Weston High School

Weston Public Schools

Weston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171316
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position Overview

The Weston Public Schools is seeking to hire a Physical Education Teacher for Weston High School. This is a part-time position (0.80), reporting to the High School Principal. 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
  • Embrace the diversity of the Weston Public Schools by fostering an environment of respect and inclusion
  • 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
  • Degree in physical education required
  • Massachusetts physical education teaching license
  • Minimum three years teaching experience preferred, ideally in a diverse public school setting
  • Experience in wellness-based Physical Education and Yoga/Mindfulness preferred
Compensation and Professional Growth

The compensation for the Physical Education Teacher Position will follow the Weston Education Association 2019-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additionally, this position qualifies for our comprehensive benefits package. Professional growth is ongoing in Weston, and supported through multiple opportunities, both internally and externally.

Hiring Timeline

This is a current opening 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: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Physical Education
  • Welcome to Weston High School!

    Weston High School offers its students a comprehensive and diversified program. Academic courses range from basic to advanced levels. Honors courses are offered in mathematics, world history, foreign languages, and science, while specific Advanced Placement subjects include art, biology, calculus, computer science, English, French, Spanish, European and U.S. History, and physics. Students must take at least five "majors" each semester and may include courses in the fine and applied arts, business, and home economics. The high school also has a highly successful community service program in which students participate. Specialists in the Skills Center and Guidance Department provide a broad range of tutoring, personal counseling, and college placement services. Most students participate in after-school activities, with athletics, theater, music, art, and publications being the most popular. Among the special facilities available to students are a library with more than 20,000 books, videos and audio tapes, and extensive on-line database; four networked computer laboratories; a modern world language laboratory; a recorded books library; choral and instrument rooms; a dance studio; and a physical fitness and weight room. An indoor swimming pool and a synthetic surface track are among Weston's fine athletic facilities.

    The Weston Public Schools is committed to excellence in learning for further education and work, for civic responsibility, and for the love of learning.

    The Weston Public Schools will achieve excellence in learning through collaboration among community, parents, administration, faculty, and students. Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process, all partners in the school community will use imagination, reflection, invention, rational inquiry and judgment to anticipate the demands of the future and to support the learning of others.

    The curriculum will include both subject-based and interdisciplinary instruction for grades K-12. A Weston education will provide students with a broad knowledge base, integrating the arts, technology, communications and core academic areas. Graduates will be able to write and speak effectively, and will develop the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to participate productively in a constantly changing, culturally diverse and complex world.

    The learning environment in Weston will stimulate and support all students in their intellectual, social, and personal growth to prepare them to become good citizens and to enable them to achieve whatever personal or career goals they pursue. Students will be encouraged to take risks and assume responsibilities; they will respect themselves and others, and be committed to serving the wider community with honesty and integrity. 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

    • Mitch Finnegan , Physical Education/Health Department Head
    • 444 Wellesley Street
    • Weston, Massachusetts 02493
    • Phone: 781-786-5800
    • Fax: 781-786-5629
    • Email: click here

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