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Secondary ESL Classroom Teacher

Douglas County School District
Minden, Nevada
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Position Type:

High School Teaching/ESL

Date Posted:



Douglas High School

Date Available:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

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Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance FLSA STATUS EXEMPT


Performs professional instructional work of moderate difficulty in guiding students toward gaining knowledge and skills in order to become productive citizens; create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge; establish positive relationships with parents and with other staff members.

  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location and at the times designated.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students.
  • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Provide written evidence of preparation upon request of the supervisor.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of each student.
  • Strive by instruction and action to implement the district's philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives and performance expectations as outlined on the Teacher Performance Descriptor List.
  • Identify the difference in needs, abilities, and interests among students and provide appropriate instruction to meet those differences.
  • Employ a variety of classroom assessment techniques in order to determine student's instructional needs in meeting the district's competencies; assess accomplishments of students on a regular basis in order to provide progress reports as required; communicate with parents as deemed necessary.
  • Administer group standardized tests and proficiency tests to students in accordance with district testing programs.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students and to maintain equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Develop and maintain a code of conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established administrative policies; develop rules of classroom behavior for which are enforced in a fair and just manner.
  • Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes during the scheduled workday when required or requested to do so.
  • Plan for and participate in professional improvement activities; take advantage of courses, readings, in-service training, and conferences in his/her area of specialization and competency.
  • Establish and maintain two-way communication with parents, students, and other staff members in an honest, positive, and constructive manner.
  • Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aides, volunteers, and student teachers; make written evaluation as required.
  • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities on campus during the assigned working day.
  • Participate in the sponsorship of student activities as appropriate to the grade level.
  • Attend established traditional school-sponsored activities agreed upon by the building administrator and the faculty.
  • Fulfill the requirements of punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to school level and school district policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping solve health, attitude, and learning problems of the students.
  • Attend building and district meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among the staff.
  • Serve on district committees that develop curriculum and enhance instruction.
  • Ensures the quality and consistency of ESL program at the school(s) assigned.
  • Tracks progress of identified LEP students.
  • Determines effective staff development related to language acquisition.
  • Provides leadership, continuity, and compliance with federal law.
  • Maintains the official program records and statistics for the assigned school(s) site.
  • Coordinates and administers the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) as required by the district and state.
  • Maintains, interprets, and appropriately distributes results of the ELPA and other assessments as required by the district and state.
  • Ensures that parents of LEP students are given the opportunity to fully participate in their student's education.
  • Assists parents of LEP students with school registration, parent conferences, and home learning skills.
  • Communicates to parents via phone calls, meetings, and correspondence, translating into the parent's primary language when possible.
  • Informs parents of LEP students of the following:
  • Reason(s) for placing their student in LEP language instruction program Student's level of English proficiency.
  • Methods of instruction to be used in the program.
  • How the program will meet educational strengths and needs of the student.
  • How the program will help the student learn English and meet academic standards.
  • The program exit requirement, ie. Expected transition rate and expected rate of graduation from secondary school.
  • How the program will meet the objectives of an individualized educational program for a student with a disability.
  • Develops and updates a written description of parental rights describing the following:
  • Removal of the student from the language instruction educational program upon their request.
  • Parental options to reject enrollment of their student in ESL instruction.
  • Offer of assistance to parents in selecting among various programs and methods of instruction if more than one program or method is offered.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Building Principal and Director of Special Services.


Perform related duties as assigned.


Frequent contact with students, parents, teachers, and other district staff members.


Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices for effective teaching techniques and strategies in area of specialization; of the principles and practices for effective student learning techniques; of lesson planning; of available instructional media; of modern techniques for classroom assessment; of effective interpersonal communications. Skill in the use of a microcomputer and related software


Develop lessons, units and projects consistent with District curriculum goals and objectives.

Meet and instruct assigned classes.

Work independently and handle multiple priorities.

Assess the accomplishments of students.

Develop fair and appropriate classroom management techniques.

Supervise assignments for aides, volunteers and student teachers.

Model good instructional, coaching and mentoring practices.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Meet deadlines.

Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law.

Operate or learn to operate a microcomputer and related software.

Communicate enthusiasm, excitement and a strong feeling of commitment to the teaching profession.

Maintain regular attendance.


Work is performed under the direction of the principal or a designated vice-principal, who will at least annually evaluate the classroom teacher's performance. Work is reviewed through observations and results achieved.




Work is performed under the following conditions:
  • Exposure to climate-controlled office settings to outside weather with temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat.May involve exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to very loud and occasional to frequent time periods.May involve work in crowded environments.




Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.


Possession of a valid Nevada Teaching Certificate issued by the State of Nevada:
  1. Valid Nevada Elementary Certificate, with TESL endorsement or:
  2. Valid Nevada Secondary Certificate with TESL endorsement.


The physical and mental/intellectual requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Those requirements include:
  • Strength, dexterity, and coordination to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods.Sedentary to heavy exertion of force involving 10-25 pounds frequently with up to 50 pounds occasionally.May involve negligible up to significant stand/walk/push/pull/carry. May involve climbing, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, carrying, and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, and repetitive fine motor activities.Mobility to work in a typical classroom setting and use standard classroom equipment.The ability to interact professionally, communicates effectively, and exchange information accurately with all internal and external members of the school community.
  • In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


In order for DCSD schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave. Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator. All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of DCSD and is appropriate for their position.


The Douglas County School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed/religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, veterans or military status, or political affiliation in admission to or access to, treatment or employment, or participation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups, pursuant to federal and state laws including, but not limited to, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. The Douglas County School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not knowingly discriminate in any area of employment, which includes recruiting and hiring practices, working conditions, training, promotion, and terms and conditions of employment. Individuals with a disability who require reasonable accommodation(s) during any step of the screening process or who have questions about qualifications should notify a representative in Human Resources. Notification may be made in person, in writing, or by calling (775) 782-7177.

The Superintendent of Douglas County School District has designated the following position to handle inquiries regarding student and employee non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of Human Resources

1638 Mono Avenue

Minden, Nevada 89423

Phone: (775) 782-7177


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