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History Teacher

Position Type Teacher
School Name Academy for Precision Learning
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 04/15/2019


Job Summary:The History Teacher provides a clear, consistent structure in an inclusive classroom, ensuring that the academic, social and behavioral needs of each child are met within the guidelines of their person-centered plan. The teacher is responsible for organizing, delivering, monitoring and revising instructional plans, implementing formative and summative assessments to inform their teaching practice, utilizing research-based pedagogical strategies and school-adopted curriculum. In addition, the teacher serves as an appropriate role model for students in dress, behavior, language, and attitude.



  • Demonstrate knowledge of history and social studies, and other areas of expertise and teaching practices by implementing curriculum that is rigorous, joyful, and accessible
  • Design and implement appropriate formative assessments and rubrics that align with learning outcomes
  • Sequence and differentiate student lessons utilizing accommodations and modifications to meet the needs of individual students in the classroom
  • Use multiple data to reflect on student strengths, needs and progress and inform instructional decision making
  • Account for student interest, readiness, and learning styles in lesson planning and assessment design
  • Design and implement annual learning plans with goals and objectives as needed
  • Write progress reports detailing progression through goals and objectives
  • Implement ongoing curriculum-based measurement (CBM) probes for each student and use collected data to inform teaching practice


  • Model and create an environment oriented around learning and respect through a positive attitude, rapport with students, and managing classroom, small groups, and one-on-one interactions with students
  • Effectively embed assessments in classroom instructional time
  • Foster positive and appropriate relationships with parents and the wider community
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, staff, administration, and other adults involved in the daily life of each student
  • Design, implement, and supervise positive behavior support plans as needed
  • Support each student’s social emotional and behavioral growth through meaningful engagement


  • Assume and execute role as leader of the team readily by supporting the learning of other team members, assisting in implementing training opportunities and collaborating with the BCBA in the supervision and support of the classroom para educators
  • Maintain accurate records and complete required paperwork in a timely manner, including progress reports, charting, field trip forms, and IEP-related documentation in a timely and compliant manner, as well as all personnel-related documentation for absences or deviations from schedule
  • Maintain a positive, professional working relationship with team members, accept direction from supervisor and respond positively to constructive feedback, seek to grow professionally, and adhere to school policies and procedures
  • Meet regularly with the Program Director to communicate classroom, student and team needs
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress with caregivers
  • Maintain an inventory of classroom supplies and need
  • Serve as an ambassador for the school in interactions within the school, at conferences and professional development, and in the greater community

Job Qualifications:

  • Fingerprint clearance through OSPI
  • Clean background check through Washington State Patrol
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree w/Teacher Certification strongly preferred
  • Education in designated field of teaching
  • Special Education Certificate strongly preferred
  • Education related internship experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor or the management of the school.

Job Type: Full-time

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