Classroom Teacher - NACA Inspired Schools Network
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Certified Bilingual Teacher
Job Location: Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School (Las Cruces, NM)
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Bilingual: Elementary Teaching K-8
District: NACA Inspired Schools Network
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Telephone: 505-933-3969
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Job Description:
The Raíces curriculum is uniquely designed to address the needs of students in borderland communities.  Through a Mesoamerican enrichment curriculum known as Xinachtli, students will learn to explore, investigate, and participate in constructing knowledge as well as develop, at an early age, important numeracy and science concepts, language skills, cultural oral traditions, and community building skills.  Raíces implements a 90:10 two-way dual language immersion approach beginning in kindergarten.  

Certified Bilingual Teacher Job Description
General Functions: A teacher is responsible for working effectively with students, families and staff, working with teams collaboratively to implement a place-based dual language educational model of instruction, and is responsible for designing lesson plans, student assessment activities, curriculum development, utilizing hands- on experiential education methodologies, dual-language instructional techniques, literacy strategies and special education modifications. Each teacher must have the ability to create a flexible program and an environment favorable to learning and personal growth and motivate each student to: develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes in accordance with his/her ability; develop his/her special talents; develop sound opinions based on facts; and to develop proficiency in inquiry, skills, and concepts related to the school’s curriculum plan and student performance standards for success. Must be committed to accomplishing the Raíces mission and vision for biliteracy, high academic student outcomes and positive identity formation for each student

Qualifications:
• New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
• Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university
• Endorsement by the NMPED
• Classroom experience with Kinder/1st (early childhood)
• Bilingual and Bicultural—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional practices and ability to provide instruction in Spanish 50% of the day
• Spanish Language endorsement (required)
• TESOL endorsement (preferred)
• Understands and has experience with dual-language instructional methods
• Understands and has experience with hands-on experiential educational methods

Leadership Characteristics:
• Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning environment
• Has a desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues and community
• Has a willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours
• Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
• Experience in working with early elementary students in a self-contained classroom setting
• Understands the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and appropriate responses within the context of the US/Mexico border and family dynamics
, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals.
• Attends on-going guidance activities and/or workshops regarding Xinachtli ways of knowing to further conceptualize

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities:
• Interacts effectively with students, staff, parents and the overall school community
• Develop lesson plans that draw from the stories, history, geography, environment, science, arts, language and culture of the local community
• Ensure the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts, Bilingual Education Standards, and Math Common Core Standards
Provide direct instruction as well as experiential, hands-on activities in both Spanish and English Languages
• Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community
 
All applicants must be fluent in English and Spanish and once hired, will be supported in acquiring their TESOL certification.  For details on how to apply and necessary licensure requirements go to the following website:  www.raicesdelsaber.org. Once on the website click on the Careers menu and then click on the job position for which you are interested in applying. 
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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