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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3999819
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 9, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Interim Social Studies Department Chair

2022-2023 School Year


General Description:   

The Social Studies Department Chair implements the social studies curriculum and instructional practices that result in exceptional student achievement and teaching.  With the support of the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, the Social Studies Department Chair is responsible for targeted professional development and assists with supervision and evaluation.  The Chair will also assist in the research and implementation of best practices in curriculum and instruction.


Responsibilities include


  • Researches, recommends and assists with implementation of methodologies and practices that lead to high student  engagement and achievement.
  • Observes, mentors and holds accountable assigned teachers regarding best practices in instruction.
  • Promotes instructional practices that are modified and differentiated to meet the needs of the individual learner.
  • Assists in facilitating the integration and use of instructional technology, as appropriate.
  • Assists in planning the professional development program for faculty.
  • Assists in planning and facilitating professional development sessions.
  • Serves as a mentor and role model in the creation of a learning environment that supports student achievement.
  • Assists course teams through collaboration and data analysis.
  • Supports the mission, vision and values of Somerville Public Schools.
  • Fosters an environment and culture which promotes respect, responsibility and trust.
  • Assists in interviewing teachers during the hiring process.
  • Takes on other duties and responsibilities as assigned.




  • Ability to communicate effectively to achieve assigned duties
  • Appropriate Administrator DESE License required; Administrators SEI Endorsement
  • At least 3 years teaching experience at the secondary school level
  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • Knowledge of secondary curriculum and instruction standards and best practices


Terms of Employment:


This position is a 201 day position and is also falls under the Somerville Administrators Association’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Reports to:  Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, High School Principal or designee





  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
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  • 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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