Gallup-McKinley County Schools


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The Salary will be Prorated from the start date for the 19-20 SY .



To deliver the District educational program by teaching students academic, social and motor skills according to State and District education standards and other appropriate agencies, and to provide equal educational opportunities for all students. 



To deliver the district bilingual and/or home language educational program with the goal of students becoming bilingual and bi-literate in English and a second language and meeting state academic content and standards and benchmarks in all subject areas according to state, tribal, and district education standards.


Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Receives general direction from the Principal or designee.

Essential Function Statements:  Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Read, write and speak the home language (Navajo) and the English language proficiently.
  2. Accurately demonstrate knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.
  3. Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught and/or assigned.
  4. Communicates with and obtain feedback with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding with parents and staff.
  5. Appropriately apply the principles of student growth, development, and learning to enhance optimal student engagement.
  6. Develop, administer, and analyze student assessments
  7. Promote positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment for learning
  8. Create a positive atmosphere conducive to promoting student involvement and self-concept, recognizing student diversity.
  9. Participate in the development and administration of district goals, objectives and procedures.
  10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  11. Understand and respect the cultural diversities, and traditional beliefs and practices, of students and their families.
  12. Participates in faculty and professional meetings and professional development opportunities
  13. Performs all teaching requirements as required by the district/state
  14. Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Qualification/ Knowledge Requirements

  1. Basic principles of early childhood development including human growth and development, and special education.
  2. Content area theories, approved curriculum, and the objectives of assigned area of instruction.
  3. Teaching methods and resources for each assigned area of instruction
  4. Modern, effective and innovative teaching practices and techniques.
  5. Modern office and classroom equipment, including computers.
  6. The principles of student growth, development, and learning to enhance student learning and understanding.
  7. State and District curriculum guidelines or requirements.
  8. Cultural diversities of the local area
  9. Recent development, current literature and information related to bilingual education programs.
  10. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations.
  11. Knowledge of cultural traditions and practices of the Native American communities
  12. Analyze and interpret literature and apply to classroom practices
  13. Understand, develop and implement bilingual curriculum in conjunction with local, state and national standards.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:



One year of related work experience in a school setting is desirable.



Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in education. Or, hold a current 520 Certificate from NMPED. 


Licensure and Certificates:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, the appropriate teaching license and endorsements in assigned area of instruction from the New Mexico State Department of Education or

New Mexico Native American Language and Culture PreK-12.


Full and complete job descriptions available from the Personnel Department.


All GMCS schools are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


Salary - Prorated for the 19-20 SY.


520 Certificate Only - $35,090  to $62,535.

520 Certificate with Teacher's License - $42,337  to $69,977.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$35,090.00 - $64,977.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/01/2019