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Certificated Teacher - Kindergarten

Federal Way School District-1
Federal Way, WA, US
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Early Childhood / Daycare Teacher, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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Position Type:
*21/22 Certificated by Location/Elementary School

Date Posted:

Panther Lake Elementary

Date Available:
Upon hire

Hours per Day:
7.5 hrs Per Day

Days of the Week:

Days per Year:

First consideration for applicants that apply by midnight on October 12, 2021

: Teachers help students learn skills and develop attitudes and appreciations which will lead them toward the fulfillment of the District's goals of education

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from time to time by the Principal or designee.Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area.Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices.Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content.Establish immediate and long range objectives which are in accord with District and building curricula.Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging.Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly.Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent conference.Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum, instruction, and interdisciplinary projects.Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate.Provide lesson plans for guest teacher.Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom.Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner.Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility.Enforce rules throughout the school.Demonstrate continued professional development.Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.Participates in extra-curricular responsibilities.

The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
Current Washington State Teacher's Certificate with appropriate subject area endorsement(s)

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis


Criminal background clearance

Current trends and practices in education
Instructional theory and its application
Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge
Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting
Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics
Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements
School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Maintain effective working relationships with other people.
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software.
Provide instructional leadership
Organize and set priorities
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom.
Apply current trends and practices in education
Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting
Use technology to enhance instruction
Be fair and consistent with all students
Provide guidance and assistance to students
Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Communicate effectively through spoken and written word; read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach above and below their shoulders and bend/twist at the waist. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position is a school year position.

Position reports to and will be evaluated by the building administrator, or designee

Federal Way Education Association (FWEA)

Federal Way Education Association (FWEA) Salary Schedule

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Update 07/2015

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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