Teacher, Gifted

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Public School


Position:                   Teacher, Secondary General
Supervisor:              Principal
Work Site:                Assigned School
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.
  • Support district and school efforts to keep CCSD safe and secure
  • Support and comply with grant, program and/or funding source requirements
  • Adhere to NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession (NMAC
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Valid New Mexico teaching license
  • Endorsements as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Teaching experience in public schools
  • Knowledge of Dine language, 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
  • Completed and cleared background check
  • Pass drug test if required for position
  • Knowledge and compliance with district and school safety plans
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

  • Exempt
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

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Central Consolidated Schools

P.O. Box 1199 , Shiprock, NM 87420

At the following locations

Kirtland Central High School

550 CR 6100 , Kirtland, NM 87417