SPS Anchor at Harbor Landing: Middle School English Teacher (Interim Contract Position)

Stamford, CT, US
Oct 16, 2019
Grade Level
Middle School
  • Position Type:
    Middle School Teaching/ English/Language Arts

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Stamford, CT

  • Date Available:
    October 2019

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    The filling of this position is based upon continued funding in the Board of Education budget.

    Note: Teachers dually certified in TESOL, Bilingual Education or ESL, with experience in Sheltered Instruction or fluency in a language other than English, will be given preference for all Stamford Public School positions.

    SPS Anchor at Harbor Landing is the collective name for all SPS alternative education programs. The mission of SPS Anchor at Harbor Landing is to meet the unique academic, social and emotional needs of all students through learning that connects student's lives to their future in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in order to empower and inspire all students for middle school, high school, and college and career readiness.

    Job Description – English Teacher

    General Statement:
    A competent English Teacher understands growth and development, demonstrates knowledge of what is to be taught and facility in the basic skills and helps students to develop positive self-concepts. The English Teacher stimulates the independence of each student as a learner, effectively assesses student needs and progress, and plans instruction to achieve selected objectives, including those appropriate for exceptional students. The English Teacher accomplishes these objectives through effective communication with students, parents and colleagues, and through the use of appropriate techniques and materials in a positive climate where time, space and equipment are effectively organized for instruction. In addition, the English Teacher meets professional responsibility for continuing growth and fosters cooperative involvement with parents and the community.

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrates facility in the skills of reading, writing and mathematics.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the subject to be taught.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the teaching-learning process.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the American public school system.
    • Plans instruction to achieve selected objectives.
    • Effectively implements instructional plans and uses appropriate instructional techniques.
    • Effectively communicates with students.
    • Helps students develop positive self-concepts.
    • Facilitates the independence of the student as learner.
    • Effectively organizes time, space, materials and equipment for instruction.
    • Effectively assesses student needs and progress.
    • Effectively meets the needs of exceptional students.
    • Establishes a positive learning environment.
    • Meets professional responsibilities.
    • Encourages and maintains the cooperative involvement and support of parents and the community.

    • A valid Connecticut teacher certificate in 015-English, 7-12 or 006-Middle Grades, 4–8 or 215-English, Middle School, 4–8
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching the subject area(s) and/or instructional levels targeted.
    • Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants.
    • Evidence of organizational ability and willingness to pursue tasks to successful completion.
    • Superior communication skills (oral and written).

    Stamford Education Association (SEA)

    Per SEA Contract

    Contract Type:
    If an external candidate is selected for this position, they will be hired on an Interim Contract.

    Application Procedures:
    Online application is required.

    Internal Applicants: Please paste a cover letter (summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position) and resume in the comments section of the Internal Application. In addition, be prepared to provide a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to the interview committee.

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