Cushing Elementary School

Scituate Public Schools

Scituate, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079365
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2019

Job Description

ob Summary

To create a flexible elementary grade program and establish a class environment that fosters student learning and growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each student’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.

Responsibilities and Duties

Teaches assigned grade level/subject reflecting the Massachusetts Department of Education Frameworks; utilizing the course of study adopted by Scituate Public Schools.
2. Instructs students in citizenship and good character.
3. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction.
Adapts the curriculum and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each student using strategies such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, and cooperative learning structures.
Implements or “adheres to” IEP services goals/objectives as an integral part of the student’s team.
Incorporates technology into the teaching/learning process to provide all students with an opportunity to succeed.
Plans and paces lessons appropriately to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Provides lesson plans which allow the learning process to continue for students in the teacher’s absence.
Sets high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
Establishes and maintains a positive climate for learning through appropriate classroom management and consistent with the philosophy and best practices of the Open Circle approach.
Designs an orderly and predictable classroom in which materials and furniture are thoughtfully arranged to foster student independence and model effective organization.
Collects and interprets formative assessment data in order to differentiate instruction to meet students’ learning needs.
Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program. Responsible for promptly and professionally responding to parent requests for communication.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping to solve learning, social and health problems.
Creates a safe and effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Proactively seeks opportunities for professional growth and development.
Presents a positive role model for students that supports the mission of the school and district.
Administers standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing programs.
Participates in curriculum development programs as requested.
Keeps informed of and complies with state, city and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compiles, maintains, and files all reports, records, and other documents required in a timely fashion. Responsible for checking district email at least daily.
Attends and participates in faculty, grade level and district wide meetings and serves on staff committees as requested.
Works collaboratively with colleagues at the grade level and/or within the department or designated special area.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.


Bachelor's Degree in elementary education.
Master’s Degree in the teaching area or related field is preferred.
Massachusetts Educator’s License (Pre K-2 or Elementary 1-6 depending on assignment)
A minimum of two years' teaching experience at the elementary level is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities.
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
Those personal and professional characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Employment based on successful completion of a CORI background check.


Reports to the Building Principal.
This is a 10 month position with a teacher’s contract.
Salary to be determined.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Welcome to Cushing Elementary School!

    Cushing School Mission:

    Cushing School remains focused on the development of a joy and love of learning in a child- centered, comprehensive educational setting. Following a developmentally appropriate curriculum, we strive to build a child-centered school community with a strong home-school partnership which we deem essential to the social, emotional, and academic development of our students. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students acquire the needed skills to become independent and successful students. Educating all children in a safe and non-threatening environment is also of primary importance as we prepare our students to become life-long learners and productive members of our school community and society.

    What Do We Believe at Cushing School?
    We believe that every student is unique and capable of growth in learning. At Cushing School we believe in:

    •Education of the whole child (the physical, social, and intellectual)
    •Provision of developmentally appropriate educational experiences
    •Emphasis on active, cooperative, inquiry-based learning experiences
    •Building a foundation for life-long learning
    •Addressing the needs of all students in the least restrictive environment Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Donna Moffat , Principal
    • 1 Aberdeen Dr
    • Scituate, Massachusetts 02066
    • Phone: (781) 545-8770
    • Fax: 781-545-8776
    • Email: click here

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