Payette Academy - English Teacher

Payette School District Southwest / Boise English & Language Arts Secondary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Secondary Teacher - Social Studies- Payette Academy


1. Idaho teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s)

2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management

3. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods

4. Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards

5. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction

6. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment

7. Work well with students, staff, and the public

8. Excellent organizational skills

9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

10. Able to work under deadlines

11. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Building Principal


To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.



1. Prepare for assigned classes

2. Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty that provide content in a logical and sequential manner

3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved

4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated

5. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs

6. Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities

7. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

8. Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments

9. Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis

10. Prepare students academically for district, state, and federal testing

11. Display command of the subject matter

12. Budget class time effectively

Other Duties to Students

1. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential

2. Establish and communicate classroom rules and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior

3. Make 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

4. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students

5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Professional Contacts and Activities

1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings

2. Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed

3. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise

4. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods

5. Provide needed and requested information on a timely basis


1. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules

2. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy

3. Input data in a timely fashion

4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications

5. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education

6. Seek assistance should emergencies arise

7. Represent the school district in a positive manner

8. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command

9. Perform other duties as assigned

External candidates should upload the following:

An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position for which you are making application

Cover letter


Photocopies of college transcripts

Photocopy of current Idaho certification or other State Certification

Three (3) current letters of recommendation


Salary based on experience and skills. The position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, PERSI retirement, paid vacation as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.


This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.