French Teacher (Elementary and High School)
POSITION TITLE: TEACHER LANGUAGE SPANISH, FRENCH, CHINESE IMMERSION
DEPARTMENT: VARIOUS SCHOOLS
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: FLSA: EXEMPT
Supports District schools and principals in their effort to foster an optimal educational environment for students in a target language. To lead students toward the fulfillment of their bilingual potential by delivering the district curriculum goals and objectives through a target language to each individual student in the immersion program.
- Plans and implements the district approved program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students within the district curriculum, in the languages of the immersion program.
- Uses effective teaching techniques and materials to implement established curriculum goals and objectives and to use techniques and materials that motivate the desire to learn.
- Prepares a weekly written lesson plan describing daily learning experiences. This weekly lesson plan is to be correlated with the aims and/or objectives in the curriculum guide and/or course outline.
- Monitors and assesses student progress and communicates the same on a regular basis to students and their parents.
- Diagnoses, instructs and evaluates specific student needs and seeks assistance of district specialist as required.
- Communicates aims and/or objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner using clear and precise language.
- Creates a classroom environment that is cognizant of the dignity of the teacher, students and other staff.
- Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
- Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing the development of proper student behavior.
- Develops and implements reasonable classroom rules of behavior and procedure which are conducive to learning in a fair and just manner.
- Creates educational experiences that provide each student the opportunity to develop his/her potential in the areas of personal-social adjustment, decision-making, positive self-image and other life skills.
MAJOR TASKS (cont’d):
- Promotes and follows the adopted school district philosophy, policies, regulations and administrative procedures.
- Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, students, parents and community in a positive, professional and ethical manner.
- Opens lines of communication with students and parents on the academics and behavioral processes of students.
- Assumes legal responsibility for the supervision of students on school property or in attendance at school sponsored activities.
- Maintains and strives to improve professional competence.
- Assumes individual responsibilities which may be assigned by the principal/supervisor and which may relate to committee work, student activities, student supervision or other planning and professional assignments.
- Maintains accurate, complete, legible and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
- Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
- Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, methods and in selecting materials.
- Plans and supervises assignments and activities for teacher assistant or volunteer.
- Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
- Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
- Treats the public courteously.
- Is alert to hazardous or dangerous conditions that could threaten the safety of students and staff.
- Maintains consistent and punctual attendance.
- Conducts one’s self in a businesslike and/or task oriented manner.
- Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when such encounters are required or requested under reasonable terms.
- Good employee as well as an effective teacher.
- Maintains a positive solution seeking manner in actions with others and is efficient and effective in duties despite stressful and/or contentious situations.
- Must be able to work effectively with people, individually and in groups, must be able to provide cooperation with groups, work through disputes and develop consensus.
- Must be alert, aware and focused while on duty, free from alcohol or illegal drugs during the working day or if outside the normal working day while on duty.
- Refrain from possessing or consuming alcohol or illegal drugs on district property; at school events or while on duty.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Education, with experience in a World Language program setting.
- Valid Arizona teacher’s certificate for the appropriate grade level and/or subject matter.
- Possess special area endorsements as required by state and/or federal regulations or District policy and procedures.
- National Board Certification preferred.
- MA degree preferred.
- Training specific to the program if applicable preferred. (IB, Core Knowledge, Multi-Age Immersion, etc)
- Ability to manage productively groups of students.
- Accountability for student growth in all areas consistent with District developed objectives.
- Evidence of a comprehensive background in child development, instructional strategies, classroom curricular implementation, learning theory and effective school research.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, newsletters and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents or employees of the organization. Ability to speak read and write fluently in second language for dual language immersion positions as applicable. Ability to teach academic content in a target language without resorting to English support. A minimum of an Advanced Low level as measured by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines will ensure success in teaching within the immersion setting.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram or schedule form.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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 regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. The employee is frequently required to stoop, bend, or crouch.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and frequently low.
Received from: Principal
Given to: Students, Teacher Aides, Student Teachers and
Volunteers as assigned.
At least once annually by the Principal in accordance with the policy of the Governing Board.