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ELA TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL

Employer
Longmeadow Public Schools
Location
Longmeadow, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 26, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Reading / Language Arts Teacher
Grade Level
Middle School
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Job Description
REPORTS TO:Principal

JOB MISSION:To lead, encourage, and assist students to develop their individual potential for intellectual and emotional growth, resulting in their learning and achievement of high standards of knowledge and skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

1.PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

1.1Continuously improve professional knowledge and practice through appropriate professional development activities; share information and knowledge with other teachers; apply the best research in the design and development of school curriculum.
1.2Maintain and incorporate the best research in instructional materials and techniques.

2.PLANNING FOR INSTRUCTION

2.1Set short-term and year-long goals for curricular units based on sound principles and practices of learning.
2.2Develop and maintain lesson plans based on short-term and year-long goals and share when appropriate.
2.3 Infuse Social Emotional Learning tenets into daily practices and lesson plans
2.4 Engage in best teaching practices associated with the Massachusetts Systems for Student Success (SfSS)

3.USE OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

3.1Integrate current technologies as tools to enhance instructional strategies and increase student learning.

4.EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTION

4.1Promote a high level of active learning through setting high standards and clear goals and modifying instruction to help all students achieve those standards.
4.2Maintain systems of assessment and measurements which reflect progress in achieving instructional objectives.

5.LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

5.1Establish an atmosphere that encourages sensitivity and respect among students and with the teacher, and practices and routines which create an appropriate learning environment.
5.2Design instructional experiences in which students achieve high standards and optimize their performance by taking responsibility for their own learning

6.EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

6.1Maintain open and effective communication with students, parents, staff and administration using expected professional standards.
6.2Participate actively in team/department/staff meetings.

7.CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

7.1Be available for student and/or parent conferences.
7.2Be available for curriculum related extracurricular activities.

8.CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCHOOL AND/OR TEACHING PROFESSION

8.1Work collaboratively to identify areas for school improvement, develop possible strategies, and assess results.

9.ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH SCHOOL REGULATIONS

9.1Observe and implement the rules and regulations established for the school system.

EVALUATION:Consistent with current Agreement Between the Longmeadow School Committee and the Longmeadow Education Association.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:NONE

The following information is provided pursuant to ADA requirements.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Physical demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires.

Strength: Light-lifting, 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Key:Occasionally (O)Up to 1/3 of the time
Frequently (F)From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
Constantly (C)2/3 of the time or more
Standing:(F)
Sitting:(O)
Walking:(F)
Lifting:(O)
Reaching(F) - Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
Handling(F) - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)
Fingering (F) - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily
Talking (F)Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
Hearing (C)Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air
Near Acuity(C)Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less
Far Acuity (C)Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more
Color Vision (F)Ability to identify and distinguish colors
Field of Vision(C) Observing an area that can be seen up and down or right and left when eyes are fixed on a given point.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environmental conditions are a means of describing the physical surroundings of a worker in a specific job. This position is performed in a school setting where the environmental conditions should have no effect on how the job is performed.

Noise: Level 3 - Moderate level of intensity.

2.1

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:Salary and work year in accordance with current Longmeadow Educators Association (Unit A) and Longmeadow School Committee Agreement

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Glenbrook Middle School!

Our Mission Statement: The mission of Glenbrook Middle School is to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment that encourages children to grow academically, socially, and morally and become responsible, contributing, and respectful young adults. To learn more about the Longmeadow Public Schools please copy and paste the following into your webbrowser: https://sites.google.com/longmeadow.k12.ma.us/equitythrougheducation/ https://www.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Longmeadow Public Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or pregnancy/pregnancy related conditions.

Job Requirements
Seeking a licensed middle school ELA educator to provide tiered instruction in general education classroom, co-teaching, and small group instruction. This ELA position will be focused on the teaching of writing. the position has been created to deepen writing practices and pedagogy at the school. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Possess Massachusetts state certification for middle school ELA 2. Knowledge of Massachusetts/Common Core Curriculum Frameworks in ELA. 3. Educational preparation relevant to the area of instruction. 4. Prior relevant successful teaching experience preferred. Middle School experience preferred. 5. Masters Degree preferred. 6. Such other qualifications or alternatives as the Principal and Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


  • Application Instructions
    In addition to providing the complete SchoolSpring application (your 3 letters of recommendation must be current, less than one year old), Please list specifics on each of your Teaching Experiences. Please list all of the following: Town & State; Subject & Grade; Dates (from-to); # of years taught; kind of experience (student teaching, regular contract or substitute); reason for leaving. Also in the resume section please list any extra-curricular activities in which you participated. Please include any hobbies or special interests. If selected for interview, at time of interview, you will be required to submit the following original paperwork: -Massachusetts State Certification -Official College Transcripts -Signed original letters of reference If selected for interview, during the interview process, selected candidates will be asked to complete a writing sample.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1.
    If you have a MA certification, have you participated in a mentoring program?
    Yes/No

    2.
    MA Certification Field:
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3.
    MA Certification Level:
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    4.
    MA Certification #:
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    5.
    In what other states other than MA are you certified to teach?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Bridget Dullea
    110 Cambridge Circle
    Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106
    Phone: 413-565-4250
    Email: bdullea@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

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