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Job Type:
Full-time
Minimum USD Salary: 59,385
Maximum USD Salary: 137,433

Industry: Decatur Elementary School

Company: Seattle Public Schools

Salary: $59,385.60 – $137,433.60 Annually

Location : Decatur Elementary, WA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 24647

Department: Decatur Elementary School

Opening Date: 06/28/2024

Closing Date: 7/14/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

Subject Area: Elementary Classroom

FTE: 1.0

Overview of Position

A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress.
Essential Functions

Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.

Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.

Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.

Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.

Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.

Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.

Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.

Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves on staff committees as required.
  • Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.
  • Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Subject areas appropriate to assignment; effective behavior management techniques; effective instructional techniques; rules and procedures for student safety.

Skill in: Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications; effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community; designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement.

Ability to: Deal with students in a positive and confident manner; be fair and consistent when working with a culturally, racially, and economically diverse student population; adapt to change and remain flexible; organize activities; manage student behavior; use good judgment to maintain a safe learning environment; provide instruction and demonstrate techniques; use necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools, or software; direct assistants; in some positions, administer first aid and CPR; establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible to meet students immediate needs; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; in some positions the necessary and appropriate instructional methods may require specific positions and movements, and sufficient stamina and exertions, to demonstrate techniques properly for student safety, or to conduct or direct students; in some positions precautions may need to be taken to prevent or lessen exposure of self and/or students to various materials, fumes, equipment, cutting edges or hot surfaces; may teach in a classroom without telephone communication.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of “at risk” students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes.

Certificates & Licenses:

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate; some positions may require valid first aid and CPR certification; some positions may require a valid Washington State driver’s license and/or a Class II driver’s license.

Clearances:

Criminal Justice fingerprint and background check.

Seattle Public Schools benefits are administered by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) under the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). Click for an overview of available benefit options.

Eligibility for benefits is determined by the number of hours employees are anticipated to work during the school year (September 1 through August 31). Any employee who is scheduled to work 630 hours or more in a year is eligible for benefits.

Salary Schedule
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01

Please check ALL endorsement(s) that will appear on your Washington State certificate or will be added to your current or newly issued certificate by the position start date.

  • Agricultural Education
  • Arts: Visual
  • Bilingual Elementary
  • Bilingual Secondary
  • Biology
  • Business and Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Counseling
  • Dance
  • Deaf Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Arts
  • English Language Learners
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Gifted Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Humanities: Middle Level
  • History
  • Library Media
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Middle Level
  • Music: Choral
  • Music: General
  • Music: Instrumental
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Science: Earth and Space
  • Science: Middle Level
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Education: Early Childhood
  • Technology Education
  • Theater
  • Traffic Safety
  • World Languages: Arabic
  • World Languages: Chinese
  • World Languages: French
  • World Languages: German
  • World Languages: Hindi
  • World Languages: Japanese
  • World Languages: Korean
  • World Languages: Latin
  • World Languages: Spanish
  • Not Applicable – I do not, nor will not hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit
  • I hold an “unendorsed” Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit

02

Are you a current Seattle Public Schools employee with a certificated contract for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No

03

Have you been notified by your supervisor or human resources that you are displaced for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No

04

Have you received a binding contingency contract for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No

05

Are you a current Seattle Public Schools certificated substitute?

  • Yes
  • No

06

Are you under contract with a district other than Seattle Public Schools for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No

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