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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3250435
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 20, 2020

Job Description




Position:                     Middle School Math Teacher

Department:               Middle School

Reports to:                 Principal

FLSA Classification:   Exempt                                   

Approved by:              John F. Doherty, Ed.D                                

Revision Date:            April 2016


SUMMARY:  Parker Middle School is seeking a dynamic 1.0 FTE middle school math teacher with a "whole child" philosophy to begin in the 2020-2021 school year. This teacher will help students learn subject matter and student skills that will contribute to their education; create a program of study and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to become successful individuals, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members. This is a benefits eligible position.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teaches district-approved curriculum.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
  • Establishes and maintains pupil-teacher relationships conducive to effective teaching and learning.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Participates in planning of curriculum goals and relevant student performance objectives. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like and communicates these objectives to students. Helps students to develop individual learning goals and objectives.
  • Develops appropriate instructional materials, activities, & lesson plans, with modifications and accommodations appropriate for individual students taking into consideration cognitive levels and age-appropriateness.
  • Evaluates individual student accomplishment of goals and objectives, records progress, and adjusts individual and group learning activities accordingly.
  • Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
  • Assists pupils in dealing with academic, personal and social problems.
  • Works with guidance specialists, staff members, parents, and outside persons or agencies to assist students with special problems.
  • Works with parents of individual children to help guide the growth and development of the children.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development activities related to student population & certification areas.
  • Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
  • Properly utilizes and conserves physical facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in the task of operating the school as a community of cooperative and constructive members.
  • Integrate technology within instruction to increase student comprehension and interest.
  • Maintains an understanding of the philosophies and principles utilized in District-wide programs.
  • Follows state and federal special education regulations, as outlined in the IDEA and the requirements set forth in 603 CMR 28.00 which are in addition to, or in some instances clarify or further elaborate, the special education rights and responsibilities set forth in state statute (M.G.L. c. 71B), federal statute (20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq. as amended), and federal regulations (34 CFR §300 et seq. as amended).
  • Follows all standards and indicators to the best of his or her ability, as described in the Reading Public Schools Teacher Assessment Process (TAP).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises the classroom and students.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.



  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Uses instructional technology appropriately and works with students to facilitate their use of instructional technology
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Board of Education policies
  • Understand confidentiality requirements regarding student records
  • Ability to exercise good professional judgment in assessing emergency situations and act accordingly
  • Ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development
  • Ability to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite



Minimum of baccalaureate degree, master’s degree preferred.



Must possess valid Massachusetts teacher licensure appropriate for subject area to be taught.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces.



The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. While the majority of the work day is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for fire drills and/or special activities.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

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

    Reading 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.

    It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.

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    Contact Information

    • Jennifer Bove , HR Admin
    • 82 Oakland Road
    • Reading, Massachusetts 01867

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