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American Sign Language Teacher, Part-time

Position Description:

Wye River Upper School is now reviewing applications for a talented and innovative American Sign language educator. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to cultivating an exceptional academic experience for students with learning differences. This educator is a collaborator in an innovative and dynamic educational community. The candidate of choice applies a growth mindset both personally and professionally; they inspire others to do the same through optimism flexibility and teamwork. The selected candidate should have a desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and participating in school functions, professional development, field trips, and other special activities.

We are searching for a part-time American Sign Language Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This course has the option of being taught from a remote location or on-site. This teacher will have one class of introductory students, American Sign Language 1 with the goal of adding additional classes during the 2023-2024 school year as we build this new addition to our school program.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches one section of American Sign Language to students from grades 9-12.

  • Plans for unique, project-based, and student-centered learning.

  • Contributes to the American Sign Language curriculum by providing information and commentary pertinent to course content considerations.

  • Creates, collaborates, and analyzes authentic student data to drive instruction.

  • Establishes course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines, and state and school system goals.

  • Assesses student work by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting written assignments; evaluating student learning.

  • Involves parents in student development by providing information and comments regarding academic and social progress; suggesting available educational and social improvement resources; addressing parent concerns; answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains classroom order by establishing rules and procedures for student participation and movement, adhering to rules for a clean, safe and healthy environment.

  • Maintains student records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance and behavior.

  • Participates in school meetings, professional development, field trips, and special activities.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to student learning, and personal growth, and embraces a growth mindset through daily actions and attitude.

  • Partakes in off-site experiential trips which may include an overnight experience.


Qualifying education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in American Sign Language, Teaching, or other related field of study.

  • Teacher certification in secondary education is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated teaching skills and experience.

  • Experience working with special education populations is a plus.

  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.

  • Comfortable working with technology including a 1:1 laptop program, Google applications and an online learning management system

  • Genuine excitement for and the ability to work with high school students.

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