SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER (GRADES 6-8), COLLINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Salem Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3407915
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 19, 2021

Job Description

Social Studies Teacher (Grades 6-8), Collins Middle School (Long-Term Substitute)

 

Salem Public Schools

Salem Public Schools (SPS) knows that there is no more important factor in a child’s education than a great teacher. Here in Salem, great teachers are passionate about urban education, drive student achievement, reflect, 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 teaching in urban schools, hold dual certification and have bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

 

What You’ll Do:

The successful candidate will have a background to focus on instruction in the English Language Arts and Social Studies. All teachers are expected to provide high-quality instruction to students developing and modifying instructional programs to meet individual student needs. This individual will work under the general supervision of the building principal and or another designated administrator, manages student behavior, assesses, and evaluates student achievement.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Teaches English Language Arts and Social Studies by using the district curriculum and other appropriate learning activities reflecting a deep understanding of state frameworks and use of the workshop model
  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
  • Provides structure in the classroom by promoting a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • Prepares teaching materials and related reports including ongoing data analyses for the purpose of improving instruction, implementing lesson plans, and documenting student progress
  • Participates in in-service programs to enhance the overall educational experience for students
  • Instructs and provides assistance for student learning, individually or in groups, designing lessons that both present and reinforce learning concepts
  • Works under the general supervision of the building principal and other building administrators, manages student behavior, assesses, and evaluates student achievement.

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 mistakes and challenges and uses them as opportunities for professional development. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts teaching certification
  • SEI Endorsement Required
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Able and willing to work in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid learning environment, if needed
  • Second Language (Spanish) proficiency a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States

 

 

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 Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
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    Instructional Support > Substitute
  • 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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