Teacher, FACS

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Public School





Position:                   Teacher, Middle School


Supervisor:              Principal


Work Site:                Assigned School


General Job Description:

To provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Demonstrate knowledge of the content area(s) and approved curriculum.

·         Differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught. 

·         Recognize student diversity and create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.

·         Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change.

·         Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional rapport with students.

·         Comprehend the principles of student growth, development and learning, and apply them appropriately.

·         Obtain feedback from and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.

·         Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.  Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal.  Understand and apply learning theories.

·         Encourage the development of student involvement, responsibility, and critical thinking skills.

·         Manage classroom to ensure the best use of instructional time.  Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.

·         Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, self-discipline, and development of realistic and positive self-concepts.  Encourage cooperation among students.

·         Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district, and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.

·         Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.

·         Work productively with administration, colleagues, parents, and community.

·         Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation.

·         Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned.

·         Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.

·         Use current technology for instruction and management.

·         Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.

·         Report suspected child abuse and neglect.

·         Be responsible for students on field trips.

·         Act as a good role model within the context of the school.

·         May supervise educational assistants, student teachers and high school vocational lab students.

·         Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as necessary. 

·         Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

·         Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor, in accordance with board policy and New Mexico state statues.

·         Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.

·         Perform additional tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

·         Valid New Mexico teaching license

·         Endorsements as required

o   All Language Arts teachers must have a TESOL endorsement

o   All Physical Education teachers must have a Health endorsement

o   All other specialty endorsements as required by NM PED.


Regular Qualifications:

·         Teaching experience in public schools

·         Knowledge of Dine culture, and history preferred

·         The ability to handle fast-paced environments and multi-task under pressure

·         The ability to remain calm and respond professionally in stressful situation

·         The ability to motivate students, and work well with parents and staff members.


Physical/Job Requirements:

Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, work processing, reading, researching information and effective communication skills.


Safety and Health:

  • Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
  • Background check
  • Knowledge and compliance with school Safety Plan.


Equipment/Material Handled:

  • Multimedia equipment, including current technology
  • Equipment/materials relevant to job responsibilities


Work Environment:

·         Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality

·         Work interruptions

·         Flexibility

·         Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision

·         Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed

·         Extended work hours, on occasion


Terms of Employment:

  • One-year contract

  • Prompt and consistent attendance is an essential requirement of this position
  • 185 days annually
  • Exempt

Posted By

Central Consolidated Schools

P.O. Box 1199 , Shiprock, NM 87420

At the following locations

Tse Bit Ai Middle School

P.O. Box 1703 , Shiprock, NM 87420

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,258

% ELL Students


State Average: 16%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.45

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 228