5th Grade Teacher

//5th Grade Teacher

5th Grade Teacher

Anya Itpak Elementary School

Summary: The 5th Grade Teacher provides instruction to facilitate learning which enables all students to reach their academic potential and become responsible, productive citizens.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach multiple curricula including mathematics, science, and literacy, based on the Arizona state adopted standards and curriculum.
  • Provide instruction based on established objectives and individual student needs, maximizing tier I, II and III instructions; Instruction will include appropriate modeling, active student involvement, guided and independent practice, evaluation, monitoring and adjusting of instruction, and closure.
  • Motivate students to maximize their learning potential and ensure that all students have successful experiences; Maintain high expectations for all students.
  • Maintain positive effective classroom management procedures that are in compliance with the school and the Fort Mojave Board of Education guidelines.
  • Maintain appropriate student records and documentation.
  • Communicate effectively and consistently with students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
  • Integrate technology in the classroom through wireless web, PowerPoint, and web quest.
  • Provide differentiated instruction utilizing research-based and cultural appropriate strategies.
  • Utilize technology to create differentiate lessons to meet the needs of students.
  • Assess students reading and math levels quarterly using school approved standardized testing system.
  • Attend staff meetings, Professional Development workshops, and school functions as directed.
  • Be opened to receive teaching feedback and support from teaching partners and administration.
  • Promote the school culture and practices, as well as instructional strategies and student’s rules through extracurricular and co-curricular activities and staff leadership.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject(s) taught.
  • Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices.
  • Prepare effective lesson plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging.
  • Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.
  • Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent conference.
  • Support the mission and vision of the school and Fort Mojave Board of Education.
  • Be committed to teaching students in their community.
  • Set rigorous academic, time-management and development goals for students to achieve in the classroom.
  • Praise students in meaningful ways regarding their positive choices and achievements.
  • Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate.
  • Provide lesson plans for substitute teacher.
  • Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom.
  • Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:


  • Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or Science Elementary Education and licensed teacher.
  • Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
  • Compliance with federal background check.
  • Must satisfy health requirements as defines by the Tribe/State/Federal program standards for care of children.
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
  • Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
  • Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon tire.
  • Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements, Caring for Our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).


  • Project an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
  • Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School with the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
  • Experience, familiarity, and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya itpak Elementary School.
  • A minimum of three years successful elementary teaching experience.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Licensed in CPR and First Aid.

Computer Skills and Business Equipment:

  • Be able to effectively use a computer, with Microsoft Office Software, and a SmartBoard.
  • Be able to operate a fax machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter, digital camera, and laminator.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and provides guidance and direction to teaching assistants, aides, parent volunteers, and summer youth workers. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, professional development workshops, and conferences.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities related to Cultural Competence and Equity:

  • Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
  • Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (FMIT).
  • Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit, climb, or balance, taste, and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).

Anya itpak Elementary School offers: Competitive Wage/Salary; Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits; 401(k) Retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave and paid federal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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