Burlington-Edison HS Spanish Teacher

SPANISH TEACHER

BURLINGTON-EDISON HIGH SCHOOL

The Burlington-Edison School District is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Spanish position at its 2A high school beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The district is located in Skagit County, Washington, and approximately 70 miles north of Seattle on the I-5 corridor. Student enrollment of the grades 9-12 high school is approximately 1200.

PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES:

  • Valid Washington State teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s). Must meet Highly Qualified status. Multiple endorsements preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of Spanish instruction and methods for wide ranges of student abilities at all grade levels, 9-12.
  • Priority given to applicants meeting other qualifications who are fluent in Spanish; to applicants with experience teaching “Heritage” or “Accelerated” Spanish language classes; and to applicants with experience teaching AP Spanish classes.
  • Knowledge of the Common Core Standards, performance based assessment and ability to incorporate relevant curriculum into coursework.
  • Demonstrated knowledge Danielson instructional framework and research based best practices.
  • Evidence of leadership skills, positive human relation skills, and organizational/management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the physical, psychological, and social characteristics of high school students.
  • High degree of flexibility, scholarship, commitment to accomplishment, and enthusiasm for profession.
  • Knowledge of or amenable to learn, use and integrate the district’s technology strategies, systems and curriculum software programs as well as demonstrate knowledge of and integrate the District’s Technology Competencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.
  • Ability to pass Federal/State criminal history background clearance and all other mandated clearances.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively plan, implement, and evaluate instructional activities for all assignments to meet varied student aptitude and interest as well as district goals.
  • Challenge students through advanced coursework, including AP classes, in an effort to best prepare students to meet the rigors of post-secondary education.
  • Establish and maintain effective standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly and productive learning environment.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a building team to meet building and district goals and communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • 180-day base contract with “TRI” schedule and supplemental contract for any extracurricular activities.
  • Salary in accordance with current negotiated salary schedule.
  • Medical, dental and other insurance benefits are available from district-approved plans.
  • This position is part of the local bargaining association.
  • Pursuant to RCW 28A.405.070, job-sharing applications will be considered.

APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCEDURES:

  • To apply, go to www.be.wednet.edu. The Fast Track link is under “Jobs” and “Current Job Opportunities.”
  • Interviews will be scheduled and selection made based on candidates’ area(s) of expertise and interests as they relate to the existing and future program development and the needs of the district.
  • When hiring and promoting personnel, consideration is given to experience and performance in developing effective parent, family and community partnerships.

The Burlington-Edison School District is an equal opportunity employer. The District shall provide equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion and training. Such equal employment opportunity shall be provided without discrimination with respect to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Dr. Jeffery A. Drayer, Assistant Superintendent, Title IX Officer; Mr. Jeff Brown, Special Education Coordinator, Section 504 Officer. The District is a smoke-free/drug-free workplace.

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