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Teacher - Language Arts SY 24/25

Employer
Espanola Public Schools
Location
El Llano, New Mexico
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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Must have a NMPED K-12 or 7-12 Teaching license with an endorsement in ELA and TESOL

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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.

PEFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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