Paper Mill Elementary School

Westfield Public Schools

Westfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171108
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following vacancy:
This is a half-time, 0.5 FTE, position.

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music to pupils utilizing course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools and appropriate curriculum programs as resources in teaching individual course content.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Plan a balanced music program, and organize daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  4. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  5. Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
  6. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and musical performances.
  7. Evaluate each pupil’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.
  8. Plan, rehearse, and direct pupils in musical programs for school and community.
  9. Select and requisition books and instructional aides; maintain required inventory records.
  10. Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  11. Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  12. Cooperative with the school administration in providing musical programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies, and civic functions.
  13. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
  14. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  15. Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
  16. Maintain professional competence through in-service education provided by the district, and in self-selected professional growth activities related to music
  17. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the superintendent of schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal(s)

Salary and terms of employment shall 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 provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to funding.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Welcome to Paper Mill Elementary School!

    Welcome to Paper Mill Elementary School. Our school is one of the newest and largest elementary schools in the city, educating more than 330 students in grades K-4. Nestled among playing fields and residential neighborhoods, we are adjacent to the park on Papermill Road in the northeast corner of the city.

    When you enter our school, you will see students actively engaged in their learning, staff members collaborating to enhance their practice, and parents supporting the educational program with their involvement. The Paper Mill School community is a strong one, effectively bridging the home-school connection in order to allow student to reach their fullest potential.

    You will experience students practicing character traits such as honesty, respect, and responsibility. Through a program of character education the social curriculum is joined with the academic to support the development of the whole child. You will know you are in a special place.

    The Westfield Public School curriculum is challenging, and our teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners through differentiation of instruction. By holding students to high standards and providing opportunities for enrichment, we prepare our students for success as they meet the challenges of their school years and beyond.

    I encourage you to visit our school. I am sure that if you spend some time with us, you will agree that Paper Mill Elementary is a wonderful place to learn. 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

      • Certified as a Music teacher with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
      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 classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 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.

    • 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

    • Melanie Chasse , Principal
    • 148 Paper Mill Road
    • Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    • Phone: 413-572-6519
    • Fax: 413-572-0687
    • Email: click here

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