Teacher | Elementary | Richardson Elementary


Grade 1 Immersion Teacher for Hmong
2023-2024 School Year

Location: Richardson Elementary

Position: Immersion Teacher for Mandarin (1.0)
Work Schedule: 8 hours/day, 194 duty days
Start Date: 2023-2024 School Year
Pay and Benefits: Pay and benefits are in accordance with the teacher labor agreement –

Primary Objective:
1. This Immersion teacher position will begin full-time in the fall of 2023. There will be intermittent work for the 2022-2023 school year for scheduled meetings and professional development; the ideal candidate will remain in their current position with the exception and flexibility to attend meetings and PD’s as required.
2. Perform professional classroom teaching work under the general supervision of a Principal or Assistant Principal.
3. The teacher will work collaboratively in a professional learning community with other teachers, support staff, and others as appropriate, in addressing the needs of students, developing effective teaching and learning practices in English and the target language, and developing and implementing effective dual language practices, including participation in identifying, referring and supporting the needs of individual students. The teacher will regularly conduct planning for lessons using commonly accepted professional dual language immersion practices (content, goals, assessment, reteaching, etc.) and consistent with school/district approved curriculum and instructional practice. The teacher will use research-based instructional strategies in planning lessons to make the teaching and learning more relevant to students (e.g., contextual learning opportunities).

1. The appropriate teaching certification.
2. Must demonstrate continued professional development through coursework, research and peer collaboration.
3. Considerable knowledge of the core curriculum areas the teacher is responsible for instructing.
4. Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, current researched best practices and strategies.
5. Considerable knowledge of students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.
6. Considerable knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts.
7. Considerable knowledge of classroom management techniques.
8. Working knowledge of instructional technologies.
9. Considerable skill in classroom presentation.
10. Considerable skill in classroom management and organization.
11. Working skill in maintaining records and developing reports.
12. Considerable ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing target language
13. Considerable ability to plan and implement lessons based upon district and school goals and objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.
14. Considerable ability to provide appropriate instruction in core subjects.
15. Considerable ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations.
16. Considerable ability to interact effectively with students, parents, other school staff, administration and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
17. Considerable ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement.
18. Considerable ability to work in a cooperative learning environment.
19. Working ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology as appropriate.
20. Demonstrated content knowledge and ability to use precise and/or academic language in both English and the target language for subjects/levels being taught.
21. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with parents, students, and staff in English and the target language of instruction.
22. Knowledge of and ability to use multiple assessments, instruction, and evaluation techniques that are proven effective in dual language education.
23. Knowledge and skill in the use of effective strategies necessary to meet the diverse needs of students in a dual language immersion classroom.
24. Knowledge and skill in culturally responsive teaching and learning.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Prior successful experience in an urban setting working with a diverse student population is highly desirable.

Major Areas of Accountability:
The following essential functions would be required of all incumbents in teaching positions.
Additional essential functions may be required of specific teaching positions and will be identified in the job posting.
1. Provide instruction in the core curriculum areas(s) for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies.
2. Implement the goals and objectives of the District and the school and/or program for which employed.
3. Follow the prescribed course of study, except as authorized in the curriculum outlines or by the principals or other official rules and regulations.
4. Evaluate student performance according to system used by school and/or District; promote student achievement; maintain required student records; make related reports to the principal as prescribed or authorized by the superintendent.
5. Maintain contact and communications with parents of students and work with them in the development of each student.
6. Perform classroom management duties; enforce District rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students who do not follow District rules.
7. Enforce District guidelines in regard to health and hygienic conditions and practices in the classroom as they may affect the physical and mental health of students.

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.