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Science Teacher (Biology) 2021-2022 School Year

Company: Flagstaff Unified School District
Location: flagstaff
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Position Description

Position Title: Secondary Certified Teacher/Biology

Location: Coconino High School

Supervisor: Principal or Designee

Contract: Start Date: 8/9/2021 (hires new to the district may be required to report 3 days prior for orientation) Benefits offered (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Arizona State Retirement)

JOB SUMMARY: Teach High School Science (Biology) 1.0 FTE

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: To plan, organize and implement an excelling learning environment that guides and encourages students to meet their educational potential. At FUSD, teaching and learning is centered on student's diverse needs while ensuring a high level of student achievement. In our classrooms, diversity is understood, appreciated, and leveraged as an asset. We work collaboratively as teams to plan instruction that ensures vertical and horizontal alignment. Demonstration of commitment to learning, a growth mindset, and embracing a culture of innovation is expected.



* Bachelor's degree * AZ Department of Education (ADE) Secondary Certificate with Biology Approved Area; Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement, or Bilingual endorsement is required of ALL certified teachers. You have one year to complete this requirement. SEI and ELL Teachers must have this endorsement at time of hire. * ADE Certification Information:https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=57a5f600aadebe02a4f4f3c6 * ADE Approved Area Information:https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/forms-and-information/approved-areas/ https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=57a5154baadebe130c51866c * Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card. https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/fingerprint-clearance-card-ivp/

Instructional Planning

* Plans instruction from the Arizona State Standards to meet classroom and student-based objectives. * Assess students' skills to determine proficiency and classroom supports * States objectives compatible with department/grade/school goals in performance outcomes, including lesson plans; documents procedures to achieve outcomes. * Organizes and makes available the time, space, materials, and equipment needed before instruction. * Plans relevant classroom activities and work to reinforce lessons through active student engagement.

Instructional Strategies

* Utilizes effective instructional strategies. * Implements procedures involving students with the maximum time on task. * Uses effective and innovative techniques to motivate student interest/enthusiasm for subject. * Facilitates retention of learning. * Adjusts instruction to facilitate student mastery. * Provides prompt and specific feedback to students on both their work and behavior. * Provides opportunities for all students to apply knowledge or practice skills.


* Presents subject matter in a clear, precise, coherent, and logical way. * Communicates objectives, purpose, value and relevance of lessons as appropriate. * Communicates appropriate, competent knowledge of subject matter with confidence and accuracy. * Gives clear directions and explanations related to lesson content and/or learning activity. * Frequently asks questions of relevance, clarity, and variety. * Frames questions at different cognitive levels/differentiates instruction. * Provides appropriate responses, equitable response opportunities. * Promotes positive relationships among students by modeling.

Instructional Environment

* Provides a learning environment that is positive, provides a growth mindset, promotes diversity, and allows for innovation and successful failures. * Communicates enthusiasm for learning and teaching. Interacts with all students, regardless of ability level, disability, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Will embrace all students with empathy and enthusiasm. * Articulates and maintains classroom behavior system conductive to learning. * Models professional courtesy and respect in manner and dress. * Encourages students to deal with varying degrees of success, failure, self-control, and responsibility.

Professional Responsibilities

* Meets professional responsibilities outlined in policy. * Engages in professional self-development. * Is accessible to students and parents. * Maintains and communicates accurate records of grades, attendance, and special reports. * Works cooperatively to plan curriculum and improve instruction. * Demonstrates ethical and professional practices in working with students, parents, colleagues, and student records. * Refers students with special needs to counselors, specialists, or school nurse as appropriate. * Makes use of school resources and takes care of all school property and equipment. * Maintains a safe and health classroom environment. * Is open to change, growth and innovation in the classroom and work environment.

Goal Setting and Professional Experience

* Works toward achievement of school and District goals. * Knows school and district goals for the current year. * Follows guidelines and procedures recommended for achieving goals. * Works with building administration to individualize goals by identifying objectives, activities and criteria. * Supports administration in governing student conduct. * Knows school expectations for behavior and attendance. * Enforces school policies, rules, and procedures in the classroom, on campus, and at school-related activities. * Develops and communicates expectations and consequences for student conduct in the classroom. * Complies with Arizona Revised Statutes, District policies, federal laws and regulations, and administrative guidelines. * Is informed and follows District policies, procedures and guidelines. * Performs other duties as assigned by the building administration or Superintendent.


Communicates verbally and in writing. Reads. Analyze and evaluate student progress and course curriculum. Develop, implement and evaluate plans. Manages classroom. Promotes learning and ensures safety. Perform functions from written and oral instruction and from observing and listening to others. Evaluate written materials to include written assignment and tests.


Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion and movement is required to perform the aspects of the job. Assistance is available as required to perform physically demanding tasks. Work involves sitting and moving for extended periods of time, requires moving from one location to another, reaching, bending, stooping (moving to eye level of the student), hold and grasping objects. Verbal communication ability required.


Uses blackboards, whiteboard, easel, bulletin board, computers, video projectors, chalk, markers, and office or instructional equipment. FUSD recognizes that ever changing development of technology but expects all staff to keep abreast of changing technology opportunities and use tools and devices provided to them.


Indoor - classroom environment. Outdoor - all weather conditions and temperatures. Playground environment. Contact with public, employees, children and parents. Exposure to noise, dusts, gas and fumes.


Monitor control of students, communicates with families frequently about strengths and areas for growth, volunteers and/or assistant aides and paraprofessionals in the classroom, field trips, lunchroom, library, school buses and other areas.

Thank you for your interest in the Flagstaff Unified School District. Applicants, please include w/ your application, a current Arizona Department of Education Teacher certificate, current Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP fingerprint clearance card, unofficial transcripts. FUSD requires the SEI endorsement and will allow you the school year to complete the requirements to receive this endorsement. Official transcripts & employment verifications required at time of hire for proper salary placement. Candidate must meet & show proof of being appropriately certified, before beginning job assignment. It can take several weeks to obtain an Arizona Department of Education Fingerprint Clearance Card as well as an Arizona Department of Education Teacher Certificate. We encourage you to begin the process as soon as possible. Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card: AZDPS Fingerprint Clearance Card Info. Arizona Department of Education Teacher Certificate: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/

Out of State: FUSD will consider out of state applicants. However, please attach a current teacher certificate for your state, as well as unofficial transcripts & test scores. Here is a link to the reciprocity process for the Arizona Department of Education: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/forms-and-information/reciprocity/

NOTE: The ideal candidate for this position will have, at time of application, a valid IVP fingerprint clearance card and an appropriate Arizona Department of Education teaching certificate (including all required approved areas or endorsements to ensure you are appropriately certified). However, if you choose to apply, but have not yet met the certification criteria as outlined above, your application may still be considered. If you are selected for an interview, please be ready to share with the administrator, where you are in the process of attaining your valid Arizona Department of Education Certificate.

If the Application Deadline is set to either Open until Filled or Date TBD , a closing date will be entered when it is requested by the Administrator. The position will close at midnight of the date indicated. Applicants will not be notified when a closing date is entered. Therefore, if you are working on your application, we highly suggest you check for a closing date often. All who apply will automatically be put into "qualified" status to allow the site administrator the ability to review your application immediately. Consequently, you will not receive a verification email from HR, advising your application has been moved forward for review by administrators.

INTENT TO HIRE: If you are recommended for/offered the position, but have not met all requirements, the position will be offered as an intent to hire. The Intent to Hire remains in effect until all certification requirements are met. (Deadline to meet all requirements: June 3, 2021). Should you not meet this deadline, administrators will be given the option to re-post the position to interview more candidates OR request an extension of the deadline date. Please note that an "Intent to Hire" is not a binding offer of employment and no employment contract between you and the District exists until such time as the District Governing Board approves the issuance of an employment contract at a public meeting.

The Flagstaff Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, military status, age, national origin, or disability. Offers of employment, contingent upon funding. All employees are subject to a criminal background check.

Keywords: Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff , Science Teacher (Biology) 2021-2022 School Year, Other , flagstaff, Arizona

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