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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 and High School.


K-12 Counselor/Testing Coordinator      -- apply online --

Purpose:
The K-12 School Counselor helps students attain an optimum level of personal, academic  and social adjustment. In order to coordinate comprehensive counseling program, the K-12 Counselor must work closely with the other staff and administration of Richard McKenna Charter Schools.

Responsible to: Principal(s) 
Payment Rate: According to the Idaho Career Ladder
Benefits: According to Adopted Board Policy

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Assistance to Students:
1. Provide individual counseling and group guidance to help students cope effectively personal, social, academic, career, and family concerns
2. Implement a comprehensive counseling program,
3. Identify students with special needs and make appropriate recommendations and referrals.
4. Ensure the development of individual four (4) year plans with 8th graders and students newly enrolling, and assist in monitoring and managing these plans
5. Interpret grades and test scores for parents and students, as well as permanent record information such as GPA, credit status, class rank, and honors
6. Assist when requested with follow-up on students that are below grade level/failing with weekly progress reports
7. Maintain a close relationship with the Special Education & Specialist teachers following directives and recommendations as needed
8. Assist in the resolution of school-related problems
9. Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referral
10. Provide for a smooth transition between middle school and high school, which may include orientation programs for students and parents
11. Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities for all students
12. Assist with teacher/student/parent conferences/meetings
Transition to College and Career:
1. Assist students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the use of teacher comments, interpretation of individual standardized test scores, and other pertinent data
2. Provide career development materials and activities (classroom and individual) and follow-up
3. Oversee the district’s Advance Opportunities program for onsite students
4. Work closely with and involve parents in students' career planning
5. Provide counseling for students that will assist them to develop increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
6. Provide information and prepare recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships, as well as to potential employers and other agencies
7. Help students with scholarship information and with application procedures including preparing written recommendations
8. Hold a financial aid seminar for parents and students
9. Notify students of upcoming opportunities to meet with college recruiters, job fairs, and outside career counselors
10. Assist students with applications to post-secondary institutions, meeting with recruiters, and planning campus visits
11. Provide timely notice and information to students and parents of opportunities to take SAT, ACT, and AP exams
11. Gather information on colleges and careers and keep this information accessible to students and parents in an organized arrangement
Office Management:
1. Maintain a professional office environment
2. Provide interim assistance to students or parents with urgent needs
3. Maintain student records and ensure their confidentiality
4. Consult with teachers and other staff regularly to provide information and support to staff and to receive feedback on emerging needs of students
5. Deal with confusion and emergencies in a friendly, supportive, and calm manner
6. Assist agitated or confused students in re-composing themselves during situations where the student has a problem or personal setback
7. Screen and coordinate new student records
8. Help build the master schedule and decide what courses are going to be taught at each grade level
9. Assist the Administration in maintaining a course description booklet with Classroom Teacher input
Program Evaluation:
1. Assist in the evaluation of current curriculum offerings and in the planning, selection, and implementation of new course offerings
2. Participate in follow-up studies of former students for the purpose of improving services and evaluating the effectiveness of the educational program being offered by the school
3. Use the internet to gather current information about colleges and career programs
4. Compare on-line and published information with first-hand accounts from returning graduates in order to gain a full, current picture of the situation
5. Share research and findings with colleagues and students in order to improve counseling services
6. Research, develop, and write proposals to enhance the guidance curriculum
7. Evaluate the effectiveness of the comprehensive counseling program
Community Outreach:
1. Serve as a resource person to local community organizations
2. Serve as the Volunteer Service Coordinator for the District
3. Promote and provide assistance to community organizations that provide scholarships
4. Network and consult with local businesses, industries, and social service agencies on a regular basis
5. Provide information to the community regarding the programs of Richard McKenna Charter Schools.
Other:
1. Supervise the district’s testing program and interpretation of test scores, and attend state sponsored district test coordinator meetings
2. Work closely with the school in interpreting the school’s philosophy and objectives to students and parents
3. Participate in building meetings such as special education meetings and staff meetings
4. Assist in arranging education services for hospitalized or homebound student in conjunction with the special services staff
5. Assist with teacher/student and teacher/parent conflicts
6. Provide letters to senior parents informing them of student academic status, including credit checks, reviews, and graduation status
7. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
8. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development.
9. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
10. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
11. Represent the school district in a positive manner
12. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
13. Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
1. Valid Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a Counselor Endorsement (K-12)
2. Minimum 3 years teaching experience
3. Master degree required
4. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
5. Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques, K-12 school guidance program design, and career educational information and placement
6. Knowledge of state and federal testing procedures and requirements
7. Strong background in the use of technology
8. Relates extremely well to students
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizations
10. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
11. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills
12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Richard McKenna Online

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Richard McKenna On Campus

See Substitute Teacher and Counselor positions above in general openings.


High School Science Teacher      -- apply online --


Richard McKenna Public Charter High School, located in Mountain Home, Idaho, is seeking a full-time High School Science 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 9-12 Science.

• Willing and dedicated to creating a top-notch Science program based on Idaho/Next Generation Standards.

• 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.

• Ability to integrate technology into a blended class environment.

• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population served and how demographic variables influences 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 Science 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.

• 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 - 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.

Richard McKenna Montessori

See Substitute Teacher and Counselor positions above in general openings.



Montessori Upper Elementary Teacher      -- apply online --


Richard McKenna Charter School, located in Mountain Home, Idaho, is seeking individuals who are 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]



Junior High Instructor      -- apply online --


Richard McKenna Charter Schools is seeking teachers who want to be inventive, creative and work in an extremely positive environment. If you are that person then Richard McKenna Charter Schools is the place for you. The program is a project-based learning approach. The teacher will work with students in all the core subject areas, as well as other content. The staff are all excellent instructors and a great positive environment with lots of support exist in the school. The Junior High classes will have no more than 24 students.


We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and interests:

• Hold a valid Idaho Educator license for grades K-8.

• Willing and dedicated to creating a top-notch project-based learning program for middle school students.

• 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.

• Ability to integrate technology into a blended class environment.

• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population served and how demographic variables influences student achievement, and effectively uses this knowledge to design and deliver instruction.

• The ability to effectively engage students in goal-setting and reflect on their learning.

• Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in multiple 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.

• 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 - 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]



Reading Specialist      -- apply online --


Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree with major in assigned area.

2. A valid reading specialist certificate.

3. A minimum of three years teaching experience.

4. Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing education/continuing professional development.


Reports to:

Building Principals


Job Goals:

To provide leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation in reading curriculum and instruction, so that each student may drive maximum benefit from the K-8 reading curriculum.


Performance Responsibilities:

Advisory

1. Observes disabled readers in the classroom, upon teacher’s request.

2. Assists classroom teachers in the diagnosis of students and collaborates in planning the instructional strategies.

3. Assists in the selection of appropriate materials utilized by the classroom teacher for corrective measures.

4. Provides demonstrations of new methods and materials (i.e. team teaching)

5. Interprets and disseminates results of the third grade comprehension test to third and fourth grade teachers.

Developmental Reading

1. Develops and implements a remediation plan for non-EEN students who have third grade comprehension test results identified as basic or minimal.

2. Utilizes the Reading Recovery method of intervention and instruction for primary students, particularly in grade one.

3. Is responsible for maintaining the literature collection.

4. Plans and conducts periodic evaluations to assess the need for changes in the reading program.

Curriculum

1. Plans and develops special reading projects as approved or provided.

2. Serves as a resource to the board and administration in areas of reading instruction and curriculum.

3. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of the K-8 reading program.

4. Ensures that reading is a component of the K-8 Language Arts.

Remediation

1. Assesses the reading referrals of parents/guardians, teachers, and support staff.

2. To provide for remedial instructional needs of students K-8 through collaboration with RMCS staff, occasional small group instruction and staff development in content area reading strategies.


Terms of Employment:

Regular Professional Teacher Status.


Evaluation:

Performance will be assessed annually by the principal.



Classroom Teacher Assistant      -- apply online --


Reports to: Lead Teacher

Compensation: compensation is hourly, and based on experience


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.