bilingual (DinĂ©/English).
  • Degree from accredited college or university.

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Valid New Mexico Licensure with an endorsement as needed.
  • Must be highly qualified according to New Mexico State Standards and regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of New Mexico PED Academic Standards required.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.
  • Must have or obtain First Aid/CPR certification and a Navajo Nation food handler's permit.
  • Must pass federal background check required per 25 C.F.R. Part 63.
  • Complies with and supports all Shiprock Associated Schools' policies and procedures.
  • Integrates the school philosophy and mission statement into the area of work.
  • Meets the six New Mexico State competencies:
    • The Teacher communicates accurately and effectively in the content area and maintains a professional rapport with students.
    • The Teacher maintains communication and feedback from students in a manner that enhances students' learning and understanding.
    • The Teacher appropriately utilizes a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.
    • The Teacher encourages the development of student involvement, responsibility, critical thinking skills, writing skills, language usage, and reading skills in the content area.
    • The Teacher manages the classroom to ensure the best of instructional time.
    • The Teacher creates an atmosphere conducive to learning, achievement, and self-discipline.
  • Meets and implements the New Mexico Native American standards and criteria for competence and language proficiency.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively work with Native American students and parents.
  • Works effectively as a member of an educational team on a school-wide and community-wide basis in developing short and long term goals based on identified student needs.
  • Manages the educational setting in a manner that promotes positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment.
  • Works effectively as a team member in collecting and analyzing data systematically through an on-going process of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating to achieve established goals.
  • Works productively with colleagues, parents, students and community members.
  • Models effective classroom management techniques and teaching strategies. Models teaching strategies that foster critical thinking skills and higher order cognitive skills.
  • Models innovation, fun, and creativity in the teaching and learning process.
  • Recognizes students' diversity and creates an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.
  • Works with the special education teacher(s) to design and implement a student's IEP of any special needs student assigned to the classroom.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to examine and implement change as appropriate.
  • Participates in two parent conferences and two PAC meetings per year. Student conferences will be utilized to discuss each student's achievement. In addition, the Teacher will initiate parent contact through notes, phone calls and, when appropriate, home visits.
  • Participates in SASI sponsored in-service activities, some of which may be required of certain positions.
  • Displays knowledge of current professional literature to meet the instructional focus of the school.
  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth through an on-going program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
  • Uses current technology for instruction and management purposes.
  • Leaves adequate preparations for a substitute teacher, when needed.
  • Models appropriate behavior within the context of the school.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, within your scope of practice.

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