First Grade

Albuquerque Public Schools Albuquerque, NM


POSTING DATE:07/12/2018





Teaches by creating a flexible program and an environment favorable to learning and personal growth; by encouraging students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to obtain a good foundation for continuous growth and development; by providing students with experiences which integrate the affective, cognitive and psychomotor dimensions of learning; by establishing effective rapport with students and their parents; by assisting students in developing positive feelings toward themselves and others.


Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation: Cooperates in the development and implementation of the district program of instruction. Plans and implements a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and complies with State Department of Education Standards and the APS Board of Education goals and objectives. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals. Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, assignments, units and projects in harmony with curriculum goals and communicates the objectives to students. Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives. Establishes and maintains standards of appropriate student behavior and discipline to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom and assists in its maintenance campus wide. Evaluates the learning progress of students on a regular basis. Prescribes effective learning programs and initiates referrals to appropriate personnel when concerns arise. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the district testing program. Establishes and maintain open lines of communication with students and parents concerning students' academic, social and behavioral progress. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated. Selects and requests appropriate books and instructional materials and maintains required inventory records. Provides directions and materials for substitute teachers. Plans for and supervises classroom aides, guests and volunteers. Cooperates with staff and support personnel in assessing and helping students with health, attitude, learning and behavioral problems.


Preferences: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem solving skills. Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone. Knowledge of APS community, computer system, financial procedures, and legal requirements. Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate the work of others. Knowledge of District policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect. Knowledge of all laws, regulations and guidelines affecting teachers and students. Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques. Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff.


Required: Bachelor's degree. Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field. Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required. Additional requirements may be applicable for specific positions.


Contact: Veronica Nolan at /


APPLY ONLINE: WWW.APS.EDU, APS Jobs, Certified Application.

In addition to providing supporting documents to meet the position requirements, you must also submit an updated cover letter & resume.

SALARY:Salary Schedule A


START DATE:July 16, 2018

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