Anticipated Spanish I Teacher

Ankeny CSD

Expired Full-time
Job Category
Job Type : Full-time

The Ankeny Community School District (CSD) enjoys a reputation as one of the premier school districts in Iowa and the midwest, with students, staff and parents unified in their efforts to excel in academics, athletics, the arts and activities. Located in the heart of Iowa, Ankeny is just 6 miles from the capital city of Des Moines The District serves over 12,500 PK-12 students. Ankeny CSD is the 7thlargest school district in the state of Iowa, growing an average of 300 students per school year. The district offers a competitive salary and benefit packages.

JDE: 4.08

General Education Classroom Teacher

Purpose Statement

The position of General Education Classroom Teacher was established for the purpose ofproviding support for developing students' success in academics, interpersonal skills, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines: collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.

Job Title: General Education Classroom Teacher

Salary:See Teacher Salary Schedule

Benefit Summary:D

Reports To: Building Principal

Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

Required Qualifications:

  • Iowa State Teacher License
  • Bachelors degree in position related area
  • Previous teaching experience, preferred


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with all stakeholders ( e.g. students, parents, colleagues, administration, etc.) for the purpose of establishing leadership and positive relationships while focusing on high expectations and continuous improvement for student learning.
  • Designs instruction (e.g. lesson plans, individualized instruction; diverse learning styles/needs, etc.) for the purpose for ensuring all students are engaged and participating in individual and classroom learning objectives.
  • Develops and guides learning in partnership with students (e.g. classroom mission and learning goals; strategies and processes; student recognition and celebration; etc.) for the purposes of ensuring continuous improvement for student learning in alignment with state and district standards.
  • Evaluates individual student and class performance (e.g. analyzes assessment data and other comparative data) for the purposes of gauging and subsequently adjusting instruction to improve individual and class performance.
  • Implements current best practice instruction and resources (e.g. focus on student needs/goals, classroom priorities, etc) for the purpose of improving and enhancing student learning in alignment with state and district standards.
  • Maintains documentation and required data.
  • Manages classroom structure and procedures (e.g. behavioral expectations, positive classroom culture, etc) for the purpose of establishing a positive, safe, and orderly optimal learning environment to support students in achieving classroom and individual goals.
  • Models positive behaviors (e.g. Iowa Teaching Standards, Code of Professional and Ethical Standards, etc) for the purpose of promoting appropriate social and interpersonal behavior in alignment with district goals.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development opportunities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to perform essential functions.

Other Functions

  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Directs associates, student teachers, and/or volunteers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • SKILLSare required to perform multiple tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: interact effectively with students, teachers/staff, the community and parents; adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications, preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using district approved crisis intervention techniques.
  • KNOWLEDGEis required of the material for which the position is responsible. Incumbent must also have strong content knowledge in literacy. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the specialty area, and a variety of teaching strategies and disciplinary techniques are required. Specific knowledge based competencies are required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position such as: knowledge of appropriate codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies. Knowledge is required to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, facilitate group discussions, and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • ABILITYis required to teach children in a pleasant, creative, and constructive manner. Must obtain the ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather collate, and/or classify data. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability is required to analyze data utilizing defined but different processes, and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies that are required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and the ability to work flexible hours.


Responsibilities include working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform position functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organizations services.

Working Environment

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

The usual and customary methods of performing the position functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, reaching, driving, standing and walking. Working conditions may include extreme temperatures and humidity. Hazards may include exposure to communicable diseases. This position requires one to maintain emotional control under stress.

Terms of Employment

Work year established by the Superintendent; Salary according to schedule adopted annually.


Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance


Job performance will be evaluated annually, as per district policies and procedures

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Approved by: Justin MohrDate: February 17th, 2023

Ankeny Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the District to provide equal employment opportunities and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age or marital status in its employment and personnel practices. The job categories where the representative groups are underrepresented.

Job Location
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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