Job Summary Under the immediate direction of the principal, to provide an education program for High School students and assist other school programs as assigned. Reports to: Building Principal/Assistant Principal Qualifications New Mexico Teaching License in Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree, including all courses needed to meet licensure requirements Passage of New Mexico State Licensure Testing Passage of the New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Competency in Secondary Education Passage of New Mexico Content Knowledge Assessment in area of specialty taught Endorsement or License in the area of specialty taught Valid New Mexico Driver's License Evidence of Leadership Ability Demonstrate Communication Skills Demonstrate Public Relations Skills Must complete a finger-print background check Desired Qualifications Experience in the Related Field Familiarity and Experience with Data Driven Instructional Practices and Professional Learning Communities. Experience using Power Teacher Essential Functions Provide learning experiences in language arts, social studies, reading, math, science, art, music, physical education to pupils, and other areas of the curriculum as assigned, utilizing course of studies adopted by Public Education Department of New Mexico and the Aztec Municipal School Board Instruct pupils in citizenship, basic communication skills and other general elements of the course of study specified in the state law, administrative regulations and procedures of the school district Develop and use instructional materials suitable for verbal and visual instruction of pupils with a wide range of mental, physical and emotional maturities Provide individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and help the pupils make a satisfactory transition to school Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in all activities without interfering with the natural informal atmosphere of the learning environment Communicate with parents through a variety of means including parent conferences, notes, emails, phone calls etc Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude and learning problems through the Multi Layered Systems of Support Create an effective environment of learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers Maintain professional competence through participation in required in-service education activities provided by the district and/or self-selected professional growth activities Use technology as an instruction tool in the classroom where appropriate and model the use of technology for personal and professional task management Perform basic attendance accounting and business services as required Establish and maintain district standards as prescribed by board policies and district and school regulations Communicate with students, staff, administration as well as parents Develop, implement and practice continual improvement practices at both the professional and student level Select and requisition books, instructional aids and instructional supplies and maintain an accurate inventory Insure a comfortable room environment through control of heating, cooling lighting and ventilation to the extent possible Perform supervisory duty as assigned before, during and after school Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs within the school or at the district level Share in the sponsorship of student activities and participate in faculty committees Participate in school sponsored activities outside of the school day such as parent teacher conferences, Open House, Back to School Nights, activities and athletic events, seasonal programs and graduation. Treat people with dignity and respect Any and all other tasks as assigned by the Building Principal. Necessary Abilities Ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently and follow verbal instructions Ability to work around congested areas Ability to perform assigned duties under adverse weather conditions Ability to maintain working relationship with a variety of personalities and temperaments among other school personnel, students and public Ability to work a flexible work schedule around job responsibilities Ability to be mobile in a crowd Supervisory Responsibilities Students assigned to your classroom and the school in general Educational Assistant if assigned one for your classroom Confidentiality Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the highest degree of confidentiality is required. Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Please see Qualifications Communication and Language Skills Ability to read, analyze and interpret general accounting periodicals, journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to assist with the preparation of reports, correspondence, and grants. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, students, peers and community. Mathematical Skills Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts. Other Skills and Abilities Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community Ability to communicate clearly and concisely Ability to use computers and other technology to accomplish job responsibilities Ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently and follow verbal directions Ability to work around congested areas Ability to work a flexible work schedule around job responsibilities Ability to be mobile in a crowd Analytical and Reasoning Ability Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, verbal or diagram form, and deal with several abstract variables Temperaments Ability to teach others, work with people, and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments Ability to perform a variety of duties Ability to work with people who express conflicting opinions Ability to solve problems, make sound judgments, and reach conclusions Ability to express personal feelings professionally, and perform effectively under stress Physical Attributes The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, type or feel. The employee may occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must possess and maintain a current driver’s license. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff.
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