French Teacher

  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • Palo Duro High School, North Grant Street, Amarillo, TX, USA
  • May 27, 2020
Full time High School Teaching 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 instruct 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 nighttime 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 Management  

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

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

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

14. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of students.

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

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

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

23. Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.

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.

Primary Location: Palo Duro High School
Salary Range: $263.49 / Per Day
Shift Type: Full-Time



Name: Amy Dorris
Title: Principal, Palo Duro High School
Phone: 806-326-2404