Nissitissit Middle School

North Middlesex Regional School District

Pepperell, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972515
  • Application Deadline: August 20, 2018
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: September 14, 2018

Job Description

Working as part of a 4 person team in the STEPS program with primarily grade 7/8 students on the autism spectrum. These students attend inclusion classes but need some academic and social emotional support.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Autism
  • Welcome to Nissitissit Middle School!

    The Nissitissit Middle School, constructed on a 22 acre site in 2002, is designed to serve the middle school age population of Pepperell. Students in grades 5-8 will experience a state of the art facility which has the capacity to serve nearly 800 children. The school has a 504 seat auditorium with a full stage that is equipped for professional productions. The current enrollment is 645 students.
    The mission of Nissitissit Middle School is to recognize the unique needs of the middle school student while providing a safe and respectful learning environment that inspires the students to exhibit the core values of CLICK:
    COURAGE: the willingness to take risks
    LEADERSHIP: an attitude and responsibility for reaching goals
    INTEGRITY:honesty, sincerity, and doing what’s right
    CURIOSITY:a desire to learn about a full range of things
    KINDNESS:caring for others

    These core values are intended to carry improvement objectives into the future. The core values are integrated into many facets of Nissitissit Middle School life for students, parents, and faculty. Courage, Leadership, Integrity, Curiosity, and Kindness are values appreciated by most individuals and are universally understood. They have keen relevance in an educational environment. Together, the first letters of the core values form the acronym CLICK, a contemporary, direct, and to-the-point summary of these values. All members of the school community carry these values with them. The CLICK concept serves as a basis for a variety of school initiatives.
    The middle school is designed to support the arts and has a band rehearsal room, general music classroom, choral rehearsal room, two art rooms with kilns, and a photography darkroom. A health classroom and large gymnasium help support our commitment to developing healthy activities for our students. A modern well equipped fitness room is also part of our health/physical education program. Technology and literacy resources are notably evident in our (2) computer labs and state of the art library media center. Each classroom at Nissitissit Middle School is equipped with student computers, cable television, a 36 inch TV/monitor, dvd/vcr, and power point presentation capabilities. Smart boards are used throughout the school. Each of our (9) science labs are equipped with advanced materials which support the curriculum. Each science classroom has (6) lab stations which are equipped with water, electricity, and natural gas. Science classrooms are equipped with several computers so as to access the Internet for instructional purposes. The science lab experience for Nissitissit children is outstanding.
    The Nissitissit Middle School is pleased with its ability to offer a varied educational setting that meets the needs of all its children. A continued effort in maintaining a strong middle school model is a powerful school goal. Students are organized into instructional teams. It is a goal of the middle school to create smaller challenging learning environments for the adolescent. Teachers currently utilize common planning time and team meeting time to develop curriculum, communicate with school staff, parents, and students, and plan team activities. Teaming allows teachers and students to develop positive relationships, which will increase learning opportunities for all.
    The curriculum at Nissitissit reflects the standards written within the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. We are committed to offering a challenging and accelerated curriculum to our students. Many revisions have been made in our math, science, language arts, social studies, world language, and unified arts curriculum through the efforts of district curriculum groups. In math, we offer an accelerated curriculum which replicates math programming from Singapore. Students from Singapore have scored amongst the highest in international math testing. Our Spring 2007 MCAS scores reflect a strong growth in the overall performance of our students in math, language arts, and science.
    Nissitissit has powerful technology resources in all classrooms. Each teacher has appropriate and safe access to the Internet. Teachers are equipped with new Mac computers. The use of the Homework Zone allows parents the opportunity to use the Internet as a strong communication tool with the school. They can view homework assignments, the school calendar, their child’s schedule, and more. School newsletters are emailed to a parent distribution list. Our library and two computer labs have been equipped with outstanding resources. The media center serves as a third lab for any classroom to visit. The school has also implemented the use of smart board technology as a new teaching tool. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    North Middlesex Regional 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 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

    • must be special education certified and licensed in Massachusetts.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for this position, a completed application must consist of the following:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Up-to-date resume
    3. A letter of recommendation from each of the attached references
    4. All graduate and undergraduate transcripts
    5. Certifications (if applicable)
    6. Test Scores (if applicable)
    7. Language Skills (other than English)

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Diane Gleason , Principal
    • 33 Chace Avenue
    • Pepperell, Massachusetts 01463
    • Phone: 978-433-0114
    • Fax: 978-433-0118
    • Email: click here

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