Job Description

Job Number:2017-2995

Summer School Teacher-Elementary
Various Locations

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Temporary

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $30.00 - $30.00

Closing Date: 04/05/2018 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Elementary Summer Scholars program. Open only to current HSD teachers
who will continue working at Highline through the 2018/19 SY.
July 2nd - Aug 2nd (Mon- Thurs) Morning hours TBD. No class on July 4th.
(2) locations: Shorewood Elem & Marvista Elem



: TBD*

: 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.


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.

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

Criminal background clearance
Highly-Qualified in subject area (NCLB guidelines)
Available to work all days assigned

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

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.


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.

Updated by Human Resources for the 2017 summer session, 2017.01.31
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, 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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