Chelsea High School

Chelsea Public Schools

Chelsea, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3078525
  • Application Deadline: April 22, 2019
  • Posted : April 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description

School Description The Chelsea Opportunity Academy is a place where students who have struggled to be successful in traditional schools will flourish. Through flexible scheduling, blended learning and individualized support, students will make continual progress towards earning a high school diploma by demonstrating the skills to take on increasingly complex challenges. Student’s competing priorities outside of school will be valued, respected and leveraged as learning experiences for school credit. They will be active participants and have a voice in all aspects of school design, policy and operations. Students, staff and adult mentors will form lasting relationships as they work together to build an effective and meaningful plan in preparation for college, career and life after high school.

Design CCSS/WIDA-aligned curriculum and lesson plans; serve as a faculty advisor to students; provide support, accommodations, and attention to all students; actively participate in professional development and school-wide functions; use assessment data to refine curriculum; perform other related duties to help to assure smooth school functioning;

Serve as an advisor to a cohort of 10-15 COA students.

The Chelsea Opportunity Academy will operate on a flexible daily schedule for students. Staff are expected to be in school from 9:00AM until 3:50PM
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Math: General
  • Welcome to Chelsea High School!

    Chelsea High School's Mission

    Chelsea High School is a cooperative community in Chelsea, Massachusetts where students and educators strive for academic excellence within a safe, structured, and supportive environment. We value diversity, foster responsible behavior, and teach the academic and social skills that will empower students to realize their potential and to become lifelong learners. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Chelsea 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.

    Job Requirements

    • The ideal teacher must have experience and/or interest in project-based and blended learning as well as knowledge and experience of working with an at-risk student population including current students, dropouts, and students who could not enroll due to age and credit deficits.
      Teachers must have a strong track record of building strong and meaningful relationships with students, including English Language Learners.
      Should have experience successfully differentiating for heterogeneous classes.
      Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to create new course offerings and curriculum in your field.
      Must demonstrate open-mindedness and flexibility as well as an ability to problem solve.
      Must be able to approach students without judgment and model growth mindset in all interactions.
      Must value professional collaboration and be able to give and receive constructive feedback.
      Must value academic growth through revision
      Must have experience with implementing SEL/trauma-informed strategies in the classroom.
      Should have a commitment to actively building relationships with families and community partners.
      Must be able to attend orientation August 19 - 22, 2019
      ? Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

      Please answer/comment on the following questions/situations:
      1. Think of a student with whom it was initially difficult for you to engage. Describe the approach you took to building the relationship and the impact of that relationship on the student.
      2. A new student who has recently immigrated to this country and has not participated in formal education for two years is added to your roster in November. Describe what “high academic expectations” means to you in relation to your new student.
      3. What does the
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please Note:

    • You MUST submit a complete SchoolSpring application to be considered for employment.
    • You must list your certifications, and upload a photocopy of each certification, for this application to be considered.
    • The names and contact information of three recent references, as well as three recent letters of recommendation must be included in your SchoolSpring application.
    • Your must enter your transcript information for this application to be considered.
    • Interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on the basis of education.
    • Submission of false information will be considered for rejection of candidacy, voiding any offer of employment contract, or termination of employment.
    • Again, application will NOT be considered unless this SchoolSpring application is complete.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Are you physically able to perform the duties or job for which you are applying?
    • 2. Are you currently under contract? If yes, please list where, and date of expiration.
    • 3. With which college placement office are you registered?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign from a prior position?
    • 5. Have you ever been denied licensure or certification, or has a professional license or certification held by you ever been revoked or suspended?
    • 6. Have you ever been employed by the Chelsea Public Schools? If yes, please list date(s) and department(s).
    • 7. Are you now, or were you ever, related by blood or marriage to anyone in any capacity in the Chelsea School Department or in The City of Chelsea? If yes, please list the name(s) and of relation(s), explain relationship, and indicate the department in which this relative holds a position.
    • 8. Please hereby state that you authorize the Chelsea Public Schools to verify any of the information submitted with this application, including prior employment, educational record, and state or local certification.
    • 9. I hereby authorize any former or current employer and educational institution I have attended, or certifying body or agency, to provide information from my record in conjunction with my application for employment with The Chelsea Public Schools.
    • 10. In order to assess your qualifications and interest in teaching in the Chelsea Public Schools, we ask you to share your philosophy of teaching with us. Please limit your remarks to one sheet, and provide specific examples wherever possible.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Employment at Chelsea Public Schools
    • 500 Broadway
    • Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
    • Phone: 617-466-4477

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