Old Mill Pond Elementary School ( learn more )

Palmer Public Schools

Palmer, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3424979
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 8, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Building Principal/Director of Student Services

Our mission statement: Palmer Public Schools will be a community that develops life-long learners by engaging in a rigorous curriculum which creates opportunities for academic and social/emotional growth of all students through a safe, supportive and collaborative environment.

Our Theory of Action: If we improve student, faculty and staff well-being and provide students with a challenging curriculum delivered through rigorous, engaging instruction with learning experiences intentionally designed to meet the needs of each student, then we will have prepared all students to be life-long learners who will contribute positively to society.

Duties to include, but not limited to:
•Implement and adapt direct/explicit academic and specially designed instruction across content areas using multi-sensory teaching, differentiated strategies, including use of modified content, methodology, and performance criteria as needed, as well as assistive/educational technology in the classroom, for designated students receiving services in a self-contained setting.
•Experience with behavioral therapeutic techniques with a diverse population preferred.
•Collaborate with grade level classroom teachers, other special education teachers, and specialists to provide comprehensive and effective services to assigned students.
•Serve as contact person for designated caseload, including completion of all associated paperwork (monitoring student performance, writing IEPs/progress reports, etc.), management of the Team process (conducting Annual Reviews, conferencing w/ parents/Team members, etc.), and maintenance of communication between teachers, specialists, families, and any outside providers.
•Utilize appropriate classroom management strategies, including a comprehensive positive behavior intervention system, to ensure a successful and motivating instructional environment within the classroom and throughout the school for designated students.
•Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
•Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
•Diagnoses the learning challenges of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
•Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
•Takes an active part in the contractually-approved teacher evaluation process, contributing to a mutual agreement concerning the results of that evaluation.
•Coordinate student and staff schedules to ensure compliance with IEP requirements and the efficient use of resources.
•Perform other duties as reasonably required.

The salary for this position is:according to contract

All positions are subject to qualifications, duties and rates of compensation presently in force, and subject to appropriate funding.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Palmer 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.

    Job Requirements


      Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

      Required: MA Licensure as Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK - 8).

      Knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks and integration of state frameworks into local curricula and instruction for reading, written language, mathematics, and functional skills.

      Educational background or experience with differentiated instruction in both an inclusive and self-contained elementary setting, including proven skills in classroom management and instructional strategies.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Allison Petit
    • 4107 Main Street
    • Palmer, Massachusetts 01069
    • Phone: 413-283-4300
    • Fax: 413-283-2619
    • Email: click here

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