JobID 453 : Spanish Teacher (#2020720)
Job Title: World Language Teacher
Contract Length: 200 Days
Job Classification: Exempt
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills in aurally comprehending speaking, reading, and writing a foreign language, in accordance with each student’s ability; to interpret to students the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
- Develops and administers the foreign language curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
- Teaches knowledge and skills in the academic content for essential components of the foreign language curriculum.
- Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards.
- Adapts the curriculum to provide individual, small group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual student and the needs of identified subgroups of students.
- Develops pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the studied language is spoken.
- Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards in comprehension, speaking, reading and writing the world language.
- Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, assessments, longitudinal data, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly and productive classroom environment.
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems.
- Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
- Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
- Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
- Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
- Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
- Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
- Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including student clubs, after-school activities, and special events.
- Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator aligned with the mission and vision of Essex County Public Schools.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field and meet the Virginia Department of Education licensure eligibility requirements to teach a foreign language. Must be eligible or possess Virginia Collegiate Professional License or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement to teach a foreign language. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
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. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Dependent on grade level and subject; may include instructional assistants, volunteers, and tutors.