Tonasket School District

Position Opening: HS Spanish Teacher

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Tonasket SD is a public school located in rural north-central Washington. It is one of the largest geographical districts in the state!


The Tonasket setting is rural with magnificent topography of mountains and valleys. The Okanogan River, part of the Columbia River system, flows through the town of Tonasket. There are many lakes in the area, some large and others quite small. The climate is best described as semi-arid with four definite seasons.


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Our Mission and Culture

Focused on learning and linking learning to life.


Embrace a welcoming and collaborative school climate that encourages staff and student initiative, dynamic learning, a sense of community, and ethical decision-making, while promoting and valuing mutual respect, safety, health, and our rural heritage.

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill a HS Spanish Teacher position starting in the 2022/23 school year.

The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for:


HS Spanish Teacher


APPLICATION PERIOD:
In-district requests close February 3, 2022

Open until filled for out-of-district applications.


APPLICATION PROCESS (IN-DISTRICT):
To request a transfer (within classification), submit a letter of interest to Anitra Atchison in the district office.


APPLICATION PROCESS (OUT-OF-DISTRICT):
To apply for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district鈥檚 website at the link below. Instructions for completing the online application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION

HS Spanish Teacher


DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

WORK DAYS: Monday - Friday


HS Position Summary:

This position is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a highly skilled teacher to help high school students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible young men and women. The primary responsibility of this position is to address foreign language benchmarks as well as to address school wide initiatives through the subject matter.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HS SPANISH TEACHER: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Teaches District approved curriculum.

  • Meets with and instructs students toward their individual needs and deficits.

  • Prepares students for success on State and District required tests/assessments.

  • Creates and maintains a classroom and building environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.

  • Encourages students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior.

  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and communicates these objectives to students.

  • Uses a variety of formative and summative classroom assessments to address student needs.

  • Analyzes state assessment data (i.e. test specs and release items) as well as district NWEA data to build lessons to address student deficits.

  • Administer state required Classroom-based assessments.

  • Provides on-going assessment of student skill levels and progress.

  • Evaluates student academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.

  • Maintains thorough student files and records according to WAC and district requirements.

  • Orders and secures necessary curriculum and support materials.

  • Assists in developing a collaborative environment among staff and also students.

  • Engages in staff development plans and models.

  • Engages in and supports the RTI model.

  • Demonstrate professional behaviors in action and appearance at all times.

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Additional Desired Abilities:

  • Bilingual, Bi-literate, Bi-cultural (Spanish).

  • Ability and interest to also teach Spanish for Native Speakers courses.

  • Experience in the Common Core State Standards.

  • Experience in Data Driven Instructional Decision Making.

  • Experience in Differentiated Instruction by readiness to impact all learners.

  • Experience in building effective relationships with students in and out of the classroom.

  • Demonstrated Communication Skills in Oral and Written Language.

  • Experience with the Marzano Teaching Framework.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises classrooms, buildings, grounds, and students.

  • Supervises after school activities.

  • Supervises instructional aides, volunteers, and other contracted instructors.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or endorsement

  • Have experience, interest, knowledge and ability to teach multiple Spanish courses

  • Ability and experience in developing Individual Learning Plans

  • Experience in using data and assessment results to drive instruction

  • Experience working with youth who have unique learning styles and needs


Other Important Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills with youth and adults

  • Deep reservoir of patience

  • Keeps calm and clear-headed under pressure

  • Understands emotional needs and limits of self and at-risk youth

  • Knows and practices stress and anger reduction techniques

  • Knows and understands group and individual problem-solving techniques

  • Understands elements of group dynamics

  • Understands cultural and poverty issues with regards to individuals and families

  • True sense of caring for the success and needs of youth

  • Sense of humor, reflective and positive

  • Solution minded

  • Can balance professional and personal demands on time and activities


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with Spanish endorsement and appropriate Certification for instruction of students in grades 9-12

  • Washington State Driver鈥檚 License


MANDATORY CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

  • Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.

  • Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket 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 or 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 following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu


El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religi贸n, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientaci贸n sexual, expresi贸n o identidad de g茅nero, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro gu铆a entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminaci贸n: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electr贸nico: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu