Job Description


Job Number:2017-2718

Elem Teacher-Dual Language Prog-General Pool
Various Locations

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Regular

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $46,564.00 - $90,766.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: Come empower students to navigate the world in two languages! Are you a
certified teacher who is fully bilingual in English and Spanish &/Or Vietnamese?
Add'l $1000 stipend for our DL teachers! To learn more about our Dual
Language Program please visit:
http://highlineschools.org/duallanguage

JOB TITLE: TEACHER/DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM - Elementary School

GROUP: HEA

WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: 180

FLSA STATUS
: Exempt

SUMMARY: Dual Language Immersion Teachers work in an exciting 50:50 dual language program model. This is a

two classroom program at each grade level with mixed World Language/English speakers in each class. The teacher

for this position will only use a specific World Language (i.e. - Spanish, Vietnamese, etc.) in the classroom.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in

the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the

community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Explore different learning styles and develop strong personal relationships with students.

- Work with a team to develop bilingual curriculum.

- Collaborate with dual language grade level partner and school dual language team.

- Provide guidance to paraeducator(s) with instructional objectives and goals.

- Maintain accurate files on each student enrolled with academic progress and objective.

- Assist in the supervision of students outside the classroom, as necessary. (i.e., hallways, contract classes, bus
duty, lunchroom, etc.)

Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education endorsement

Native or native-like proficiency in oral and academic World Language and English

JOB DESCRIPTION: TEACHER/DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM - Elementary School

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Bilingual and/or ESL endorsement

Two years teaching experience

One year experience teaching the specified World Language literacy, teaching in dual language

Professional development in GLAD, SIOP, and Dual Language Instruction

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Pass ACTFL language proficiency test in the specified World Language with advanced-low or higher score

Criminal background clearance

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Standards based instruction aligned with Washington State Essential Learning Standards and English Language

Development Standards

Principles and practices of assigned program

School attendance records policy and practice

District policy and procedures

Teaching strategies for elementary bi-lingual school students

Curriculum implementation and modifications/adaptations

School board policies and procedures

ABILITY TO:

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English and specified World Language

Maintain effective working relationships with other people

Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software

Provide work direction to others

Work effectively with a wide variety of students in a culturally diverse setting

Connect with World Language speaking community

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 sit, stand, and walk. The employee

frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The

employee is occasionally required to reach above and below their shoulders and bend/twist at the waist. The

employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

JOB DESCRIPTION: TEACHER/DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM - Elementary School

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot

include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Updated by Human Resources, 2016.12.05
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.02.10
Revised by Human Resources, 2013/01
Revised by Human Resources, 03/11
Updated by Human Resources, 04/2010
Revised by Human Resources, 11/2009

Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate

in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,

creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital

status, honorably-discharged veteran or military 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. This holds true for all

students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any

person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative

Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,

titleixofficer@highlineschools.org; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family

Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100, civilrightscoordinator@highlineschools.org; Section 504 of the

Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, 504coordinator@highlineschools.org

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