Job Description

Elementary Mandarin Immersion Teacher

Location: Whispering Wind Academy

FTE: 1.0

Start Date: 7/26/2023


Duties:    Instructs elementary students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined course of study. Administers developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or 

developing individual learning plans. Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment. Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration. Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan. Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues. Demonstrates pedagogical approaches that engage learners for the purpose of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements. Differentiates classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning within established lesson plans. Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students. Facilitates student learning for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined lesson plans. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment. Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. Organizes age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities. Participates on PLC team for the purpose of reviewing data and instructional practices. Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. staff, district, IEPs, 504s, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions. Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.


Requirements:    Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, or related. Must possess Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate with Mandarin-Chinese as an approved area and an Arizona Identity-Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    Bachelors degree in job-related area.


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                                                                                             Arizona Teaching Certificate

                                                     Appropriately Certified in Core Content Area

                                                     SEI Endorsement Required

Continuing Educ./Training                   Clearances

                                                                   Criminal Background Clearance

                                                               Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint                                                                                          Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Exempt 

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Whispering Wind Academy

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 12:00 AM  -
Monday, July 24, 2023 11:59 PM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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