Teacher, .8 Math & .2 Elective/Journalism, 1.0 Total FTE - MK1712

Meeker Middle School, Kent, Washington

Date PostedJanuary 05, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
FocusMath
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Meeker Middle School serves 7th and 8th grade students. It is a very diverse school of 675 students located in the northeast corner of the Kent School District. The student population is around 60% minority and 60% Free and Reduced Lunch. Meeker has Professional Learning Communities in all curricular areas that meet to discuss student work and common formative assessments as well as Learning Teams that meet weekly to participate in lesson study analysis. The support teams from ELL and Special Education focus on an inclusion model whenever possible. In addition, Meeker offers intervention courses in reading and math to students who need extra support in these areas based upon assessment data. We do offer advanced courses in Social Studies and English for honors students as well as upper level Algebra and Geometry classes for our advanced math students. A strong co-curricular program, including extensive sports, music, and special interest activities is in place, offering students many opportunities. Meeker is fortunate to qualify for the Century 21 grant which affords us the opportunity to run an after school program for two hours a day Monday thru Thursday. The Meeker staff is dedicated to providing students the education they need for their future.

ASSIGNMENT: Teaching math to middle school students; grades 7-8. This assignment may involve working with students individually, in small groups, or entire classes, or targeting students identified as below standard in tiered intervention classes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KEA bargaining unit. .
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Appropriate Washington State certification and endorsements required and must be on file prior to beginning work
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Major or minor in mathematics
  2. ELL endorsement
  3. Able to work cooperatively with a team of teachers
  4. Demonstrated strong communication skills
  5. Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents and colleagues
  6. Candidate should be knowledgeable of differing student learning styles and cooperative learning and teaching students of varying abilities
  7. Excellent management skills
  8. Willing to share professional skills with other staff members
  9. Excellent technology skills and can use and incorporate computers/technology into curriculum
  10. Strong background in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  11. Experience working with middle school students
  12. Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community
  13. Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
  14. The willingness or qualifications of an applicant to coach or supervise activities and/or sports in addition to his/her teaching responsibilities will be considered.
  15. Desired teacher characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.
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