Job Title: Spanish Teacher
Job ID 993 – Apply through Applitrack link found on MCUSD19 Vacancies Page
Reports To: Building Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Days: 183
Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
FY 25 Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Schedule for 2024-2025 SY: Step 1 Salary Range: $43,750 – $52,750 (Bachelors – Masters+45)
Board paid TRS
Benefits Package Available
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students’ knowledge, skills and abilities in comprehending, speaking, reading and writing Spanish and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the native culture of the countries where the language is the primary means of communication. Maximize the learning experience of students, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– Engages every student every day in quality learning opportunities.
-Develops and administers foreign language education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
– Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
– Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
– Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature.
– Develops student understanding and appreciation of the cultures and mores of countries where the language is the predominant or a major means of communication.
– Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
– Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
– Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
– Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
– Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
– Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
– Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
– Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
– Encourages students to become responsible, contributing members of the community promoting the ideals of democracy.
– Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
-Illinois State Certification as a foreign language teacher for Spanish
-Grades 6-12 Endorsement
-Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
-Masters Degree in related area preferred.
Experience-Successful prior foreign language teaching experience a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
– Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
– Knowledge of the identified language, in terms of grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, and literature.
– Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
– Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
– Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
– Ability to organize and coordinate work.
– Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
– Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
– Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.