| General Definition of Work: The Spanish immersion teacher fulfills all of the duties of a typical classroom teacher while also supporting students’ multilingual development by teaching in Spanish for at least half of all instruction. The Spanish immersion teacher instructs the core curriculum in English and Spanish and provides support for students to become fluent in both languages. |
Essential Functions: The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following actions: Demonstrates oral and written fluency in English and Spanish; Meets and instructs the students(s) in English and Spanish at the locations and time designated; Develops and maintains the physical environment of the classroom that is conducive to effective learning across multiple languages within the limits of resources provided by the system; Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor; Encourages students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior; Provides an effective program of instruction to include: Instructional skills; Knowledge of child growth and development, including bilingual development; Knowledge and use of materials and resources in accordance with the adopted curriculum and consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided; Demonstrates mastery of content area; Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities; Maintains and upholds school and county policies and procedures; Maintains records as required by law, system policy, and administrative regulations; Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules and administrative regulations. Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes within contractual commitments; Attends and participates in faculty and department meetings; Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods; Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials; Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all students; Establishes and maintains cooperative professional relations with others; Performs related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with the school/system policies and practices. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Spanish immersion teacher must be biliterate in English and Spanish and demonstrate knowledge of bilingual development in children.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts: Duties performed typically in school settings to include: classroom; gym, cafeteria; auditorium; and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, light lifting, up to 40 pounds, and other limited physical activities are required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be necessary. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Regular Instruction to special needs children may be necessary. Occasional lifting of equipment such as audio-visuals weighing up to 50 pounds may be required. Daily personal and close contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required. Regular contact with other staff members, and parents is required. Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required. Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary.
Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities.