Bilingual Spanish/English Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher

$50,254 - $92,432 yearly
  • Evergreen Public Schools
  • Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Mar 30, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

1.0 FTE 

This is a Continuing Position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Candidates must have advanced level proficiency/fluency in Spanish.

STANCE STATEMENT:

Evergreen Public Schools are committed to eliminating the predictability of outcomes by demographic group and we strive to be a diverse community of schools that provides each member with the opportunities, access, resources, and support they need to be successful. With this in mind, our goal is to recruit, hire and retain employees of all racial/ethnic backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into our educational institution to encourage students to thrive academically. Our district aims to provide an equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for all students and staff to succeed in a racially and culturally diverse local, national and global community.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and implement a program of study following state and district standards that meet the individual needs and abilities of the students by providing effective, differentiated instruction using research-based practices.
  • Teach elementary content in both Spanish and English with a high degree of skill.
  • Teach in a 90/10 bilingual instructional program that meets the students’ individual academic and linguistic needs and makes modifications when necessary.
  • Implement instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for achieving stated objectives for instruction and student success, including use of technology.
  • Participate with other staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement a course of instruction designed to meet the needs of students in all curriculum area
  • Create a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to learning for all students.
  • Participate with other staff to cooperatively develop effective, positive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Participate in State, Federal and District testing requirements.
  • Provide positive supports and guidance to a diverse population.
  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Assess students’ academic learning and/or skills for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations, goals, etc.
  • Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher’s expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, confidential and timely records as required by law, District Policy, and Administrative Regulations including attendance, IEP information, progress reports, cumulative records, and classroom invent
  • Collaborate with colleagues, administrators, students and parents for the purpose of improving the quality of student performance, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Become familiar with and uphold the enforcement of school rules, Administrative Regulations and District Policy.
  • Demonstrate a professional and positive attitude when carrying out responsibilities as a faculty member.
  • Perform assigned out-of-classroom supervision and other duties.
  • Participate in staff meetings, planning events, and grade level/department/PLC/job-alike meeting
  • Participate in total building program, including assemblies, contests, and other student activities.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Valid Washington State teaching certificate appropriate for assignment with an endorsement in Elementary Education.
  • Successfully complete Washington State Patrol background check. Employee is responsible for cost of background check.
  • Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
  • Must have regular, consistent attendance.
  • Must be willing to uphold District Policies and follow administrative procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum integration and a commitment to improve and refine instructional and management skills by participating in professional development.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to use a variety of research-based effective instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology and an ability to incorporate into instructional program
  • Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students and adults (staff and parents).
  • Sets appropriate expectations for individual students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in Workshop Model of Instruction preferred.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the designated grade level preferred.
  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Advanced fluency in Spanish required (both written and spoken); native Spanish speaker preferred.
  • Multicultural Educator
  • Ability to teach elementary content in Spanish, to integrate the teaching of content area vocabulary, and to teach students to use language correctly through the content.
  • Ability to modify curriculum and materials designed for use in other contexts.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to acquire knowledge of language immersion models and curriculum.
  • Cultural competency and ability to work comfortably in a diverse community.
  • Understanding of Common Core in Spanish and English, and English Language Development Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
  • Preferred training and/or experience; or willingness to take course work to increase knowledge and use of the following instructional and engagement strategies to include:
    • Second Language Development (SLD)
    • Sequential bilingual instructional model
    • Oral Language Development (receptive and expressive)
    • Optimal Learning Environments (OLE)
    • Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD)
    • Balanced Literacy Approach (modeled, shared, guided)
  • Preferred applicants with extended travel or residence in Spanish speaking countries, and familiarity with the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Spanish speaking world.
  • Preferred experience in working with children and families who are culturally, linguistically and racially diverse.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:

  1. Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
  2. Supports a positive school environment that celebrates, respects and values diversity, where learning is made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures.
  3. Participates in activities and discussions that lead to increased cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrates a commitment to equitable outcomes for all students.
  5. Ability to recognize each person as a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
  6. The ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.

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