Deerfield Elementary School

Westwood Public Schools

Westwood, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3000972
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 31, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Deerfield Elementary School seeks a LTS to join their collegial collaborative team and a 4th grade classroom from approximately November 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019.

The teacher plans, delivers, and implements effective instruction and assesses student learning in accordance with state curriculum frameworks and district goals. The teacher creates an educational environment in which all students are safe and achieve. The teacher collaborates with other professionals and students' families to help students succeed.


- Plan engaging lessons with clear and measurable objectives that are relevant to the appropriate curriculum and the students in the class.
- Manage class operation by enforcing high academic and behavioral expectations, implementing routines, anticipating potential problems and taking appropriate preventative measures, and treating all students with respect.
- Create a positive class environment by building a relationship with each student, encouraging students to build relationships with one another, treating all students fairly, promoting students' self-discipline and responsibility for learning, and not tolerating dangerous or destructive behaviors.
- Deliver instruction effectively by establishing high expectations for all students, presenting new material explicitly and in a developmentally appropriate manner, connecting new learning to students' prior knowledge, helping students understand the relevance of what they are learning, differentiating based on students' needs, and using a variety of pedagogic approaches.
- Assess student understanding of learning objectives with student self-assessments, frequent formative measures, and periodic summative measures.
- Collaborate with other professionals to analyze student work, draw conclusions, develop interventions and extensions, and implement new teaching strategies based on assessment data.
- Understand the Individual Education Programs and 504 Accommodation Plans of students in the class, participate in team meetings, and collaborate with specials education and support staff members.
- Communicate the students' academic, social, and behavioral progress to their parents or guardians in a respectful and responsive manner.
- Fulfill professional responsibilities by collaborating with other professionals and students' parents or guardians, using good judgment, participating in professional development, reflecting on performance and making positive changes to improve student learning, being receptive to feedback, and completing assigned duties.
- Assuming other responsibilities assigned by the building principal in accordance with collective bargaining provisions.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Welcome to Deerfield Elementary School!

    The Deerfield Elementary School in Westwood, MA is a high-achieving, inclusive learning environment for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school community is built on six core values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort. These core values create the acronym CARE; we care about our students, their families, and the community. Our core values are integrated throughout the academic and social curricula and are evident in all learning spaces.

    One of the primary foci of the Deerfield academic program is to help our students become independent life-long learners. Our students learn the information and skills outlined in the Westwood Curriculum Standards, aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. We use a variety of informal and formal assessments to identify the students’ individual learning needs; we use differentiated instruction techniques to meet those needs. We help students recognize the positive correlation between effort and achievement, and we encourage students to take responsibility for their learning. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Westwood Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin or sexual orientation and is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Job Requirements


      Massachusetts teaching certification in relevant area
      Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred


      - Knowledge of the standards set forth in the MA curriculum frameworks and the Westwood learning expectations.
      - Knowledge of the relevant content.
      - Knowledge of relevant School Committee Policies, district and building goals, needs of the students in the class, and relevant state and federal laws.
      - Ability to execute the performance standards set forth in the WPS teaching rubric.
      - Strong oral and written communication skills.
      - Strong organizational and planning skills.
      - Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
      - Ability to forge effective working relationships with students and parents.
      - Technological proficiency, both in the use of technology for communication and for instruction.
      - Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines.


      - Demonstrates caring and concern for all students.
      - Conveys a love of learning to students.
      - Makes positive contributions to the larger school community.
      - Communicates clearly.
      - Uses good judgment.


      Work takes place in classrooms and other building rooms/areas, including offices, auditorium, gym, lunchroom and hallways, within a school building setting, primarily indoors. Job takes place in a high-performing school district with high expectations.


      - Requires sufficient vision to read printed documents and to view detail on a computer screen for extended periods.
      - Requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, and reaching, as well as carrying and occasionally lifting up to 30 lbs.
      - Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation, on the telephone, and in the classroom.
      - Ability to hear sounds clearly up to twenty feet.
      - Travel among buildings may be required.

      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.
    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Joshua Baumer , Principal
    • 72 Deerfield Avenue
    • Westwood, Massachusetts 02090

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