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ASL Instructor

St. Paul High School

Posted 2/27/2018 until 4/13/2018


St. Paul High School is now accepting applications for the position of ASL Instructor for the 2018-2019 academic year BEGINNING August 1. The successful candidate will be able to design and teach a Three-year American Sign Language program.

St. Paul High School is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school, with a strong sense of family and spiritual mission. All who serve at St. Paul must be wholly supportive of the religious mission of the school.
Skills & Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in ASL required, Master’s Degree preferred
• Score of 3+ or higher on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI)
• Two years teaching experience in school setting preferred
• Certification from ASLTA preferred
• Able to design Curriculum and Lesson Plans
• Knowledgeable of ASL resources
• Mission Focused
• Student-Centered
• Committed to continuous improvement
• Collaborative
• Sensitive to other cultures
• Sensitive to the needs of special learners (ELL, IEP, 504)
• Knowledge of or experience with or open to learn:
o High Impact Instructional Strategies
o Understanding by Design
o Higher Level Thinking Skills
• Ability to use data to inform instruction and decision-making related to student achievement
• Curriculum map and lesson plan construction – scope and sequence planning
• Ability to turn best practices into high quality, goal-driven results
• Highly effective written, oral and interpersonal skills to communicate with a varied audience
• Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Must be willing to be a responsive, flexible member of the Language Department.
• Successful candidate must possess strong inter-personal skills to building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential.
• Good attendance and punctuality are a must to ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully.


St. Paul High School (SPHS) teachers are more than instructional staff members and classroom managers. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking a versatile ASL instructor who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:
• A commitment to student-centered learning and measurable academic outcomes
• A commitment to Common Core instructional methodologies
• Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
• Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
• Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with SPHS network, community, staff, families and students
A St. Paul High School teacher works to create and enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. All teachers are responsible for demonstrating significant and measurable academic gains with the students they teach. All teachers’ actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our teachers are as follows:

• Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy
• Demonstrate knowledge of students
• Set Instructional outcomes
• Demonstrate knowledge of resources
• Explicitly introduce learning objectives to activate students’ prior knowledge as it relates to the objectives, and conclude the lesson by revisiting the learning objective and having students apply it in context.
• Present content through a variety of instructional strategies to reach all learners.
• Provide many and varied opportunities for students to achieve mastery while working to promote achievement by all students without exception.
• Develop standards-aligned, measurable, ambitious big goals that will increase student opportunities for achievement; assess and track performance against these goals.
• Measure student achievement of, and progress toward, the learning objectives and big goals with formative and summative assessment tools.
• Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and listening.
• Use data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice.
• Create a focused environment of fairness and respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals.
• Formulates higher-level thinking questions to foster and guide analytical thinking and independent learning.

• Communicate and enforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance in order to create a strong culture of achievement and respect.
• Establish, model, practice, and reinforce age-appropriate rules and logical consequences; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans, as needed.
• Implement classroom procedures, systems, and routines that provide structure for students and maximize instructional time.
• Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
• Initiate and maintain timely communication with all parents/guardians concerning student progress and to provide a clear picture of the curriculum and high expectations.
• Work collaboratively with parents/guardians, families, and other members of the community to involve them in activities and to support the success of the student.
• Collaborate with colleagues (school-wide meetings, professional development days, etc.) to continuously improve personal practice, instruction, assessment, and student achievement, as well as the overall goals and mission of the school and the network.
• Access meaningful learning experiences (current theory, research, and developments in relevant academic disciplines, professional development opportunities, and ideas from colleagues and supervisors) and exercises judgment in accepting findings as valid for application in classroom practice and teacher improvement.
• Reflect critically upon teaching experience; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to grade level, school, and network goals; access meaningful learning experiences; and listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to suggestions and criticisms.
• Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally, timely and thoroughly.


Determined by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles pay scale – Determined by degree level,
credential and years of service Medical, dental, disability, pharmacy, 403b, pension benefits all available

Contact Information:
 Email submissions of resume, cover letter, teaching philosophy and references are preferred. Long distance candidates are encouraged to apply. Please have access to Skype.

Please send resume, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement and references to:

George M. Favell
St. Paul High School
9635 Greenleaf Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-698- 6246 ext. 712​

Information/Application Contact:

St. Paul High School

Attn:  George Favell
9635 Greenleaf Ave.

Santa Fe Springs CA 90670
FAX: 562-696-8396
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