Spanish Teacher- Highland Park High School

Reports To:         Building Principal           

 

Position Purpose:   

The Spanish Teacher models a learning environment that inspires high expectations and rigor- ensuring all students realize high levels of academic and character development.  The Spanish Teacher ensures that students communicate and understand the Spanish language.  The teacher encourages students to practice vocabularies learned and assists them in accurately listening- speaking- writing and reading Spanish.  Techniques such as role-playing- dialogue- language games- literature- film- and other formal exercises are often used in teaching Spanish at the high school level.     

 

Qualifications:                 

  • The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • A valid Kansas Teacher’s Certificate (applicable level-area endorsements preferred).
  • A completed credential file that meets the Topeka Public School standards.
  • Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
  • Evidence of willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is essential.  Academic expertise and enthusiasm for Spanish language for native and non-native speakers.
  • ESOL endorsement preferred.

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  (The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.)

 

While performing the duties of this job- the employee is frequently required to walk- sit- talk- and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision- distance vision- depth perception- and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  On occasion- the employee may be required to work extended hours.

 

Performance Responsibilities: 

  • Teaches knowledge and skills in the Spanish language to high school students utilizing the course of study prescribed by the District-approved curriculum.
  • Develops student understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the Spanish language is spoken.
  • Adapts curriculum to the needs of the students with varying intellectual abilities- and accommodates a variety of instructional activities.
  • Evaluates each student’s progress in aural comprehension- speaking- reading- and writing the Spanish language in relationship to the level being taught.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior required to provide an orderly and productive environment.
  • Communicates with parents and supervisors on student progress. 

Terms of Employment:

9 months as determined by the Professional Agreement.

 

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Certified Personnel.

 

Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor

 


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Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 05/30/2019

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501 www.topekapublicschools.net

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please complete application at topekapublicschools.net Topeka Public Schools is home to some of the finest students in the state of Kansas. Many of our students perform at the highest levels and our staff members are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. Topeka Public Schools offer a variety of comprehensive programs fitted to the needs and interests of students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We take seriously our responsibility to educate all children. Although over half the students in the district are college bound, our commitment is not limited to them alone. Topeka Schools have received national recognition for excellence in education. Several of our schools made the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics with some schools seeing remarkable double-digit gains. Topeka Public Schools enrollment is sixth largest in Kansas, with a total average enrollment of over 14,000 students in elementary through high school. While the Topeka Public Schools are the largest district in Shawnee County, our schools are smaller than most. Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students, including a science & fine arts magnet school and a computer magnet school. Middle schools range from 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 1000 to 2000 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the country. The school district sports complex, Hummer Sports Park, is a six-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. We are committed to hiring and maintaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka, employing over 2400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining USD 501, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.netto complete the application. 


Employer Address: 624 SW 24th Street Topeka, Kansas


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