Galvin Middle School ( learn more )

Wakefield Public Schools

Wakefield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3786412
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
  • Re-posted : March 4, 2022
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Middle School Math Teacher


LOCATION: Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA




SALARY: Per Contract 


REPORTS TO: Principal 


POSITION SUMMARY: Teach 5 classes, both accelerated and non accelerated sections


  • Work under the direction of the building principal 
  • Teach math to middle school students.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning, teaching, and assessing student performance, reporting progress and working with colleagues and families to support student learning
  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming in order to optimize student capabilities, develop a love of learning, and promote academic risk taking
  • Implement lessons where reasoning, collaboration, productive struggle, and problem solving is expected of all students
  • Differentiate services and instruction to meet variety of student learning needs and strengths, including students with disabilities and English learners 
  • Use data to inform and adjust instruction, to track student progress, and to track professional progress through self-evaluation and goal setting
  • Regularly contact (through face-to-face meetings, e-mail, and by phone) families regarding student progress
  • Participate in collaborative meetings with colleagues to support student learning
  • Attend professional development to continually improve practice 
  • All other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal


The position requires the ability to communicate verbally and visually; while performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 

disabilities to perform the essential functions. 






  • Current Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education teaching license in 5-8 Mathematics
  • Classroom teaching experience in a middle school, or relevant student teaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of state and national standards, and understanding of research-based best practices in mathematics teaching
  • Experience with or ability to implement problem-based learning and assessment
  • Use technology and multiple resources to enhance student learning
  • Ability to work well on a team and collaborate to best meet the needs of students
  • Have a desire to continually improve their practice as a teacher by taking and implementing feedback and a commitment to professional learning
  • Believe that students of every background and ability can and will succeed at the highest levels of math


The Wakefield Public Schools is committed to the prevention of harassment and 

discrimination based upon race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, limited English proficiency, and disability or housing status. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Math: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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