Longmeadow High School

Longmeadow Public School District

Longmeadow, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3423407
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 6, 2021
  • Starting Date: February 1, 2021

Job Description

REPORTS TO:Principal through the ELA Department Chair

To lead, encourage, and assist students to develop their individual potential for intellectual and emotional growth, resulting in their learning and achievement of high standards of knowledge and skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.


1.1Continuously improve professional knowledge and practice through appropriate professional development activities; share information and knowledge with other teachers; apply the best research in the design and development of school curriculum.
1.2Maintain and incorporate the best research in instructional materials and techniques.


2.1Set short-term and year-long goals for curricular units based on sound principles and practices of learning.
2.2Develop and maintain lesson plans based on short-term and year-long goals and share when appropriate.


3.1Integrate current technologies as tools to enhance instructional strategies and increase student learning.


4.1Promote a high level of active learning through setting high standards and clear goals and modifying instruction to help all students achieve those standards.
4.2Maintain systems of assessment and measurements which reflect progress in achieving instructional objectives.


5.1Establish an atmosphere that encourages sensitivity and respect among students and with the teacher, and practices and routines which create an appropriate learning environment.
5.2Design instructional experiences in which students achieve high standards and optimize their performance by taking responsibility for their own learning.


6.1Maintain open and effective communication with students, parents, staff and administration using expected professional standards.
6.2Participate actively in team/department/staff meetings.


7.1Be available for student and/or parent conferences.


8.1Work collaboratively to identify areas for school improvement, develop possible strategies, and assess results.

9.1Observe and implement the rules and regulations established for the school system.

Consistent with current Agreement Between the Longmeadow School Committee and the Longmeadow Education Association.

Salary and work year in accordance with current Longmeadow Educators Association (Unit A) and Longmeadow School Committee Agreement

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Employer Description

    As a suburban community of 9 square miles with a rich, historic, New England heritage, Longmeadow offers a beautiful and wholesome residential setting along the Connecticut River for a population of approximately 16,000 people. There is no industry within the town limits. The community is a pleasant, old New England town characterized by stately colonial homes, tree-shaded streets, and parks with swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Settled in 1644, Longmeadow has many historically designated houses, interspersed with attractive newer ones on spacious lots. It is an ideal place to raise a family.

    Longmeadow citizens maintain an open town meeting form of government that encourages community involvement in educational issues. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    Longmeadow High School is a high achieving liberal arts high school of approximately 1000 students. Most of our graduates go on to attend college or university, but our goal is to prepare all of our students for whatever their path is post graduation. There is a high level of student involvement in co-currricular activities, with numerous offerings for student interest and involvement. We have a robust athletic, music and art program and our students compete at state and national levels within these realms. Our vision is to foster and support a high school environment where all students can find areas of interest and passion during their high school years and to prepare our students for success when they leave us and enter a dynamic economy and a global world. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Longmeadow Public Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or pregnancy/pregnancy related conditions.

    Job Requirements

      1.Meet Massachusetts state certification requirements to teach English, grades 9-12.
      2.Knowledgeable of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy.
      3.Educational preparation relevant to area of instruction.
      4.Prior relevant successful experience preferred.
      5. Masters degree in English or an MAT in English preferred.
      6.Such other qualifications or alternatives as the Principal and Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

      The following information is provided pursuant to ADA requirements.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Physical demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires.

      Strength: Light-lifting, 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

      Key:Occasionally (O)Up to 1/3 of the time
      Frequently (F)From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
      Constantly (C)2/3 of the time or more
      Reaching(F) – Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
      Handling(F) – Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)
      Fingering (F) – Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily
      Talking (F)Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
      Hearing (C)Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air
      New Acuity(C)Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less
      Fair Acuity (C)Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more
      Color Vision (F)Ability to identify and distinguish colors
      Field of Vision(C) Observing an area that can be seen up and down or right and left when eyes are fixed in a given point.

      Environmental conditions are a means of describing the physical surroundings of a worker in a specific job. This position is performed in a school setting where the environmental conditions should have no effect on how the job is performed.
      Noise: Level 3 – Moderate level of intensity.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    In addition to providing the complete SchoolSpring application (your 3 letters of recommendation must be current, less than one year old), Please list specifics on each of your Teaching Experiences. Please list all of the following: Town & State; Subject & Grade; Dates (from-to); # of years taught; kind of experience (student teaching, regular contract or substitute); reason for leaving. Also in the resume section please list any extra-curricular activities in which you participated. Please include any hobbies or special interests.

    If selected for interview, at time of interview, you will be required to submit the following original paperwork:
    -Massachusetts State Certification
    -Official College Transcripts
    -Signed original letters of reference

    If selected for interview, during the interview process, selected candidates will be asked to complete a writing sample.

    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. If you have a MA certification, have you participated in a mentoring program?
    • 2. MA Certification Field:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. MA Certification Level:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. MA Certification #:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. In what other states other than MA are you certified to teach?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Thomas Landers , Principal
    • 95 Grassy Gutter Road
    • Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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