Public Schools of Brookline

Brookline Public Schools

Brookline, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038642
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 4, 2019

Job Description

Job Description:


The Brookline Public Schools are seeking an experienced, energetic, and collaborative Long Term Substitute high school Science teacher to teach sciences in our special education therapeutic day program from March 28 through until the end of the school year in June. The position involves teaching a college preparatory curriculum to students with emotional disabilities. Students (9-12) in this separate public day program of Brookline High School receive instruction and credits in ELA, math, Social Studies, Science, World Language, Electives, while also being able to attend classes at the BHS main campus. This setting provides therapeutic support and interventions within a close-knit nurturing and supportive community to students with a range of moderate emotional and learning profiles. The teacher will be responsible for teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and a science elective. Teachers must have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to create an emotionally safe environment in the classroom for vulnerable students.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous college-preparatory instruction designed to foster the success of their students. Developing strong, supportive relationships with all students is critical in this environment. Teachers who thrive in this education environment tend to be entrepreneurial instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent high-quality feedback on their practice. With the support of the program administrator, the science teacher will manage administrative/regulatory aspects of the Special Education Program. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching a mix of Science classes
  • Co-teaching a Study Skills class with another teacher in the program
  • Well-developed understanding of science and special education pedagogy
  • Content knowledge of topics included on the Biology MCAS exam.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
  • Thorough knowledge of how diverse learners acquire and develop an understanding of science and their social/emotional vulnerabilities
  • Ability to reflect on personal learning through the analysis of one’s teaching practice, student learning data, and the teaching practices of others
  • Collaborate with department members to develop a therapeutic culture and community
  • Creates team experiences and activities designed to foster students’ sense of belonging.
  • Design and implement rigorous assessments that evaluate student mastery of academic standards; Regularly uses formative and summative assessments to develop, guide, and/or modify instruction to accommodate individual and student group needs.
  • Provide rigorous lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards and MA State Frameworks that promote independent thinking, creative problem solving, and intellectual curiosity for all students.
  • Understanding of safety protocols for proper storage and waste containment of biological and chemical supplies.
  • Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students; differentiate services and instruction to meet variety of student learning needs and strengths
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution
  • Monitor and track student performance and develop action plans, as needed, to support individual students on your caseload, academically and socially and emotionally
  • Provide coverage as needed during non-instructional time;
  • Communicate with staff members supporting students on your caseload, including but not limited to, related service providers, social workers, and special educators
  • Willingness to work with BHS Main campus teachers and lab specialists to provision WH with equipment, supplies and curriculum for experiments and investigations.
  • Maintain active communication with students’ parents/guardians and families in support of their learning and to communicate with families consistently and timely throughout the school year about their children’s academic and social progress .
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by school administration.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience teaching High School Sciences

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree

  • Mass. DESE certification in Biology, and/or Chemistry, and/or Physics grades 9-12
  • Experience teaching Special Education students

The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community through their teaching practice.


The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Science: Astronomy
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Earth & Space
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  • Welcome to Public Schools of Brookline!

    The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Jill Lawrence , Human Resources Manager
    • 333 Washington Street
    • Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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