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Secondary Teacher - Dual Language

Summary Information:
Employer: Highline Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Bilingual Education
World Languages
School / Org: Highline Public Schools
Location: Burien, Washington
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN2019-5662
Posting Date: Monday, 10 February 2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Highline Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Secondary Teacher - Dual Language - General Pool

Location: Various Locations

Position Type: Regular

Salary: $56,368.00 - $111,245.00

Additional Information:
DL Spanish positions for both Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12);
Vietnamese positions for Middle School (6-8).



FLSA STATUS: Exempt Plus additional days as provided by the HEA bargaining agreement

SUMMARY: Dual Language Immersion Teachers work in an exciting 50:50 dual language program model. This program involves teachers that use the partner language (Spanish, Vietnamese, etc) and teachers that use English. Teachers work with students that use both languages. At the elementary grade level, this is a two-classroom program at each grade level with mixed World Language/English speakers in each class. The teacher for this position will only use a specific World Language (i.e. - Spanish, Vietnamese, etc.) in the classroom. At the secondary grade level, the teacher for this position will use a specific Partner Language (Spanish, Vietnamese, etc???) for at least one period a day. Like all teachers, the teacher in this position will help students learn skills and develop attitudes and appreciations that will lead them toward the fulfillment of the Districtís goals of education.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. We began a process to update the plan in Spring 2017, after reaching the target date set for most goals in the 2013-2017 strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work through 2023. The planís promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Explore different learning styles and develop strong personal relationships with students. * Work with a team to develop bilingual curriculum. * Collaborate with dual language grade level partner and school dual language team. * Provide guidance to paraeducator(s) with instructional objectives and goals. * Maintain accurate files on each student enrolled with academic progress and objective. * Assist in the supervision of students outside the classroom, as necessary. (i.e., hallways, contract classes, bus duty, lunchroom, etc.)

JOB DESCRIPTION: TEACHER/DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM * Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum, instruction, and interdisciplinary projects. * Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate. * Provide lesson plans for guest teacher. * Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom. * Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner. * Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility. * Enforce rules throughout the school. * Demonstrate continued professional development. * Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner. * Participates in extra-curricular responsibilities. * Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent conference. * Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process. * Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly. * Establish immediate and long-range objectives that are in accord with District and building curricula. * Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices. Other Functions * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student-learning objectives.


A valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with appropriate grade/subject area endorsement(s) Native or native-like proficiency in oral and academic World Language and English

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Pass ACTFL language proficiency test in the specified World Language with advanced-low or higher score Criminal background clearance PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Spanish candidates - a score of Advanced High level on the ACCTL assessment is highly preferred Bilingual and/or ESL endorsement Two years teaching experience One year experience teaching the specified World Language literacy, teaching in dual language Professional development in GLAD, SIOP, and Dual Language Instruction

KNOWLEDGE OF: Standards based instruction aligned with Washington State Essential Learning Standards and English Language Development Standards Principles and practices of assigned program School attendance records policy and practice District policy and procedures Teaching strategies for elementary bi-lingual school students Curriculum implementation and modifications/adaptations School board policies and procedures Highline Public Schools Dual Language Immersion Teacher 2018

ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English and specified World Language Maintain effective working relationships with other people Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software Provide work direction to others Work effectively with a wide variety of students in a culturally diverse setting Connect with World Language speaking community Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach above and below their shoulders and bend/twist at the waist. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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