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Middle School Navajo Teacher

Pinon Unified School District
Pinon, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

To work collaboratively with the program staff to develop and teach Navajo Literacy using the language acquisitions strategies of Structured English Immersion or Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD).


1. Demonstrates Knowledge of content area(s) and approved curriculum.

2. Develops/Selects/Revises the Din Studies curriculum.

3. Differentiate instructional methods and resources.

4. Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area of instruction, and use appropriate


5. Comprehend the principles of student growth, development and learning, and apply them appropriately.

6. Manage classrooms to ensure the best use of instructional time.

7. Works productively with administration, colleagues, parents, and community.

8. Prepare for instruction and show evidence of preparation.

9. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to

maintain and improve professional competence.

10. Provides learning experiences in Din language arts, culture and history.

11. Recent development, current literature and information related to bilingual education programs.

12. Instructs students in citizenship basic communication skills and other elements as required by the school


13. Develop and use Din language arts, culture and history instructional materials suitable for verbal and

visual instruction for students with a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional maturities.

14. Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and help students make a

satisfactory transition to school.

15. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in all


16. Communicates with parents through a variety of ways including parent conferences to discuss the

individual student's progress.

17. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping

students solve health, behavioral and learning problems.

18. Maintains professional competence through participation in in-service education activities.

19. Uses technology as an instructional tool in the classroom where appropriate and models the use of

technology for personal and professional work management.

20. Administers pre and post Din Language Proficiency Assessment and Oral Navajo Language Culture

Test - Standard Based Assessment.

21. Evaluates data for instruction and use best practices.

22. Performs basic attendance accounting as required.

23. Communicates with students, staff, administration, as well as parents.

24. Treats all people with dignity and respect.

25. Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by supervisor, in accordance with board policy.

26. Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Depart

guidelines and local, state and federal laws.

27. Other duties assigned.


1. A Valid Native American Language Teaching Certification and/or a valid Arizona Elementary and/or

Secondary Teaching Certificate.

2. Holds a valid Identity Verified Prints Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card.

3. Three years of teaching experience.

4. Must be literate and proficient in the Din Language.

5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

6. Must have proven successful employment record.

7. REQUIRED for Seconday Din Studies Teacher - Masters Degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development

Pinon Unified School District


Pinon, AZ



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