Summer School Teacher-Elementary
Summer School Teacher-Elementary
McMicken Heights Elementary
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Position Type: Non-Continuing
Salary: $37.50 - $0.00
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JOB TITLE: ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: *19 Days (June 20 - July 22, 2016)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt *plus additional compensated professional development hours
SUMMARY: Teachers will provide incoming third and fourth grade students with targeted and differentiated reading and writing instruction in an engaging, summer learning environment with curriculum they co-develop via a summer program professional learning community.
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. - Use teacher created curriculum and develop daily lesson plans to meet the learning needs of striving incoming third and fourth grade students who need additional support in reading and writing in the concentrated time allowed for summer school. Individualize instruction whenever possible to meet student needs. - Utilize formative assessment to critically inform instruction, being prepared to establish student growth both as a reader and writer, as well as a learner. Evaluate and communicate student progress regularly throughout the session. - Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom in accordance with the values of positive behavior intervention supports. Where necessary, discipline students in a firm and controlled manner. - Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility. Instill in students a growth mindset towards their studies. - Assist other teachers, administrators, and support personnel in maintaining order and a positive learning environment in the summer program. Be willing to team teach if circumstances allow.
JOB DESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current Washington State Teacher’s certificate with appropriate endorsement(s)
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Highly-Qualified in subject area (NCLB guidelines) Available to work all days assigned
KNOWLEDGE OF: Readers and Writers Workshop Model 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 ABILTIY TO: 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: Summer School 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. Highline Public Schools Elementary Summer School Teacher Page 2 of 3
JOB DESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER 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.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Updated by Human Resources for the 2016 summer session, 2016.03.04 Updated by Human Resources as outlined by D. Yarbrough, 2015.03.25 Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.04.21 Created by Human Resources, 2012/04 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. Highline Public Schools Elementary Summer School Teacher Page 3 of 3