Polson School District #23 (learn more)

Polson, MT (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3690042
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: October 4, 2021

Job Description





Date of Posting:       October 4, 2021


Closing Date:          Until filled (application review to begin immediately)


Position Title:          1.0 FTE Grade 5 Teacher


School Site:             Polson Middle School


Starting Date:          Immediately


Salary:                   Starting at $42,158, per Collective Bargaining Unit


Required Qualifications:

  • Active MT Teaching Certificate
    • K-8 Elementary Curriculum (00E ELE)

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful teaching experience
  • Experience with professional learning committees
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Willingness to coach or sponsor extra-curricular activities

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Application Material:

  • Completed Polson School District Certified Staff Application
  • Successful Fingerprint Background Check


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Salary, benefits and other working conditions are determined by the negotiated agreement between the Polson School District and the PEA.


NON-DISCRIMINATION DISCLOSURE:   The Polson School District Board of trustees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, or disability in employment, educational programs or activities.


If you are currently employed as a certified teacher with the District and you are interested in a transfer to this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Human Resource Department, Polson School District.


Polson School District






  • Supports the course of study for a particular content area/grade level following District and state standards and benchmarks.
  • Demonstrates mastery of the curriculum and current instructional practices.
  • Exhibits evidence of planning and preparation to facilitate effective instruction.
  • Establishes, communicates, and facilitates high standards of learning for all students.
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies to meet students’ needs.
  • Organizes time, materials and equipment for effective instruction.
  • Prepares classroom instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Assesses student learning using a variety of assessment strategies.
  • Conducts standardized assessments in accordance with District policies and state law.
  • Creates and maintains a classroom environment conducive to student learning.
  • Performs non-instructional duties as assigned, such as monitoring hallways, lunchroom, playground, bus loading and unloading supervision, etc.
  • Keeps accurate student records.
  • Consults with other professionals, according to needs of students.
  • Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law.
  • Complies with Board policies, rules, regulations, and directives.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Directs classroom aides and volunteers under their direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates punctual, regular and consistent attendance.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.


Only minimum duties are listed.  Other functions may be required as given or assigned.




  • B.S. in Elementary or Secondary Education.
  • Valid Montana Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, staff and the community.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and employee records.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.




Promethean Board, computer, projectors, calculator, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside, but some duties will be performed outside, including recess, field trips, etc. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The employee frequently will work irregular or extended work hours while performing the duties of this job. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of students.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand; twist at neck and waist; kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another). Guidance and reinforcement are infrequently available. The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity. The employee is frequently involved in social interactions that require oral and written communications.


The physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type: Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer


Contact Information

  • Carl Polson, Director of Support Services
  • 111 4th Ave East
  • Polson, Montana 598660
  • Phone: 406-883-6355 x603
  • Fax: 406-883-6345
  • Email: click here

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