Monthly Archives: May 2015

Evergreen Elementary in Shelton – 4th Grade Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Bilingual Councelor

Evergreen Elementary in Shelton is seeking a 4th grade teacher on the English side as well as a Special Education teacher.   We also still have our Counselor position open which closes this Monday.   Please encourage any qualified applicants to apply.  I’ve also attached some more information about our school.
for more information or to apply, follow the link below to the Shelton School District application website:

BURLINGTON-EDISON SCHOOL DISTRICT – TWO WAY ENRICHMENT, 2ND GRADE DUAL LANGUAGE, SPANISH TEACHER, 1.0 FTE

The Burlington-Edison School District is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time 2nd Grade Bilingual Spanish teacher in the Two Way Enrichment, Dual Language Program at West View Elementary School beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  The district is located in Skagit County, Washington, and is approximately 70 miles north of Seattle on the I-5 corridor.  The enrollment of the district is approximately 3800 students. Bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish and English required of position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Successfully plan, implement and evaluate effective instructional methods in order to meet varied student aptitude and interests.
  • Motivate pupils in accordance with each pupil’s ability to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further participation in the total school program.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a building team and communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.

APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCEDURES:

  • For internal applicants, please login to Employee Access to apply. For external applicants, please go to our website at be.wednet.edu and select “Fast Track” under “Jobs”.
  • Interviews will be scheduled and selection made based on candidates’ areas(s) of expertise and interests as they relate to the existing position in the special education program.
  • When hiring and promoting personnel, consideration is given to experience and performance in developing effective parent, family and community partnerships.

BURLINGTON-EDISON SCHOOL DISTRICT – TITLE 1 TEACHER (LEAVE REPLACEMENT)

The Burlington-Edison School District is seeking qualified applicants for a Title I Teacher for the first semester of the 2015-16 school year. This is a temporary position.  The district is located in Skagit County, Washington, and is approximately 70 miles north of Seattle on the I-5 corridor.  The enrollment of the district is approximately 3800 students. Priority given to applicants meeting other qualifications who are fluent in Spanish.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Successfully plan, implement and evaluate instructional activities for a primary program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment for learning.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a building team and communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.

APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCEDURES:

  • For internal applicants, please login to Employee Access to apply. For external applicants, please go to our website at be.wednet.edu and select “Fast Track” under “Jobs”.
  • Selection will be made based on candidate’s 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.

Evergreen Public Schools: Four Bilingual Spanish/English Dual Immersion Positions

Evergreen Public Schools’ is currently recruiting Washington certified highly qualified teachers for its 90/10 Two-Way Dual Immersion Program. Open positions include 2nd – 5th grades. Interested applicants should visit the job postings at the following link:

http://evergreenps.org/employment

For additional information please contact Dual Immersion Program Coordinators Catherine Carrison or Traci Haddad at 360-604-4007

Denny International Middle School: Bilingual (Spanish/English) Substitute Oct 2015 – April 2016

Denny International Middle School’s Dual Language department is seeking a bilingual substitute from October 2015-April 2016 for a teacher on maternity leave. The position will be to teach 8th grade Spanish Literacy and Social Studies (2 blocks taught all in Spanish), as well as two periods of the Proyecto Saber leadership class (taught in English). The curriculum would be provided and a shared prep would allow for collaboration with the other Dual Language teachers. For more information and questions, please contact Liz Olsen at laolsen@seattleschools.org or 206-849-9336.

Overlake School: Middle & Upper School Spanish Teacher (.75 FTE)

The Overlake School, an independent, non-profit, NWAIS accredited 5th-12th grade school, seeks a middle and upper school Spanish teacher for the 2015-16 school year.

This teacher will be responsible for courses in the middle school and/or upper school as needed depending on registration. In addition, other duties may include serving as an advisor to a group of 8-10 students, overseeing student clubs, and participation in Project Week. Overlake seeks an outstanding educator who goes above and beyond to ensure student success and who will contribute to our school community.

To learn more about the position or to apply, please visit the job posting here: https://overlake.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=93

Naselle-Grays River Valley School District: One Bilingual Mandarin/English Elementary Teacher

Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is currently recruiting for a Washington certified highly qualified elementary teacher with Mandarin language fluency.  This recruitment is targeted to fill a 3rd grade teaching position.  NGRVSD established a Mandarin language immersion program in the 2013-14 school year.  In 2015-16 the school will once again be hosting two College Board teachers and will have an immersion program for grades K – 3.  The program is eventually planned to expand to K-5.  The program is 50/50 immersion, with core curriculum being taught in Mandarin for half of the school day.  There are also opportunities to provide music, art, cultural and PE instruction in Mandarin.

Preferred candidates will be native Mandarin speakers or at least fully fluent in Mandarin and have experience teaching upper elementary students.  The candidate selected to fill this position will help to continue the development and expansion of the program and it’s curriculum and ultimately serve as the Mandarin language immersion program coordinator for the school.  Consequently, the most qualified candidates will have program development and leadership skills

Please apply through the job posting on WATeach.net.  For additional application information please contact Marilyn Strange at Naselle-Grays River School District (mstrange@naselleschools.org) (360)484-7121.  For more information about the Naselle Mandarin language immersion program please contact Allen Lebovitz, parent support group representative, (alebovitz@willapabay.org) (360)903-4809.  For more information about NGRVSD please visit www.naselle.wednet.edu.

Indiana Biliteracy bill and Dual-Language Program in Elementary Bill Passed

Dear language advocates in Indiana and the nation!

Glad to say that on April 14 at 12:03pm Biliteracy bill SB 267 passed in the House Floor 95-0 and is ready to be signed by the Indiana governor. A Certificate of Biliteracy and a notation on the students’ transcripts will be given to Indiana high school students. It has been 6 months of lobbying, testifying, and talking to different senators and representatives about the benefits of recognizing biliteracy in our state. But the time and wait valieron la pena!

To take advantage of the strength of the bill (that passed 50-0 in the senate), the dual-language immersion pilot program for elementary schools (House Bill 1635) was adhered to the bill and as a result it would be a state law too as soon as the Indiana governor signs the bill. 2 wins for language learning and bilingual education in Indiana!

Thanks to everyone in Indiana and other states that was part of the process! Special thanks to IFLTA President Gary Spurgin and IFLTA advocacy colleague Pamela Gemmer who were with me testifying before senators and representatives to convince them! Your support was essential to keep the dream alive after 3 attempts to pass the bill in the past.

We will join Illinois and Minnesota in the Midwest and the other 8 states in the nation with this recognition that we all advocate for.

The path doesn’t finish here since my dream and goal is to help my neighbor states and other states in the nation to get a biliteracy law.

This is something we do for our children and future generations!

I will always remember this historic moment in my life since today is my father’s birthday who always taught me to keep fighting for what I believe I could reach in life.

Have a great day and long live foreign languages!

Best,

Israel Fernando Herrera

AATSP Indiana Chapter President

IFLTA Advocacy Chair

CSC   Advocacy Committee member

Asociación Europea de Profesores de Español -US Representative

2015  Indiana Ambassador for the Network of Early Language Learning

2015  COMU Award for Outstanding Faculty

2014  Indiana Latino Educator of the Year

2014  FACET Award for Excellence in Teaching