Pre-K thru Elementary, Middle/Junior High thru High School
4 Year Degree
Seattle Public Schools is seeking gap-closing, equity-focused language immersion educators to lead the way in eliminating opportunity gaps for our students. As an educator in SPS, you have the opportunity to have a profound and lasting positive impact on the lives of Seattle students.
We are currently accepting applications from external teacher candidates to fill positions for the 2019-20 school year. This is a pool posting. Applicants will be screened for minimum qualifications and will be asked to provide their location preferences by region and specific schools. If you meet minimum qualifications, you will be eligible to apply to specific positions when they post in the spring.
When applying, please answer all questions carefully and fully. Your responses will be viewable by principals and used to determine if you will be invited for an interview at a specific school.
Overview of the Job: A classroom teacher performs, under the general direction of the building principal or program manager and with assistance from appropriate staff personnel. A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction, counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students; and, to evaluate student performance and progress.
Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.
Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.
Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.
Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.
Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.
Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.
Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.
Serves on staff committees as required.
Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.
Bachelor's degree; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of "at risk" students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on education and years of experience.
Internal Number: 15439
About Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, has a deep commitment to every student's journey—to ensure that each student will graduate ready for college, career and life.
We believe it is essential to place the interests of students above all others in every decision we make.
The core work of Seattle Public Schools is supporting student learning.
We believe it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to ensure that every child, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, language proficiency, learning style or disability, achieves to their highest level.
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