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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4027833
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description





The Full-time Teacher is an engaged and dynamic professional staff member at SCALE, an adult basic education learning center, near Davis Square in Somerville. SCALE, a division of Somerville Public Schools (SPS), serves adult multilingual learners and follows the SPS vacation/holiday calendar. Classes are offered between 9am 2:30 PM, minimum of 24 hours, within a 35-hour weekly schedule.



  • Teach following classes: Reading Writing Foundations (RWF), a literacy class designed for beginner level to low intermediate ELL students; along with Social Studies and MCAS readiness skills to students enrolled in SCALE’s GOAL program, a content-centered class for ELL youth (17-25 years old).
  • Prepare and support students to fulfill portfolio requirements for ADP credential.
  • Substitute assistance, assist with computer lab schedule; provide general support to teachers and counselors
  • Prepare lesson plans according to department/program curricular guidelines and in alignment with Massachusetts DESE MA ELPS and CCRSAE.
  • Set and document professional and student learning goals, complete attendance and other recordkeeping, assist in secure substitutes and substitute lesson plans (for own classes) per department policy
  • Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy
  • Collaborate with instructional leaders to conduct student interviews and proficiency testing for students
  • Communicate effectively with other teachers, counselors, and Program Administrators on student, program, and curriculum/instructional issues
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Continuing Education and Program Administrator, initiate and contribute to work on projects in curriculum development, and/or school community projects
  • Participate in department and all staff meetings, school-wide activities, and appropriate program and staff development activities
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining the goals, philosophy, and policies of SCALE
  • Perform other miscellaneous department and/or SCALE duties as deemed appropriate by the Program Administrator or the Supervisor



  • Bachelor's Degree; Masters in ESL, Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, SPED or related field, preferred
  • Three years successful and relevant teaching experience in adult education – at least one complete year teaching adult immigrants who have limited literacy
  • Experience with and interest in working with SLIFE students
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities; familiarity with UDL principles and remediation strategies preferred
  • Expertise in beginning reading/writing techniques, phonemic awareness, and basic phonics; experience with project-based approaches preferred
  • Experience in teaching MCAS studies preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong computer skills including MS WORD, EXCEL, Google Classroom/Suite
  • BEST Plus and/or TABE certification or interest/willingness to be trained
  • Bilingual English and Portuguese, Haitian Creole or Spanish preferred
  • Massachusetts Teacher certification, SEI endorsement, and SPED preferred

 Reports to:  Interim Director of SCALE


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 > Bilingual Education
    Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • 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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    Contact Information

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

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