Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School

Mount Abraham Unified School District

Bristol, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3442107
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 5, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol, VT is seeking to fill a long term substitute Science Teacher vacancy immediately. Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, energetic and excited about science and the inquiry process with experience teaching higher level science courses such as chemistry and Advanced Placement Biology.

Summary of Responsibilities
To plan, organize, and implement a proficiency-based instructional program aligned to the Next Generation of Science Standards in a middle/high school learning environment, that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Help all students learn science content and transferable skills that will prepare them for success as engaged students.

Planning and Preparation
Effectively integrates solid content knowledge into the curricula, makes connections between the content and other parts of the student discipline(s), and develops relationships among topics and concepts in teaching plans and practices.
Integrates current best practices, research, and education laws into the teaching plans and practices, to assure the most effective educational program for our students.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of students including: intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of age group; students' varied approaches to learning; student skills and knowledge; student interests and cultural heritage; student economic influences; and student family, school and community context.
Selects and integrates instructional goals that are valuable, clearly stated, measurable, suitable for diverse students, and that creates opportunities for different types of learning.
Seeks and effectively utilizes all available school and district teaching and student resources to enhance instruction and learning.
Designs coherent instruction (including learning activities, instructional materials and resources, instructional groups, lesson and unit structure and the like) that reflect current best practices in the field and support the instructional goals.
Accurately and thoroughly assesses student learning using instructional goals; clearly communicates assessment criteria and standards to students; and effectively utilizes assessment results to plan for individuals and groups of students.
Uses student assessment information to assist the Special Educator in developing an effective Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for those students who qualify for such services.

Learning Environment
Creates and maintains an environment of respect and rapport.
Establishes a culture for learning that incorporates the importance of content, student pride in high quality work, and high expectations for student achievement.
Effectively and efficiently manages classroom procedures including instructional groups, transitions, materials and supplies handling, and the performance of non-instructional duties.
Assures productive, effective, and efficient use of Educational Assistants and volunteers in the classroom.
Effectively manages student behavior through the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system, by clearly communicating expectations, monitoring student behavior at all times, and successfully and respectfully responds to student behavior and misbehavior. Develops and implements effective student behavior support plan as needed.
Effectively organize classroom furniture and other physical resources to promote learning, safety and accessibility.
Provides a safe learning environment for all students. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

Communicates directions and procedures clearly, accurately and effectively both in spoken and written language.
Effectively utilizes questioning and discussion techniques in the classroom to promote student participation and to successfully engage students in the discussion.
Effectively and appropriately engages students in learning to maximize student comprehension of the lesson through representation of content, activities and assignments, instructional groupings, instructional materials and resources, structure and pacing, and the like.
Provides accurate, substantive, constructive, specific and timely feedback on student progress and performance to students, parents, and other professionals as needed or required.
Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to student needs by effectively making minor adjustments to the lesson, persistently seeking thoughtful alternative approaches/strategies/resources, and successfully accommodating students’ questions or interests to enhance student learning.

Other Professional Responsibilities
Accurately and thoroughly assesses a lesson’s effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goals, and effectively modifies the lesson plan for future use to enhance student learning.
Assists the teacher leader, assistant principal and/or principal in planning and evaluating curriculum effectiveness and identifying program needs.
Develops and implements an effective system to maintain accurate, complete and confidential student records including student completion of assignments, student progress in learning, and other non-instructional records.
Prepares and submits accurate, complete, timely and effective reports as required by law, district policy, and/or administrative regulations.
Communicate/collaborate effectively with parents to keep families informed of the instructional programs and individual student progress, and effectively responds to parent concerns and engages families to help meet the educational needs of the student. Means of communication may include annual open house, observation sessions for parents, conferences, newsletters, sessions for program discussion, and other individual meetings as necessary.
Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates, and other professionals and outside agencies.
Participates in EST/504/IEP functions including (but not limited to) meetings, referral processes, screening referred students, providing supplemental support, and consulting services as requested.
Actively participates in school events, workshops, in-service meetings, teacher trainings, building level staff meetings, district meetings, and other school and district committees/projects, making substantial contributions.
Seeks out and actively participates in opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and teaching skills, to support district goals and school action/strategic plans, and/or as may be directed by the department head/assistant principal/principal.
Keeps abreast of current best practices, research findings, and other developments in the field.
Actively participates in assisting and supporting other educators and administrators in the school and/or district.
Shows professionalism and considers "What's best for students" in serving and advocating for students, and in decision making.
Follows and assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and procedures, policies of MAUSD, and corresponding school district policies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
Bachelor’s degree with one to three years experience in public school setting
Working knowledge of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards
Holds or is eligible to hold a Vermont Teacher License with appropriate endorsement

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
Language Skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex scientific, educational and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or school board members.
Reasoning Ability/Mental Requirements. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply those principles of logic and/or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Ability to communicate courteously, efficiently and effectively with a variety of individuals, including students, faculty, administrators, parents, and representatives of outside organizations. Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors, parents, and outside agencies. Ability to effectively handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts.

Tools/Technology Requirements: Experience and proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs required. Knowledge of web-based applications for student information systems and learning management systems.

Physical Effort and and Stress: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, which may include some or all of the following, depending on the subject being taught:

Frequent moving around the classroom and school building in general. Regularly required to see, talk and hear, as well as use hands to keyboard, handle and feel. Subjects such as art, science (labs), and industrial arts require regular use of hands. Some reaching with hands and arms, and bending, kneeling and crouching. Must occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school-aged children. Employee is regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts. Must be able to successfully complete all physical and non-physical components of CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) intervention certification. Close, distance and peripheral vision are required.

A science teacher must be able to set up and take down labs for each course taught, ensuring the ability to provide a safe inquiry based, lab experience. Necessary safety skills include the ability to operate a fire extinguisher, fire blanket, eye wash station, safety shower and other equipment as necessary and appropriate. This can require the lifting of equipment such as microscopes, glassware, chemicals, scales, balances, and fire extinguisher weighing up to thirty pounds.

Work Environment: Work is normally performed indoors. Science classes may spend time outside in our greenhouse, woods and trail system. Some classroom environments, such as labs and industrial arts, may involve exposure to hazards such as chemicals and fumes. Noise level is generally moderate and includes sounds of office equipment and voices of students gathered together in a group setting.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Science: Biology
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  • Employer Description

    Mount Abraham Unified School District, (formerly known as Addison Northeast Supervisory Union) is located in Addison County and includes the town schools of:
    Bristol (Bristol Elementary Pre K-6),
    Lincoln (Lincoln Community School K-6),
    Monkton (Monkton Central School K-6)
    New Haven (Beeman Elementary School K-6),
    Starksboro (Robinson Elementary School K-6), and
    Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School #28 district (7-12 with middle and high school units). Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    Please visit our web site for more information about this school Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • Applicants must hold a State of Vermont Educator License with Science endorsement or the ability to obtain
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Shannon Warden , Principal
    • 220 Airport Drive
    • Bristol, Vermont 05443
    • Phone: 8024532333
    • Fax: 802-453-4359
    • Email: click here

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