Nazareth Area School District

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One Education Plaza
Nazareth, PA 18064


Business Description

The mission of the Nazareth Area School District, a catalyst for excellence in education, is to develop students through rigorous educational and co-curricular programs into critical, reflective thinkers with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, to integrate technology for learning, and to contribute to an ever-changing, diverse community.

The Nazareth Area School District's vision is to inspire students to become innovative, collaborative, and constructive citizens who embrace diversity, value education and honesty, develop a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility that challenges them to
be leaders in a global society.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

• Innovative and collaborative
• Values of diversity, education, and honesty
• Strong work ethic

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Director of Elementary Education and Educational Technology (K-6)

A bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in educational leadership, and a principal certification are needed. A director must have teaching experience. Leadership qualities, good communication, knowing best instructional practices in the classroom, and a love for helping and working with people are necessary skills.

Salary range: $100,000~$140,000

Blue arrow showing progression from Elementary School Principal (PreK-4) Elementary School Principal (PreK-4)

A bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in educational leadership, and a principal certification are needed. An elementary principal must have teaching experience. It is important to enjoy working with children, be a good communicator, have a knowledge of best instructional practices, and enjoy working with people.

Salary Range: $85,000~$140,000

Blue arrow showing progression from Reading Specialist/Basic Skills Coordinator (PreK-4) Reading Specialist/Basic Skills Coordinator (PreK-4)

A bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading are needed. Classroom teaching experience is also helpful. A reading specialist needs to know the best ways to teach reading and writing in the classroom and to struggling readers. It is also important to be able to work with and support colleagues.

Salary Range: $40,000~$80,000

Blue arrow showing progression from First Grade Teacher First Grade Teacher

A bachelor’s degree and a certification specific to the grade level being taught are needed to be a teacher. An elementary teacher needs to be patient, nurturing, and enjoy working with children. Understanding instructional strategies and assessment practices to engage and monitor students is also important.

Salary Range: $40,000~$80,000