ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM TEACHER

Wampatuck Elementary School

Scituate Public Schools

Scituate, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079395
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Job 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.

Qualifications

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.

Other

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: 2
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Welcome to Wampatuck Elementary School!

    Wampatuck School Mission Statement:

    Our mission at Wampatuck School is to work collaboratively with parents and the community to provide a high quality comprehensive student centered, learning focused elementary school experience in a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment. We strive to develop life long learners who possess knowledge, problem solving skills, and the intra and interpersonal qualities of character necessary for all individuals to reach their true potential within today's global society.

    Wampatuck Beliefs
    “In this school we believe that learning
    is a life long adventure.
    We believe in facing each day
    with minds open to knowledge
    and hearts open to love.
    We believe in the freedom to wonder,
    to ask, to explore, to imagine, and to create.
    We believe that success means
    doing our best, being our best,
    and feeling proud of our efforts.
    We believe that every one of us
    Have special talents,
    and that the talents of each of us
    helps all of us.
    We believe in ourselves,
    in each other, and in
    WAMPATUCK SCHOOL.”


    Wampatuck School Overview

    Wampatuck School is an equal opportunity employer ensuring that its programs and facilities are accessible to the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, national origin, race, or sexual orientation. During this 2010-2011 academic year, Wampatuck School is home to approximately 417 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6.

    Wampatuck School is a school where students and staff excel and parents and community care. We believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love. We believe that success means doing our best and feeling proud of our efforts. We believe that every one of us has special talents and that the talents of each of us benefit all of us. We believe in ourselves and in each other and in Wampatuck School.”

    The Wampatuck faculty is the critical instrument through which the school delivers its mission and philosophy. Wampatuck maintains a stable, highly seasoned staff who strive to teach effectively so all students can learn successfully. The school is arranged in teams by grade level, special subject and support staff that strives to promote excellence. All professionals work together to gather and analyze student data in order to develop responsive teaching strategies. Teachers share in collaboration, collegiality and reflective practice while preparing, implementing and evaluating curriculum, instruction and assessment.

    Pedagogy is delivered at all grade levels, Kindergarten through Grade 6, using a balance of teacher directed, cooperative group and independent learning experiences. Technology is used to enhance learning in all subjects. In addition to classroom computers, the school has a Curriculum Laboratory with 32 computers. All computers have internet access. Language Arts is taught using a balanced literacy approach. Mathematics provides our students with basic and advanced problem solving and reasoning skills. Science, Social Studies and Health are interactive, inquiry-based and integrated and promote opportunities for application of critical thinking skills. All subjects are taught in heterogeneous classes with flexible grouping. Curriculum is aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. We Make Curriculum Advance Students with Motivation Creativity And Soul. When we Measure Capabilities of All Students against Measured Charts of Accountability and Standards. We also strive to engage in Meaningful Conversations that Accelerate Success.

    In addition, weekly classes in Art, Music, and Physical Education are taught by specialists. Diagnostic and prescriptive teaching is available for students in need of specialized instruction or support services. Special Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Reading, Math, Occupational and Physical Therapy are provided using both in-class and pull-out delivery models of services, and support coupled with teaching and consultation.

    Character Education is an integral part of the endeavors of the school. We use the Open Circle Social Competency Program augmented by a highly developed Conflict Resolution Program administered by the Guidance Counselor. Students are provided multiple opportunities to become contributors to their classrooms, their school, the community at large, and national and global endeavors.

    Wampatuck School enjoys exceptionally strong home-school partnerships. Parents recognize that they play an important role in strengthening community and enhancing daily school life and student achievement through volunteering, organizing cultural enrichment and social events and helping the school through additional fund raising endeavors. Additionally, Wampatuck School has an informed and invested School Council that meets regularly. All meetings are open to the public.

    Wampatuck School is a welcoming, joyful academic environment where students, staff and parents come together to grow. The needs of children collectively and individually are our top priority. We strive to make each child greater with each passing day. 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

    • Linda Whitney , Principal- Wampatuck School
    • 266 Tilden Rd
    • Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

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