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June 12, 2008

Mandarin: Ann Arbor Public Schools

Mandarin Chinese Teacher full or part-time

Skyline High School

Salary: 2008/09 Teachers Salary Schedule
Starting Date: 2008/09 School Year

Posting Date: 3/4/2008
Deadline Date: until filled
Status: Open

Job Code: P04-08-129

Bachelor’s of Arts degree
Able to proficiently communicate in Mandarin Chinese both orally and in writing

Possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate with FR endorsement (Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture)

Teach District approved curriculum.
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and --in harmony with the goals establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
Diagnose the learning disabilities of students.
Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
Conducts parent teacher conferences for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
Other duties may be assigned.
A successful candidate for this position has demonstrated the following abilities:

Read, analyze and interpret documents such as professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Write routine reports and correspondence in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Effectively present information before groups of people in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

Plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and community.
Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

All applicants must complete the online application at www.aaps.k12.mi.us, “Employment?.
Certified Positions Only: Copies of an active Michigan Teaching Certificate and college transcripts are required with application packet. Original certificate and certified transcripts are required prior to being hired.

Posted by moyera at June 12, 2008 09:59 AM