Barnstable United Elementary School

Barnstable Public Schools

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079233
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description


To create and sustain a flexible primary program and a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of pupils; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge; and to evaluate their educational foundations in accordance with each child's ability.

1. Possess appropriate certification and degree(s).
2. Has a knowledge of children based on both formal learning and/or practical experience.

REPORTS TO: Principal


Understands Child Growth and Development
1. Maintains responsibility for relating teaching methods and materials to the growth and development of primary age children.
2. Considers the interest level and attention span of children in all activities.
3. Recognizes symptoms of vastly superior and inferior pupil performance and seeks appropriate referrals.
4. Demonstrates the use of vocabulary appropriate to children of the primary grades.
5. Uses known physical, mental, social and emotional traits as a basis for learning.
6. Displays initiative and creativity in providing learning activities.

Planning Evaluating Student Learning
1. Plan for a long-range and short-range instruct oral program consistent with school/system curriculum.
a. Long-range units to be covered for the year, approximate time frame for general outcome (goal) for each unit.
b. Short-range objective(s) for present unit, weekly plan of objectives and activities.
2. Develops a one day lesson plan for substitute (activities/skills).
3. Diagnoses learning needs of students using appropriate instruments.
4. Utilizes appropriate teacher made tests to match objectives.
5. Uses results of unit assessments to continue or modify learning activities and teacher plans.
6. Maintains cognizance of system time allotments for subjects.
7. Insures that clear and timely objective interpretations are offered to parents and students on their progress.
8. Keeps appropriate records, administers and uses standardized tests, and prepares progress reports.

Classroom Management
1. Organizes the physical environment to provide for basic comfort, health and safety of children.
2. Establishes positive and consistent standards of behavior which reflect an understanding of primary-age children.
3. Conducts the routine and clerical chores with efficiency, accuracy and promptness.
4. Uses good planning and student motivation as management tools.
5. Solicits appropriately, the help of parent(s) resource staff and principal as aids to classroom management.
6. Uses the instructional program, when appropriate, to encourage citizenship and responsibility.
7. Manages class time efficiently.

Interpersonal Relationships
1. Demonstrates and reinforces mutual respect among students.
2. Uses positive reinforcement and encouragement with students.
3. Cooperates with fellow teachers, administrators and other staff to maintain a positive school and system climate.
4. Listens and respects the opinions of other staff.
5. Communicates effectively with staff and parents.
6. Fosters tolerance and understanding of ethnic, cultural, racial and religious differences.

Professional Responsibilities
1. Participates in curriculum development or review.
2. Improves and maintains professional competence through in-service, formal course work and readings.
3. Shares ideas, materials, and methods with colleagues.
4. Protects confidentiality of information about pupils.
5. Utilizes prescribed district and association channels for solving problems or grievances in a constructive manner.
6. Uses oral and written English correctly in the exercise of the professional assignment.
7. Accepts, considers and uses suggestions and criticisms in a responsive manner.
8. Cooperates in the development and support of school and system policies.

1. Sets a strong example of good hygiene, manners and self-control.
2. Displays a personal interest in students as individuals.
3. Maintains good humor, enthusiasm, initiative and integrity with students, staff and parents.
4. Cooperates with administrators, staff members, parents and pupils in developing and supporting school activities.

Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

EMPLOYMENT: This is a School Year position. (183 Days)

SALARY: Per BTA Contract

Barnstable Public Schools is an EOE and strongly encourages minority candidates to apply.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Welcome to Barnstable United Elementary School!

    Barnstable United Elementary School: Our Mission
    The Barnstable United Elementary School serves fourth and fifth graders in the Town of Barnstable with innovative learning and assessments. The mission of achieving excellence for all students is our goal. We have a major impact on students' academic, individual, social, and technological skills by creating a school environment which provides a high quality curriculum, demands excellence, and prepares the students for successful learning at Barnstable Intermediate School. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Barnstable 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

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    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. How would you draw from your experiences, professional courses, training or readings to create learning experiences which are culturally diverse?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. How have you incorporated technology in your training and how would you do so in your professional role?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. What experience or training have you had which would enable you to develop programs utilizing higher-order-thinking skills?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. What other related experiences, talents, or expertise do you have which enable you to contribute to the total school environment?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. Describe how you would accomodate Special Needs Students, 504 Students, and ESL Students.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Barnstable Human Resources
    • 230 South St.
    • Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

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