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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3259696
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 14, 2020

Job Description

Description of Duties:

To create a flexible program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitude and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for Elementary, Middle or High school education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.



  • Motivate students to develop abilities and talents.
  • Aid students to perceive a personal and realistic goal.
  • Monthly meetings and reports as directed.
  • Participate in team meetings as required.
  • Teaches district approved curriculum
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  • Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
  • Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.




Supervises classroom and students and volunteers


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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • Massachusetts DESE Certification
  • Health & Family Consumer Science License Strongly Recommended
  • If candidate does not already have license, candidate will be expected to acquire license 
  • Physical Education 5-12 





Ability to work with children.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The 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. 


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Closing Date: April 22, 2020


Starting Date: September 1, 2020



Brendan Kent, Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness

Wakefield Memorial High School

60 Farm Street

Wakefield, MA 01880


The Wakefield Public Schools is committed to the prevention of harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, limited English proficiency, and disability or housing status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Health
    Classroom Teacher > Physical Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield 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.

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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