Dishman Hills High School is seeking a highly qualified, collaborative, energetic applicant to teach foreign language and core content area depending on endorsement. Applicants are required to hold a Washington State teaching certificate with a world language endorsement and at least one endorsement in another core content area required. We maintain a small school environment, never exceeding 300 students. This allows us to keep our classes small (typically between 12-14 students per class). Our mission is to prepare a diverse group of students for success in college and life. At Dishman Hills High School, we believe every student should have access to a high-performing, 21st Century education and are capable of being thoughtful and contributing members of society – while also being college and career-ready. We use project-based learning and a world-class curriculum to prepare our students for success in college, career, and life.
Multiple areas of endorsement in addition to world language.
Experience in diverse classrooms
Experience in Project-based and/or Expeditionary learning, or a desire to learn
Willingness to learn and explore alternative pathways to learning
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with appropriate subject matter endorsement.
Demonstrate value and respect for all, including typically underserved students.
Demonstrate mature behavior and ability to use sound judgment in working with students, parents, staff, and community.
Relate positively to students and parents/guardians of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various abilities and disabilities.
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills with students, staff, administrators, and parents/guardians.
Training and/or experience with technology integrating technology into planning, teaching and learning, and record-keeping skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and fulfill common departmental/program goals and objectives.
Center instruction on high expectations for student achievement by providing clear learning goals and scales, celebrating success, understanding students’ interests and backgrounds, and demonstrating values and respect for all, including typically underserved students.
Use effective teaching practices by helping students effectively interact with new knowledge, practice and deepen knowledge, and engage in cognitively complex tasks.
Use effective teaching practices including asking questions of students, probing incorrect answers of students, and noticing when students are not engaged.
Use effective teaching practices by helping students use and apply academic vocabulary and evaluate the effectiveness of individual lessons and units.
Recognize individual students' learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs by using effective scaffolding of information with a lesson and planning and preparing for the needs of all students.
Provide clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum using established content standards and available resources and technology.
Foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment through organizing the physical layout of the classroom and reviewing expectations to rules and procedures.
Foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment by demonstrating “with-it-ness,” applying consequences for lack of adherence to rules and procedures, acknowledging adherence to rules and procedures, and displaying objectivity and control.
Use multiple data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning by designing instruction aligned to assessment, use of multiple data sets, and tracking of student progress.
Communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community through positive interactions about students, parents, staff, and the West Valley community.
Exhibit collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning by seeking mentorship for areas of need or interest, promoting positive interactions with colleagues, participating in district initiatives, and monitoring progress relative to the professional growth and development plan.
Encourage students to think independently, problem solve, and express original ideas.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
Requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records as necessary.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day as required.
Maintain professional competence through in service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
Administer or monitor standardized tests in accordance with district and state testing programs.
Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs within the school of assignment or on a district level.
Participate in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 meetings as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
About Dishman Hills High School
We are a tuition free, public high school located in Spokane Valley, Washington next door to Spokane Valley Tech. All students are welcome, regardless of their zip code. As with all public schools, there is no personal expense and the application process is quick and simple. We offer a free STA pass to facilitate transportation for our students.
We maintain a small school environment, never exceeding 300 students. This allows us to keep our classes small (typically between 12-14 students per class). Our mission is to prepare a diverse group of students for success in college and life. At Dishman Hills High School, we believe every student should have access to a high-performing, 21st Century education and are capable of being thoughtful and contributing members of society – while also being college and career ready.
Students who attend Dishman Hills High School choose to attend an AM session or PM session Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesdays, students can access school clubs and academic support from 11 am-1pm. The school year is split into four quarters with a week in between each quarter for applied and experiential learning opportunities.
We believe in ...new ways of teaching and new ways of learning. We do new teaching and learning through a non-traditional school model that empowers students to be successful in all areas in their lives. Dishman Hills High School is the oldest non-traditional high school in the Spokane area.