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Orange East Supervisory Union

Wells River, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3205576
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description

Job Purpose
The Foreign Language Teacher is responsible for creating a foreign language program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. The Foreign Language Teacher will work to establish effective rapport with students, to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education in accordance with each student’s ability, and to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.

Essential Job Functions
Planning & Preparation
  • Integrates and develops relationships among topics, concepts, and across curricula, lessons, and practice.
  • Integrates current best practices, research-based techniques, and differentiation in the planning and practice of a curriculum in a nurturing learning environment.
  • Demonstrates developmental knowledge and understanding about students learning; intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of each age group; varied approaches to learning; skills and knowledge attainment; cultural and heritage interests; economic influences; and family, school and community contexts.
  • Selects and integrates student learning outcomes that are essential, clearly stated, measurable, suitable for diverse students, and that create opportunities for expressing different types of learning.
  • Seeks and utilizes all available school and Supervisory Union resources to enhance instruction and learning.
  • Accurately assesses student learning in a timely manner by using learning outcomes, clearly communicating standards-based assessment criteria, and utilizing assessment results to inform the instruction of the students.
  • Uses student assessment information to assist the Special Education department in developing a supportive standards-based Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
Learning Environment
  • Creates a safe and respectful learning environment.
  • Establishes a culture for learning that incorporates the importance of the content, student pride in quality work and high expectations in student achievement.
  • Manages classroom procedures including; instructional groups, transitions, materials, and supply ordering and handling, and the performance of non-instructional duties.
  • Facilitates student learning by effectively engaging the support of paraeducators and volunteers in the classroom.
  • Manages student behavior by clearly communicating expectations, monitoring student behavior at all times, and successfully and respectfully responding to student behavior.
  • Organizes classroom furniture and other physical resources to promote learning, safety and accessibility.
  • Provides a safe learning environment for all students and takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the school community, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Communicates directions, expectations and procedures clearly and accurately through a variety of instructional modes.
  • Utilizes techniques such as questioning and discussion to promote student participation and engagement.
  • Develops and maintains a system that provides accurate, substantive, constructive performance/behavior feedback that is specific and timely to students, parents, and other professionals as needed or required in student records keeping.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to student needs or learning styles.
Other Professional Responsibilities
  • Assists administrators in the planning and evaluating curricular effectiveness which may include identifying program needs.
  • Prepares and submits accurate, complete, timely and effective reports as required by law, district policy, and/or as part of administrative requirements.
  • Communicates routinely with students’ parents facilitating an environment of collaboration, transparency and partnership, which may include class expectations, concerns, successes, and events.
  • Participates cooperatively and respectfully with parents, colleagues and outside professionals.
  • Participates in school events, workshops, in-service meetings, teacher trainings, building level staff meetings, district meetings, and other school and district committees/projects.
  • Participates in professional development to expand content area knowledge and teaching competencies which support curriculum, district goals, school action/strategic plans, and/or other initiatives as directed by the educational leader or administration. .
  • Keeps abreast of current best practices, research findings, and other developments in the field.
  • Makes decisions with students’ best interest at the core.
  • Assists in upholding and enforcing all school rules, regulations, procedures, and policies of the district and the Supervisory Union.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Language: American Sign
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Arabic
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Chinese
    Classroom Teacher > Language: French
    Classroom Teacher > Language: German
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Greek
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Hebrew
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Italian
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Japanese
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Orange East Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Candidates with Spanish and another language highly preferred.

      Desired Qualifications
      • Knowledge of teaching techniques and methodology.
      • Knowledge of subject content.
      • Ability to work independently or with a team.
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
      • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, projects, and assignments.
      • Ability to respond to parents, peers, and supervisors in a calm and respectful manner.
      • Ability to show enthusiasm for and engagement with students and instruction.
      • A passion, excitement, and enthusiasm for teaching of the subject content.
      • Ability to create dynamic student-centered environments of instruction, assessment and differentiation.
      • Ability to rationally and safely resolve conflicts and handle stress.
      • Ability to apply listening skills and respond in a respectful and effective manner.
      • Demonstrated clear written communication skills.
      • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and differing student needs.
      Required Level of Education & Experience
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
      • Experience teaching is preferred, but not required
      Certifications & Licenses
      • Must hold or be able to obtain a Vermont Educator’s License with foreign language endorsement(s) or equivalent endorsement allowing the teaching of Grades 7-12 Foreign Languages
      Tools/Technology Requirements
      • Ability to work with traditional and new media technologies, a variety of digital applications, and tools appropriate to the field that is being taught.
      • Knowledge of applications, such as email , calendar/scheduling, and word processing.
      • Ability to operate traditional office equipment.
    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • John Barone , Principal
    • 2420 Route 302
    • Wells River, Vermont 05081

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