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Spanish Language Teacher - Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools

Posted on 5/18/2017 8:21:47 AM

Listing expires 6/15/2017

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Date of Availability: 08/21/2017
Date Closing: Open until filled
1.0 Spanish Language Teacher and ESL Instructor (Grades 7-12) 
  • Anticipated opening for ISD #2687 during the 2017-2018 school year. 
  • This teaching position will be located in the HLWW School District.
  • Teaching experience preferred but not required. 
  • Teaching candidate should be licensed in the following:
    • K-12 Spanish and,
    • K-12 ESL License or have the ability to obtain said licenses.    
  • Salaries/Benefits are dependent upon qualifications and experience as per the EDMN-HLWW Master Agreement.
  • Coaching opportunities also available:
    • Gymnastics,
    • Asst. Football,
    • Middle & High School Speech,
    • Asst. Boys Basketball,
    • Asst. Girls Basketball.
Application deadline: Open Until Filled
 
Applicants should submit the following as part of the district application process:
  1. A letter of application 
  2. Resume
  3. Three letters of recommendation 
  4. A copy of your MN Teaching license
  5. A copy of your transcript,
Apply via AppliTrack at: https://www.applitrack.com/hlww/onlineapp/

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools, Independent School District 2687, serves the communities of Winsted, Waverly, and Howard Lake. We are dedicated to providing a high quality education for our youth.  With that commitment, we strive for excellence and opportunity for each student in every offering and activity of the school district.

Serving nearly 1200 students, K-12, in two elementary schools (K-4), a middle school (5-8), and a high school (9-12), we strive to offer educational opportunities using a healthy balance between one-to-one technology, hands-on skills, enrichment, and remediation.
 
We pride ourselves on valuing strong academic achievement, small class sizes, a wide-variety of programs and activities, new and updated facilities, and supportive communities.  Our staff, all the way from the principals, teachers, and paraprofessionals, to our custodians, secretaries, and bus drivers, make teaching and caring for children, our number one priority.
 
Our mission is to…
  • Ensure a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Empower all members of our school community
  • Demand high quality instruction in every classroom
  • Provide high quality programs at all levels
  • Hold high expectations for all stakeholders
  • Build positive relationships
  • Foster Creativity
  • Promote critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Respect all individuals
  • Utilize resources efficiently and effectively
We are proud to be the Lakers!  We hope you consider applying to be part of our team! 
 
High School
HLWW High School opened its new facility in 2008.  With a wide-variety of core and elective offerings, our faculty and students create a well-rounded, high achieving, educational program.  With a nationally recognized FFA program, advanced placement courses, college in the schools opportunities, and a wide variety of clubs, activities, and student organization, HLWW High School sets itself apart from the rest of Minnesota high schools.
 
A 2016 US News and World Report Silver Award Recipient, HLWW High School sets a standard for academic achievement and student excellence.  Through advisory programs, support services, and low staff-to-student ratios, we strive to meet all our students’ needs.
 
Please check out our employment opportunities and consider contacting us to see what it takes to be a part of our great school!


Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' knowledge, skills and abilities in comprehending, speaking, reading and writing a language other than English, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the native culture of the countries where the language is the primary means of communication.

Essential Functions
  • 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.
Additional Duties
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
  • Coaching positions available in the district
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

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.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
                
Qualifications Profile
  • Certification/License:  MN World Language Teaching License (7-12) Required,   ESL License preferred
Experience
Successful prior foreign language teaching experience a plus but not required.

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