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SY: Teacher - Creative Writing/Freshman Seminar at Capital High School

Company: Santa Fe Public Schools
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Certified/EnglishDate Posted: 5/27/2022Location: Capital High School Title: Teacher - Creative Writing/Freshman SeminarWork Unit: School Site Reports To: Principal Contract Length: 9 monthsPay Schedule: Teacher Overtime Status: Exempt Hours: 7 hours per day Union Status: NEA Licensure: 7-12 with Language Arts endorsement or K-12 Specialty with Language Arts endorsement Note: All positions with Santa Fe Public Schools require a post-offer/pre-employment background check. Some positions have additional requirements as established by federal or state rules and regulations. General Function: Teach creative writing and freshman seminar in a high school setting. Provides an atmosphere that allows students to have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth. Responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program and for providing direct instruction in Language Arts and related skills that will result in student achievement in accordance with each student's ability. Education/Training/Experience: Minimum: Four year degree and valid New Mexico Secondary Teaching License (or the ability to obtain such), with appropriate endorsements for the courses being taught. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish. At least one year's previous teaching experience. Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated general knowledge of curriculum and instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of various routine tasks, duties, and procedures. Ability to follow specific instructions with little or no previous experience. Ability to exercise considerable and sound judgment to instruct students and manage their behavior. Willingness to improve competency by periodically participating in some form of professional growth and to remain current with the latest developments in the profession. Ability to deal with various ethnic groups. Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents. Must have skill in oral and written communication. Needs the ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of Education policies. Able to work collaboratively to achieve the overall goals of the school and the District. Essential Job Functions: Performs all functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential functions include the following:Plans and implements a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and complies with New Mexico PED standards and benchmarks, Common Core State Standards plus the SFPS Board of Education goals and objectives. Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Delivers curriculum using adopted textbooks. Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere. Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports. Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals; develops strategies for individual education plans (IEPs). Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day. Sponsors extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests. Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student. Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of student's work. Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment. Collaborates with peers to develop common assessments. Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community. Performs other related duties as assigned. Salary Range: Based on education, experience, and level of NM Teaching License. Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available to full and part-time employees that work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Tier 1 License: $50,000+ Tier 2 License: $60,000+ Tier 3 License: $70,000+ Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to): A wide variety of instructional materials and resources, including electronic/digital equipment. Standard office and classroom equipment, including computers, tablets, apps, copiers, and phone systems. Physical/Cognitive Requirements: Regularly required to stand; move throughout the room and/or facility; communicate verbally and electronically; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. Occasionally required to sit, climb, and balance, and drive. Regularly required to lift or exert force of up to 25 pounds; occasionally required to lift or exert force of up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Environmental Conditions: Duties performed typically in school settings to include: music room, classrooms, gym, auditorium. Teacher will be subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, noise, and hazards. Personal Accountability: Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality. Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness. Begins and completes work within the allotted time. Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment. Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/ special application. Protects the district's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment. Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.

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