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Teacher's Role and Responsibilities

Be Part of a New Age in Education. Teach at WAVA!

The Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is seeking highly qualified and motivated teachers to work in an innovative environment.

WAVA teachers are part of a national pioneering effort in public education. Our teachers should therefore share the school's entrepreneurial spirit and passion to provide students with a world class educational program that blends virtual with face-to-face instruction.

Teaching in a virtual school requires a strong educational background and a firm commitment to our innovative model.

As part of their regular teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to fulfill duties in the following areas:

Instruction and Student Achievement

  • Learn the K¹² curriculum for assigned grade levels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Washington state standards and testing requirements
  • Research and create lessons that complement/supplement the K¹² curriculum
  • Track and assess student academic progress and attendance in the K¹² Online School
  • Individualize instruction to help each student achieve K¹² curricular objectives
  • Support parents with student curricular and instructional issues
  • Provide students and parents with regular feedback regarding student performance and progress
  • Generate informal and formal reports regarding student performance and progress
  • Support students with special needs, including participation on IEP teams as needed
  • Prepare students for standardized tests and proctor site-based exams

Virtual Instructional Environment

  • Create and manage home office
  • Establish relationships with assigned families
  • Support parents with school set-up and logistics questions
  • Organize orientation, training, social, and educational activities for students and families

Professional Responsibilities

  • Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events
  • Travel to and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Support the school administration with student recruitment activities
  • Support school administrators with information sessions
  • Support the national network of teachers in K¹² virtual academies

Requirements

  • Meets state's NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher requirements
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of teaching experience
  • Appropriate state certification
  • An ability to support and guide adults as well as students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, and the Internet
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to travel throughout the state

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience in a virtual school or school of choice environment
  • Special education training and experience (as enrollment dictates)
  • An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with background and experience, and complete benefits package. The Washington Virtual Academies will only consider top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record.

If you are interested in applying for a position with WAVA, follow the instructions for submitting an application.