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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2859323
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 17, 2017
  • Starting Date: December 1, 2017

Job Description

This is a long term substitute assignment lasting approximately 3 months
Department: World Language
Job Title: Italian Teacher FLSA Status:
(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit A
Reports to: High School Principal, World Language Dept. Chair
general description (1-3 lines describing role):

The Italian Teacher is responsible for delivering the curriculum at various levels through an immersion-type environment as well as for assessing student learning.The teacher is also expected to maintain open communication with parents and counselors/housemasters, contribute to the regular functioning and development of the World Language Department, attend meetings for students and teachers, attend to administrative duties, and fulfill other responsibilities/duties as a member of the broader community.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
Appropriate DESE teaching license
Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues including, but not limited to meeting the learning needs of a diverse student body, split-second decision making, creative delivery of content, navigating technology, and anti-bullying curriculum instruction.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Latin
Ability to use technology effectively
The World Language Department seeks a teacher who:

uses the target language for general instruction
can utilize the offerings of our digital language lab
has experience with people and customs from other cultures
commands strong content knowledge of grammar and vocabulary outside of textbook structures
commands knowledge of literature and other aspects of Italian culture
is flexible
can teach multiple grade and curriculum levels
is willing to share with other department members what he/she knows, is collegial with other department members
believes in helping all students to help them achieve their potential, including minority and low socio-economic students
can implement modifications and accommodations required by an IEP
has knowledge of the new Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation System
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
Plan and deliver lessons using a variety of strategies
Develop a variety of assessments to evaluate student learning
Recommend students for placement
Write a variety of student-related reports (teacher comments, college recommendations, IEP assessments)
Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents and the community
Perform Homeroom and Study Hall Duties
Attend departmental and school-wide meetings
Other duties as needed


Work Environment: 
Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night).  Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  The teacher must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Date Updated: 12/10/14
  Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Language: Italian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newton Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information 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.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 100 Walnut Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02460

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