Elementary School Teacher

San Juan Island School District
Washington State
$40,760.00 - $91,710.00
Jun 22, 2018
Job Category
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type


Location: Friday Harbor Elementary School

Term: 1.0 FTE Starting 2018-19 Academic Year

Qualifications: Valid WA state teaching certificate with Elementary endorsement and experience in teaching at the elementary. level.

Benefit Eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement

Salary: $40,760.00 - $91,710.00 (Updates may apply.)

The San Juan Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Maude Cumming, 285 Blair St., Friday Harbor, WA, (360) 378-4133. PO BOX 458 | FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 360.378.4133 | SJISD.WEDNET.EDU JOB DESCRIPTION


POSITION SUMMARY: The position will provide quality teaching and learning at the elementary level by providing intentional instruction in the classroom. The successful candidate will implement quality instruction by applying professional development provided at the building and district level designed to improve achievement.

DESIRED SKILLS: • Ability to remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations. • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and school personnel; work as a team member; and meet schedules and deadlines. • Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies which may include cooperative learning, constructive instruction, or additional research based facilitation. • Ability to define excellence by standards of performance. • Knowledge and application of quality classroom based assessment practices. • Knowledge of the unique physical, psychological and social changes students experience and a desire to help them grow in these particular areas. • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of people. • Skills to motivate students, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds, and direct and evaluate support personnel. • Skills in classroom management and organizational techniques.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:

Prepare teaching materials and report for the purpose of implementing lessons plans and providing documentation of teacher and student progress. • Monitor student activities for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment. • Report incidents (child abuse, fights, substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to education code and district and school policies. • Provide an exceptional educational experience to all students, communicate an enthusiasm for learning • Provide clear and focused instruction for all students by using a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students to assure successful learning through a defined course of study. • Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher’s expectations, developing methods for improvement and /or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment. • Assess and monitor students for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals by using quality classroom-based assessments. • Collaborate with school personnel, parents and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum and willingness to work with grade level team. • Direct instructional assistants, volunteers, and /or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program and addressing the needs of individual students and be supportive of parent volunteers in the classroom. • Utilize district adopted curriculum to guide instruction. • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly productive environment for learning. • Communicate regularly and positively with parents. • Maintain consistent presence at assigned worksite and regular work hours. • Professionally interact with students, staff and public. • Establish and maintain professional contacts with students. • Comply with all district policies and procedures. • Comply with Code of Professional Conduct • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Successful teaching experience at position grade level. • Valid Washington State teaching certification with appropriate endorsement. • WA State Patrol and FBI fingerprinting clearance • I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act • Knowledge of best practices in instruction and assessment, including assessment of student learning evidence. • Demonstrated experience managing and promoting positive student behavior at all times. • Experience/training integrating talented/gifted/special education students into the regular educational setting. • Training/experience integrating technology into the instructional program. • Demonstrated positive, willing attitude with mature and direct problem solving skills, and strong interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, professional growth, and increased student achievement. • Demonstrated evidence to be an instructional team member, and actively participate in our learning improvement programs. • Demonstrated success communicating with students, parents and staff. • Ability to relay humor and positive regard to students and colleagues.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee is required to deal with potential stressful and challenging situations with students, parents and members of the community. The position may involve exposure to infectious diseases carried by children. The noise level in the work environment is acceptable to this particular environment and can vary depending upon daily activity but will remain within acceptable ranges.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Continuous (2/3 to all the time, possibly the full day): Talking, Hearing, Seeing, Handling, Fingering, Grasping. • Frequent (1/3 to 2/3 of the time or up to 5+ hours of an eight-hour day): Standing, Walking, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Squatting, Reaching • Occasional (1/12 to 1/3 of the time or up to 2 ½ hours of an eight hour day): Sitting, Lifting, Carrying up to 10 pounds, Turning, Twisting, Kneeling • Rare (0 to 1/12 of the time, 40 minutes of an eight hour day): Climbing, Balancing, Pushing, Pulling • Not Present: Jumping, Crawling.

REPORTS TO: Elementary School Principal

EVALUATION: The Elementary School Principal pursuant to the currently established district procedures and evaluation criteria shall evaluate the Teacher periodically. The process shall include an evaluation of the employee’s performance of the above essential job functions.

Classification History: Updated July, 2017