French Teacher Palo Duro High School

  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • 7200 Interstate 40 West Amarillo, Texas 79106-2598
  • May 23, 2020
Full time Foreign Language Teaching

Job Description



Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences

designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical,

and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and

skills to function successfully in society.



            Minimum Education/Certification:             

                    Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

                    Valid Texas teaching certificate to teach French or

                    be enrolled in an alternative certification program.


             Special Knowledge/Skills:

                        Knowledge of assigned curriculum; knowledge of instructional methods

                        Ability to instruction students and manage their behavior

                        Lesson planning skills

                        Lesson presentation skills

                        Conflict resolution skills

                        Classroom management skills

                        Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

                        Technology skills as related to classroom presentation and record keeping


             Work Conditions

                        Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.

                         Posture: Frequent standing and walking; bending/stooping and reaching fully above head, pushing, pulling,  and twisting

                         Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; reaching

                         Lifting: Occasional lifting and carrying (less than 50 pounds)

                         Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; attend after school and night time activities                                       occasionally; work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to                                 noise; occasional districtwide and statewide travel

                         Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; ability to respond to needs in a timely manner in a high stress environment

                         Regular Attendance is an essential function


            Minimum Experience:

                        University/college required student teaching or approved internship




Instructional     1. Develop and implement lesson plans for the curriculum program assigned and show

Management written evidence of preparation as required.

                       2. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodation for individual student differences.

                       3. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.

                       4. Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies,                              and administrative regulations.

                       5. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student groups involved.

                       6, Cooperatively meet and plan with other members of the staff to implement instructional goals, objectives,                              and methods in accordance with district requirements.

                       7, Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).

                       8. Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s).

                       9. Employ the use of technology in the teaching/learning process.

Student           10. Assist students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study.

Growth and     11.  Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative

Development assessments and provide progress reports as required.

                      12. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and sponsor outside activities approved by the school.

                      13. Present for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school district.

Classroom       14. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the

Management maturity and interest of students.

and                 15. Establish effective classroom management and administer discipline in accordance with

Organization board policies, administrative regulations, and campus management plans.

                      16. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

                      17. Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.


                      18. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.

                      19. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members through effective communication both verbally and written.

                      20. Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Professional     21. Participate in the district staff development program to improve job related skills.

Growth and     22. Participate and positively contribute to grade level and campus level collaboration.

Development   23. Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.

Policy              24. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

                      25. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations.

                      26. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

                      27  Attend and participate in faculty meetings and professional development activities and serve on staff committees as required.

                      28. Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers including the Texas Educator Code of Ethics.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises assigned instructional assistants and volunteers.   


EVALUATION:         In accordance with state law and Board policy.