Gallup-McKinley County Schools


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Position:        Secondary Teacher


Supervisor:    Principal


General Job Description:  The Secondary teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for students. The teacher is held accountable to the New Mexico Teacher Competencies and Domains. The teacher will also deliver State and District curriculum and provide equal educational opportunities for all students.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning and Preparation
    • Demonstrates knowledge of content
    • Design of coherent instruction
    • Setting Instructional Outcomes
    • Demonstrating knowledge of resources
    • Demonstrating knowledge of Students
    • Designing of Student Assessment
  • Creating an Environment for Learning
    • Creating an environment of respect and rapport
    • Organizing physical space within learning environment
    • Establishing a culture for learning
    • Managing classroom procedures
    • Managing student behavior
  • Teaching for Learning
    • Communicating with students in a manner that is appropriate to their culture and level of development
    • Using questioning and discussion techniques to support classroom discourse
    • Engaging students in learning
    • Assessment in instruction
    • Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness
  • Professionalism
    • Communicating with families
    • Participating in a professional community
    • Reflecting on teaching
    • Demonstrating professionalism
    • Growing and developing professionally
  • Follow board policies and administrative rules and regulations 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage time appropriately
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of grades and attendance as required by the school district
  • Report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner
  • Attend and participate in faculty, professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned
  • Leave adequate preparations for a substitute
  • Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Actively and appropriately participates and collaborates in school teams/committees
  • Support district initiatives
  • Demonstrate public relations skills
  • Use and apply appropriate conflict resolution skills
  • Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs
  • Be available to parents, students, administration and peers outside the school day
  • Attend and sponsor extracurricular activities
  • Report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Complete Safe Schools training as directed by the District.
  • Be responsible for students on field trips
  • Act as a good role model within the context of the school
  • Supervise educational assistants, practicum students, student teachers, and high school vocational lab/volunteer students
  • Follow district and school procedures
  • Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the principal 


Qualifications: A BA degree, valid New Mexico teaching license with endorsements as needed.  Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the job and access the environment for which you are hired.  The following may be required: Sitting, standing, lifting, moving about the room or school, carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, kneeling, prolonged typing, physical ability to type on a keyboard terminal, and moving light furniture.


Equipment/Technology Handled: Must know how to properly operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology. 


Work Environment: Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Interruptions of work are routine.  Flexibility and patience are required.  Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision.  After hour work may be required.


Terms of Employment: Salary and work calendar established yearly by the district.


All GMCS schools are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).


All applicants must upload copies of official transcripts or evaluations of foreign transcripts from any and all accredited colleges/universities attended by you for review in order to be considered for this position.


Three letters of reference written within the last twelve months (one must be from current supervisor. (If this is not appropriate due to one’s employment status, please contact GMCS Personnel Office 505-721-1000).



Free Rent and Utilities


All new teachers who work in the county and are choosing to live in district-owned housing will be offered free rent and utilities for the entire school year.  (All available units will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, with preference given to new hires for the 2020-2021 school year.)  The free rent will be taxed as a benefit.  Renters will not be responsible for any utility costs during occupancy. A housing unit deposit is required in the amount of $350 for a 1-bedroom, $450 for a 2-bedroom, or $550 for a 3-bedroom, which is deducted in four equal payments and is paid by all employees who are living in the district-owned housing.  Deposits are eligible to be refunded based upon the condition of the unit when a tenant moves out of the unit. All free rent is contingent on the employee being actively employed; individuals in volunteer status do not qualify.


Eligibility Requirements:  To be eligible for the signing incentives, you must be a new employee who was not employed in any certified capacity by GMCS during the 2019-2020 school year.




All Ancillary Staff (Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Diagnosticians, School Psychologists)


Special Education Teachers (excluding Gifted Teachers) (Must carry a full caseload)            


Math Teachers (Grades 6-12) (Must be teaching Math a minimum of half-time - .5 FTE)


Science Teachers (Grades 6-12) (Must be teaching Science a minimum of half-time - .5 FTE)


TESOL Endorsed Teachers1


TESOL Endorsed English Language Arts Teachers with enrolled ELL Students (Grades K-12)2,3



Failure to complete the terms of the employment contract will result in the forfeiture of the entire moving expense compensation.


The other additional compensation will be prorated for hires made after the official work calendar start date but prior to September 30, 2020. Any hires made on or after September 30, 2020 will not be eligible to receive the additional compensation listed above.  The recipient must teach in the eligible content area at least halftime to receive the compensation. 


The moving expense will be paid in the first pay cycle.  All other additional compensation is divided in equal installments payable throughout the school year in each pay cycle.


1All Teachers, other than English Language Arts Teachers, who are endorsed in TESOL shall receive the TESOL additional compensation in the amount of $2,000.

2ELL Students enrolled in English Language Arts classes, grades K-12, must be verifiable for English Language Arts Teachers to receive the TESOL compensation in the amount of $3,000.  TESOL endorsed teachers are only eligible for one TESOL addendum. 

3TESOL additional compensation in the amount of $3,000 only applies to English Language Arts Teachers meeting the criteria above even if Teachers of other subjects have ELL students enrolled in their classes.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$42,337.00 - $64,977.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/15/2019