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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3426262
  • Application Deadline: February 5, 2021
  • Posted : January 11, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position: Classroom Teacher
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the teacher facilitates student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; address specific educational needs of individual students and by creating flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment; and provides feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. This assignment is through the close of school in June 2021.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the Needham Public Schools.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Coordinates with other elementary staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids, and other supplies and equipment and maintain inventory records.
Supervises students in activities that take place outside the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal or other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network systems and software applications.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Certification/License: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as an elementary teacher.

Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to a teaching assignment.
Masters Degree in a related area preferred.
Selection Process:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.

Application Procedure:

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license, and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Needham Public Schools
    • 1330 Highland Avenue
    • Needham, Massachusetts 02492
    • Phone: 781-455-0400

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