Teacher, Language Arts

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Position:                   Teacher, Secondary
Supervisor:              Principal
Work Site:                Assigned School
General Job Description:
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.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Valid New Mexico teaching license
  • Endorsements as required
    • All Language Arts teachers must have a TESOL endorsement
    • All Physical Education teachers must have a Health endorsement
    • All other specialty endorsements as required by NM PED.
Regular Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in public schools
  • Knowledge of Dine 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
  • Background check
  • Knowledge and compliance with school Safety Plan.
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

  • Prompt and consistent attendance is an essential requirement of this position
  • 185 days annually
  • Exempt

Posted By

Central Consolidated Schools

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,371 (USD)

State Average: $11,258 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 16%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.45

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 228