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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3426274
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2021
  • Posted : January 11, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Needham Public Schools
Long-term Substitute: Elementary Mathematics Coach Specialist; The Newman Elementary School is looking for a dynamic educator to serve in the role of temporary Math Coach from April 2021-June 2021.

Job Description
Under the direction of the Principal and the K-5 Director of Mathematics, the Math Specialist/Coach will provide student-centered support and coaching for classroom teachers to extend their capacity to teach mathematics to all learners. Responsibilities include direct support to students and teachers, leading professional development, helping teachers to use research and benchmark data to inform practice, and make decisions regarding instruction, resource materials, and curriculum integration. The focus of the position encompasses the areas of intervention and extension and is intended to support, not replace, the instruction delivered by classroom teachers.

Essential Functions and Duties of the Position
The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Supporting classroom teachers in an on-going co-teaching approach involving co-planning lesson design and differentiated instruction.
Deliver direct instruction to students who are either struggling with mathematics or who dramatically exceed existing grade level benchmarks
Meet with and work collaboratively with a leadership team consisting of building Principal, Literacy and Technology Coaches
Education and Experience

Masters Degree preferred
Classroom teaching, including math experience
Math (Grade 1-6) Certification preferred; 1-6 elementary licensure preferred
Experience with Think Math! And Engage NY preferred
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
· Must have a deep understanding of math content along with a sophisticated understanding of developmental needs of student acquisition of mathematical knowledge.
· Must have a working knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics, both content and practice standards.
· Must be a highly motivated, self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively.
· Must have the ability to collect and analyze data in order to make recommendations for instructional programming and professional development using best practices.
· Must have well-established communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to share information and resources as appropriate, including strong written communication skills.
· Must have the ability to work with adult learners.
Selection Process:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.

Application Procedure:
Please apply online

Candidates are encouraged to review the working conditions, wages, and benefits in the Unit A collective bargaining agreement.

Posted vacancies in the Needham Public Schools have been approved by the School Committee and are subject to appropriation at Town Meeting.

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

The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS), 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 > Math: General
  • 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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