Martin Sortun Elementary, a National Title 1 School of Distinction and Washington STEM Lighthouse School, serves a diverse population of students with varied strengths and abilities. As Mountaineers, we believe that teaching and learning, like mountain climbing, requires GRIT and passion. We invite you to climb along with us. Although our journey may often be challenging, the “view” is worth the effort! We enjoy a highly collaborative work environment where both instructional and special teams collaborate in professional learning communities to advance student learning. Job-imbedded instructional coaching provide continuous support in reading, writing, and STEM to maintain our growth mindset culture where change is our norm and standards-based instruction our target. We consistently utilize the latest research-based practices to successfully prepare all our students for their futures… whatever it takes!
ASSIGNMENT: This assignment includes responsibility for the effective implementation and instruction of Balanced Literacy using the Literacy Workshop Model, Writers Workshop and the Math Expressions (K-5) or College Prep Math (CPM - Grade 6) programs. Knowledge, proficiency and integration of instructional technology is critical to all instructional models and programs. All teaching staff are expected to be contributing members of the school and grade level team's Professional Learning Communities and participate in related professional development.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KEA bargaining unit. This leave replacement will end December 15, 2017.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Washington State certification with an elementary endorsement required and must be on file prior to beginning work.
All teachers of kindergarten students must complete WaKIDS 101 training and the inter-rater reliability assessment. Classes are offered by the PSESD June through August. Contact the building principal or the district Early Learning Director for information on registration and compensation.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Major or minor in elementary education
Experience working with elementary school students
Excellent technology skills and can use and incorporate computers/technology into curriculum
Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents, and colleagues
Must be a team player with excellent management and communication skills
Must be willing to share professional skills with other staff members
Must have experience with or willingness to participate in integrated programs and/or team teaching
Knowledge and/or training in balanced literacy, whole language/integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, assessment tools and techniques, EALRs, constructivist mathematics, inquiry based science and social studies, cooperative learning, student learning styles, positive discipline and multicultural education
Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
Desired teacher characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.
Primary Location: Martin Sortun Elementary School
Salary Range: State Salary Schedule DOE & Education / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time
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