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Elementary Principal

 

 The Kittitas School District, Kittitas, Washington, is seeking a highly qualified Elementary Principal. The District wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position August 2017.

The Qualifications:

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership.

The desired characteristics are:

·         How have/or would you balance being sensitive to individual needs while still making decisions that are best for the collective whole?

·         How have/or would you create a positive school climate for students, staff and parents?

·         How have/or would you foster growth, creativity and flexibility to address student needs.

·         How have/or would you foster and develop caring relationships with students and parents?

Minimum Requirements

·         Washington State Principals endorsement

·         Out of state applicants must meet Washington State certification requirements

·         Master's degree or greater in education

·         Successful teaching and administration experience

Job Description

School District is seeking an outstanding professional who views education as a partnership with students, staff, parents and community. The district is seeking an experienced instructional leader who has demonstrated an ability to improve student outcome and reduced the achievement gap. Successful candidates will bring a passion for ensuring that all students have access to opportunities that will allow them

to graduate from high school fully prepared for college, work, and citizenship.

1.    Working with others - Leading in the team environment, creating and implementing staff development opportunities, securing parent and community support for programs, and working successfully with students.

2.    Curriculum and instruction - Curriculum and instructional leadership, curriculum development, program planning, implementation and evaluation, experience in common core and teacher - principal evaluation system.

3.    Personnel management - Supervising both certified and classified staff including selection, placement, and evaluation.

4.      Preferred experience in special education, Title 1 and other categorical programs.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURE

An application for Elementary Principal should include:

 ·         A letter setting forth personal qualifications, experiences and reasons for interest in the position;

 ·         A current résumé;

 ·         A completed application form;

 ·         Reference letters, certificates and licenses, and academic transcripts from colleges/universities indicating degree(s).

 Names of applicants will be held in strict confidence whenever possible.

 Selection Time Line

 1. Closing date for applications: Open until Filled

 2. Selection of finalists to be interviewed: Starting July 27

 3. Interviews of finalists: Week of July 31

 4. Selection of Elementary Principal: Aug 4 (tentative)

 5. Start date: Aug 14

 Kittitas School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 


Special Education Director

Kittitas School District

Special Education Director

Position Opening

 

POSITION:            District (Pre-12) Special Education Director

TERM:                  Full-time, 180 days

SALARY:               Based on district LEAP schedule plus $3000

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Washington State Teaching and/or Administrator Certification and Special Education Endorsement

2. Appropriate educational preparation.

3. Experience in related positions including school psychologist.

DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES:

1. To communicate effectively with students, parents, community, staff and administration.

2. To work cooperatively as a member of a building and district team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Direct, plan, and organize the district special education program.

2. Provide leadership for the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of Special Education programs.

3. Facilitate and coordinate the services essential for the implementation of state and local student assessments.

4. Coordinate the district’s compliance under Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act.

5. Other related duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application addressing each of the items listed under qualifications and demonstrated abilities to the superintendent's office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Certificated application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd403.org.

 


Elementary School Counselor

Kittitas School District Position Posting

Elementary School Counselor (0.5 FTE)

 

POSITION:              Elementary School Counselor 0.5 FTE Kittitas Elementary School

LOCATION:              Full time positions are 7.0 hours per day for 180 days.

Persons interested and qualified should carefully follow the application procedures. Consideration will only be given to fully completed applicant files.  Minorities and persons with disabilities are welcome to apply. 

JOB SUMMARY

Supports all students and their families to ensure positive social interactions and academic success

Collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators and other school staff to create a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for all students

Identify concerns and trends at the individual, class, and school level, and works in concert with the building leadership to implement effective interventions and initiatives

Responsibilities

Provide recommendations to administration and staff on how to better meet social, emotional and academic needs of students

Provide recommendations and modeling to administration and staff on how to help families support students in the aforementioned goal

Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administration to find effective solutions for meeting learning and behavior needs

Support teachers with ongoing professional development that incorporates counseling and best practices and units to proactively and reactively address issues for our students

Participate in Child Study Team meetings. Consult with teaching teams as needed.

Collaborate with the Director of Special Education, Principal, and teaching staff to provide effective interventions for students

Provide counseling services to students to help resolve and manage problems that interfere with school performance

Meet with families to help address their needs and the needs of their children

Act as a contact person/ liaison with social service and or community agencies providing services to students

Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect or abuse

Co-design and facilitate with Principal, and community building activities to connect students

Identify and/or develop programs for children at risk of failing at school, based on needs assessments

Work with the administrative staff to monitor attendance as a marker of potential risk.

Attending and actively participating in Professional Development Time on Mondays

Offer relentless advocacy for putting students first and supporting the whole child

Making visitors to the school feel welcome

Perform other duties as assigned by the Elementary Principal

  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of community support resources and family service agencies

Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Ability to handle confidential matters in an ethical manner

Ability to establish effective working relationships and interact successfully with all school district staff and students

Ability to problem solve and provide logical solutions in complex situation

Ability to produce and maintain accurate record

Ability to remain flexible to change in assignment or situations

Ability to work and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions

Commitment to success of all students

Initiative-constantly looking for what needs to be done and taking responsibility personally, or delegating to                           someone else to follow up

Bilingual skills preferred

Education:

Valid Washington State Educational Staff Associate certificate as a psychologist 

Special certification and/or license required for specific assignment:

Must qualify to work in the proximity of children under the conditions of a  WSP/FBI background check

Valid Washington State driver's license required

 

Preferred  Education and Experience:

Successful and recent experience as a psychologist in a school setting, preferred

Student cultural and economic diversity experience, preferred

Successful experience as an elementary counselor

Acknowledgment

This Job description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. As such, it is not necessarily all inclusive, and the job may require other essential and/or nonessential functions, tasks, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. The District reserves the right to add, modify, or exclude any essential or nonessential requirement at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description, nor by the completion of any requirement of the job by the employee, is intended to create a contract of employment of any type.

Application Process:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application to the superintendent's office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Certificated application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd403.org.


Kindergarten Teacher

Teaching Position Posting

Posted 7/5/17

 

TITLE OF POSITION:   Kindergarten Teacher

 QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Have a valid Washington State Teacher Certificate with proper endorsements.

2. Demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience at K-6 with the ability to differentiate instruction based on student needs.

3. Strong classroom management skills with students in small groups and whole class settings.

4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

5. Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks.

6. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing.

7. Demonstrated ability to relate to administrators.

8. Five years of classroom teaching experience preferred.

9. Fingerprint and criminal history background check through Washington State Patrol and FBI required.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application addressing each of the items listed under qualifications and demonstrated abilities to the superintendent's office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Certificated application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd403.org.

 


4th Grade Teacher

Teaching Position Posting

Posted June 30, 2017

 

TITLE OF POSITION

Fourth Grade Teacher

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Have a valid Washington State Teacher Certificate with proper endorsements.


Demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience at K-6 with the ability     to differentiate instruction based on student needs.


Strong classroom management skills with students in small groups and whole       class settings.


Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks.


Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing.


Demonstrated ability to relate to administrators.


Five years of classroom teaching experience preferred.


Fingerprint and criminal history background check through Washington State         Patrol and FBI required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS TO:

Building Principal


APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application addressing each of the items listed under qualifications and demonstrated abilities to the superintendent's office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934.  Position is open until filled. Certificated application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd403.org.


Secondary Special Education Paraprofessional

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

CLASSIFIED PARAPROFESSIONAL

SPECIAL EDUCATION

KITTITAS SECONDARY

 

POSITION COMMENTS:

• Work with a specific student with special needs in special education.

• This position is contingent upon the continued enrollment of specific student.

• Monday-Friday: 6.75 hours per day.

• Right Response training preferred.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; OR

• Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; OR

• Met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to determine, through a formal State or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics in order to be considered for the position.

• Previous experience working with a specific student with special needs in special education preferred.

 

Application Process:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application to the superintendent’s office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Classified application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd.403.org

 

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 


Special Education Paraprofessional

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

CLASSIFIED PARAPROFESSIONAL

SPECIAL EDUCATION: One-on-One Student Support

KITTITAS Elementary School

 

POSITION COMMENTS:

• Work with a specific student with special needs in special education.

• This position is contingent upon the continued enrollment of specific student.

• Monday-Friday: 6.50 hours per day.

• Right Response training referred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; OR

• Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; OR

• Met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to determine, through a formal State or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics in order to be considered for the position.

• Previous experience working with a specific student with special needs in special education preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application to the superintendent’s office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Classified application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd.403.org

 


Special Education Paraprofessional

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

CLASSIFIED PARAPROFESSIONAL

SPECIAL EDUCATION: One-on-One Student Support

KITTITAS Elementary School

 

POSITION COMMENTS:

• Work with a specific student with special needs in special education.

• This position is contingent upon the continued enrollment of specific student.

• Monday-Friday: 6.50 hours per day.

• Right Response training referred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; OR

• Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; OR

• Met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to determine, through a formal State or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics in order to be considered for the position.

• Previous experience working with a specific student with special needs in special education preferred.

Application Process:

Submit district application form and formal letter of application to the superintendent’s office at Kittitas School District P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934. Position is open until filled. Classified application forms can be downloaded at www.ksd.403.org

 

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 


HS Wrestling Assistant Coach

Coaching Position Opening

 

POSITION: High School Wrestling,  Assistant Coach

TERM: Supplemental Contract for the 2017-18 Season

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Appropriate coaching experience at this level.

  2. Knowledge of required skills, techniques and strategy appropriate to level.

DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively and positively with students, parents, community, staff and administration.

  2. Ability to effectively coach and manage students of this age level.

  3. Ability to model skills, techniques and strategy.

  4. Ability to promote and encourage a positive attitude within the team, both on and off the mat.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

All past and current coaching for Kittitas will be taken into consideration. Submit formal letter of interest to Lance Hyatt, Athletic Director, position open until filled. All applications that meet above the qualifications and demonstrated abilities will be considered.