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Elementary Dual Language (English/Spanish) Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year

Company: Walla Walla Public Schools
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Working in collaboration with colleagues, the elementary dual language classroom teacher will create a classroom environment that implements district approved curriculum to ensure an equitable, engaging, and positive learning experience for all dual language students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Build a foundation of positive relationships, high expectations, equitable systems, and SEL-informed practices, which will drive daily practices and beliefs when working with students.
  • Actively support a productive climate of collaboration in a professional learning community whereby the teacher analyzes student data, takes risks, shares successes/failures, and explores new practices in order to improve student learning for all.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate classroom instructional activities consistent with adopted district curriculum and standards.
  • Through the equity lens, provide clear and focused instruction for all students by using a variety of teaching strategies that promote student engagement and interaction in order to meet the needs of all students.
  • Instruct monolingual and limited English/Spanish speaking students utilizing both Spanish and English through the implementation of dual language enrichment and early exit programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement common formative assessments in order to monitor student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Support and implement building-wide behavior standards in order to ensure an orderly, safe and productive learning environment.
  • Communicate positively and regularly with monolingual English/Spanish and limited English speaking parents and/or legal guardians in the areas of growth, student progress, and teacher expectations; develop meaningful collaboration between home and school.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with grade level team members and other staff, administrators, parents/legal guardians, support groups, and community members.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Building Administrator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with K-8 Elementary Education endorsement.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
  • Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the district.
  • Advocate for equity, inclusion and professional practices that ensure all students achieve at high levels.
  • Knowledge of SEL practices and approaches.
  • Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques.
  • Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students.
  • Skill in student management, student discipline and developing positive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Must possess a positive attitude about change and an eagerness to implement changes that will enhance student learning.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive effective working relationships with a variety of students, staff, and community in a multicultural and diverse socio-economic setting.
  • Ability to participate collaboratively in teams.
  • Ability to continue participation in staff development to maintain professional skills.
  • Ability to serve as a role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner.
  • Ability to follow appropriate guidelines and protocols to ensure a safe and engaging learning environment.

Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment.
  • Completed Employment Application/ Background Check.
  • Must complete Walla Walla Public Schools Risk Management and Bloodborne Pathogens Training upon hire.

PAY LEVEL

Walla Walla Public Schools Teachers Salary Schedule

CONDITIONS

The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Liz Campeau, Director of HR Libby Thompson, Director of Special Education

364 S. Park Street 364 S. Park Street

Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla, WA 99362

(509) 527-3000 (509) 527-3000

lcampeau@wwps.org lthompson@wwps.org

Keywords: Walla Walla Public Schools, Spokane , Elementary Dual Language (English/Spanish) Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, Other , Walla Walla, Washington

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