Veritas Preparatory Charter School ( learn more )

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038006
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019

Job Description

Founding Middle School Math/Science Teacher

2019-2020 School Year



About Veritas Prep and the Holyoke Public Schools

Friends of Veritas and the Holyoke Public Schools are excited to come together to launch Veritas Prep Holyoke as a part of the district’s innovative turnaround effort. This partnership is founded on the belief that all students, regardless of race, class, or socioeconomic circumstance, are entitled to a high quality education defined by high expectations.  The mission of Veritas Prep is to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Veritas Prep provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and character education within a safe and positive learning environment. We utilize an extended school day and year and data-driven instruction to drive dramatic gains in student achievement.  The school will begin in year one with fifth graders only and will grow to serve students in grades five through eight.


Recently, HPS has embarked on an exciting high school and middle school redesign process that is aligned with the vision of a pathway for every student and desire to create more choice for students and families. For more information about the Holyoke Public Schools, please visit: To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars that their team has created in Springfield,  please visit



Veritas Prep Holyoke is seeking a high-performing math/science teacher. Math/science teachers are responsible for planning and delivering instruction for math problem-solving, math procedures, and science to an advisory group of 27 scholars. You will share this advisory group with an ELA/history teacher, working together to build a classroom culture of high expectations, consistent with our school-wide model. You will be part of a content planning team with the other  math/science teachers at your grade level.


Specific Responsibilities

Building a Culture of Achievement and Teaching

  • Implement school-wide procedures and routines consistently to build a culture of high expectations both academically and behaviorally
  • Study and internalize subject area content and curriculum and prepare for daily instruction by completing daily lesson preparation
  • Deliver rigorous, standards-based lessons and assessments using key instructional strategies taught in whole-school PD and in coaching sessions
  • Track and analyze data to drive dramatic student achievement results
  • Plan and lead data-driven tutoring sessions daily with students
  • Integrate the teaching of social emotional program and skills into both formal and informal teaching moments with students


Team Planning and Professional Growth

  • Participate actively in weekly professional development and incorporate lessons learned there into daily teaching practice
  • Participate in weekly or bi-weekly coaching meetings, incorporating feedback into daily teaching and planning practices
  • Actively work with co-advisor  to communicate proactively with families and to build a inclusive, one team spirit with families
  • Participate actively in weekly planning meetings  with fellow content teachers
  • Plan daily with co-advisor to build a positive culture of academic achievement in your classroom


Living Our Values and Our Mission

  • Model the school’s core values and standards for professional behavior
  • Cultivate positive relationships with colleagues, students, parents and families
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset for yourself and your scholars


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Possess or be eligible for a MA teaching license in middle school math and science, including SEI endorsement
  • Current authorization to work in the United States – a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment
  • Teaching experience with a proven track record of producing dramatic achievement gains is ideal
  • Unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels and strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students to be college-ready
  • Belief in a structured school environment that promotes a positive culture of achievement
  • Entrepreneurial spirit which embraces the opportunity for creativity, flexibility, and teamwork inherent in a high-performing, fast-paced organization and in a founding team!


To Apply:

Candidates wishing to apply for the position should apply online at


Veritas Prep and the Holyoke Public Schools are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

  • Position Type: Full-time
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    Veritas Preparatory Charter School 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.

    Contact Information

    • Matthew Kuzmeskas , Director of Academic Achievement
    • 370 Pine Street
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

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