- Position Type:
Secondary Teaching/English-Language Arts
- Date Posted:
Livonia Public Schools - Central Office
- Date Available:
January 24, 2020
Livonia Public Schools
- IN AND OUT OF DISTRICT
NOTICE OF VACANCY : Secondary English Language Arts Teacher
Starting Date: January 24, 2020
Livonia Public Schools is seeking a highly qualified English Language Arts teacher who will be able to develop and sustain academic-focused instruction for his/her students in the subject of English Language Arts. The teacher will identify and implement best practices in instruction and student achievement. The teacher will create an engaging, welcoming and positive classroom environment which stimulates achievement and growth. The teacher will develop student skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to student success across the curriculum. The teacher will build an appreciation of various types of literature within each student, creating life-long learners. The teacher will establish positive and respectful relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
Livonia Public Schools employs approximately 1,900 staff members, serving approximately 14,100 students pre-K to post-secondary. There are 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 career technical center, 1 early childhood center and 1 vocational and transition center in the School District. The annual budget for Livonia Public Schools is $155 million, with a state funding of $8,529 per pupil.
The following is a list of minimum qualifications for this position, any one of which may be waived by the Administration in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the area of English Language Arts.
- Valid Secondary Michigan Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Language Arts (BX) or English (BA). A major in the subject area is strongly preferred.
- A passionate commitment to improving learning for all students.
- Demonstrated positive interpersonal relationships.
- Evidence of ability to establish positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creates a welcoming and positive classroom climate and culture
- Exhibits a commitment to the District’s Shared Vision and Collective Commitments
- Teaches content and skills in ELA, literature, composition, and reading to secondary students, utilizing curriculum and instructional materials adopted by the Board of Education
- Adapts ELA materials and methods to develop engaging, relevant, sequential lessons and assignments that guide and challenge students
- Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students
- Integrates school improvement goals into the classroom
- Adapts the curriculum, instruction, and lessons to provide individual, small-group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual student
- Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas
- Evaluates each student’s progress in ELA skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide a safe and productive classroom environment
- Maintains student classroom records using district provided electronic gradebook
- Identifies student needs and works collaboratively with other professional staff members in assessing and assisting students
- Communicates with students, parents and school counselors on student progress
- Administers and monitors group tests
- Participates in school improvement/AdvancEd accreditation initiatives at the district and school level, committees, and collaborative learning teams
- Executes other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by building administrator
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The work year, salary, and fringe benefits will be consistent with the current agreement between the Board of Education and the Livonia Education Association. The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm on Thursday December 5, 2019. This position will remain open until the position is filled.
All applicants, including current LPS employees, must complete and submit an application through Applitrack which can be accessed through the Livonia Public Schools webpage. All applicants must also upload a cover letter, professional resume, copies of educational documents (transcripts/certificates), and three current letters of recommendation to their online application.
The Livonia Public Schools School District prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, or disability in any of its educational programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, and marital status-Director of Human Resources, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2502. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on handicap or disability-Director of Student Services, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2524.