Woodland Public Schools – High School Spanish Language and Culture Teacher
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Position Title: High School Spanish Language and Culture Teacher
Posting #: 2741
Location: Woodland High School
Days/Hrs: 1.0 FTE
Start Date: Approximately August 9, 2021
Pay Schedule: Link Here (See WEA Salary Schedule)
Benefits: Position qualifies for medical, dental, vision, life, LTD and AD&D through the School Employee Benefits Board (SEBB) and is eligible for retirement benefits through the WA State Department of Retirement Systems.
Woodland is a diverse community with a large, vibrant Hispanic population. Woodland School District has a demonstrated committment to multi-cultural education for students in grades k-12. Woodland High School seeks an outstanding educator who is able to create in our students a passion for the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. We are looking for teachers who love kids and teaching, who know how to balance rigor and joy in a classroom setting and who are leaders in their current school. This position requires a self-motivated, collaborative professional who is deeply knowledgeable about instruction, assessment, and curriculum, and who thrives in a demanding and team-oriented culture.
Our teachers will not just teach content. They will forge deep relationships with families; they will seek community resources to supplement our basic program; they will integrate technology into daily lessons; they will advise students; they will focus on the long term outcomes for students; they will use data to drive instruction; they will share their practice and they will lead activities within the school day. We believe that teachers are the cornerstone of creating an exceptional school. Our teachers create a classroom culture of high expectations, learning, curiosity, hard work and support for each student.
Hold a valid Washington State teaching certificate with proper endorsements for assignment
Well-developed management skills, people skills, and effective communication skills
Experience in data analysis and instructional design responsiveness to data
Growth mindset and belief that all children can learn at high levels
Team player willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
Experience working with diverse students and families, and a commitment to advocating for all children
Additional endorsements in other subject areas are preferred, but not required
Candidates will need to demonstrate an ability to use a variety of teaching strategies addressing differing student learning styles, often within the same class setting and blocks of time
Well-developed management skills, technology skills, people skills, and effective communication skills
Regular and punctual attendance to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements
Preference in the screening of applications will be given to bilingual candidates
Ability to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents, and administration officials
Ability to explain new ideas and unfamiliar concepts with authority and in a clear and concise way so that students can understand and keeps their attention
Ability to deal with students from different backgrounds and abilities
Ability to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of students
Ability to engage parents and healthy relationships with students and faculty
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
Strong technology skills – proficiency in online office and collaboration tools, for example Google Apps and Classroom
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program
Excellent relationship building and communication skills with adults and students alike
Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Establish Strong School and Classroom Culture:
Cultivate a healthy classroom and school culture, modeling an approach to learning which emphasizes risk-taking, respect, curiosity and constant commitment to quality improvement
Establish/encourage a culture of flexible and collaborative collegiality in which mission and goals of the school are the foremost focus of all decision making; lead students to handle adversity and ambiguity well
Thrive in an innovative, reflective culture that demands flexibility and quick adjustments to meet student needs
Deliver Excellent Results:
Teach high-quality project, problem and/or inquiry-based lessons
Plan units of study and daily lessons with clear outcomes that students can understand
Plan with the end in mind using UBD (Understanding by Design) principles
Plan high-interest, multi-media, fast-paced lessons
Daily use of formative assessment to guide instruction
Seek additional knowledge about how to diagnose students’ misconceptions and correct quickly
Collaborate with Colleagues:
Seek, provide and implement high-quality feedback from/to colleagues
Collaboration with grade-level and subject colleagues on all common courses taught
Model a growth mindset and foster continuous learning in students, families and colleagues
Open classroom doors to colleagues, families and community members
Observe peers teaching and provide feedback to improve teaching and learning
Create and support common school-wide systems
Assist in special projects as needed and other duties as assigned or assumed
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement
Demonstrate effective teaching practices
Recognize individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs
Provide clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum
Foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment
Use multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning
Communicate and collaborate with parent and the school community
Exhibit collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning, work collaboratively with colleagues
Teach the District-approved curriculum
Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
Develop lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil
Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Communicate regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
Diagnose the learning disabilities of students
Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere
Recognize and manage conditions which may lead to student control problems
Establish clear parameters for student "in classroom" conduct and makes these expectations known
Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
Create a climate of mutual respect between the teacher and their students
Develop substitute plans when absent in enough detail for continued learning
Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations
Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Position Opens Internally: March 15, 2021
Position Closes Internally: March 19, 2021
Position Opens Externally (if necessary): March 20, 2021
Position Closes: Open until filled.
If you are hired for this position, you will be required to pay for a background check, unless you have completed the background check in the past two years, and it is on file with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Vicky Barnes , Human Resources
800 Second Street
Woodland, Washington 98674