POSITION TITLE: Math Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)
Open: 8/18/11
Closes: Open until filled
POSITION DETAILS: Wilson Creek is seeking a certificated mathematics teacher. The
position requires mathematics instruction to students grades 6-12. Of critical importance
is the ability to teach individually to meet each students’ specific needs, effective
instruction that engages all students, and the ability to create and maintain a classroom
environment that is safe to take risks, ask questions, and explore mathematics.
Applicants must hold an active Washington State Teaching Certificate in Mathematics
(Grades 6-12).
Please send a letter of interest, a completed application packet (located on our website
wilsoncreek.org), official transcripts, and at least three references qualified to assess
your past work history to Wilson Creek School District, PO Box 46, 400 Navar Street,
Wilson Creek Washington 98860 Attn.: Mr. Brad Smedley, Principal/Superintendent.
Inquiries may be directed to 509-345-2541 or email bsmedley@wilsoncreek.org. An
equal opportunity employer.
REPORTS TO: Principal/Superintendent
PURPOSE: To plan, organize and present instruction and instructional environments that help
students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development.
To provide instruction equitably in a small school setting with clear targets and individualized
instruction – promoting growth in mathematics in a safe and positive classroom environment.
 Management of Instructional Time
The teacher has materials, supplies, and equipment for each lesson ready at the start of the lesson or
instructional activity; gets the class started quickly; gets students on task quickly at the beginning of
each lesson; maintains a high level of student time-on-task.
 Management of Student Behavior
The teacher has established a set of rules and procedures that govern the handling of routine
administrative matters; has established a set of rules and procedures that govern student verbal
participation and talk during different types of activities—whole-class instruction, small group
instruction, etc.; has established a set of rules and procedures that govern student movement in the
classroom during different types of instructional and non-instructional activities; frequently monitors the
behavior of all students during whole-class, small group, and seat work activities and during transitions
between instructional activities; stops inappropriate behavior promptly and consistently, yet maintains
the dignity of the student.
 Instructional Presentation
The teacher begins lesson or instructional activity with a clear understanding of the targets, review of
previous materials; introduces the lesson or instructional activity and specific learning objectives when
appropriate; speaks fluently and precisely; presents the lesson or instructional activity using concepts
and language understandable to the students; provides relevant examples and demonstrations to
illustrate concepts and skills; assigns tasks that students handle with a high rate of success; asks
appropriate levels of questions that students handle with a high rate of success; conducts lesson or
instructional activity at a brisk pace, slowing presentations when necessary for student understanding
but avoiding slowdowns; makes transitions between lessons and between instructional activities within
lessons efficiently and smoothly; makes sure that the assignment is clear; summarizes the main
point(s) of the lesson at the end of the lesson or instructional activity. 
 Instructional Monitoring of Student Performance
The teacher maintains clear, firm and reasonable work standards and due dates; circulates during
class work to check all students’ performance; routinely uses oral, written, and other work products to
check student progress; poses questions clearly and one at a time.
 Instructional Feedback
The teacher provides feedback on the correctness or incorrectness of in-class work to encourage
student growth; regularly provides prompt feedback on assigned out-of-class work; affirms a correct
oral response appropriately, and moves on; provides sustaining feedback after an incorrect response
or no response by probing, repeating the question, giving a clue, or allowing more time. All feedback
is done with positive intentions towards students.
 Facilitating Instruction
The teacher has an instructional plan which is compatible with the school and system-wide curricular
goals; uses diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessment procedures to develop
and revise objectives and/or tasks; maintains accurate records to document student performance; has
instructional plan that matches/aligns objectives, learning strategies, assessment and student needs at
the appropriate level of difficulty; uses available human and material resources to support the
instructional program.
 Interacting Within the Educational Environment
The teacher treats all students in a fair and equitable manner; interacts effectively with students, coworkers,
parents, and community.
 Performing Non-Instructional Duties
The teacher carries out non-instructional duties as assigned and/or as need is perceived; adheres to
established laws, policies, rules, and regulations; follows a plan for professional development and
demonstrates evidence of growth.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs other related work as required.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as
computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, and equipment for children with special
needs, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry,
push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical
requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.
 Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate in good standing, endorsement covering 6-12
 Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students, particularly when student is
participating in an inclusive activity.
 Ability to motivate students
 Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment
 Ability to perform general clerical duties
 Ability to maintain order and discipline in a classroom
 Ability to operate common office machines
 Ability to maintain basic files and records
 Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitates by work
DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and
level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of
employees to this job.