GRADE 4 TEACHER


Blueberry Hill School
Longmeadow Public School District
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2792700 Application Deadline: May 30, 2017
Posted: May 16, 2017 Starting Date: August 28, 2017

THIS IS AN INTERNAL JOB POSTING

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.

include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

1. PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE
1.1 Continuously 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.
1.2 Maintain and incorporate the best research in instructional materials and techniques.

2. PLANNING FOR INSTRUCTION
2.1 Set short-term and year-long goals for curricular units based on sound principles and practices of learning.
2.2 Develop and maintain lesson plans based on short-term and year-long goals and share when appropriate.

3. USE OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
3.1 Integrate current technologies as tools to enhance instructional strategies and increase student learning.

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

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

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

7. CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
7.1 Be available for student and/or parent conferences.

8. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCHOOL AND/OR TEACHING PROFESSION
8.1 Work collaboratively to identify areas for school improvement, develop possible strategies, and assess results.

9. ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH SCHOOL REGULATIONS
9.1 Observe 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.

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: NONE

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Blueberry Hill School!

A Message from Principal,

Marie Pratt

Welcome to Blueberry Hill School. In the fall of 1957 the doors of Blueberry Hill were opened. This year we are celebrating fifty years of providing excellent learning opportunities, of having high expectations, and of working in partnership with parents. Our teachers and support staff are dedicated and enthusiastic. Our students are eager and motivated learners. Our parents are active and supportive. We all work together to achieve excellence.

In 2003 an addition and renovation project was completed. Because of this project and the return of the fifth grades to the elementary school, Blueberry’s enrollment increased dramatically. Our present enrollment is 494 students in grades K through 5.

At Blueberry there is a strong sense of community and an environment conducive to learning that makes Blueberry a great place to visit and an even better place to go to school.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Longmeadow Public School District 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, gender identity, 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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106, (413) 565-4210 ext. 4019.

Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Meet Massachusetts state certification requirements.
2. Knowledgeable of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
3. Educational preparation relevant to area of instruction. Ability to teach Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies
4. Prior relevant successful experience preferred.
5. Such other qualifications or alternatives as the Principal and Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

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
New Acuity (C) Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less
Fair 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.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • 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:
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    3. MA Certification Level:
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    4. MA Certification #:
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    5. In what other states other than MA are you certified to teach?
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    Contact Information
    Marie Pratt, Principal
    275 Blueberry Hill Road
    Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106
    Phone: 413-565-4280
    Fax: 413-565-4283
    Email: mpratt@longmeadow.k12.ma.us