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1st Grade Teacher - Sustainability Academy

Burlington Public Schools
Burlington, VT, US
Per Master Agreement

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1st Grade Teacher

Sustainability Academy

Burlington School District (BSD) is seeking a passionate and energetic 1st Grade Teacher to join the District's dynamic administrative team at our wonderful Sustainability Academy .

Our Mission: At the Sustainability Academy we are learning together to gain the knowledge, skills and habits of responsible community members.

We make a difference by creating social, environmental, and economic justice in our community and world.

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:(include but not limited to)
    • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans, class activities, and a variety of instructional materials that facilitate active and meaningful learning. Develop lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established expectations.
    • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
    • Assess and record learning on an ongoing basis and adjust instruction based on the assessments.
    • Collaborate with colleagues and participate in EST (education study team) and Special Educators to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities.
    • Participate in scheduled in-service days and staff meetings.
    • Use discretion in discussing school affairs, recognizing the value of positive school-community relations.
    • Strive to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education, goals, and instructional objectives.
    • Comply with Board and administrative policies, regulations, and procedures and reinforce students' doing the same.
    • Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, bullying, hazing, zero-tolerance offenses, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to state law and board policies.
    • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or direct to appropriate personnel for resolution.
    • Attendance in accordance with established days/hours of work.
    • Perform other tasks and duties as appropriate and/or assigned.


Job Requirements:
    • Bachelors Degree or Arts or Science Required.
    • Licensed or eligible for Vermont Educators License.
    • Endorsement in Elementary Education (00) or eligible for Vermont Provisional License.
    • Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Attributes :
    • Training and/or experience with English Language Learners.
    • Experience in a professional/teaching learning community; experience in co-teaching/collaborating with other educators.
    • Evidence of student-centered learning approaches including personalizing instruction and supporting students meeting core proficiencies
    • Evidence of implementing inclusive practices for students with special needs.
    • Ongoing educational post graduate coursework in education or subject area, including diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • SALARY: As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Burlington Education Association. This is a salaried position paid Bi-Weekly with a lump sum payment for the summer period.
  • SCHOOL YEAR: 10 months, 187 workdays (based on start date), 7.75 per day/38.75 per week
  • BENEFITS: Benefits eligible on start date. 30 days to enroll in coverage from start day. BSD Benefits!
  • PAID TIME: Sick Time / Personal Time As per the Master Agreement .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Burlington School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

The Burlington School District will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location:
Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes School
Salary Range:
Per Master Agreement
Shift Type:
Regular Full-Time


The Burlington School District believes a diverse and culturally proficient faculty and staff are pivotal to the creation of a strong learning and working environment that supports student achievement and success. BSD administrators lead inclusive school communities with our vision: "Cultivating caring, creative, and courageous people. - Join the journey.” Located in Burlington, Vermont. The District has a vibrant, picturesque, culturally diverse community on Lake Champlain. With our excellent school system, parks, and local ski mountains within an hour’s drive, it is not surprising that Burlington routinely finds itself on the “best places in the country to raise children” lists.




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