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Montgomery County Public Schools
Christiansburg, Virginia (map)

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Job Details
Job ID: 161902 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: March 21, 2014 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2013-2014 School Year
Assignments and Locations TBD

The Montgomery County School Board in Virginia is now accepting applications for high school teaching positions that may be available within our division for the 2013 - 2014 school year.


To develop and implement an instructional program that will effectively provide the best possible education for each student.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Montgomery County Public Schools is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and/or age in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Director of Human Resources at 750 Imperial Street, Christiansburg, VA, 24073, telephone 540-382-5100.

For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact the Director of Facilities at 540-382-5141.

Montgomery County Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs and activities for reasons of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by law. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:
Director of Human Resources and Director of Secondary Education
750 Imperial Street SE, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Job Requirements
• Hold or be eligible for a Virginia Teacher’s License with appropriate endorsement to teach at the secondary level
• Have experience in curriculum development
• Have experience and expertise in using technology in education
• Have effective written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Have experience or working familiarity with virtual education and dual enrollment
• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with parents and families
• Dependability and punctuality required

Salary: 2013 - 2014 Teacher Salary Scale with benefits

Closing date: Open until filled
  • Bachelor degree preferred

  • Application Instructions
    Thank you for your interest in employment with Montgomery County Public Schools, Virginia. To apply for a teaching position with our district you will need to have a completed SchoolSpring application on file. Your completed SchoolSpring application must include:

  • Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
  • A minimum of three professional references. It is important that you are aware that your references will be sent an email immediately upon submission of your application asking them to submit a reference letter and a confidential evaluation form. You will not have access to view the confidential evaluation form.

    Montgomery County Public Schools does not require applicants to enter or have transcripts verified by SchoolSpring. You may mail a copy of your transcripts to MCPS. Please note that an official copy of your transcripts will be required if you are offered a position with MCPS.

    When completing your application, please include all previous work experience including work experience with Montgomery County Public Schools.

    You will be required to answer the questions listed below when you apply to this job posting. Please review these questions before you apply so that you may prepare your answers accordingly. Do not cut and paste these questions into your application. The questions will appear when you apply to the job posting.

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    1. List all teaching endorsements by name as listed on your license.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. Do you hold a current Virginia teaching/administrator certification for the position for which you are applying? If so, please list license number and expiration date.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you hold a valid teaching certificate in a state other than Virginia? If so, where? Please list the exact title, license number, and expiration date.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    4. Expository remarks for teacher candidates. Please prepare a written statement in response to two of the following questions: A) How will you design differentiated activities to challenge gifted students? B) Explain how positive teacher interaction assists in motivating perceived low achievers. C) Discuss the effective teaching skills and instructional strategies you will use in your classroom. D) How will you provide for a safe, orderly, and positive environment in the classroom? Please limit each response to 120 words or less.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    5. With regard to your work or student teaching experience, what were your successes and challenges?
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    6. With regard to your work or student teaching experience, describe your classroom management skills. Please limit your total response to 120 words or less.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    7. If you do not hold a current teaching/administrator license, when will you be eligible for a license?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    8. Do you have a family member who serves as the Division Superintendent or as a School Board member: If yes, please identify by name.

    9. Do you have a family member (defined as father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or brother-in-law) who is employed with MCPS? If yes, please identify by name and list the school or department where they work.

    10. Have you ever been involuntarily terminated from employment or resigned in lieu of termination? If yes, please explain stating the name of the employer, the date of termination or resignation, and the reason for the separation.

    11. Do you have any physical condition(s) which may limit your ability to perform the particular job for which you are applying? If yes, please indicate what accommodation is needed.

    12. If hired by MCPS, I understand that my contract will be withdrawn if I knowingly and willfully procure, sell, or administer anabolic steroids or cause such drugs to be procured, sold, or administered to a student, or if I fail to report the use of such drugs by a student to a school administrator as required by the Code of Virginia 54.1-3401

    13. Have you resided in any other state(s) besides Virginia in the past five years? If yes, please indicate the state(s), county(ies), city(ies) and/or town(s).

    14. I understand that by applying to MCPS I am giving my permission to solicit information from the State Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry from each state that I have resided in during the past five years.

    15. Do you give MCPS permission to share your application with other school districts searching for qualified candidates in your endorsement area?

    16. For purposes of compliance with Section 40.1-11.1 of the Code of Virginia, entitled "Employment of Illegal Immigrants," are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?

    17. If you do not hold a current teaching/administrator license, are you eligible for a license from Virginia for the position for which you are applying?

    18. Do you have a Master's degree or eighteen graduate semester hours in your core content area?

    19. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

    20. I hereby certify that all statements are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if employed, the terms of the contract are subject to change should the information provided be inaccurate or not officially verifiable.

    21. I hereby authorize the Office of Personnel to conduct work history, personal references, or police record inquiries and waive the right to hold liable those persons for providing any requested information. It is understood that such information is to be absolutely privileged, confidential, and used only in determining my qualifications for employment and assignment.

    22. I agree that any willful omission or falsification of material facts in this application, which would ordinarily be used as a basis for not hiring me, will constitute sufficient reason for immediate dismissal. I understand that unless this application is completed in detail, it may not be considered.

    23. Has your teaching license ever been suspended or revoked? If yes, please give details.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    - I do not hold a teaching license

    24. Have you ever been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude (i.e. lying, cheating, or stealing) or any offense involving the sexual molestation, physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child? If yes, please include an explanation.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No

    25. Have you ever been charged and found guilty of child abuse and/or neglect? If yes, please include an explanation.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No

    26. Are any criminal charges or proceedings pending against you? If yes, please include an explanation.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No

    27. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of the possession, sale, use, and/or distribution of any illegal substance? If yes, please include an explanation.
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No

    28. Please indicate your skills below. Please check all that apply.
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Ability to assist students with safe and orderly behavior in all school environments
    - Ability to be dependable and punctual
    - Ability to maintain an unquestionable degree of confidentiality
    - Ability to multi-task, work with interruptions, and work under pressure
    - Ability to read, comprehend, and complete forms/paperwork
    - Ability to understand and follow verbal/written communication
    - Ability to work flexible hours as required
    - Ability to work independently while consistently demonstrating a professional level of reliability
    - Demonstrate mature and responsible decision making skills

    29. Are you interested in (please check all that apply):
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Part time employment
    - Full time employment
    - Temporary employment
    - Substitute employment
    - Any of the above

    30. Indicate the highest level of education completed (please check all that apply):
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - High School Diploma or GED
    - Associate's Degree
    - Bachelor's Degree
    - Master's Degree
    - Ed.D or Ph.D.
    - Completion of 48 Semester Hours of College
    - Completion of 60 Semester Hours of College
    - None of the above

    31. Please indicate the type of teaching license/certificate you possess:
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Collegiate Professional
    - Division Superintendent
    - Postgraduate Professional
    - Provisional
    - Pupil Personnel Services
    - Statement of Eligibility
    - Technical Professional
    - None of the above

    32. Additional Information
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Human Resources Department
    750 Imperial Street, SE
    Christianburg, Virginia 24073
    Phone: 540.382.5100
    Fax: 540.394.4446
    Email: click here

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