Rigby , Idaho

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I. TITLE: Spanish Immersion Teacher


Idaho teaching certificate with an appropriate endorsement, such as Standard Elementary Certificate, Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate (K-3 only), or Generalist Endorsement (K-12), World Language endorsement, ESL endorsement preferred.
Must have work authorization in place.
Oral/Written proficiency in Spanish language.
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Previous teaching experience preferred
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

III. REPORTS TO: Building Administrator


To provide an elementary education program to help pupils develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.


Prepare for assigned classes
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments
Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
Display command of the subject matter
Budget class time effectively


Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities


Teach one-half the day in Spanish and the other half of the day in English.
Collaborate with District personnel in the program.
Assess student learning and prepare data as needed
Develop lesson plans for second language learners.
Utilize dual immersion guidelines and strategies.
Promote active learning using structured and unstructured activities that foster the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of young pupils
Observe children in a variety of settings and evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills of pupils
Maintain records of student progress toward the stated objectives of instruction
Assist in facilitating smooth transitions from preschool, kindergarten, and early primary grades programs


Attend and participate in faculty meetings
Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis
Participate in professional development


Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Performs all other duties as assigned consistent with the responsibilities of a teacher, the Idaho Code of Ethics, and the negotiated contract.


By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal.
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Bilingual Education
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