Are you a professional educator who longs to be treated and respected as a professional? Do you envision working in a school where students are seen for their assets and growth potential, colleagues collaborate in a highly supportive and effective manner, and school administrators trust and empower teachers and students alike?
If so, Amy Biehl High School, a highly innovative charter school that prepares all students for college and post-secondary service and life, has an opening for a full-time Spanish Instructor for the SY19-20.
We offer a unique work environment with a positive staff culture anchored by nearly five weeks a year without students to plan, collaborate and learn with colleagues. We are looking for an educator that thrives in our collaborative, community-based setting and believes all students can achieve. We are a fully inclusive school so preference will be given to candidates who are also endorsed in Special Education.
A New Mexico Secondary Teaching License with a Modern Language endorsement is required, as well as passing a PED background check.
- design relevant, rigorous, and engaging learning lessons for respective classes that align with the mission of preparation for college and career
- provide inclusive instruction to accommodate for special education students or those with English Language development need
- lead an Advisory cohort of students through the four-year road to college and community at ABHS by assisting those students in their intellectual and social and emotional development
- facilitate the growth of a physically and emotionally safe school culture through activities in core content classrooms and Advisory
- attending staff meetings and community engagement activities
- actively participate in regular, scheduled professional development to improve student performance, instructional practice and any whole school needs
- participate in service learning projects as required
- teach four classes, an advisory, and one elective
- collaborate with multiple teams to ensure differentiation and to address specific student needs
- manage a caseload of ELL students.
- provide translations during the duty day
- serve as the ELL coordinator for the school (between 10-30 students)
ELL Coordinator Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of the ELL coordinator is to ensure that ELL students are swiftly and appropriately identified so that our staff can address their language acquisition and development needs in the classroom.
- With the support of the Registrar, identify incoming students that may be eligible for ELL services
- Coordinate and proctor W-APT and ACCESS testing for all eligible students within the state testing window
- Monitor, document and maintain records of students’ scores on the W-APT and ACCESS test
- Communicate the status and needs of ELL students to teachers, advisor and grade level teams
- With the Registrar enter ELL data in appropriate databases
- Maintain current understanding of procedures for identification, assessment, program placement and evaluation of language learners
- Share instructional strategies with teachers, teams, and staff regarding appropriate scaffolding and sheltering techniques as well as strategies that support language acquisition and development