Urbana School District #116
Elementary Dual Language Teacher — Spanish (2020-2021)(880)

Job Details
Title: Elementary Dual Language Teacher — Spanish (2020-2021)
Posting ID: 880
Description: Urbana School District #116
TITLE: Elementary Dual Language Teacher — Spanish (2020-2021)
LOCATION: Urbana School District #116 School Buildings (Leal or Dr. Williams Elementary)
SUPERVISOR: Building Principals and Program Director
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Principals and Program Director, the
Spanish Bilingual Teacher is responsible for helping emergent bilingual students learn subject
matter and skills in Spanish that will contribute to their development as mature, able and
responsible men and women. The Spanish Bilingual Teacher understands bilingualism and
biliteracy as intellectual, academic, and social foundations for a just and multicultural society.
The teacher values cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity and uses it integrally to the benefit of
all students in the classroom in her/his objectives and methodology. The teacher is committed to
the cultivation and support of a just and multicultural environment, and collaborates well with all
stakeholders (parents, teachers, instructional coaches, etc.) to ensure student achievement.
The teacher provides instruction in Spanish in accordance with the language
curriculum guidelines in an effort to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum in the French
language at and above the grade-level standards.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function satisfactorily.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests
and abilities of the students as developing bilinguals.
Demonstrates native-like and academic language abilities in Spanish and English across
the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the
maturity and interests of the students.
Understanding of or experience teaching in bilingual program.
Knowledge of Spanish Language instructional strategies and English as a Second
Language (ESL) strategies.
Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of
immediate supervisor.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guides the learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with
the goals establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to
communicate these objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the
physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the
individuals or student group involved.
Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and
instructional goals and objectives.
Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress
reports as required.
Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance
of district specialists as required.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials
and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and
administrative regulation.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life
and conduct; and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior
and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related
purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under
reasonable terms.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attends staff meetings and in-service activities as directed.
Serves on staff committees as required.
Maintains professional relationship with students and faculty.
Follows ethics of the teaching profession and promotes the welfare of students at all
times.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as department chairs, team
leaders and building curriculum coordinators.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited college or university, with certification and
endorsements.
LICENSES/CREDENTIALS: Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate
endorsements. (Bilingual/ESL endorsements required)
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by
education, experience, and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the
Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.
START DATE: August 2020
NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative
position.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
REVISED: December 2016
Shift Type 1.0 FTE
Salary Range Refer to our <a href=”http://tinyurl.com/j3gudkz”target=”blank”>Certified Salary
Schedule</a>
Location USD #116
Applications Accepted:
Start Date 11/25/2019
Job Contact
Name: Ms. Guadalupe Ricconi, Title: Director of Bilingual Programs
Email: gricconi@usd116.org