ELA Teacher

Posted 3 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
English/Reading/Language Arts


Position:         SECONDARY TEACHER
Supervisor:    PRINCIPAL
General Job Description:  The Secondary teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional rapport with students.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.
  • Utilize student assessment techniques and procedures.
  • Obtain feedback from and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
  • Comprehends the principles of student growth, development and learning, and applies them appropriately.
  • Manage the classroom to ensure the best use of instructional time and promote positive student behavior in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Recognizes student diversity and creates an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of student involvement and self-concept.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change, as appropriate.
  • Work productively with colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Follow board policies and administrative rules and regulations.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation.
  • Communicate accurate and up-to-date information to students in a way that enhances student learning, and includes demonstrating effective writing skills, and  use of standard English.
  • Manage time appropriately.
  • Cooperate with administration, parents, and co-workers.
  • Create a positive atmosphere and arrange the physical environment of the classroom for optimum learning.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district.
  • Report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in faculty and committee meetings.
  • Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned.
  • Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.
  • Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.
  • Encourage cooperation between students.
  • Maintain student involvement in appropriate tasks.
  • Demonstrate public relations skills.
  • Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal.
  • Use and apply appropriate conflict resolution skills.
  • Adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Use current technology for instruction and management purposes.
  • Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.
  • Be available to parents, students, administration and peers outside the school day, if needed.
  • Attend extra-curricular activities.
  • 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.
  • Supervise educational assistants, practicum students, student teachers and high school vocational lab students.
  • Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the principal.

Qualifications: A BA degree, valid New Mexico teaching license with endorsements as needed.  Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, kneeling, prolonged typing, physical ability to type on a keyboard terminal, and moving light furniture may be required.
Equipment/Technology Handled: Must know how to properly operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology. 
Work Environment: Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Interruptions of work are routine.  Flexibility and patience are required.  Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision.  After hour work may be required.
Terms of Employment: Salary and work calendar established yearly by the district.
FLSA Status:             Exempt 


Posted By

Farmington Municipal Schools

3401 E 30th St , Farmington, NM 87402

At the following locations

Mesa View Middle School

4451 Wildflower Dr. , Farmington, NM 87401