Grade 1 Teacher, One Year Appointment

Cambridge, MA, US
Sep 16, 2020
Grade Level
Elementary School
The Fletcher-Maynard Community :
Fletcher Maynard is a welcoming community with a global perspective. We celebrate the diversity of our students and families through our weekly whole school community meetings, multiple cultural events, and our International Dinner of Thanks held each November. The diversity of our students' learning needs is also embraced with a tiered system of supports for both academic and social learning.

Fletcher Maynard's extended learning time provides increased opportunity for academic engagement and special enrichment programs. All of our students study Spanish and take Kodaly music classes four days per week. This performance-based music education system brings music to life through multi-cultural folk songs, dances,
singing games, art, jazz, and classical music. Each year, the community works together to raise funds so that every student can travel abroad with the school if they choose to participate. Past trips included England, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, Italy, Senegal, Puerto Rico, and India. The school was also named a Top 15 "Dream School" by based on strengths including resources, diversity, and academic performance.

The Opportunity:
The Grade 1 Teacher reports directly to the Principal of the School and is expected to work closely with content coaches and other appropriate staff. S/he will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment with high expectations for all students. The teacher will provide for the development of basic skills and support, and will work with special needs staff relative to the appropriate integration of special needs students into the regular classroom. The teacher will provide opportunities for children to work and share collaboratively and to develop a strong sense of respect for self and others. The teacher will work cooperatively with a team to develop a strong school program incorporating both state and district frameworks. The teacher will incorporate into his/her teaching repertoire the teaching and learning strategies developed through the Literacy Collaborative model of Reader's and Writer's Workshop as well as the TERC Investigations mathematics curriculum. The teacher will also be asked to serve on school-wide committees, work in collaboration with their colleagues in cluster meetings and help organize school-wide events.

Your Skill Set:
As the incoming Grade 1 Teacher, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university required.
  • Experience working in an urban educational setting, including the ability to work successfully with students, colleagues, and families from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds preferred.
  • Previous training and experience with the Literacy Collaborative model and TERC Investigations is preferred.
  • Required Certification: Massachusetts's certification in Elementary Education.
How to Join Our Team:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

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