Gallup-McKinley County Schools

Gallup , NM

Job Details

Job Description

To deliver the District educational program by teaching students academic, social and motor skills according to State and District education standards and other appropriate agencies, and to provide equal educational opportunities for all students.




Supervision Received and Exercised


Receives general direction from the Principal or designee.  May exercise technical and functional supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, clerical, and volunteer staff.


Essential Function Statements - Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare course objectives and outline for course of study following State and District curriculum guidelines or requirements.
  • Lecture, demonstrate, and use audio visual teaching aids to present subject matter to students.
  • Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional and activity purposes; operate and care for various audio visual equipment; operate various office machines to prepare materials.
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests, record results; assign lessons, correct papers, and hear oral presentations.
  • Teach rules of conduct; maintain order in the classroom and on the playground.
  • Maintain a classroom environment conducive to age appropriate learning.
  • Counsel pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise; discus pupils' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
  • Keep attendance and grade records as required by the District.
  • Coordinate class field trips.
  • Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  • Perform all teaching competencies as required by the District and the State.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Participate in and/or share load in extra-curricular student and school activities.
  2. Perform related duties as required or assigned.

Qualification Requirements



Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles of child development including human growth and development, and special education.
  • Classroom management.
  • Content area theories, approved curriculum, and the objectives of assigned area of instruction.
  • Teaching methods and resources for each assigned area of instruction.
  • Modern, effective and innovative teaching practices and techniques.
  • Operation of modern office and classroom equipment including computers.
  • Principles of student growth, development, and learning to enhance student learning and understanding.
  • State and District curriculum guidelines and requirements.
  • Educational foundations of a school district, including the organization, administration, funding resources, and record keeping.
  • Native American communities is the southwest.
  • Cultural diversities of the local area.

Ability to:

  • Accurately demonstrate knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught and/or assigned.
  • Communicates with and obtain feedback from students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
  • Appropriately apply the principles of student growth, development, and learning.
  • Nurture, motivate, teach and positively influence children.
  • Effectively utilize student assessment techniques and procedures.
  • Promote positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment.
  • Create a positive atmosphere conducive to promoting student involvement and self-concept, recognizing student diversity.
  • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
  • Participate in the development and administration of District goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in the English language.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Understand and respect the cultural diversities, and Native American traditional beliefs and practices, of students and their families.

Experience and Training Guidelines:  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Experience:  One year of related work experience in a school setting is preferred.


Education:  Hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the appropriate educational field.


Licensure and Certificates:  Possession of or ability to obtain the appropriate teaching license and endorsements (if necessary) in assigned area of instruction from the New Mexico Public Education Department.  New Mexico offers an alternative path to licensure for those holding a bachelor's degree in a field other than education.


Working Conditions


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.  While performing this job the staff member shall:

  • Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
  • Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
  • Speak and hear.
  • Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

In addition, while performing duties of this job, the employee will constantly stand/walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling.  The employee is frequently required to use hands for fine manipulation, squat, kneel, knee stand, and push/pull.  The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladders, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry.  The employee must often lift/carry up to 20 pounds and must frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds.


Environmental Demands:


The environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.

  • Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses.
  • Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
  • Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities.
  • Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment.
  • Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times.
  • Works near video display
  • The employee is required to properly wear any personal protection equipment supplied by the District.

Full and complete job descriptions available from the Personnel Department.


All GMCS schools are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).


All Applicants must upload copies of official transcripts or evaluation of foreign transcripts from any and all accredited colleges/universities attended by you for review in order to be considered for this position.


Signing Incentive

All incentives will be paid out over the course of two school years in four installments.  Payment will be made ¼ in December of the first contract year, ¼ in May of the first contract year, ¼ in December of the second contract year and ¼ in May of the second contract year. The incentive will be prorated for hires made after the official work calendar start date but prior to September 30, 2018. Any hires made on or after September 30, 2018 will not be eligible to receive the incentive. Failure to complete the terms of the employment contract will result in the forfeiture of the entire signing incentive.  Employees who require immigration sponsorship as a term of employment or are affiliated with Teach for America will not be eligible for the district incentive plan. The recipient must teach in the eligible content area at least halftime and, in the case of special education, the teacher must carry a full case load to receive the incentive.






Eligibility Requirements:  To be eligible for the signing incentive or free rent, you must be a new employee who was not employed in any capacity by GMCS during the 2017-2018 school year.


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