Gallup Mckinley County Schools
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TEACHER - HOME LANGUAGE (NAVAJO) - GRADE 3-5 - ELEMENTARY
at Gallup Mckinley County Schools
520 Certificate Only - $35,090 min. to $62,535 max.
520 Certificate with Teacher's License - $42,337 min. to $69,255 max.
To deliver the District educational program by teaching students academic, social and motor skills according to State and District education standards and other appropriate agencies, and to provide equal educational opportunities for all students.
To deliver the district bilingual and/or home language educational program with the goal of students becoming bilingual and bi-literate in English and a second language and meeting state academic content and standards and benchmarks in all subject areas according to state, tribal, and district education standards.
Supervision Received and Exercised
- Receives general direction from the Principal or designee.
Essential Function Statements: Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Read, write and speak the home language (Navajo/Zuni/Spanish) and the English language proficiently.
- Accurately demonstrate knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.
- Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught and/or assigned.
- Communicates with and obtain feedback with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding with parents and staff.
- Appropriately apply the principles of student growth, development, and learning to enhance optimal student engagement.
- Develop, administer, and analyze student assessments
- Promote positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment for learning
- Create a positive atmosphere conducive to promoting student involvement and self-concept, recognizing student diversity.
- Participate in the development and administration of district goals, objectives and procedures.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Understand and respect the cultural diversities, and traditional beliefs and practices, of students and their families.
- Participates in faculty and professional meetings and professional development opportunities
- Performs all teaching requirements as required by the district/state
- Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Qualification/ Knowledge Requirements
- Basic principles of early childhood development including human growth and development, and special education.
- Content area theories, approved curriculum, and the objectives of assigned area of instruction.
- Teaching methods and resources for each assigned area of instruction
- Modern, effective and innovative teaching practices and techniques.
- Modern office and classroom equipment, including computers.
- The principles of student growth, development, and learning to enhance student learning and understanding.
- State and District curriculum guidelines or requirements.
- Cultural diversities of the local area
- Recent development, current literature and information related to bilingual education programs.
- Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations.
- Knowledge of cultural traditions and practices of the Native American communities
- Analyze and interpret literature and apply to classroom practices
- Understand, develop and implement bilingual curriculum in conjunction with local, state and national standards.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of related work experience in a school setting is desirable.
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in education
Licensure and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, the appropriate teaching license and endorsements in assigned area of instruction from the New Mexico State Department of Education or
New Mexico Native American Language and Culture PreK-12.
Full and complete job descriptions available from the Personnel Department.
All GMCS schools are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
Free Rent All Year
All new teachers who work in the county and are choosing to live in district-owned housing will be offered free rent for the entire school year. (All available units will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, with preference given to new hires for the 2019-2020 school year.) The free rent will be taxed as a benefit. Renters will not be responsible for any utility costs during occupancy. A housing unit deposit in the amount of $350, which is deducted in four equal payments of $87.50, is paid by all employees who are living in the district-owned housing. Deposits are eligible to be refunded based upon the condition of the unit when a tenant moves out of the unit. All free rent is contingent on the employee being actively employed; individuals in volunteer status do not qualify.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the signing incentive, you must be a new employee who was not employed in any capacity, as a certified employee, by GMCS during the 2018-2019 school year.
**Rural Increment Addenda**
All Twin Lakes Elementary School teachers receive an additional $750.00 each year.
Job Contact Information
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)