Teaching Positions

Sault Area Public Schools   Sault S Marie, MI   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 22, 2024

Teaching Positions

Opening for a  Middle School Mathematics Teacher Sault Area Middle School.  Position requires a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with the EX endorsement for Grade 9-12 or K-8..

Opening for Social Studies and Science Teacher Sault Area Public Schools.

Teaches skills, knowledge and attitudes utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities; establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions and field trips; evaluates each pupil’s growth in knowledge, skills, and attitudes in course being taught; maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional grown activities; identifies pupils needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping deal with pupils attitude and learning problems.  Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs; cooperates with school administration in providing displays and programs for the parents, school and community, and in sponsoring activities, communicates with parents and school personnel on pupil progress; and participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.

SALARY AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS
Benefits per the SEA Bargaining Agreement: Full health, dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance.  In addition, paid leave time and retirement.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Sault Ste. Marie Area School District has two Title I elementary schools - one for grades K-1, and one for grades 2-4. We have the region's largest Title I middle school serving grades 5-8, and the largest High School serving grades 9-12 attached to a Career Center serving students in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Our Title I Alternative High School serves approximately 100 students to provide an alternative complete high school along with credit recovery and graduation options for return to high school students. The district staff consists of 126 teachers, 200 support staff, and 12 administrators. The 2022-23 enrollment was 2,284 students, with a budget of over $22 million dollars.

Our students score above the state and national averages on standardized tests. The District meets or exceeds all State Board Guidelines on curriculum, graduation requirements, class ratios, and scholastic eligibility. Advanced Placement courses are available to students in four different disciplines, with many additional opportunities to take course work at Lake Superior State University through programs including Early/Middle College, dual enrollment, and concurrent enrollment. In addition, the district is known for its extraordinary opportunities for professional learning, individual teacher coaches, and is organized in professional learning communities by grade level or subject area. New teachers are highly supported with strong mentors and guidance from the administrative team.  Every effort is made to help new teachers qualify for tuition or loan forgiveness.

Sault Area Schools is a leader in computer-aided instruction. All classrooms are equipped with instructional technology.  All elementary students have access to computers in their classrooms and/or in computer labs. Sault Area High School and Middle School each have computer labs in addition to classroom computer units. The Career Center uses technology in many of the career and technical programs including the business services cluster, which has three individualized computer labs for student access, and drafting and design with CAD-CAM software identical to that used in industry.
Students interested in career-technical education can choose from 17 in-house programs or additional off-campus specializations available in business and industry throughout the community. In addition, several cooperative articulation agreements with Lake Superior State University and Bay Mills Community College are presently in effect.

Sault Ste. Marie is a Class B high school. Presently there are 30 teams Grades 7-12 participating in the interscholastic athletic program. Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, swimming and diving and wrestling are offered, as well as an array of other extra-curricular activities.

THE COMMUNITY
The Sault Ste. Marie Area Public School District is located at the northernmost end of I-75 on the Canadian border in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. With its proximity to Ontario and the rivers and lakes of the Upper Peninsula, the district is known as a vacation and sports person's paradise.  Encompassing 314 square miles, the District is geographically one of the largest in Michigan. Professional planners predict that the area will continue to grow as an attractive, low-tax area for retirees and vacationers.

The twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario provide the urban hub for eastern Chippewa County and Northern Ontario. While continuing to retain its rural/small town atmosphere, the area still offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational facilities. The St. Mary's River, world famous Soo Locks, Lake Superior State University, and numerous inland lakes are all located within the geographic district. In addition, Algoma College in Sault, Ontario offers reciprocal agreements to Michigan residents encouraging participation in their many different vocational programs.