Social Studies Teacher (Middle School)

Lummi Indian Business Council   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 18, 2022


JOB TITLE: Social Studies Teacher (Middle School)


OPEN: July 6, 2022 CLOSES: Until Filled
SALARY: LNS Teacher Pay Scale DOE DIVISION: Education
SHIFT: Day DEPARTMENT: Lummi Nation School
LOCATION: Lummi Nation School SUPERVISOR: Principal
DURATION: 12 Month Teacher Contract VACANCIES: 1
JOB SUMMARY: Teaching Social Studies to 7 th – 9 th consist of Essential Academic Learning
Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) that describe what students should know
and be able to do in social studies skills, civics, economics, geography, and history. Under general
supervision, the teacher will teach classes in the field of social studies / history to 7 th -9 th grade students
and creates an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student’s
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other related duties
as assigned.
1. Develop an overall plan for students while integrating a program; assuring curriculum is aligned with
Common Core state standards and state assessments.
2. Write and implement lesson plans for each instructional period and/or project.
3. Secure supplies needed to carry out the program. Monitors the use of and maintains an inventory of
those supplies.
4. Adapt the program where needed to provide for the needs of each student.
5. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior consistent with the classroom rules which will
achieve a functional learning atmosphere.
6. Communicate with parents relative to the progress of their children and keep them updated on the
current academic program.
7. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state/tribal law and administrative
regulations and procedures of the school district.
8. Plan and demonstrates balanced instructional program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions,
and student experiments; organizes laboratory/exploration activities and procedures for optimum
9. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt curriculum to the needs of students
with varying abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
10. Maintain the high level of ethical and confidentiality regarding student information as is expected of
fully certified teachers.

11. Participate in any staff meetings, all school in-service training, and all-school activities
12. Teach knowledge and skills associated with content area, including inquiry, data, research, writing
standards, report writing, presentation etc.
13. Provide instruction by which students develop social studies concepts; PNW History, Citizenship,
WA State History, Civics, World History, U.S. History, and Tribal Government.
14. Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
15. Organize storage areas and control use of curriculum, materials, equipment, and tools to prevent loss
or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
16. Evaluate each student’s performance and growth through data tracking in knowledge and aesthetic
understandings, and prepare progress reports
17. Plan and present appropriate displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the
school and the community; may sponsor exhibits from outside the school
18. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school
and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
19. Outside the school day participate in curriculum and other developmental programs
 Bachelor’s degree in Education; Master’s degree (MA) preferred
 Valid WA State teaching certification with an endorsement in Social Studies or History, Educational
Level: Grades 7-9
 Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license and meet eligibility requirements for tribal
 Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.
 Proficient Skills: Communication, instructional strategies that connect the curriculum to the learners,
student management.
 Satisfactory recommendations from training supervisors or other professionals who have observed the
candidate’s personal characteristics, scholastic achievement, and job-related performance.
 Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, parents, and
 Ability to inform, involve, and collaborate with parents and families to build strong school
partnerships in the educational process. Establish and maintain open effective communication and
good rapport with students, parents, and school personnel.
 Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintain
employment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy.
 This position requires regular contact with or Control over Indian Children and is therefore subject to
an extensive Criminal Background Check and CAMIS Check with Washington State Patrol and
Federal Bureau of investigation Fingerprint Clearance.
 Must provide verification of employment from other districts/schools.
 Must provide grade transcripts.
 Experience working within the Lummi Community with high-risk youth and families in supplying
community support services/referrals; preferred
 Must be able to adhere to strict attendance expectations of the Lummi Nation School.
 Proof of U.S. Citizenship.
 Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two (2) doses of a 2-dose series, or one (1) dose of
a 1-dose series, plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to the start date.

 All elements of this job description apply.
 12 Month Teacher Contract
 Salary depends on qualifications.
 90 Day Orientation Applies
 Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of policy on Evaluation of
Professional Personnel.