MATH TEACHER, SALEM HIGH SCHOOL, 2019-2020

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Salem Public Schools

Salem, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3198001
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 14, 2019

Job Description

Salem Public Schools

Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history.  Salem Public School leaders are passionate about urban education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement.  They respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community.  Salem Public Schools seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Applicants who have experience working in urban schools and have bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

What You’ll Do:

The position of math teacher at Salem High School is an excellent opportunity to provide students with high-quality, accessible standards-based instruction. The math teacher will guide and support students in developing competencies in basic math via the solution of practical problems and an understanding of the structure of math by implementing the District approved curriculum.

 

Role Responsibilities:

The purpose of the math teacher is to make math content accessible to diverse learners and promote learning for all students. The math teacher will develop and implement standards-based unit plans with an emphasis on student mastery of content and skills.   Integral to this role is monitoring students’ progress and pace by using formative and summative assessments directly linked to the learning goals; scaffolding instruction, supports, and pacing so that all learners can master the content; and supporting high expectations for achievement by providing teacher corrective feedback, opportunities for practice, revision, and improvement. In addition the math teacher:

  • Identifies underachieving students in need of support in the areas of math by using the district assessments plan
  • Evaluates each students’ progress in math knowledge and skills
  • Prepares teaching materials and related reports for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress
  • Participates in in-service programs to enhance the overall educational experience for students
  • Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts
  • Provides structure in the classroom by promoting a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • Works under the general supervision of the building principal and/or other designated administrator, manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement
  • Additional duties may be assigned

What You’ll Bring:

We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you are a reflective practitioner who values collaboration with colleagues and pushes yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. We expect our SPS employees to:

  • Hold a deep commitment to students and families and value diversity - The SPS community is vibrant, diverse in background, ethnicity, language, and perspective. You embrace and affirm the backgrounds of all members of the SPS community and view our diversity as a powerful resource that supports us each in learning and doing our best work.
  • Hold high expectations for yourself, students, and colleagues – You see potential in all, especially our SPS students, and maintain high expectations for achievement, while providing the support necessary to meet that bar. You hold yourself to high expectations, modeling SPS values and seeking opportunities to continuously improve.
  • Build authentic, caring relationships with colleagues, students, and families – You build strong relationships across students, families, and colleagues that are collaborative in nature and contribute to the individual and collective success of SPS. You partner with families and colleagues to make decisions in the best interest of students and learning.
  • Embrace feedback – You are a reflective practitioner who learns from failure, using mistakes and challenges as opportunities for growth. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required) Masters Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts teaching certification/licensure in Math 9-12; Highly Qualified status under No Child Left Behind 
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities. 
  • Minimum of 1 year teaching experience and working in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities
  • SEI Endorsement Required
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Salem Public School District 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.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Math: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Salem 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.

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    Contact Information

    • Alicia Palmer , Director of Human Capital
    • 29 Highland Avenue
    • Salem, Massachusetts 01970
    • Phone: 978-740-1115
    • Fax: 978-740-1279
    • Email: click here

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