3rd Grade Teacher Dual Immersion Teacher (#237264)
Esperanza Elementary, a new charter school opened August 2014 in West Valley City, Utah, is hiring a 6th grade teacher for the 2015-2016.
Candidates must be biliterate in Spanish and English.
Apply through Teachers-Teachers.com, plus please send electronic versions of your resume and a cover letter to: Eulogio Alejandre at EAlejandre@esperanzaelementary.org.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Follows the Utah State Office of Education core curriculum and will adjust the curriculum and differentiate instruction in order to meet the dual immersion goals of academic achievement, bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for all students. • Promotes and validates students’ needs, interests, and values as well as students’ culturally developed bodies of knowledge and skills in the lesson plans and their implementation in the daily teaching. • Creates motivating daily lesson plans as well as trimester and year-long plans. • Provides lesson plans when absent- creates emergency lesson plans on file in the office. • Encourages cooperative learning and flexible grouping. • Provides students with computer instruction and encourages computer and technology skills. • Evaluates students’ academic, linguistic (English and Spanish) and social growth and keeps records. • Provides students with the additional academic support as needed, including before or after school. • Works collaboratively both vertically and horizontally with colleagues and participates in looping. • Assists other staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, learning problems • Enthusiastically participates in committees to further school goals. • Participates in grade level, faculty, PTA and other meetings as requested by the Principal. • Develops professional growth by participating in professional development activities, conferences and workshops related to dual immersion and/or other educational areas. • Follows the Principal’s and families’ suggestions and directions, and is willing to receive feedback, implement changes, as well as engage in thoroughly open and honest dialogue when disagreements arise. • Completes all paperwork and assignments on time. • Is responsive to teacher/administrative/family requests in a timely fashion. • Emphasizes family participation and community involvement in traditional and non-traditional forms. • Communicates on a regular basis with families regarding students’ progress and is always available to assist families with homework. • Ensures that all students, families, community members, and visitors are welcomed in an inviting environment. • Engage, as needed, in volunteer community outreach initiatives.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: • Grooming and personality which establish a desirable example for students. • Enthusiastic, dedicated, caring, and who sincerely enjoy working with diverse students. • Skilled working as a team member, especially appreciating different perspectives. • Flexibility and desire to learn and implement new educational techniques, strategies, and programs. • Lifelong learner professionally and personally.
For more information about Esperanza go to www.esperanzaelementary.org