Essex High School

Essex Westford School District

Essex Jct, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3216508
  • Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Posted : January 13, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 2020

Job Description

Are you committed to the success of every student? Do you know how to engage students in the content to inspire learning? If so, our Essex High School is seeking a full-time Social Studies teacher beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Assignments for the 2020-21 school year is expected to include US History and American Government.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:
- Hold (or be eligible to hold) a valid VT educator license with a Social Studies endorsement (2-15). EWSD is committed to considering out of state candidates who are eligible to hold a Vermont educator license but do not yet hold license in this state. Individuals who hold a corresponding teaching license outside the state of VT shall be considered equally.
- Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in the content area(s) of instruction and content-area pedagogy.
- Ability to implement a focus of literacy across the content areas, and expertise in utilizing technology to support instruction
- Knowledge and/or experience using “backwards design” for lesson development, differentiated instruction to support all students, and formative assessment to provide student feedback and to adjust lesson delivery
- Experience in co-teaching with special educators is also desirable
- Knowledge and understanding of standards based instruction
- 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
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population being served and how demographic variables impact student achievement, and effectively uses this knowledge to effectively design and delivery instruction.
- Effective integrates 21st century skills into the learning environment.

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. We also consider directly related private school/college experience by granting one step for every two years of full-time experience in most cases.

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 > Social Studies: Current Issues
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: Government
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: US History
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: World History
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    Job Requirements

    • PLEASE NOTE: 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 VT Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) check (if driving students), 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 here for additional background check information.

    • No experience required
    • 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. Where did you hear about this position?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Please indicate your current licensing status by checking the appropriate box(es):
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - I hold a valid VT Educator/Administrator license in the required endorsement for the position.
      - I hold a valid out-of-state educator/administrator license in the required endorsement for the position.
      - I DO NOT currently hold the required educator/administrator license and endorsement for the position, but I have successfully completed the Praxis I and Praxis II (if applicable) exams required for the endorsement.
      - I DO NOT currently hold the required educator/administrator license and endorsement required for the position, but I have obtained a degree in the area of the endorsement.
      - I DO NOT currently hold the required educator/administrator license and endorsement required for the position, AND I have previously held a provisional license in this endorsement area in the State of Vermont.
      - None of the above
    • 3. Our District vision is, "Growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow - every day, every way, every one" What does this vision mean to you, and how would you support the vision if you were hired for this position?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. A focus on social and emotional learning is one of our district's top priorities. How do you embed social and emotional learning in your classroom and/or in your interactions with students to support student growth in this area?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Please describe your philosophy of education including why you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn and how you would make it accessible to all students.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Robert Reardon
    • 2 Educational Drive
    • Essex Jct, Vermont 05452
    • Phone: 802-857-7126
    • Fax: 802-879-5503
    • Email: click here

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