Employment Opportunities

Individuals wanting to become a PCMI/WillSub employee and work in a client district(s) school must meet Federal, State, and PCMI/WillSub Requirements.

In addition to these requirements, the applicant should have some basic experience related to all duties connected to managing a classroom of students or possess the skill set required for this position to ensure learning objectives are achieved.

STEP ONE -- Once you complete and submit your online application, PCMI/WillSub will review the application, required background check, and verification process to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and PCMI/WillSub requirements.  Substitute Teaching Applicants: during the application process you will be required to submit a copy of your valid teaching certificate OR a copy of your "Official Transcripts" reflecting a minimum of 90 earned credit hours on one transcript, obtained from an accredited four year university with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

STEP TWO -- Once all of the requirements identified in Step One of the process have been met, an email notice will be sent instructing you to log into your Applitrack account to complete the appropriate new hire, tax, and payroll documents.

**Please note: Submitting a completed application does not guarantee or ensure an offer of employment with PCMI/WillSub, or any of its client districts or affiliates**

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The Forest Area Community School District is seeking: Full Time and Substitute Bus Drivers.  A CDL license with school bus endorsement is required.

Please send resume and credentials to:


Joshua Rothwell, Superintendent
Forest Area Community Schools
7741 Shippy Road
Fife Lake, MI 49633

or email your resume and credentials to: employment@forestarea.org

Title:          Full Time Bus Driver/Para Pro
Location:          Forest Area Middle/High School
Reports to:         Building Principal
Date:          Posted 6/24/2021; open until filled


Description:  Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a highly motivated individual to drive an am/pm bus route and work as a para pro at our middle/high school campus.  

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Drive an am and pm bus route.
  • Lead small intervention groups with middle school students.
  • Supervise lunch and recess.
  • Assist teachers with classroom management and organization

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Associate’s Degree OR 60 semester hours of college OR Paraprofessional Assessment 
  • CDL Required 
  • Experience highly preferred
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Student-focused approach


Compensation:
 According to the negotiated contract with the AFSCME Michigan Council #25. This position offers competitive compensation and an insurance package. 


To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and current resume to: 

Mr. Joshua T. Rothwell
Superintendent 
Forest Area Community Schools 
7741 Shippy Rd SW
Fife Lake, MI 49633

You may email your credentials to:
jrothwell@forestarea.org 

 Qualifications:

  1. Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate.
  2. Must have K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement (BR)
  3. 5 years’ experience highly preferred.

Reports to:
Superintendent

Responsibilities:

  1. Support the instructional development of all teachers. 
  2. Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches. 
  3. Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with District initiatives and recognized best instructional practices. 
  4. Create an articulated schedule with building administration.
  5. Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
  6. Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
  7. Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  8. Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
  9. Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
  10. Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
  11. Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  12. Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
  13. Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the coaching responsibility.

 

Terms of Employment:
.66 full time

Please send letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to:
 

Joshua T. Rothwell, Superintendent
Forest Area Community Schools

7741 Shippy Road

Fife Lake, MI 49633

jrothwell@forestarea.org

Title:                    Paraprofessional
Location:             Forest Area Middle/High School (grades 4-12)
Reports to:          Building Principal
Date:                   Posted 3/26/2021; open until filled

Description:  Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a paraprofessional to work at the 
Middle/High School campus (grades 4-12).  Forest Area Community Schools is a small district in 
northern Michigan which serves around 520 students, PreK-12, in the communities of Fife Lake and 
South Boardman.

Duties and responsibilities:
●    Leading small group reading and math interventions
●    Supervising lunch and recess
●    Supervising online learners
●    Assisting classroom teachers with instructional support
●    Assisting in the academic and social-emotional development of our students

Qualifications:
●    Strong desire to build and maintain positive relationships with students of all ages
●    Ability to collaborate with staff members in the supervision and instruction of students
●    A high level of professionalism and organizational skills
●    Commitment to lifelong learning
●    Associate’s degree or successful completion of equivalent Workkeys test

Paraprofessionals work closely with the certified staff and principal, and are compensated according 
to the FAES contract.  This position is for approximately 5.5 hours per day, not including school 
breaks. Hours may vary, but would be between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and current resume to:

Ms. Kelly Holeman
Principal
Forest Area Middle/High School 7661 Shippy Rd. SW
Fife Lake, MI 49633

You may email your credentials to:
kholeman@forestarea.org


If you have any questions, please call the Forest Area Middle/High School office at (231) 369-2884.
 

Full Time Middle/High School Social Worker
2021 – 2022 School Year 

Qualifications:
• State of Michigan certification or temporary approval as a school social worker (MSW with school social work credential required) 
• Ability to organize and manage the workload in assigned schools and meet legal mandates and timelines 
• Ability to communicate and work at a high level of quality and proficiency with students, staff, and parents, verbally and in writing 
• Ability to provide consultation, coaching, and modeling at the building and classroom levels using current best practice in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports model 
• Ability to train content, support practices and provide sustained coaching for a School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports System within local school buildings and individual classrooms 
• Ability to model and teach students and staff behavioral interventions that address the needs of students at varied Tiers of Support, and can be implemented successfully within the school/classroom environment 
• Ability to utilize PBIS tools and systems for student and program data collection and to facilitate the review, measurement of program effectiveness, and fidelity of those systems

The district is looking for a candidate who skillfully demonstrates:
•    The ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents
•    The ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner
•    The ability to motivate others and influence their behaviors. 
•    The ability to create and execute clear, logical plans and/or initiatives. 

Compensation:
 According to the negotiated contract with the Forest Area Education Association

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, credentials, and 3 letters of recommendation to Joshua Rothwell, Superintendent, Forest Area Community Schools, 7741 Shippy Rd, Fife Lake, MI 49633 or jrothwell@forestarea.org.

Varsity Volleyball Coach 

Qualifications:
Positively lead our entire volleyball program and coaching staff in all aspects
Have the ability to teach the technical aspects of basketball as well as build the capacity of being a student and an athlete. 
Organize and facilitate practices and games while maximizing and maintaining health & safety
Have the ability to plan and execute skills and training programs specific for the level of athlete
Effectively communicate with parents, participants and fellow coaches 
Have appropriate ethical behavior and instill those behaviors in our athletes
Have the ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents
Have the ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner
Experience working with high school student-athletes and experience coaching volleyball is preferred. 

Compensation:
 According to the negotiated contract with the Forest Area Education Association

To Apply:
Send letter of interest and resume to Ron Stremlow, Athletic Director, Forest Area Community Schools, 7741 Shippy Rd, Fife Lake, MI 49633 or rstremlow@forestarea.org  

Title:          Elementary Teacher, 2021-2022
Location:          Fife Lake Elementary School  (grades K-3)
Reports to:         Building Principal
Date:          Posted 6/9/2021; open until filled

Description:  Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a classroom teacher for Fife Lake Elementary School.  Forest Area Community Schools is a small district in northern Michigan which serves around 520 students, PreK-12, in the communities of Fife Lake and South Boardman. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement activities to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the students
  • Develop weekly lesson plans utilizing district provided curriculum
  • Help maintain assist in the establishment of good school-community relations
  • Regularly inform parents of program expectations, activities, and their child’s progress
  • Be an active team member within a grade level PLC to assist in making data-driven decisions
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures
  • Assist administration in the implementation of school and board policies

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree with valid Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate
  • Knowledge of requirements of state and federal mandates which directly affect student programming
  • Experience highly preferred
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Student-focused approach


To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and current resume to: 

Mrs. Amberle Eaker
Principal
Fife Lake Elementary School
108 Pierce St.
Fife Lake, MI 49633

You may email your credentials to:
aeaker@forestarea.org 

If you have any questions, please call the Fife Lake Elementary office at (231) 879-3362.
 

Special Education 

Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a highly qualified, full-time teacher to teach special education at the MS/HS campus.  Applicants should be highly qualified to teach special education in a setting which includes grades 4-12.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in co-teaching and multiple grade levels.


Qualifications:

  • Valid Michigan teaching certificate 
  • Prior school experience preferred
  • Have ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents
  • Have ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner
  • High quality communication skills

    
Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the education and training of students with physical, emotional, mental, and learning disabilities.
  • Set learning goals for each student, assess their progress, and record their evaluations.
  • Design and deliver lessons geared towards the individual needs and capabilities of the students under their supervision.
  • Maintain regular, two-way communication with parents/guardians
  • Collaborate with itinerant staff, general education teachers, support staff, administration, and other employees to meet the needs of all students
  • Perform other tasks as directed by building Principal or Superintendent

Compensation:
 According to the negotiated contract with the Forest Area Education Association

Deadline for Application: 
Open until filled

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, credentials, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Kelly Holeman
Middle/High School Principal
Forest Area Community Schools
7741 Shippy Rd, Fife Lake, MI 49633 

An electronic packet may be emailed to:   kholeman@forestarea.org 

Foreign Language Instructor

Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a part-time teacher to teach a foreign language to high school students. Applicants should be highly qualified in the state of Michigan to teach foreign language.  Spanish is preferred, but other languages will be considered.  The ability and desire to teach other content areas or grade levels could expand this position to full-time.


Qualifications:

  • Valid Michigan teaching certificate 
  • Prior school experience preferred
  • Have ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents
  • Have ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner
  • High quality communication skills
  • Experience in trauma-informed education and/or restorative practices

    
Responsibilities:

  • Teach  engaging, standards-based lessons in a classroom setting to students of various ability levels
  • Maintain professional communication with all stakeholders, including students, parents, itinerant staff, administrators, and staff members
  • Maintain accurate and timely records, including lesson planning, grading, and other professional communication
  • Participate in district-provided professional development

Compensation:
 According to the negotiated contract with the Forest Area Education Association

Deadline for Application: 
Open until filled

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, certificate, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Kelly Holeman
Middle/High School Principal
Forest Area Community Schools
 7741 Shippy Rd, Fife Lake, MI 49633

An electronic packet of these materials may be emailed to:  kholeman@forestarea.org 
 

Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a highly qualified secondary Social Studies teacher.

Position Type: High School Social Studies teacher.  Preference will be given to candidates who hold multiple certifications. Candidates must be willing to teach secondary electives.

Reports to:  Building Principal

Certifications/Qualifications:  Highly qualified to teach all Social Studies subjects in grades 6-12. 

Forest Area Community Schools serves 536 students in Preschool through 12th grade.  We have two school campuses, one serving Preschool-3rd grade, and another serving grades 4-12.  It is a mostly rural district in beautiful northwest lower Michigan.  

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach students in grades 6-12; this position is for the HS, but may include MS assignments
  • Research, prepare, and deliver district-approved curriculum which is aligned with state of Michigan standards
  • Participate in district professional development (PD), as scheduled in the school calendar
  •  Maintain consistent communication with all school personnel:  fellow teachers, administration, TBAISD professional staff, paraprofessionals, etc.
  • Communicate consistently with parents and guardians, including participation in parent teacher conferences
  • Ability to develop and nurture caring relationships with secondary students
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
  • Knowledge of special education and 504 accommodations
  • Timely record keeping and documentation of accommodations
  • Professional collaboration and communication with all stakeholders 

Method of Application:  Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and copy of MI valid teaching certificate electronically to:  kholeman@forestarea.org
Application packages can also be mailed or dropped off to:

    Ms. Kelly Holeman
    Principal, Forest Area Middle/High School
    7741 Shippy Road S.W.
    Fife Lake, MI 49633

Closing Date of Application:  July 30, 2021 or until filled
 

Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a long term substitute school counselor to cover maternity leave for the full time school counselor.  This position would be for the first semester of the 21-22 school year, with the approximate dates of September 7-January 21. 

Position Type: Middle/High School School Counselor (grades 4-12)

Reports to:  Building Principal

Certifications/Qualifications:  Highly qualified to manage counseling responsibilities for a building which houses a variety of grade levels (4-12).   

Forest Area Community Schools serves approximately 525 students in Preschool through 12th grade.  We have two school campuses, one serving Preschool-3rd grade, and another serving grades 4-12.  It is a mostly rural district in beautiful northwest lower Michigan.  

Counseling Responsibilities:

  • Ability to establish and nurture relationships with students of various ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to protect confidentiality and report information to the appropriate agencies as needed
  • Participate in district professional development (PD), as scheduled in the school calendar
  • Teach social skills to individuals, small groups, and also in a classroom setting
  •  Maintain consistent communication with all school personnel:  fellow teachers, administration, TBAISD professional staff, paraprofessionals, etc.
  • Communicate consistently with parents and guardians, including participation in parent teacher conferences
  • Knowledge of special education and 504 accommodations
  • Professional collaboration and communication with all stakeholders 

Method of Application:  Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and any other supporting credentials  electronically to:  kholeman@forestarea.org
Application packages can also be mailed or dropped off to:

    Ms. Kelly Holeman
    Principal, Forest Area Middle/High School
    7741 Shippy Road S.W.
    Fife Lake, MI 49633

Closing Date of Application:  July 16, 2021 (or until filled)
 

Forest Area Community Schools is seeking a highly qualified high school ELA teacher or professional with related experience for a temporary position to cover during a teacher absence (approximate dates:  October 18-December 21)

Position Type:  HS English teacher:  Assignment would be:  English 10, English 12, Creative Writing, College Composition

Reports to:  Building Principal

Certifications/Qualifications:  Preference will be given to highly qualified English teachers; other candidates with related experience are invited to apply.

Teaching Responsibilities:
●    Teach English classes to students in grades 9-12
●    Under the direction of the teacher, teach lessons aligned with the prescribed curriculum and content standards
●    Participate in district professional development (PD), as scheduled in the school calendar
●     Maintain consistent communication with all school personnel:  fellow teachers, administration, TBAISD professional staff, paraprofessionals, etc.
●    Communicate consistently with parents and guardians
●    Ability to develop and nurture caring relationships with high school students
●    Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
●    Knowledge of special education and 504 accommodations
●    Timely record keeping and documentation of accommodations
●    Professional collaboration and communication with all stakeholders 

Compensation:  Long term sub pay, with incremental increases

Method of Application:  Submit letter of application, resume, and any other corresponding documentation (certifications, letters of recommendation, etc.) electronically to:  kholeman@forestarea.org
Application packages can also be mailed or dropped off to:

    Ms. Kelly Holeman
    Principal, Forest Area Middle/High School
    7741 Shippy Road S.W.
    Fife Lake, MI 49633

Closing Date of Application:  Open until filled