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Temporary High School English Teacher

Riverdale School District 51J

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Job Title:

1.0 FTE High School English Teacher

Starting Date:

Open Until Filled


Certified employee, contract dependent on full- or part- time status

Reports To:

Site Principal


In some cases, instructional assistants, and/or teacher interns




Medical, Dental, Vision

Minimum Qualifications:

Valid Oregon Teaching License with appropriate endorsement

Equity Statement

The Riverdale School District strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to putting practices in place that will lead to a more diverse workforce. Riverdale School District believes that having a diverses staff reflective of the demographics of the community, state, country and world, provides significant value to not only staff, students and families of color, but for all students and adults in our learning community.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources: Megan Ticer to discuss your application.


Possesses knowledge of District policies and regulations relating to areas of responsibilities.
Develops and implements activities that encourage students to be life-long learners.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students with special attention given to TAG, special education, ESL and other students, who require modified programs of study. Classroom curriculum should adhere to State standards and School Board policy.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the developmental maturity and interests of the students.
Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates these objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent to meet the needs and capabilities of individuals or student groups, recognizing the physical limitations of the space provided.
Strives to implement by instruction and action the District’s philosophy of education, instructional goals and other objectives.
Assesses students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Seeks the assistance of District specialists as required for referrals related to exceptional education services, such as special education, gifted and talented education, ESL and the like.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulation.
Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct. Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and maintains order in the classroom. All classroom rules should be consistent with School Board and building policies.

Plans and supervises the job performance of educational assistants in cooperation with administration.
Works with classroom volunteers to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students.
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as requested or needed.
Supervises students both in and out of the classroom.
Maintains professional competence through participation in District provided in-service activities and/or self-selected professional growth activities related to job responsibilities.
Performs other duties as assigned within contractual parameters.
Adheres to all provisions of the currently negotiated Certified Contract.


Valid Oregon Teaching License with appropriate subject and/or level endorsements.
Valid First Aid/CPR-AED Cards preferred.


Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Successful student teaching, intern teaching, or past teaching experience.


Moderate degree of physical stamina with occasional lifting of 10 to 50 pounds. Ability to move freely to various locations within the classroom and other supervisory settings (cafeteria/playground). Frequent standing, walking, sitting, and bending. Frequent repetitive activities including hands, arms, and legs for clerical related work. Exposure to noise and activity of a school setting. Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.


Salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and the like are negotiated between the Riverdale School Board and Riverdale Teachers’ Association.