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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077156
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 4, 2019

Job Description

Background on Southbridge Public Schools:

Southbridge Public Schools (SPS) serves approximately 2,200 students in five schools and employs nearly 330 educators and staff. 


More information about the district’s turnaround efforts can be found here.


Southbridge Academy is a therapeutic high school that offers a therapeutic environment tailored to support students who require behavioral supports beyond what is offered in a traditional school setting. Operating within the Southbridge Public School System, we believe that many challenging behaviors stem from deficiencies in problem solving skills and the ability to see a clear picture of what is going on. Southbridge Academy provides opportunities for students to reflect on challenging situations and develop solutions to new and long-standing problems. Along with offering typical high school curriculum, we take a creative approach to get students on track to graduate by offering programs such as work study and credit recovery. With a focus on academic success, we work with families, collaterals and the community at large to support students who engage in challenging behaviors. We believe that working together and developing relationships with all members of a students’ team helps our students overcome challenges that are preventing them from fully accessing their education.

We are currently in search of a qualified Math teacher who is interested in working with youth with mental health and behavioral challenges in a supportive, team environment. Dual certification in Math and Special Education is a plus. Experience with trauma-informed practices and PBIS are highly preferred.


~It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela


Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for remaining up to date regarding curriculum content.
  2. Responsible for effective planning and assessment of curriculum and instruction.
  3. Responsible for mentoring students’ understanding of the curriculum effectively and adjusting instruction, materials, or assessments, when appropriate.
  4. Responsible for effective management of classroom environment.
  5. Responsible for effective instruction, which includes making learning goals clear to the students, using appropriate instructional and questioning techniques.
  6. Responsible for using innovative approaches, and instructional strategies, including the effective use of technologies, to increase student learning and confidence to learn.
  7. Responsible for the promotion of high standards and expectations for student achievement.
  8. Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning, including implementing specific strategies for students with special needs, with 504 plans andor second language learners.
  9. Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.
  10. Collaborate with SPED and ELL specialists to meet the specific needs of particular students.
  11. Prepare students for MCAS.
  12. Understanding of Middle and High School philosophy.
  13. Maintain data and documentation, as appropriate.
  14. Participate in school-wide professional development and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as a teacher
  15. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability
  16. Any other assigned duties by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: 1. Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; 2. Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Mathematics grades 5-12 3. Hold a valid Massachusetts SEI Endorsement OR Grade-level appropriate ESL License; 4. Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified; Page 1 12/18/2018 2:22 PM 5. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS--PREFERRED: 1. Experience in urban, high-poverty, and/or turnaround schools; 2. Major/minor in specific teaching content area; 3. Additional certification in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities and/or English Language Learners (ESL); 4. Demonstrated experience in English Language Development (ELD) and Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) strategies strongly preferred; 5. Bilingual language proficiency (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Math: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Southbridge 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.

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    Contact Information

    • Arielle Magnan , HR Specialist
    • 25 Cole Avenue
    • Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

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