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Elementary Teacher  6th Grade  English Language Arts Block Anacortes School District (WA)


Elementary Teacher – 6th Grade – English Language Arts Block


Employment Status:

Temporary, up to 1.000 FTE



Per adopted Certificated Salary Schedule


Minimum Qualifications:





  • Must Meet NCLB highly qualified requirements in content area
  • Minimum of a BA degree
  • Possession of a valid Washington State teaching certificate
  • Elementary Education endorsement
  • Outstanding instructional skills; demonstrated belief that all students can learn.
  • An interest in the total development of students.
  • High energy level and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful prior elementary level teaching experience
  • Strong classroom management skills, understanding/experience with district curricula.
  • Exceptional collaborative and team teaching abilities
  • Effective skills in differentiated instruction, curricular integration, and use of instructional technology.
  • Training and/or background in one of Washington State’s instructional frameworks.


Special Requirements:

  • Fingerprints (successful WSP and FBI clearance)
  • Proof of Immunization (if born 1/1/57 or later)
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility (citizen or legal alien status)
    • HIV/HBV Training (district will provide but must be obtained within 60 days of employment)
    • Harassment Prevention Training (district will provide but must be obtained within 60 days of employment


General Job Summary:

The intermediate teacher is responsible for implementing the current curriculum approved by the Anacortes Board of Directors.  The instructional activities will emphasize reading and language arts. The teacher is expected to work collaboratively with the teaching partner for the 6th grade classes. The teacher will be expected to monitor the progress of students in relationship to their own individual growth and particularly in respect to the Common Core State Standards.  It is expected that the teacher will be sensitive to the needs of students, staff and parents.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To follow the curriculum approved by the School Board.
  • To teach to the standards outlined in the common core.
  • To attend to individual student needs.
  • To maintain the minimum job requirements related to instructional skills under the state’s eight criteria for teaching.
  • Maintain and safeguard appropriate records.
  • Maintain a healthy and clean educational environment.
  • Communication with parents and the community.
  • Place referrals through the principal to educational specialists within and without the school district.
  • Supervise paraprofessionals when appropriate.
  • Maintain specific daily short range and long range plans.
  • Select appropriate instructional material.
  • Assure appropriate health and safety standards for students.
  • Provide to students a model of citizenship behavior.
  • Coordinate within District music, physical education and cultural education specialists.
  • Arrange for resource people to participate in learning activities when appropriate.
  • Accommodate the testing of new students.
  • Support and participate in the District's testing program.
  • Coordinate learning activities with staff.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff.
  • Arrange for field trips according to detailed learning objectives.
  • Participate in open houses and parent conferences and other special programs as directed by the elementary school principal.
  • Meet existing requirements established by state legislature, OSPI, negotiation agreements, and school district policy.
  • Maintain classroom discipline in order to accomplish educational goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the elementary principal.


Working Conditions:

Work is typically performed in and around a student learning environment; may be exposed to childhood diseases; may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time; may experience a multitude of demands and changing priorities.


How to Apply:

Applications are accepted through FastTrack, an online application system available on our website at  A completed Fast Track application is required for all applicants regardless of their current employment status with the district.

Applications and all required supplementary documentation must be received by 4:00pm on the closing date of the position.


Selection Process:

Male candidates are encouraged to apply.

Screening of completed application files will be conducted on or after the screening date.  Applications will be screened and candidates selected will be notified of interview and testing appointments if applicable.



Anacortes School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Applications from all groups are encouraged. Inquiries regarding compliance, grievance procedures, and complaints of alleged discrimination may be directed to the coordinators listed below. Anacortes School District is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free workplace. Anacortes School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Posted by Kimberly Blazejewski ( on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM

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