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Southwest Preparatory is always seeking qualified candidates in the areas of Secondary Math, Special Education, and Substitute Teachers. 

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REPORTS TO:

Campus Principal

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Certified in any specific teaching area
  • TEKS based Mathematics expertise strongly preferred
  • Elementary level instructional expertise strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions
  • Demonstrated Teacher Leadership
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise
  • Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Models continual improvement, demonstrates lifelong learning, and applies new learning to help all students achieve
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

The Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the coach is to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices as related to the EEP Rubric, TEKS, and Data-Driven Instruction. An instructional coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. All instructional coaches work collaboratively as a team with members of the Curriculum and Instruction team and campus leadership teams. Instructional coaches will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration, and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing feedback to teachers. The instructional coach will demonstrate and model a passion for education reform and leadership. This is NOT a supervisory position and DOES NOT include the evaluation of colleagues. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND GENERAL DUTIES: 

  • Model lessons in classrooms on a daily/weekly basis
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the SWPS curriculum and varied assessments, the EEP Framework for Teaching, and data analysis
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with the District’s initiatives and recognized best instructional practices
  • Create an articulated schedule with building administration
  • Assist teachers in understanding SWPS mission and core values
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information and to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students
  • Support teachers by helping with the ― strategic how of teaching -- share multiple instructional strategies/processes with teachers during planning times
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success 
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs
    Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement
  • Utilize Adult Learning Theory to motivate adult learners to improve professional practice 
  • Contribute to the development of systems and structures to improve teacher practice.
  • Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the coaching responsibility. Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.
  • Attend summer training sessions 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Individual must have demonstrated the ability to organize and follow specific procedures to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and ability to use a variety of software programs including MS Office Suite, PEIMS, and ACCESS
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to develop and lead meetings and staff developments
  • Develop appropriate evaluation tools to assess the achievement of course/TEKS Objectives

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Maintain emotional control under stress

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing is required

Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment

Must be able to frequently walk up and downstairs 

At times, must be able to lift 20 pounds repeatedly

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities and work conditions assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

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JOB TITLE: Intervention Specialist
REPORTS TO: Principal
 
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of work experience in the classroom teaching Math, English, or Science is preferred or a Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience in the classroom.
 
BASIC FUNCTION: The Intervention Specialist (IS) works closely with the School Principal and Superintendent to ensure the quality of the Math and English instructional programs at the campus and to act as a resource to teachers in all aspects of instruction. The IS will work with identified students in small group settings to provide remediation and close gaps. The IS provides support and guidance to teachers to strengthen instruction across the campus and assists the school principal in ensuring that teachers are highly effective and produce outstanding results. The IS provides leadership on issues of curriculum, assessment, and staff development.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Builds relationships with parents, guardians, students, and teachers to meet NCLB and

Work with students in small group and individual settings to ensure students are progressing academically.

State Assessment requirements;
  • Collaborates with the district testing coordinator and other district officials as well as campus principal in working with student, parent, and faculty members in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating confidential academic data;
  • Strives to improve leadership, instructional and mentoring skills through self-initiated professional development activities, i.e.; professional reading, attending conferences, participating in training programs;
  • Ability to maintain and provide strategies for an effective learning environment;
  • Provides progress reports on classroom activities and instructional implementation to the campus principal;
  • Demonstrates awareness of all State and Federal requirements in Assessment;
  • Maintains high visibility in the classroom to provide active monitoring of teaching and the overall learning atmosphere; monitors teaching effectiveness to ensure the use of appropriate instructional methodology;
  • Monitors databases and develops reports on student progress to present to campus leadership;
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand oral and written instruction
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Working computer knowledge and ability to use a variety of software programs including MS Office Suite, PEIMS, and ACCESS
Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills
Ability to develop and lead meetings and staff developments
Develop appropriate evaluation tools to assess the achievement of course/TEKS
Objectives
 
WORKING CONDITIONS Maintain emotional control under stress; Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing is required; Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment; Must be able to frequently walk up and down stairs; At times, must be able to lift 20 pounds repeatedly.
 
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities and work conditions assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

 

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JOB TITLE: ESL Teacher
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
FUNDING SOURCE: 420
APPOINTMENT: Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for an appointment.
COMPENSATION: Annual salary schedule approved by the Board of Trustees.
REPORTS TO: Campus Principal and Director of Federal Programs
 
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree; Teacher Certification to teach Elementary High School or Middle School grades; ESL Supplemental / Certification
External candidates must have satisfactory outcomes of fingerprinting and the Department of Public Safety background check.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Background experience in one or more of the following categories: sheltered instruction, cognitive academic language approach, cooperative learning, the writing process, and reading.
Knowledge of Spanish or a second language;
Computer literacy
 
BASIC FUNCTION: The ESL teacher, under the direction of the campus Principal and ESL supervisor, will instruct students who have been identified as limited English proficient.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Purpose Statement
• Provide Instructional support to English Language Learners.
• Administer and obtain all records necessary to provide intervention for English Language Learners
• Build Communication with students, parents, staff to assist at-risk students who are experiencing barriers to success.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
• Provides instruction and/or interventions for ESL students as outlined by the LPAC committee or as needed by the content area instructional plan.
• Assess students and monitor the progress of grades, state assessments, and district assessments
• Serves as a member of the LPAC committee
• Maintains all ESL student records.
• Manages and performs all assessments including IPT and TELPAS.
• Participate in the development of the Campus Improvement Plan
• Assist in preparing reports.
• Maintain student individualized plans to ensure that all instruction is in compliance with the LPAC decision
• Encourages personal and professional growth of campus personnel in the areas of cultural and linguistic differences, barriers to attendance withdrawn and disruptive children, classroom management, social skills, etc.
• Participates in workshops, meetings, community events, etc. for the purpose of receiving and/or presenting the information.
• Assists in preparing a variety of written materials (e.g., newsletters, reports, logs, memos, handouts) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
• Assists in preparing data for a variety of reports (e.g., program participation, activity) for the purpose of meeting program, district, state, and federal requirements as approved
• Participates in training to further develop professional skills and stays current with research and practices.
• Analyzes campus data to determine target areas for improvement
• Disaggregates data to look for trends to help focus instruction
• Performs other related duties as assigned
• Must maintain regular and routine attendance

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and ability to use a variety of software programs including MS Office Suite.
 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

 

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Job Title:  ELAR HS Teacher

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Status: Full Time

Pay Grade: See Salary Scale

Reports to: Campus Principal

 

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; Must hold a Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification or be "Highly Qualified" and enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program. At least one-year student teaching or approved internship.

Job Specifications and Requirements


Certifications and Licenses

  • Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification.
  • ESL Certification highly preferred.
  • GT Certification highly preferred.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and the ability to use a variety of software programs 
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills

Position Summary

Classroom teachers provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill campus expectations in alignment with appropriate pacing guide(s).
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles as well as various levels of rigor appropriate for student success.
  • Present subject according to guidelines established by TEA, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the staff as needed to determine instructional goals, curriculum objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative assessments.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.  Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  • Be a positive role model for students; support the core values of the school district.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and campus expectations.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, unit meetings, PLC meetings and serve on staff committees as required,
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

Minor Job Duties and Responsibilities 

Performs other duties as assigned


Additional Responsibilities Physical Education Teacher Only.

  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, and individual/team sports to students in grades 3-12, and assist in other programs as assigned.
  • Coordinate and conduct physical fitness assessment as required (Fitnessgram)

Partnerships and Communication


  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student while at home
  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators

Professional Growth and Development


  • Establish and maintain a Professional Growth & Development Plan with the principal to ensure goals and objectives remain at the forefront of the teaching experience.  Pursue professional development in needed areas

Working Conditions

 

  • Maintain emotional control under stress 
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing is required 
  • Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment
  • Must be able to frequently walk up and downstairs 
  • At times, must be able to lift 25 pounds to a height of five (5) feet repeatedly

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.

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Job Title:  Science HS Biology

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Status: Full Time

Pay Grade: See Salary Scale

Reports to: Campus Principal

 

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; Must hold a Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification or be "Highly Qualified" and enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program. At least one-year student teaching or approved internship.

Job Specifications and Requirements


Certifications and Licenses

  • Texas certification in the subject to be taught or applicable generalist certification.
  • ESL Certification highly preferred.
  • GT Certification highly preferred.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to understand oral and written instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Working computer knowledge and the ability to use a variety of software programs 
  • Above-average leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills

Position Summary

Classroom teachers provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill campus expectations in alignment with appropriate pacing guide(s).
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles as well as various levels of rigor appropriate for student success.
  • Present subject according to guidelines established by TEA, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the staff as needed to determine instructional goals, curriculum objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative assessments.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.  Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  • Be a positive role model for students; support the core values of the school district.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and campus expectations.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, unit meetings, PLC meetings and serve on staff committees as required,
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

Minor Job Duties and Responsibilities 

Performs other duties as assigned


Additional Responsibilities Physical Education Teacher Only.

  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, and individual/team sports to students in grades 3-12, and assist in other programs as assigned.
  • Coordinate and conduct physical fitness assessment as required (Fitnessgram)

Partnerships and Communication


  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student while at home
  • Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators

Professional Growth and Development


  • Establish and maintain a Professional Growth & Development Plan with the principal to ensure goals and objectives remain at the forefront of the teaching experience.  Pursue professional development in needed areas

Working Conditions

 

  • Maintain emotional control under stress 
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing is required 
  • Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment
  • Must be able to frequently walk up and downstairs 
  • At times, must be able to lift 25 pounds to a height of five (5) feet repeatedly

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Southwest Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Additionally, retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation is prohibited.