DIA seeks a middle school science teacher with strong Spanish speak abilities who can successfully implement a 90:10 dual language immersion model, in which 90 percent of classroom instruction is presented in Spanish and 10 percent is presented in English. The teacher will provide full day sessions of science instruction in Spanish to students in 6th-8th grade. This is a school level position, under the supervision of the principal.   

Possible duties include:

(1) Attend trainings and professional development sponsored/promoted by the school; 
(2) Participate in school-wide activities, such as cultural events, holiday events, fundraisers; 
(3) Participate in professional meetings such as Team meetings, PLC meetings, Faculty
meetings, IEP meetings, 504 meetings, and any other meetings as designated by
administration; 
(4) Prepare 180-day plans, unit plans, and daily lesson plans according
to the Utah state core/common core curriculum; 
(5) Coordinate with the grade-level team, other grade level teams, and school administration to maximize instructional and non-instructional opportunities for students; 
(6) Manage the classroom effectively by rewarding students for good behavior and holding students accountable for misbehavior; 
(7) Follow the mission of the school, including adherence to and implementation of
the 90% Spanish/10% English immersion model; 
(8) Engaging students in the learning objectives as outlined in the 180-day, unit, and daily lesson plans; 
(9) Assessing and grading students appropriately and effectively per the 180-day, unit, and daily lesson
plans to both inform instruction and to hold student accountable; 
(10) Maintain active and open communication with the parents/guardians of the students by participating
in school events, such as Back-to-School Nights and Parent/Teacher conferences, and
by communicating via phone, email, and letter; and
(11) such other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications Requirements include:

(1) Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field; 
(2) Hold or be eligible to obtain a valid Utah State Teaching License with elementary education endorsement; 
(3) Demonstrable working knowledge of: 
(a) the core curriculum established by the Utah State Office of Education; and (b) best practice
pedagogy typically used in the United States; 
(4) Possess strong classroom management skills; and
(5) Possess native-level fluency in Spanish and English and strong oral and written abilities in both languages.


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