Paradise Valley USD 69

Paradise Valley USD 69

Phoenix , AZ

Job Details

Job Description

Kindergarten - Elementary Teacher


Location: Palomino Primary School

FTE: 1.0

Start Date: 7/26/2018



Purpose Statement

The job of Teacher - Elementary is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as an elementary school teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.


This job reports to Site Administrator


Essential Functions

Administers developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.


Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.


Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.


Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.


Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.


Demonstrates pedagogical approaches that engage learners for the purpose of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.


Differentiates classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning within established lesson plans.


Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.


Facilitates student learning for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined lesson plans.


Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined course of study.


Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.


Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.


Organizes age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities.


Participates on PLC team for the purpose of reviewing data and instructional practices.


Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. staff, district, IEPs, 504's, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.


Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.


Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.


Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.


Responds to inquires from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.


Participate in PVUSD trainings, site based trainings, and to implement programs with fidelity.


Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; teaching Arizona State recognized standards; preparing and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; behavioral management strategies.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job- related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; working flexible hours.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    Bachelors degree in job-related area.



Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                                                                      Arizona Teaching Certificate

                                                              Highly Qualified in Core Content                                                                   Area

                                                              SEI Endorsement Required

                                                              ESL Endorsement Preferred


Continuing Educ./Training               Clearances

                                                              Criminal Background Clearance

                                                  Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint                                                   Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Exempt 


Palomino Primary School Philosophy Statement:


At Palomino Primary we are committed to critical thinking, self-determination and high achievement for all students.  We foster citizenship, character traits, problem solving and the life skills necessary to thrive in a global community.  We support our diverse community’s needs, involve parents and provide community outreach.


Palomino Primary Programs


ELD Classrooms

  • Follow the guidelines of the Arizona SEI 4 Hour Model including lesson planning, professional development with performance-based coaching techniques, and implementation of ELD methodologies.


Make Your Day

  • Teachers at Palomino Primary School implement Make Your Day with fidelity.


All Proficient classrooms provide daily small group differentiated reading instruction.



Palomino Primary School has a large population of ELL students.  Class assignment depends on AZELLA results and may result in a change from a Proficient classroom to an SEI classroom or the reverse.  

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