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3-5 TEACHER w/ ESL CERTIFICATION

Employer
Alvardo Independent School District
Location
Alvarado, Texas
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Application Statement

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

TEACHER POSITIONS

Welcome to Alvarado Independent School District online application system.

Please note: Some Teacher postings are done as a general position with no specific campus listed so that the district may create a pool of interested applicants for the subject and grade level. Shortage Area Stipends are paid to: Secondary Math, Secondary Science, Secondary ELAR, Secondary Foreign Language, Elementary Bilingual, and all level Special Education teachers.

The Human Resources Department first reviews all teacher applications to ensure all state certification requirements are met. If possible, please include a copy of your TEA Certificate with your attachments. If you have not yet completed your certification, please include your target certification and effective date in the additional comments section. Only applications meeting the job requirements will be released to the campus Administrators.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application is considered incomplete if you do not include references.

The hiring Administrator will contact any applicants they are interested in interviewing. The Human Resources Department does not schedule or set up interview appointments. Most professional positions are left posted until filled.

Should you have any questions regarding a Professional posting, please contact Mary Ann Wood, Director of Human Resources, at maryann@alvaradoisd.net

Thank you for your interest in the Alvarado Independent School District.

Conditions of Employment
  • Are you a US citizen or legally authorized to work in the US?
  • I have, or am currently completing, a Bachelors degree or higher.
  • I have a teacher certification, or I am currently completing a teaching certification.
  • I hereby affirm that all information provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that any deliberate falsifications, misrepresentations, or omissions of fact may be grounds for rejection of my application or dismissal from subsequent employment.
  • I authorize all persons listed in this application to give Alvarado Independent School District any and all information regarding my employment, education, and any other pertinent information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release all parties, such persons, and the District for any damage that may result from furnishing same to the District.
  • I understand that the district is required by Texas Education Code Section 21.917 to obtain criminal history record information on all applicants and hereby authorize Alvarado ISD to pull my criminal history record.
  • If employed, I agree to conform to all district policies and procedures,. I further understand that no representative of the District, other than the Superintendent or designee, has any authority to enter into any agreement, oral or written, for employment for any specified period of time, or to make any assurance of continued employment.
  • I understand that Alvarado ISD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

Skills Questionnaire
  • Organizational Skills
  • Classroom Management
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Interpersonal Skills

General Questions
  • Are you a current AISD employee?
  • Have you ever been employed with Alvarado ISD in any capacity? If yes, please state position and dates of employment.
  • Other names that may appear on records? Type N/A if not applicable.
  • Are you bi-lingual?
  • Are you retired from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)? If yes, please provide date of retirement.
  • Are you currently enrolled in a Teacher Alternative Certification Program? If yes, which one?
  • Please list extracurricular activities you may be interested in sponsoring:
  • Are you currently under contract with any other school district?
  • Are you aware of any reason(s) for you not being able to perform the duties of any position for which you are making an application?
  • Why should you be selected for this position?
  • How do you win the heart of a student?
  • What would your best friend say is an area you need to improve?
  • Describe someone who is better than you in an area that really matters to you.
  • What do you like to do when you are not working?
  • Describe a time when you did more than was required of you.
  • What type of person annoys you and how do you deal with them?
  • How would you describe your personality?
  • Have you ever failed to have a contract renewed by a school system?
  • Have you ever been terminated from employment with a school system?
  • Have you ever been asked to resign from your position in lieu of termination?
  • Have you ever had your employment contract proposed for non-extension, non-renewal, or termination by a school system?
  • Have you ever left a school district during the school year for reasons other than medical?
  • Have you ever received less than satisfactory employment evaluation from any employer?
  • Have you ever had a teaching credential denied, revoked, or suspended in any state?
  • Have you ever been suspended, with or without pay, during an investigation which led you to being reprimanded for the alleged act for which the investigation was conducted?
  • Do you have any disciplinary action or investigation pending by an employer, other organization, professional association, or licensing body, for violence, sexual misconduct, or misconduct involving children?
  • Have you ever been disciplined or dismissed from any volunteer position or employment for any reason or following an allegation of sexual misconduct, physical aggression, verbal aggression, or other inappropriate behavior or conduct?
  • Have you ever been the subject of a complaint or disciplinary proceeding against any professional license or professional affiliation held by you?
  • Have you ever been reprimanded, or asked to leave or end your membership in an organization in which you were working or volunteering?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled no contest (nolo contndere) to, or received deferred adjudication for a FELONY offense? (Deferred adjudication is any type of plea agreement that resulted in deferred action in a criminal case where a defendant pleads "guilty" or "No contest" to criminal charges in exchange for meeting certain requirements laid out by the court within an allotted period of time also ordered by the court.) Answer "yes" if you have had any type of deferred action.
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled no contest (nolo contndere) to, or received deferred adjudication for a MISDEMEANOR offense? (Deferred adjudication is any type of plea agreement that resulted in deferred action in a criminal case where a defendant pleads "guilty" or "No contest" to criminal charges in exchange for meeting certain requirements laid out by the court within an allotted period of time also ordered by the court.) Answer "yes" if you have had any type of deferred action.
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, or pled no contest (nolo contendere), to a criminal offense involving a sexual offense relating to children?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, or pled no contest (nolo contndere) to a criminal offense relating to a crime of violence or assault?
  • Have you ever been required to report or been reported to any organization or registry for abuse or misconduct involving children?
  • Are you related to any member of the Alvarado ISD Board of Trustee or anyone who is employed in some capacity by the Alvarado ISD? If Yes, who is the employee or board member and how are you related?
  • How did you hear about this position?

Requirements

Bachelor's degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned

Benefits

TRS Retirement;

Health Insurance - $300 District Contribution;

CareFlight Insurance - District Paid;

Child Care for District Employees;

Free tuition for out of district employees' children;

Stipends for Shortage Areas;

Master Stipends;

Christmas Club;

Sick Leave Bank;

Cafe 125 (Disability, Vision, Dental, Life, Heart & Stroke, Cancer, Flex Spending Account, Hospital Confinement "Gap");

State Leave (5 days for all employees);

Local leave (5 for Teachers, 3 for Paraprofessionals)

Life Insurance

Attachments

Cover Letter

Resume

Transcript

Certification/License

References

Teachers / Professional Staff: 3 of 5 external references required.

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