SY18-19 Chestnut TAG Parent Engagement Support Staff

Springfield, MA, US
Per Hour
Sep 14, 2018
Job Category
Support Staff
SY18-19 Chestnut TAG Parent Engagement Support Staff

Grade Level: 6-8

Start Date: Immediate Opening

Chestnut TAG Middle School

Are you looking to be part of a school community where teachers learn and are energized by their work? Are you looking for a Principal who is hugely invested in the development and fulfillment of her teachers? Do you want to be part of a school with a growth mindset about its students' unlimited potential? Chestnut Middle School, Talented & Gifted is a unique school, unlike any school in the region. Our school is a blended community of high achieving regular education students working side by side with their gifted Special Education peers; all who thrive within a supportive culture of academic excellence.

At T.A.G. we ask a lot of our students and staff, and yet we believe that school should be a fun place where students and staff look forward to coming to school every day. As educators we believe that relationships with our students are the foundation on which all social and academic success is built. Additionally, we strengthen our practice through five hours of professional learning per week, built within our 7:20-3:20 school day. Collaboration and peer-to-peer learning are central to our growth as educators.

As a small school (less than 300 students) we are able to meet the individual needs of every student. Without a doubt, we know our students well and we are invested in their individual and collective success. Our students outperform most of their peers statewide and yet their unique personalities, hard work and perseverance are what make them truly Talented and Gifted. If you are up for the challenge, join our team!

To learn more about our school and view a video with student and staff voice, visit us at

About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership

In 2015, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Springfield Public Schools partnered to form the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP). SEZP is committed to ensuring that the middle and high schools in "The Zone" are engaging environments where teachers receive the supports they need to grow professionally, and students have the opportunity to acquire the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.

Each SEZP school has the autonomy to craft and implement its own, unique vision for success and receives support from an ecosystem of national-caliber partners. Furthermore, Teacher Leadership Teams at each school ensure that teacher voice is heard and that there is strong communication between school administration and staff.

About the Position

Supporting teacher communication with parents (interpreting, drafting templates for letters, dialers, emails, etc.)

Provisioning for parent events (reminder calls, materials creation, making copies, laminating, setting up and taking down displays, ordering, picking up and displaying food, etc.)

Home visits (after receiving training for Home Visit Project): conduct targeted home visits in support of family communication and engagement

Occasionally support office and clerical needs

Support guidance initiatives (prepping grading support documents, distribution of report cards to students,

Support classroom teachers as needed


Associates degree

At least 1-2 years of relevant experience


High expectations for self and others, and a willingness to hold self and others accountable to these expectations

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills

Commitment to professional growth

Belief and alignment with SEZP's core beliefs and philosophy, including the belief that each and every child can excel academically


SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Staff in SEZP qualify for benefits (personal/sick days, health insurance, etc.) offered to other employees in the Springfield Public Schools.

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact with any questions.

Primary Location: Chestnut TAG MS
Salary Range: Per Hour
Shift Type: FT - Full Year

Job Contact Information:

Name: Colleen O'Connor
Title: Principal

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