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Special Education Teacher/District Testing Coordinator     -- click here to apply online --

The Special Education Teacher/Testing Coordinator position is to oversee the onsite special education program at the Montessori Elementary and the Onsite High School, as well as all testing for all district students.

Special Education Duties:

• Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop pre-intervention strategies in a K-12 setting

• Work collaboratively with teacher assistants, classroom teachers, and current special education teacher

• Maintain special education records including eligibility reports and IEPs

• Determine what types of assessment data is needed for each student and test students to determine eligibility for special education

• Provide input at Eligibility and IEP meetings with teachers, administrators, and parents

• Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities

• Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one

• Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress

• Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals

• Discuss student’s progress with teachers, counselors, and administrators

Testing Coordinator Duties:

• Making meaning of multiple data sources in support of the data driven decision-making efforts of school leadership.

• Monitoring student achievement through the use of quarterly milestone and other formative data.

• Interpreting test results and provide written interpretation and analysis for school and individual teacher use.

• Analyzing district and state assessments to assist school leaders in data-driven decision-making.

• Analyzing data to assist in the development of school improvement plans.

• Generating graphic visualizations of data in efforts to assist school leaders in making information meaningful and actionable.

• Managing the implementation and certification of required local and state testing.

• Organizing, managing, and implementing all standardized testing within the building, including training of staff, maintaining accurate and complete records, coordinating distribution and collection of secure test materials, administering tests in accordance with the established test calendar, providing and completing all test documents by established deadlines.

• Certifying as to the ethical testing practice within the school building and providing training to staff on ethical testing, test security, and data reporting procedures.

• Planning and conducting staff development activities that focus on the use of data and assessment to enhance learning and collaborative instructional planning.

• Performing other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.


Holds or is eligible for a Professional Certificate appropriate to area of assignment issued by the Idaho State Department of Education.

Richard McKenna On Campus

Technology Teacher/Technician     -- click here to apply online --

Richard McKenna Charter School is seeking an outstanding high school Technology teacher who is self-directed and passionate about technology. The successful candidate will have the drive to develop a program that will present multiple opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate their knowledge through Project-based learning. A willingness to participate in local, state and national competitions a plus. Familiarity with VEX Robotics and “Project Lead The Way” a plus. This position will also be the frontline to solving technical problems within the schools and will work closely with the Network Administrators to provide a world class technological experience for students and staff.

This position begins Aug 1, 2018, in Mountain Home, Idaho.

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

Substitute Teacher     -- click here to apply online --

Richard McKenna Charter School is seeking energetic people as substitutes at our Montessori Elementary and our High School.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals that are willing to help students in a multi-age/level classroom.

The position will involve helping with a classroom of students. We are looking for applicants with keen interest in encouraging and inciting students to love learning and excel in all aspects of learning.

Richard McKenna Montessori

Montessori Lower Elementary Teaching Position     -- click here to 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 to lower elementary age students (grades 1-3).

This is a full time position in a public Montessori charter school.

Successful applicants must be Idaho Certified Standard Elementary and 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 for Employment – Certified,  (apply here)

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]

Montessori Classroom Teacher Assistant     -- click here to apply online --

Reports to the lead teacher.

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.


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.

Montessori School Secretary     -- click here to apply online --


1. High school diploma or General Education Degree, preference may be given to applicants with college education

2. Previous secretarial experience as determined by the Board

3. Knowledge of word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reports

4. Knowledge of automated office equipment and efficient office procedures

5. Strong telephone skills and ability to communicate effectively

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

7. Excellent organizational skills

8. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Building Principal


To assist the building principal in the efficient operation of the school so maximum positive impact can be made on the education of elementary school students. To carry out all secretarial and clerical duties necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the office.


Interacting with Students and the Public

1. Receive and route incoming calls and correspondence

2. Arrange meetings, prepare agendas, and handle follow up activities as necessary

3. Assist, log in, and direct visitors to the school

4. In the absence of a school nurse, administer medications to students according to school policy

5. In the absence of a school nurse, do head checks for lice, as needed, under the direction of the building principal

6. Supervise students in emergency situations, attend to ill or hurt students, and administer basic first aid in the absence of a school nurse, and contact parents as instructed

7. Handle daily announcements

8. Schedule appointments, meetings, and conferences as requested

9. Register students and set up permanent records entering student demographics and all other needed information

10. Help schedule Parent Gatherings

11. Prepare all documentation, forms and applications for the annual Lottery selection process. Inform all parents of the results of the Lottery drawing.

Records and Reports

1. Maintain accurate enrollment and attendance records for various reports and forward to the district office as needed

2. Run daily tardy reports and mail attendance letters home when necessary

3. Prepare quarterly state attendance reports

4. Send student records as requested by schools and promptly request newly enrolled student records from other schools

5. Be responsible for maintaining accurate teacher and student accounts in the form of monthly reports to the district office, including receipting, counting, and depositing all money received

6. Maintain records on all accidents, incidents, fire drill, and suspension notices, forwarding copies to the district office

7. Prepare such documents as reports, staff duty rosters, correspondence, and handbooks

8. Maintain employee records, such as absences, and submit to the district office monthly

9. Assemble and maintain reports and information in an acceptable manner, providing ready access for the building principal and the district office, including the individual school’s banking and checking accounts

Miscellaneous Office Tasks

1. Call and schedule substitute teachers and prepare their timesheets

2. Maintain a well organized, up to date filing system

3. Operate equipment, such as computers, copiers, intercom systems, calculators, laminators, telephone systems, and scanners

4. Process all purchase orders and send to the district office for supplies to be ordered

5. Keep track of expenditures on account encumbrance sheets

6. Assist the building principal in processing incoming supplies and equipment, checking original purchase orders, authorizing purchase and submits appropriate paperwork to the district office to facilitate proper payments for good or services received by the school

7. Distribute and inventory supplies


1. Assist teachers in preparing instructional material as requested within the allowable time frame as set forth by the building principal

2. Exercise such administrative authority and perform such tasks as may be delegated by the principal

3. Make necessary administrative decisions in the absence of the building principal

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

5. Attend faculty meetings as required

6. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at inservices or training

7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise

8. Represent the school district in a positive manner

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

10. Perform other duties as assigned


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.


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.


All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Substitute Teacher     -- click here to apply online --

Richard McKenna Charter School is seeking energetic people as substitutes at our Montessori Elementary and our High School.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals that are willing to help students in a multi-age/level classroom.

The position will involve helping with a classroom of students. We are looking for applicants with keen interest in encouraging and inciting students to love learning and excel in all aspects of learning.