Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Teacher - High School

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Centennial High School - Peoria, AZ

  • Date Available:

  •   Additional Information:

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    Why Choose Peoria Unified: Since 1889, Peoria Unified School District has grown to serve over 37,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees as one of Arizona’s largest districts. We cater to the unique learning style of every student, from preschool through high school. Our District prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, career and technical education programs, specialized Choice Programs, free all-day kindergarten, and championship athletic programs. We have a 95% high school graduation rate and are proud to be the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation. And, although we are quite a large district, we still maintain that family-feel. Sound like a team you want to join? Then read on!

    Position Title: Certified Teacher
    Supervisor: Principal at assigned location
    Term of Employment: 9 months
    Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule

    Job Summary: Become a difference maker and bring your creativity and innovation to the classroom! Our teachers help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women prepared to shape tomorrow.

    Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    The following responsibilities tie into our strategic plan to include Student Success, Safety and Wellbeing, Stewardship of Community Resources, and Community Connection. We believe these four areas help us remain focused on Peoria Unified’s vision: Every Student, Every Day, Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.

    Student Success – Manage and educate students while helping them discover and fulfill their potential
    Develop and implement creative and engaging lesson plans
    Document and share student grades and evaluations
    Safety and Well-Being - Cultivate a creative learning environment and maintain a safe, inviting, and nurturing space for students, staff, and the community
    Set and maintain standards of classroom behavior and uphold District discipline policies
    Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
    Community Connection – Enhance Peoria Unified’s culture which encourages and strengthens parent and community partnerships
    Available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when required or requested under reasonable terms
    Foster positive relationships with students, teachers, parents, and community members
    Stewardship of Community Resources – Adheres to effective policies, practices, and accountability of District resources
    Maintain accurate and complete records required by law, District policy, and administrative regulation
    Strive to maintain and improve professional competence
    Other duties as assigned

    Requirements: A valid intern, provisional, or standard Arizona Teaching Certificate; or possess the necessary qualifications to become certified in the state of Arizona. Must possess or obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.

    Other Requirements:
    • Instructs assigned classes in the location and at the time designated
    • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
    • Creates a positive and nurturing class environment that is developmentally appropriate and conducive to learning
    • Prepares for assigned classes, and shows written evidence of preparation at the request of the supervisor
    • Sets and maintains standards of classroom standards of classroom behavior, and upholds district wide discipline policies
    • Guides the learning process, through the use of established clear objectives, toward the achievement of district curriculum goals
    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
    • Strives to implement, through instruction and example, the district’s philosophy of education
    • Assesses student accomplishments on a regular basis, and provides progress reports as required
    • Seeks the assistance of district specialists when learning disabilities are suspected
    • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
    • Maintains accurate and complete records required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
    • Assists the administration in the development and implementation of rules and/or policies governing student conduct
    • Makes provision to be available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when such encounters are required or requested under reasonable terms
    • When assigned a teacher assistant, student teacher, or volunteer, plans and supervises assignments and activities for that person or persons
    • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence
    • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required

    What We Offer: Peoria Unified School District offers a robust benefits package that can help increase your financial security, advance professionally, and promote a healthy, fulfilling life. We also participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Some of the benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, a Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, and discounts on many other services.

    Already Applied? Once you have applied to one of our openings, your information is shared with the site administrator or supervisor. Should they wish to discuss your qualifications further, they will contact you directly and schedule an interview. All job postings remain posted until filled.
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    The Peoria Unified School District recognizes that academic excellence is enhanced when students are exposed to a broad range of ideas, individuals and experiences. It is therefore committed to a fundamental policy of providing equal opportunity for persons to seek, obtain, hold and be equally compensated for employment regardless of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, political affiliation or national origin.

    Peoria Unified School District #11
    6330 W. Thunderbird Road
    Glendale, AZ 85306

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