Westford Elementary School

Essex Westford School District

Westford, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3210818
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 30, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 2020

Job Description

Westford Elementary School is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and dedicated professional to teach literacy in either the 3/4 or 5/6 classroom in the 2020-21 school year. The focus of this position shall be literacy including reading, writing and word study supporting a balanced literacy approach.

Qualified candidates must hold a valid Educator license with an Elementary Education endorsement. The ideal candidate will also have relevant teaching experience that demonstrates the following:

- Deep knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards
- Experience at the primary elementary level preferred
- The use of “backwards design” for lesson development
- The use of differentiated instruction to support all students
- The use of formative assessment to provide student feedback and to adjust lesson delivery
- The use of technology to transform teaching and learning
- The use of the Responsive Classroom approach to establish a safe and caring classroom community
- Dedication to providing a safe and respectful learning environment for students
- Excellent teaching, organizational, planning, written and oral communication, and collaboration skills
- Commitment to the success of ALL students, and ability to understand and teach to the various learning styles of students
- The ability to effectively engage students
- Commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of knowledge and professional practice

EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are committed to the success of all students but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply.

Click here for a copy of the collective bargaining agreement that covers this position. Insurance benefits can be found under Article 14. Paid leave benefits can be found under Article 12. For column placement on the salary schedule we consider credits earned after the date of your degree (bachelor's or master's) in which you received a grade of B or better. For step placement, we grant one step for every year of previous public school teaching experience for the first five years, then one step for every two years of public school teaching experience thereafter.

For consideration, please apply electronically through If you do not have access to a computer and/or are having difficulty completing the Schoolspring application, please call 802-857-7038 for assistance or to make alternative arrangements to have your application considered.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
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    Job Requirements

    • EWSD conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click Here for additional background check information.

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please answer the following questions relative to your candidacy for this position:

    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. Do you hold a valid VT Educator license in the applicable endorsement area of the posted position?
      Multiple Choice / Single Answer
      - Yes (please indicate the endorsement code(s), license level(s), and expiration date(s))
      - No (please explain your current licensing status)
    • 2. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement, have you ever worked under a provisional license in the State of Vermont?
    • 3. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement area, have you successfully completed the required Praxis I exam and Praxis II exam (if applicable) for licensure?
    • 4. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
      Multiple Choice / Single Answer
      - Yes
      - No
    • 5. Describe how you implement a balanced literacy approach within your classroom.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 6. Please describe how you integrate social-emotional learning into your classroom and the role it plays in student learning. Please provide specific examples.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Marcie Lewis , Principal
    • 146 Brookside Road
    • Westford, Vermont 05494
    • Phone: 802-857-7813
    • Fax: 802-879-0874
    • Email: click here

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