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High School Math Teacher

Company: State of Washington
Location: vancouver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The annual salary for this position is paid in accordance with the Vancouver School District salary schedule for 180 days per school calendar year. Note: Teachers are not eligible for the vacation or holidays listed in the Benefits tab.

Striving to educate children for independence and success!
The Washington State School for the Blind provides specialized quality educational services to youth ages birth to 21 within the state of Washington. Our purpose is to serve as a statewide demonstration and resource center and provide direct and indirect services to students both on campus and in the children's local communities. Each employee plays a critical role for the school and our students. We value our employees and continuously encourage them to improve the way we provide service to our students and the community.

Position profile: A middle/high school math teacher at Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) fosters a positive learning environment to assist students in becoming empowered to reach their full potential academically and in life. A math teacher at WSSB provides whole-class instruction of the curriculum; specialized instruction for students with individual goals; reviews and develops curriculum; curates and creates instructional materials and adaptations; incorporates hands-on real life experiences within the instruction; establishes clear learning objectives and standards; conducts appropriate assessments and provides meaningful feedback to students.
The math teacher will provide instruction to students attending WSSBs on-campus program and students enrolled via distance learning. The math teacher will be a part of a group of highly skilled educators that thrive on supportive relationships, shared practices, and innovation in effectively serving students. All staff members are expected to champion WSSBs core values: student centered, equity, accessibility, relationships, and continuous improvement. This position is located on the WSSB campus in Vancouver, Washington, reporting directly to the Director of On-Campus Education. Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct instruction to students utilizing school approved curricula and teaching materials including related supplementary materials, teacher-designed lessons and other instructional tools that align with the Washington State Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards, or other appropriate materials as approved by WSSB Administration;
  • Coordinate and oversee IEP development and assigned advocate students;
  • Work collaboratively with related service providers and specialists;
  • Supervise classroom paraeducators;
  • Provide appropriate academic and positive behavior support as needed on campus;
  • Manage physical and digital classroom resources and instructional materials;
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment conducive to promoting academic growth of the student;
  • Provide on-going academic support for students with special needs as required;
  • Complete procedural responsibilities; and,
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, staff meetings, and other school and student meetings as needed.
Qualifications Required Qualifications:

(Applicants currently enrolled in a TVI program are encouraged to apply.)
  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate, or can obtain a Washington State Teaching Certificate.
  • Middle or High School Math Endorsement.
  • Bachelor's degree in education or other relevant field of study;
  • Knowledge of academic course work to be taught and teaching methods for the 21st century classroom;
  • Familiarity with a variety of instructional technology tools and strategies;
  • Ability to teach high school students effectively; gain interest, respect and cooperation of students, parents and professional co-workers; develop socially acceptable attitudes in students; speak and write effectively;
  • Working knowledge of Washington State Special Education rules and regulations as they pertain to blind or low vision students;
  • Braille certification, or can obtain Braille certification within 1 year of hire;
  • Ability to design Individual Education Plans and goals for students; and,
  • Be willing to undergo state and federal background records checks which includes fingerprinting.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education or related field;
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired Endorsement;
  • Two years of teaching experience;
  • Experience providing distance learning instruction;
  • Experience implementing project-based learning
  • Experience in developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum adaptation, the use of higher-level thinking skills, knowledge of differing learning styles and alternative assessment techniques;
  • Experience working with blind and low vision students;
  • Proficient in Nemeth braille code, or be able to develop proficiency within one year;
  • Evidence of previous positive recommendations and/or employment;
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.

Supplemental Information

How to apply:

To be considered for this position you must include the following information in your online application and complete the supplemental questionnaire.

  • A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position;
  • A detailed chronological resume or a completed online application profile that includes education and employment history; and,
  • Three professional references, including at least one supervisor, with current contact information.
For more information about this position, please contact Sean McCormick, Director of On-Campus Education, at or (360) 947-3308.

For questions or information regarding the online application, please email

The state of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application, or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 947-3311. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service .

Note: Background inquiries of convictions and pending criminal charges shall be completed on applicants prior to their appointment to positions in the state of Washington which are directly responsible for the supervision, care or treatment of children. Information obtained from background inquiries will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant character; suitability and competence to perform in the position applied for and may result in the denial of employment. Applicants are required to sign a release authorizing inquiry. Failure to do so shall disqualify the applicant from employment in these positions.

Keywords: State of Washington, Vancouver , High School Math Teacher, Other , vancouver, Washington

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