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Part-time After-School Tutors for Grades K to 5

The tutor will assist students in improving their reading and math skills through sessions conducted at Dream Diné Charter School after regular school hours. 

Qualifications and Competencies 

•    High school diploma, Associates Degree, or college credit hours preferred
•    Familiarity with K-5 elementary curriculum for reading and math
•    Excellent reading and math skills and willingness to share your love of reading and math.
•    Excellent communications skills, enthusiasm for helping children
•    Ability to work with individual students and small groups
•    Ability to manage students and keep them focused on their learning
•    Creative and enthusiastic when covering lessons, reviewing homework, and reading selected books
•    Attention to detail regarding paperwork
•    Dependable

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Navajo Language Teacher for Grades K to 5

General Functions:  A teacher is responsible for working effectively with students, families, and staff, working teams collaboratively to implement a place-based dual language educational model of instruction, and is responsible for lesson planning, design, assessment, curriculum development, utilizing hands-on experiential education methodologies, dual language instruction techniques, literacy strategies, and special education modifications.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred) 

o Classroom experience with Kinder/1st (early childhood) – 5th grade 

• Bilingual and Bi-cultural—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices and ability to provide instruction in Dine’ 

o Bilingual endorsement or Navajo Language endorsement preferred

o TESOL endorsement (preferred)

• Has an understanding of/experience with elementary level Navajo Language instructional 

• Has an understanding of/experience with hands-on/experiential educational methodologies

• Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community

• Has a desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues

• Has a willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours

• Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency 

• Experience in working with early elementary students in classroom settings 

• Recognizes the social, emotional, and intellectual students development needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

• Interact effectively with students, staff, parents, and the overall school community

• Develop lesson plans that draw from the stories, history, geography, environment, science, arts, language, and culture of the local community

• Ensure the attainment of Common Core standards and division of Dine’ Education Language and culture standards

• Provide direct instruction as well as experiential, hands-on activities in both Dine’ and English

• Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff, and overall school community

• Administer quarterly assessments and organize student portfolios to capture individual student progress

• Collaborate with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

• Contribute to the overall school community by supporting school /community programs, activities, and events related to the school’s vision, mission, and goals

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