Teacher, 2nd Grade

Summary Information:
Employer: Kent School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary (Primary)
School / Org: Kent School District
Location Washington
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: 25 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Kent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Teacher, 2nd Grade 1.0 FTE - GL1705

Grass Lake Elementary School is located in a natural setting in the southeast corner of the Kent School district. Grass Lake serves a number of housing divisions and has an enrollment of approximately 410 students. The regular teaching staff is supported by music and physical education specialists, a full-time librarian/technology specialist, dean of students, and an intervention/ELL teacher. Special student needs are met through accommodations in the general ed classrooms, the resource room program, the school adjustment program, and the Odyssey Self-Contained Highly Capable program. Grass Lake is a school that believes in teamwork, dedication, innovation, effective teaching practices, staff involvement in the decision-making process, and doing whatever it takes to help all students learn. Active parent involvement is sought and appreciated. Grass Lake has an active and supportive PTA.

ASSIGNMENT: This assignment includes responsibility for the effective implementation and instruction of Balanced Literacy using the Literacy Workshop Model, Writers Workshop and the Math Expressions (K-5) or College Prep Math (CPM - Grade 6) programs. Knowledge, proficiency and integration of instructional technology is critical to all instructional models and programs. All teaching staff are expected to be contributing members of the school and grade level team's Professional Learning Communities and participate in related professional development.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KEA bargaining unit.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid Washington State certification with an elementary endorsement required and must be on file prior to beginning work.
All teachers of kindergarten students must complete WaKIDS 101 training and the inter-rater reliability assessment. Classes are offered by the PSESD June through August. Contact the building principal or the district Early Learning Director for information on registration and compensation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Major or minor in elementary education
ELL endorsement
Experience working with elementary school students
Excellent technology skills and can use and incorporate computers/technology into curriculum
Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents, and colleagues
Must be a team player with excellent management and communication skills
Must be willing to share professional skills with other staff members
Must have experience with or willingness to participate in integrated programs and/or team teaching
Knowledge and/or training in balanced literacy, whole language/integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, assessment tools and techniques, EALRs, constructivist mathematics, inquiry based science and social studies, cooperative learning, student learning styles, positive discipline and multicultural education
Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
Desired teacher characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.

Primary Location: Grass Lake Elementary School

Salary Range: State Salary Schedule DOE & Education / Per Year

Shift Type: Full-Time


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