Status: Full-time position
Location: Cowiche, WA
Job Summary: Highland School District in Cowiche, Washington is seeking to fill the position of a Junior High Languange Arts Teacher for 7th-8th Grade. Applicant will Provide core instruction following the adopted curriculum for grades 7th -8th, recognize and develop extended curricular elements that are aligned with the Washington State EALR’s in reading and writing. Develop lessons and units of study aligned with HSD scope and sequence as well as the Washington State EALR’s and frameworks. Extracurricular assignments may be available.
Qualifications: Applicant must have:
A valid Washington State teaching certificate with a K-8 endorsement and Highly Qualified in English/Language Arts or a 4th-12th English/Language Arts endorsement.
Teaching experience at the junior high school level in the content areas of reading and writing preferred.
Demonstrate the ability to organize instruction to reach a variety of ability levels and learning modes on a daily basis.
Familiarity with state reform, assessment and curriculum alignment.
Demonstrate the ability to use data to assess student progress and growth in a number of ways and with attention to the improvement of instruction.
Demonstrate an ability to maintain accurate and timely student records and assessment data and provide academic reports within given timelines.
Demonstrate an ability to integrate the use of new technology in your instructional process.
Duties: Applicants must be able to communicate and relate to the academic, social, and emotional needs of junior high school aged students. Applicants must be committed to establishing lines of communication and partnering with parents and fellow staff members to provide students with an effective learning experience. Applicants must be excited about teaching English/Language Arts and working with students. Candidates must have a willingness to collaborate with staff in a collegial manner around instructional methods and procedures. Applicants must have an understanding of the purpose of professional development and the desires to continuously improve their skills of as an educator. Applicants are expected to have a working understanding of various types of literature that can be recommended to their students to encourage and support literacy. Applicants are expected to assist Highland Junior High School in the alignment of curriculum and closely follow established curriculum maps to ensure instructional consistency and accuracy. Candidates must be familiar with and have a strong working understanding of the content and processes provided in the seventh grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning.
Please submit cover letter, application, resume and credentials to: Mr. Anderson, Superintendent, Highland School District, P.O. Box 38, Cowiche, WA 98923.
In-house applicants please send a letter of interest to the Superintendent.