Dine Studies Literacy Teacher K-12

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POSITION/TITLE:                          Dine´ Studies & Literacy Teacher

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:              10 Months

SALARY:                                        As Per District Salary Schedule
FLSA STATUS:                              Exempt
BENEFITS:                                     Standard QUALIFICATIONS:
  1.       Arizona Department of Education State Certification with teaching certificate in elementary or secondary area and Native American Language Certificate.
  2.       Holds a valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card.
  3. Navajo Nation Background Check Criminal History.
  4. Three years of teaching experience (preferred). 
  5. Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking in the Dine´ language. 
  6. Must have a proven successful employment record.
  7. REQUIRED for High School Dine´ Studies Teacher - Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education required (to meet the Dual Credit enrollment requirements).
JOB GOAL:   To provide Dine´ Literacy and Culture instruction to PreK-12th students, so students can become proficient in the Dine´ Language and Culture. 


  1. Demonstrates knowledge of content area(s) and approved curriculum.
  2. Develops/Selects/Revises the Dine´ Studies curriculum.
  3. Differentiates instructional methods and resources.
  4. Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area of instruction, and use appropriate techniques.
  5. Comprehend the principles of student growth, development and learning, and apply them appropriately. 
  6. Manage classrooms to ensure the best use of instructional time.  
  7. Works productively with administration, colleagues, parents, and community.
  8. Prepare for instruction and show evidence of preparation.
  9. Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  10. Provides learning experiences in Dine´ language arts, culture and history.
Instructs students in citizenship basic communication skills and other elements as required by the school district. 
  1. Develops and use Dine´ language arts, culture and history instructional materials suitable for verbal and visual instruction for students with a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional maturities.
  2. Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and help students make a satisfactory transition to school. 
  3. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in all activities.
  4. Communicates with parents through a variety of ways including parent conferences to discuss the individual student's progress.
  5. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral and learning problems.
  6. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and centers.
  7. Maintains professional competence through participation in in-service education activities.
  8. Uses technology as an instructional tool in the classroom where appropriate and models the use of technology for personal and professional work management.
  9. Recent development, current literature and information related to bilingual education programs.
  10. Administers pre and post Dine´ Language Proficiency Assessment and Oral Navajo Language Culture Test - Standard Based Assessment.
  11. Evaluates data for instruction and uses best practices. 
  12. Performs basic attendance accounting as required.
  13. Communicates with students, staff, administration, as well as parents.
  14. Treats all people with dignity and respect.
  15. Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by supervisor, in accordance with board policy.
  16. Complies with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Depart guidelines and local, state and federal laws. 
  17. Attends and participates in PLCs, Dine Immersion and Studies Staff Meetings, and serve on staff committees as required. 
  18. Other duties assigned.

REPORTS TO:         School Principal

EVALUATION:           Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

Posted By

Piñon Unified School District #4

P.O. Box 839 , Pinon, AZ 86510

At the following locations

Pinon Accelerated Middle School

P.O. BOX 839 1 Mile North Pinon on Route 41, Pinon, AZ 86510