Teaching position split betweeen Thoreau Elementary, Thoreau Mid and Thoreau High Schools


Position:        Secondary Teacher


Supervisor:    Principal


General Job Description: To deliver the District educational program by teaching students in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program according to State and District GATE education standards and other appropriate agencies and to provide educational opportunities for GATE students.  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:

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:


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.  Must possess or have the ability to obtain an Elementary or Secondary Teaching license with the Gifted endorsement from the New Mexico Public Education Department.



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 All Year


All new teachers who work in the county and are choosing to live in district-owned housing will be offered free rent 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 2019-2020 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 in the amount of $350, which is deducted in four equal payments of $87.50, 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.


* Rural Increment Addenda

All Thoreau High-Mid-Elem teachers receive an additional $825.00 each year



Eligibility Requirements:  To be eligible for the signing incentive, you must be a new employee who was not employed in any capacity by GMCS during the 2018-2019 school year.