Teacher, Pre-school

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Start Date
06/25/2020

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Position:                Teacher, Preschool
 
Supervisor:            Principal
 
Work Site:              Assigned School
                      
Summary: 
To provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom, and designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement individual and group activities for a balanced curriculum to stimulate growth in language, early literacy and numeric, social, and motor skills.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Arrange environment to support a balance of active/quite, teacher directed/student selected, large/small group centers with a purpose.
  • Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, self regulation and development of realistic and positive self concepts.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Intentionally promote proper eating habits, personal hygiene, life skills, and safety.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and provide ways in which they can promote learning and development at home.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to be involved with their child’s learning through classroom visits, regular group meetings and activities at school.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and take action with the appropriate people and resources to provide support and assistance in a timely manner.
  • Administer required screenings and assessments to help determine children’s developmental levels, needs, and potential using the results to drive instruction.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance when applicable.
  • 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 and student teachers.
  • 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.
  • Support and comply with grant, program and/or funding source requirements
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
  • Adhere to NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession (NMAC 6.60.9.8)
  • Support district and school efforts to keep CCSD safe and secure
 
General Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid New Mexico teaching license
  • Endorsements and/or waivers as required
 
Other qualifications Required by the state of NEW MEXICO:  (see attached)
FOR ALL NEW MEXICO PUBLIC SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS REVISED JUNE 2019 *The FOCUS Essential Elements of Quality are the NM PreK Program Standards.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Dine language, culture, and history preferred
 
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
  • Pass drug test if required for position
  • Completed and cleared background check
  • Knowledge and compliance with district and school safety plans
 
Equipment/Material Handled:
  • Multimedia equipment,  including current technology
  • Equipment/materials relevant to job responsibilities

  • Valid driver license and insurable by district if necessary
 
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:
  • Exempt
  • One-year contract
 
 
 
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My signature signifies that if selected for the position: 
 
  • I have reviewed the contents of the job description and I am aware of the expectations of the position. 
 
  • The job description is meant as a guideline and, in the absence of specific direction, I understand that I must make reasonable decisions and must at on those decisions to ensure that the District, school and department goals are met.
 
  • I understand that I will be evaluated in accordance with the District’s evaluation guidelines and the job description will be included in the evaluation process.
 
  • I am able to perform all the essential functions of the job

                     ¨ without accommodations.
 
¨ with accommodations (please specify below)
 
                                                                                       
 
                                                                                       
 
 
 
                                                                                                                
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Central Consolidated Schools

P.O. Box 3568, Shiprock, NM 87420
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,371

State Average: $11,258

% ELL Students

19%

State Average: 16%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.50

State Average: 15.45

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 15%

FTE

730

State Average: 228