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Advanced Mathematics Teacher - High School

St. Helens High School
Closing date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

This position will begin August 30, 2022.

Viable candidate will hold a TSPC license with a mathmatics endorsement or the ability to obtain one.

When applying, please include the following:

On-line application
Cover letter
At least 3 current letters of reference
Unofficial transcripts

The Teacher promotes and develops successful learning for students, performs instructional and related duties in accordance with District Policies and terms of the teacher contract. The Teacher also maintains a cooperative attitude with staff, parents, and students. The Teacher reports to the Principal or Designated Administrator and does not supervise any employees.


Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching and Learning
Provide a variety of situational appropriate instructional techniques and methods
Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual abilities
Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
Use current and relevant subject matter
Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction
Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
Select teaching strategies emphasizing involvement
Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly
Classroom Climate
Build motivation and interest in learning
Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective student learning
Develop written rules of classroom behavior and communicate those rules to all students
Enforce written rules for classroom behavior
Communicate goals and academic expectations to students
Provide for the health and safety of students in all instructional settings
Planning and Preparation
Prepare effectively for class
Prepare daily lesson plans
Provide instruction based on District-approved curriculum and standards
Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
Develop and communicate appropriate progress grading standards to students
Establish written grading standards that are clear and incorporate a variety of graded activities
Assure that grading standards are explained, understood by the students, and available to parents
Provide documentation of student progress
Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students and parents
Maintain appropriate records of student performance
Assign and check homework and provide feedback, when appropriate
Keep parents and teachers informed though written and oral communication
Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy and consideration
Maintain a cooperative relationship with administration staff, students and parents
Communicate with parents, counselors and students
Communicate with classified, licensed and administrative staff
Professional Responsibilities
Instruct and direct assigned instructional assistants to maximize delivery of instructional services
Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
Develop and implement annually an approved plan for professional growth and development
Identify and request to attend professional workshop activities intended to increase the teacher’s instructional effectiveness
Participate in District sponsored in-service offerings appropriate to assignment
Perform other related duties as assigned by the principal and/or superintendent
Perform duties in accordance with District policy and terms set forth in the negotiated agreement
Assist in the enforcement of school and District rules and policies


Assume a share of responsibility for non-classroom student activities with the assigned workday­­­­­­­­­­


Provide quality instruction for students at all levels of academic and social-emotional development utilizing high-leverage strategies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education and/or Mathematics, at minimum. Proven experience in improving graduation and/or attendance rates in high school students preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in team and individual settings. Passionate about working with and motivating struggling high school students and their families.
Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Creative problem-solver.
General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use e-mail, internet software and word processing software. Preferred experience with 21st Century educational technology tools.
Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents and members of the community. Focus on “student-learning”, rather than “teaching” preferred. Experience with proficiency-based learning and grading preferred. Training or skills in the following preferred: AVID, Constructing Meaning, Culturally-relevant teaching
Current Oregon TSPC teaching license with appropriate endorsement. Advanced Math Endorsement preferred

Work Environment

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 usually low to moderate.


Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.