Under general supervision, teaches and instructs pupils in culturally appropriate academic, social, behavioral and other educational skill areas; counsels, disciplines and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students; evaluates student performance and progress as required for state and federal accountability.
1. Actively participates in learning the Muckleshoot culture, language, customs and traditions so that as a teacher you are able to support the goals and objective of the Muckleshoot Indian for the Muckleshoot Tribal School.
2. Plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs /interests and whole groups that may include at risk or special needs students, prepares lesson plans that align with state standards in each of the areas assigned to teach.
3. Implements established programs and collaborates with staff & Muckleshoot community in the development of new culturally appropriate programs with curriculum objectives/goals aligned with state standards and the vision for the Muckleshoot Tribal School.
4. Establishes and implements reasonable and culturally appropriate classroom rules and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; monitors student learning and behavior regularly and seeks Administrative assistance where appropriate.
5. Confers with students, parents/guardians and other staff to provide guidance and evaluation and to encourage student achievement and/or to modify assignments or expectations when appropriate.
6. Creates a classroom the is conducive to learning and establishes classroom goals/objectives in conformance with courses of study specified by State and Tribal School regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents/guardians.
7. Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes and in order to prepare for state testing and compliance for state and federal accountability.
8. Understands and meets the responsibilities of teaching in culturally appropriate ways to enhance and support Muckleshoot & Native American students toward success in a school setting.
9. Maintain up to date daily schedule, lessons plans, attendance records and grade records both electronically and in written format for all students that are assigned and for all subjects assigned to teach.
10. Attends or participates in required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary.
11. Directs the activities of assigned non-certified personnel, para-professionals and volunteers.
12. Attends and actively participates in required staff meetings and other activities including serving on at least 1 committee as deemed necessary.
13. Prepares substitute plans that include: projects, schedule, routines, class list, attendance forms and other needed resources that are readily accessible in your absence.
14. Actively maintain parent contact through newsletters, phone calls home, field trips, parent involvement in the classroom, awards, conferences, home visits, email, mailings, school and community events in order to create a strong bond with the community
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university and a Washington State teaching certificate is required. Special Requirements A valid Washington State driver’s license, first aid/CPR certification and/or specific teaching certificate endorsements may be required for some positions at time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe. Preferred: FAE/FAS and Effective Teaching Practices for working with Native American Students.
Subject areas appropriate to assignment.
Effective behavior management techniques.
Rules and procedures for student safety.
Necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools or software.
Proficient use of reading, writing and oral communications.
Experiences and sensitivity toward Native American education issues and the ability to work effectively in the Muckleshoot tribal community.
Effective communication with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators.
Designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement.
Dealing with students in a positive and confident manner.
Organizing activities in keeping with the maturity and attention span of assigned students.
Providing instruction and demonstrating techniques.
Managing student behavior.
Willingness to actively participate in job related training, in-service days, conferences and scheduled meetings.
Ability to handle confidential matters and information in a professional manner.
Early childhood education teaching processes and techniques;
Effective behavior management techniques;
Rules and procedures for student safety.
The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.