Dual Language Teachers

Job Title: Dual Language Teacher (Spanish)& (English) Supervisor: Principal (Spanish) classroom environment that ensures learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members. Position will provide standards-based instruction in Spanish in two content areas with another teacher providing instruction in English in two other content areas. Fifty percent of the students will be native Spanish speakers and fifty percent will be native English speakers. Essential Duties. Instructs students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and prepared students to master grade level standards. Instructs students using strategies conducive to dual-language immersion, such as sheltered instruction, cooperative learning, and discovery learning. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best use the available time for instruction and to actively engage students. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom by providing positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviors and modifying unacceptable behaviors. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary. Communicates regularly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress. Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building. Administers standardized testing in accordance with division testing practices. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. Minimum Qualifications: (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Must possess or be eligible for a Kansas Teaching License or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement to teach elementary school. Must possess native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish and a high degree of cultural competency. Must possess familiarity with second language acquisition pedagogy. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public. Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Supervision Exercised: Dependent on grade level and subject; may include Paraprofessionals volunteers, tutors. Supervisor: Principal This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.Liberal USD 480



Job Start Date: August-12-2019
Applications Due By: August-12-2019

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Liberal USD 480 www.usd480.net

Unified School District #480

401 N. Kansas Avenue     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010     www.usd480.net

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

Central Office (401 N Kansas) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

Education Service Center (624 N Grant) - BOE, Newcomer’s Center, SPED, warehouse

Bright Start Early Learning Center (preK) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St


Employer Address: 401 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal, Kansas


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