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Dream Diné Charter School Shiprock, New Mexico

Job Title            Regular Elementary Teacher, K-4

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          Immediate, December 2017 for SY 2017-2018

Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.
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 lesson planning, design, assessment, curriculum development, utilizing hands-on experiential education methodologies, dual-language instructional techniques, literacy strategies and special education modifications.

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths
• New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
o Classroom experience with Kinder/1st (early childhood)
• Bilingual and Bi-cultural—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices and ability to provide instruction in Dine’ 50% of the day
o Bilingual endorsement or Navajo Language endorsement (required)
o TESOL endorsement (preferred)
• Has an understanding of/experience with dual-language instructional methodologies
• Has an understanding of/experience with hands-on/experiential educational methodologies
• Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community
• Has a desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues
• 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 classroom settings
• Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
• Interact 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 and math Common Core Standards
• Provide direct instruction as well as experiential, hands-on activities in both Dine’ and English
• Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community
• Administer quarterly assessments and organize student portfolios to capture individual student progress
• Collaborate with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations
• Contribute to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals.

For more information:
Call Dream Diné Charter School at (505) 368-2500
Email: administrator@dreamdine.org
Visit the school, which is located on the northwest side of Shiprock Chapter House.
School website or FaceBook page: dreamdine.org; Facebook: Dream Dine

Job Title            Part-time Special Education Teacher, K-3 (4-6 hours per week)

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          August 2017 for SY 2017-2018

 

School Mission   Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.

 

General Functions: The teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each assigned student.

 

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

  • New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
  • Special Education Teaching License required
  • Classroom experience with Kindergarten to 3rd (early childhood)
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural (preferred)—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices for teaching elementary students
  • Coordinates and facilitates IEP meetings for students on assigned caseload including the annual review, reevaluation, and other IEP review meetings
  • Has knowledge of elementary school content and approved curriculum
  • Understands and utilizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 as guidance for instruction
  • Understands and ensures compliance with Individual Education Program (IEP) for each caseload student
  • Has ability to differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught
  • Uses hands-on kinesthetic instruction, and motivates and encourages students
  • Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues collaboratively
  • Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
  • Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

 

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities 

·          Ensures the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and math Common Core Standards

·          Teaches in an inclusion, pull-out, or resource setting and modifies assignments for students with disabilities

  • Collaborates with regular education teacher, and informs education assistants and parents

·          Provides a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community

·          Administers assessments and organizes student portfolios to capture individual student progress

·          Collaborates with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

·          Contributes to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals

 

To apply and learn more about Dream Diné School

· Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to: administrator@dreamdine.org

· Visit www.dreamdine.org