Language Arts/English Teacher
Washoe County School District - Reno, NV

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SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under the general supervision of an administrator, a classroom teacher will implement school board policy regarding the educational curriculum of a particular instructional division and/or instructional unit. The teacher may teach one or more subjects.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Preparation
  • Demonstrates mastery of content and pedagogy, knowledge of students and resources
  • Sets instructional outcomes for diverse learners
  • Designs coherent instruction and student assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards
Classroom Environment
  • Creates an environment of respect and rapport
  • Organizes physical space to create a safe, accessible, and resource-rich environment
  • Manages classroom procedures and student behavior
  • Establishes a culture for learning
  • Demonstrates cultural competency
Instruction
  • Communicates learning expectations to students
  • Engages students in learning
  • Utilizes questioning and discussion techniques
  • Embeds assessment in instruction
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness
  • Demonstrates familiarity with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Professional Responsibilities
  • Maintains accurate records
  • Reflects on teaching
  • Supports family and community partnerships
  • Participates in a professional community
  • Demonstrates professionalism, integrity and ethical conduct
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience in teaching would provide the required knowledge and skills are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Education: Bachelor's Degree from and accredited college or university with student teaching experience

and/or

Experience: Three (3) years of verified contracted teaching experience with a Bachelor's Degree and the ability to obtain a valid teaching license in Nevada

Knowledge of: Child development; behavior and characteristics of students; subject area and/or credential area of teaching. (e.g. special education, math, science, etc.); effective teaching skills; planning and organizing; supervision and control; assessment and diagnosis; interpersonal relations.

Skill at: Creating an effective environment for learning, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with teachers, administrators, counselors, and other staff members. The ability to establish and maintain standard of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. Effective utilization of technology in instruction, planning, data-based decision making and monitoring of student achievement.

License/Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid Nevada teaching license in the relevant subject area/and or grade level.

Special Considerations: When selected for Department chair of a high school, additional pay will be provided based on number of teachers supervised.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES, AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
Additional Job Information
Please note: Teachers who attach their applications to this posting are applying to a hiring pool. Applicants express interest in teaching in WCSD schools by attaching their application to one or more of these general postings. Applications are complete when four or more references have been received. WCSD maintains a pool of candidates for all teacher positions within the district. As vacancies occur, candidates to fill those vacancies will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants. Applicants are only eligible for placement into the hiring pools upon successful completion of the district-level interview process. For more information about the WCSD teacher hiring process, please visit our website: http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/employment/

INCENTIVES:
AB1: As legislatively designated, applicants that are hired at an at-risk school (as designated by the Nevada Department of Education) or are hired into a hard-to-fill assignment (math, science, special education, ESL, and school psychology), may be eligible to receive a cash incentive of up to $3,450.

Pay for Performance: Applicants who are hired at a TIF school are eligible for pay for performance as part of the Teacher Incentive Grant (TIF) to recruit and retain high quality staff members at all TIF schools. All staff members are eligible to receive a financial bonus if their TIF school hits it?s achievement targets. Financial bonuses are subject to change each year. Estimated bonus amounts are:

Certified 1.0 FTE: $2,000
Certified .5-.8 FTE $1,000

The following schools would fall under the pay for performance incentive:

Glen Duncan Stem Academy
Drake Elementary School
Echo Loder Stem Academy
Greenbrae Elementary School
Lincoln Park Elemantary School
Maxwell Elementary School
Mitchell Elementary School
Risley Elementary School
Smithridge Stem Academy
Sun Valley Elementary School
Veterens Memorial Stem Academy
Clayton Stem Academy
Dilworth Stem Academy

Highly Qualified Status: Applicants selected into a position at a Title I school must be Highly Qualified for their teaching assignment. Applicants selected for a position at a non-Title I school must be Highly Qualified for their teaching assignment or complete a plan of action to achieve Highly Qualified status by the end of the current school year.

The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.

New employees will have $55.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting.

Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Benefits are paid by employees at a prorated percent for those working less than full time.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.
Grades

Open Date
11/21/2012
Closing Date

NCLB Highly Qualified Teaching Area

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