The following are required:
- Valid Alaska teaching certificate
- Three or more years of successful public school teaching at the Elementary School Level
- HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation in the content area of Elementary Education
The following are preferred:
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Sixteen (16) hours of graduate level language arts coursework or sixteen (16) hours of graduate level mathematics coursework
- Master's Degree in Reading or related area OR Endorsement in Reading
- Evidence of:
- A strong understanding of differentiation
- Leadership skills and qualities
- Experience working with adult learners
- Exhibited knowledge of language arts curricula, GLEs best practices (and assessment) and junctures for content integration
- Collaborative team player
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A demonstrated ability to self-direct and effectively manage time
The responsibilities listed below are representative of the essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
- Can describe their philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice
- Displays extensive knowledge of appropriate developmental characteristics of age groups and can easily adjust instruction to accommodate the range of development needs
- Has the ability to use current technology to enhance instruction
- Applies knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
- Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession
- Meets with building principals regularly to identify the processional development needs of teaching staff based on teacher needs and student data and to assess progress monitoring and benchmark results
- Applies deep content knowledge and relevant expertise to school projects and general operations
- Collaborates with principals in specific areas of focus and helps build instructional competency among staff
- Has deep and clear understanding of multiple performance measures to facilitate data driven discussions and student support
- Responds and interacts effectively to requests from classroom teachers and support staff in modeling lessons and advising on the use of data
- Provides training in and modeling of research based instructional procatices
- Develops staff proficiency in culturally responsive practices and differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of all our diverse populations.
- Assists instructional staff in resolving complex obstacles to the success of overall school programs, as well as specified projects
- Participates in meetings and training sessions as scheduled
- Other duties as assigned
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.