Job Description

Job Number:2017-2876

Secondary Teacher-Mathematics
Puget Sound Skills Center

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 2.80
Position Type: Leave Replacement

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $19,955.20 - $14,966.40

Closing Date: 12/11/2017 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Non-continuing leave replacement for Secondary math/science teacher. This
teacher will work in the VITAL program from January to the end of the
academic year.
*The salary range posted is based upon a full year of service. This position’s
salary will be pro-rated based upon the start date.


GROUP: HEA Work Days: 180

: Exempt

SUMMARY: Teachers help students learn skills and develop attitudes and appreciations which will lead them
toward the fulfillment of the District’s goals of education

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 Heights 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.

* Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from
time to time by the Principal or designee.

* Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area.
* Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices.
* Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content.
* Establish immediate and long range objectives which are in accord with District and building curricula.
* Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging.
* Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly.
* Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.
* Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent


* Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum,

instruction, and interdisciplinary projects.
* Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate.


* Provide lesson plans for guest teacher.
* Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom.
* Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner.
* Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility.
* Enforce rules throughout the school.
* Demonstrate continued professional development.
* Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.
* Participates in extra-curricular responsibilities.

Current Washington State Teacher’s certificate with appropriate subject area endorsement(s)

Criminal background clearance

Current trends and practices in education
Instructional theory and its application
Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge
Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting
Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics
Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements
School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Maintain effective working relationships with other people.
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software.
Provide instructional leadership
Organize and set priorities
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom.
Apply current trends and practices in education
Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting
Use technology to enhance instruction
Be fair and consistent with all students
Provide guidance and assistance to students
Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee

EVALUATION: The teacher will be evaluated by the principal or designee based on performance of duties and

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.

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.

Updated to add EEOC statement, 2017.03.07
Transferred to new format by Human Resources, 2013.12.12
Updated format by Human Resources, 2013/06
Revised by Human Resources, 11/2009
Revised and approved, 02/1993

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,; Civil Rights
Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social
Services, 206.631.3011,


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