GRADE 3 TEACHER (2019-20 SY)

Woodland School

Weston Public Schools

Weston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079413
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description

Position Overview

The Weston Public Schools is seeking to hire a Grade 3 Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. This is a one-year appointment at Woodland Elementary School. We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants who are inspired by our mission to educate, equip, and inspire all students to achieve their full potential and enrich their community.

About the Weston Public Schools

The Weston Public Schools enrolls approximately 2,104 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school district includes a high school for grades 9-12, a middle school for grades 6-8, an upper elementary school for grades 4-5, and two lower elementary schools for pre-kindergarten through grade 3. Since 1967, Weston has participated in METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) - a voluntary, desegregation program that places Boston residents in suburban schools. The Weston METCO program enrolls approximately 166 students (K-12).

Key Responsibilities
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establish a culture of learning that reflects the educational importance of the work
  • Establish and monitor routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and the efficient use of time
  • Manage student behavior to allow for high levels of engagement with the content
  • Model a precise and expressive use of language to effectively communicate with students, including: expectations for learning, directions for activities, and explanations of content
  • Use questions, prompts, and discussion techniques to cognitively challenge students, advance high-level thinking and discourse, and promote metacognition
  • Intellectually engage all students in learning through well-designed learning tasks and activities that require complex thinking, and include appropriate scaffolding
  • Utilize formative and summative assessments to drive instructional planning, monitor student learning, provide feedback to students, and facilitate students’ self-monitoring of learning

    Desired Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Massachusetts teaching license
    • Minimum three years teaching experience preferred, ideally in a diverse public school setting
    Hiring Timeline

    This position is for the 2019-20 school year, and the review of applications will begin immediately. Please note that we will carefully review every application, but only candidates invited to advance in the hiring process will be contacted.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Welcome to Woodland School!

    Thank you for visiting the Woodland School website. We are one of two Pre-K to third grade elementary schools in Weston, Massachusetts. Located at the far end of Alphabet Lane, Woodland is idyllically nestled in the woods. From the walls of glass in our school we are able to observe the changing seasons, vegetation, and wildlife that surround our school. Our website offers you an opportunity to peruse our curriculum offerings, school procedures, and calendar updates. But first, we wish to take the opportunity to share the importance we place on our school culture.

    Our faculty and staff have a strong commitment to ensuring a healthy, positive, and industrious school culture. In our school we have photographs of our entire staff posted with a quote from Roland Barth’s book Improving Schools from Within, “The longer I am in schools, the more I am convinced the relationship among the adults in a school has more to do with the success and achievement of the students than any other factor.” It is our strong sense that it s the adults’ collaboration and collegial relationships that help optimize the school day for our children and their learning. This commitment transcends to a true Professional Learning Community Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Weston 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

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Jennifer Faber , Principal
    • 10 Alphabet Lane
    • Weston, Massachusetts 02493
    • Phone: 781-786-5300
    • Fax: 781-786-5309
    • Email: click here

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