English Teacher

Posted 2 months ago


Position Title:                             Secondary English Language Arts Teacher
Location:                                      Robichaud High School
Reports To:                                  Building Principal
Date:                                              August 3, 2020

  • Bachelor’s degree of related subject from an accredited university
  • Valid Michigan Secondary Teaching Certification (BA)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful experience as an Secondary Teacher (preferred)
Position Function:
    Teaches and facilitates learning and maintains academic progress, discipline, and records for students at the high school grade level. Works with parents and students to provide and implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:  Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
  • Embraces the instructional cycle of Direct Instruction, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice
  • Provides Authentic learning activities for students
  • Embraces engaging group work and student collaboration
  • Provides weekly lesson plans aligned to state standards and common core aligned to the school's scope and sequence and tied to power standards
  • Implements cross curricular planning by effectively collaborating with other content areas through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Executes lessons that reflect collaborative planning from Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Establish clear and measurable objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicate those objectives to students
  • Provides bell to bell instruction
  • Provides weekly communication logs to Principal based on conversations with students and parents highlighting successes, accomplishments, concerns
  • Collaborate and communicate with staff to meet the educational needs of students
  • Create, administer, and grade tests to evaluate student progress
  • Establish and enforce rules and procedures which help to maintain order in the classroom
  • Observe, evaluate, and prepare reports on the progress of students. Discusses students’ problems and progress with parents and staff
  • Participates and is engaged in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops
  • Prepare classroom instructions to promote students’ success on state assessment exams
  • Observes, enforces and is directed by the policies, procedures, and regulations adopted by the school district, and by the school
  • Participates in school and or district specific committees
  • Assists with additional duties as assigned by the Principal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students
  • Ability and patience to work interactively with students
  • Skill in organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver teaching instruction in accordance with improved curriculum and standards
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication
  • Ability to understand the individual needs of each student
  • Ability to effectively use Google and the student information system – MiStar
  •  Ability to take accurate and timely attendance
  • Ability to update grades no later than 2 days after an assignment has been given to students
  • Ability to check and respond to email at least 3 times a day - before school, during prep, and after school
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 job functions:
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds in supplies, which requires bending, stooping and lifting.
  • The employee must be able to use a variety of instructional materials in the classroom.
  • The employee must use hands and arms to manipulate objects.
  • The employee must use keyboards, tools and other controls.
  • The employee must sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • The employee must have normal visional and hearing with or without aid.
  • The employee must be able to move about assigned location unaided during the day.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
  • The noise level in the work environment will vary and can range from soft to loud.  Often the noise level in the work environment will be moderate to loud.
  • The employee is required to interact with students, staff, parents/guardians and occasionally with the public.
  • At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
Terms and Conditions of Employment:
  • Ten-month school year
  • Salary to be according to the current contact with Wayne County MEA/NEA
How to Apply:
Apply online at:  https://www.westwoodschools.net/apps/pages/  and click the “Job Opportunities” tab.
Non-Discrimination Statement
The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

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Westwood Community School District

3335 South Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125