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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3987836
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 1, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

Job Goal:   The Health teacher is responsible for providing high-quality health/wellness instruction for students in grades 1– 8. Position requires teaching at three-six school sites according to the schedule provided by K – 12 Health and Physical Education Supervisor and School Principals. 



  • Appropriate DESE Licensure - Health and Family/Consumer science. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience teaching health
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work within teams across departments and/or schools
  • Second language preferred


  • Deliver high-quality and engaging lessons, including cooperative, project-based learning, inquiry-based lessons, practice and application, and citizenship opportunities
  • Effective planning of lessons, units, and assessments
  • Demonstrates working knowledge, implementation, and evaluation of Health curriculum, including sexual health, substance abuse, and violence prevention
  • Frames units and lessons around essential questions and student-learning objectives
  • Establishes and maintains effective classroom management system that creates a safe learning environment
  • Reviews current events and information in the Health field and communicates to students
  • Promotes and enforces high expectations and standards for students and achievement
  • Promotes equity and appreciation of diversity and ensures equitable opportunities for student learning and participation
  • Demonstrates appreciation and understanding of sensitivity to diversity
  • Communicates effectively with administration, staff, parents, and community members
  • Collaborates with School Leadership, Counselor Educators and grade-level Teachers to coordinate instructio
  • Adheres to all state and local guidelines
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities assigned by the principal and/or Supervisor

Position Reports to: Supervisor for Health and Physical Education



The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Health
    Classroom Teacher > Physical Education
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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