Kindergarten Teacher

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Ypsilanti Community Schools
Position Details: 

Kindergarten Teacher


REPORTS TO:             Building Principal

SALARY:                    Range is $36,750 to $52,500 per YCEA Contract


SUMMARY:  A turnaround teacher has the confidence to lead and possess the following competencies:

  1. The strong desire and ability to achieve outstanding achievement results in a short period of time
  2. The strong desire and ability to build meaningful, caring relationships with students in order to exert academic press and influence.
  3. Prioritize student-learning needs over the customs, routines, and established relationships that can stand in the way of necessary change.
  4. Achieve results by taking risks, reflecting, and acting on lessons learn
  5. Commit to the relentless pursuit of increasing student learning
  6. Skillfully challenge the status quo


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



1.Valid Michigan teaching certificate

2.  Bachelor degree with required certification

3.  Individuals with relevant teaching experience will receive extra consideration.

4.  Excellent reasoning ability.

5.  Understanding of mathematical concepts.

6.  Excellent reasoning ability.



1.  Teaches district approved curriculum.

2.  Meets and instructs assigned classes in locations and at the times designated.

3.  Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.

4.  Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

5.  Guides the learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.

6.  Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.

7.  Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.

8.  Leverage the student support network to ensure students’ social, emotional, nutritional and health needs are addressed.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes to walk and sit.  Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs., such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work of students.



Ypsilanti Community Schools is a part of the MI Excel Turnaround Network and believes that a new teacher should be able to skillfully demonstrate the following skills:

1.  Collaborates creates and executes clear, logical instructional plans that produce strong results in student learning.

2.  Aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessments while responding to the individual needs of the students

3.  Implements a tiered system of instruction within the classroom to meet the needs of all students

4.  Discuss subject specific content instruction and the drive to try out new ideas to improve student learning.

5.  Coordinate instruction within and across grade levels.

6.  Seek out knowledgeable peers, coaches, or administrators for the instructional support in the never-ending quest to deliver the vision of high quality subject-specific instruction in every class period every day.

8.  Thrive in a professional environment that is one of mutual respect, teamwork and accountability



Complete all sections of the online application at: It is required that applicants upload copies of the following documents: letter of interest and resume.


The deadline to apply for this posting is Until Filled.


The contract, salary and other employment conditions will be established by the Board of Education. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment for this position will be required to commit to leadership with a traditional and/or balanced calendar. Further, applicant must agree to fully participate in all relevant training inclusive of or unique to the building assigned and the District.


This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and ability as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position. The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the duties of employees under supervision. The Ypsilanti Community Schools retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment. 

This position description is not a contract for employment. 
The Ypsilanti Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The Ypsilanti Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information or any legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

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