Westfield Middle School

Westfield Public Schools

Westfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079477
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 2019

Job Description

Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for anticipated openings in the 2019-2020 school year:

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach skills and knowledge in foreign language instruction to secondary pupils utilizing course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content. Modern foreign language teachers (world languages) teach aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials consistent with the philosophy and curriculum of the Westfield Public Schools.
  4. Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  5. Develop pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the studies language is spoken.
  6. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  7. Evaluate each pupil's progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing the foreign language in relationship to the level being taught.
  8. Select and requisition books, instructional aids, and instructional supplies; maintains required inventory records.
  9. Identify pupil needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  10. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
  11. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday.
  12. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  13. Work cooperatively with all aspects of the school administrative team/faculty and citizens to insure the highest quality of educational programs.
  14. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and in self-selected growth activities, such as foreign language workshops.
  15. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to funding.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Welcome to Westfield Middle School!


    South Middle School's vision is that all students will become critical thinkers, and prepared for their secondary education as independent and successful learners. The climate of SMS will support all students in setting high aspirations for the future and inspiring them to achieve their goals.


    South Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning.


    The core values of the South Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about.

    At the South Middle School, we believe that:

    Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers.
    All students can and will learn.
    To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them.
    Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children.
    Parents/families are our partners in their children’s education.
    The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning.
    Learning and professional growth is an on-going process.
    All programs and educational services at SMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Westfield 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

      • Active and valid MA DESE license in Spanish 5 - 12 required.
      Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the office. Work is moderate in nature with regular lifting of up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
    • Bachelor 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. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Kells Karoline , Assistant Principal
    • 30 West Silver Street
    • Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    • Phone: 413-568-1900
    • Fax: 413-572-4892
    • Email: click here

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