General Openings

Substitute Teacher      -- apply online --

Richard McKenna Public Charters Schools in looking for individuals to be substitutes in a positive and caring learning enviornment. We are located in Mountain Home, ID and serve students in Elementary, Jr High, and High School.


K-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher      -- apply online --
Job Summary
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.

Essential Duties
1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by Richard McKenna Charter Schools and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Richard McKenna Charter Schools.
3. Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program.
4. Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
5. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course and SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
6. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
7. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
8. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
9. Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
10. Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
11. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
12. Supervises students in out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.
13. Administers testing in accordance with best testing practices.
14. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) 
Other Duties
1. Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
2. Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTA, student clubs and after-school activities.
3. Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
4. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
Job Specifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field and meet the Idaho Department of Education licensure eligibility requirements to teach physical education and Health. Must be eligible for, or in possession or an appropriate Idaho teaching license. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
Please provide the following for consideration in the posted position.
1. Letter of Application/Interest
2. Application for Employment - https://www.applitrack.com/rmckenna/onlineapp/
3. Authorization for Release of Information on Past Employment with School Employers Idaho Code 33-1210
4. Resume
5. Copies of Transcripts
6. Placement File or Three Letters of Recommendation
7. Copy of Current Teaching Certificate
Direct any question to Dennis Wilson, Superintendent. Contact by phone (208) 580-2449 or email: [email protected]
All applications are to be submitted through the District’s Applitrack online application program.


K-12 Technology/STEM Teacher      -- apply online --
Richard McKenna Public Charter High School, located in Mountain Home, Idaho, is seeking a full-time K-12 Technology Teacher and/or STEM teacher. The program is designed to provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for students to deepen their experiences within the subject matter.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and interests:
 • Hold a valid Idaho Educator license for Technology Education. Richard McKenna will also consider individuals certified in Science, Math, Engineering or Computer Science.
 • Willing and dedicated to creating a top-notch Technology/STEM program
 • Dedication to providing a safe, respectful, and welcoming learning environment for students.
 • Commitment to the success of ALL students and ability to understand and teach to the various learning styles of students.
 • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population being served and how demographic variables impact student achievement, and effectively uses this knowledge to design and delivery instruction.  
 • The ability to effectively engage students in goal-setting and reflecting on their learning.
 • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in Technology/STEM content and pedagogy.
 • Ability to develop and integrate project-based learning and to target rigorous learning and problem-solving skills.
 • Knowledge and/or experience using “backwards design” for lesson development, differentiated instruction to support all students, and formative assessment to provide student feedback and to adjust lesson delivery.
 • Ability to be the first-line of trouble shooting and repairs for all technology issues.
 • Excellent teaching, organization, planning, written and oral communication, and collaboration skills.
 • Effectively integrates transferable skills into the learning environment.
 • Commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of content and pedagogical knowledge and professional practice

Please provide the following for consideration in the posted position.
1. Letter of Application/Interest
2. Application for Employment - Certified
3. Authorization for Release of Information on Past Employment with School Employers Idaho Code 33-1210
4. Resume
5. Copies of Transcripts
6. Placement File or Three Letters of Recommendation
7. Copy of Current Teaching Certificate

Direct any question to Dennis Wilson, Superintendent. Contact by phone (208) 580-2449 or email: [email protected] 

Richard McKenna Online

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Richard McKenna On Campus

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See Health Teacher and Technology Teacher positions above in general openings.

Richard McKenna Montessori

See Substitute Teacher position above in general openings.


See Health Teacher and Technology Teacher positions above in general openings.



Montessori Assistant (3 Classroom Assistants and 1 Special Education Assistant)        -- apply online --

Reports to: Lead Teacher 

Compensation: compensation is hourly. 


The role of the Montessori Assistant is to assist the Lead Teacher in preparing and maintaining the environment in which the Montessori approach to education is implemented. Key Duties and Responsibilities Work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement a curriculum that follows the Montessori philosophy. Represent the school mission, vision and goals to parents and members of the community in a positive and supportive manner.


Assist Lead Teacher to prepare and maintain a clean, orderly and attractive Montessori classroom.

 • Engage students in maintaining the indoor and outdoor environment as appropriate.

 • Care for materials, keeping them complete, clean, beautiful, and accessible to children.

 • Keep environment, storage area and supplies clean, neat and organized.

 • Regularly rotate, update and expand materials to correspond to student needs.

 • Make, repair and/or replace classroom materials as needed.


Share responsibility for the daily safety, well-being and supervision of students. Demonstrate respect, kindness and rapport with all students.


Assist Lead Teacher to prepare for Parent Gatherings parents in the fall and spring of each year.


Assist in preparing written student evaluation of each child’s academic, social, and physical development to share with families during conferences.


Respond promptly and professionally in communication with parents and staff.


Attend and participate in staff meetings, school events, field trips and training opportunities.


Assist with parent education and outreach, including monthly newsletter articles, blog posts, and parent education workshops.


Adhere to professional standards as an educator for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence. Work with other staff to maintain professional relationships of support and respect.


Complete an annual evaluation and review with the Lead Teacher and Administration.


Be responsible for annual continuing education and professional development requirements.


Report all accidents or unusual situations to Directress and submit a dated Accident Report in student file.


Notify administration in a timely manner of personal or professional difficulties with school, families, students or staff, and work with them to resolve such problems.


Supervision

The Montessori Assistant shall perform his/her duties subject to the general supervision and direction of the Lead Teacher, and shall abide by all reasonable rules, regulations and policies set forth in the Student and Staff Handbooks.


Character Qualities All staff members strive for the following characteristics in their work: excellence, competence, innovation, collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility and accountability.




Upper Elementary Teacher        -- apply online --


Richard McKenna Charter School, located in Mountain Home, Idaho, is seeking an individual who is highly motivated and interested in working in a highly positive environment to provide Montessori education.

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.


Successful applicants must be Idaho Certified. Classroom teachers must be willing to become Montessori certified by participating in an online Montessori training program.

Please provide the following for consideration in the posted position.

1. Letter of Application/Interest

2. Application online - https://www.applitrack.com/rmckenna/onlineapp/

3. Authorization for Release of Information on Past Employment with School Employers Idaho Code 33-1210

4. Resume

5. Copies of Transcripts

6. Placement File or Three Letters of Recommendation

7. Copy of Current Teaching Certificate

Please direct questions to Dennis Wilson, Superintendent, by calling (208) 580-2449 or email him at [email protected]