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Abbot Elementary
Westford Public Schools
Westford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2870505 Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Posted: November 28, 2017 Starting Date: February 4, 2018

Job Description
Demonstrate knowledge of subject area - Grade 3
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school curriculum goals
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and communicate these objectives to students
Plan instruction based upon explicit goals regarding what students should know and be able to do
Create or provide learning experiences that develop students' abilities and require the application of thinking skills
Employ a variety of instructional strategies that consider individual learning styles and performance levels
Organize instruction around essential questions or core learning objectives; teach for understanding and/or mastery; provide students with practice and extension opportunities as needed
Assess student learning on a regular basis using multiple forms of assessment; provide reports of student progress as needed
Use assessment data to inform instruction
Create a classroom learning environment that is engaging, orderly, secure and appealing for students and in which mutual respect is shown
Carry out the school's disciplinary code and procedures in a fair and just manner
Give assignments that reinforce classroom instruction
Communicate student progress and development to parents
Provide written assessments, referrals and evaluations when necessary for students with special needs. Participate in IEP meetings as required
Participate in professional growth opportunities
Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students
Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary
Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness with all students

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Abbot Elementary!

In addition to providing our students with a challenging and enriching curriculum, we value the following personal qualities and provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their SPIRIT.
S for service
P for perseverance
I for inclusion
R for respect and responsibility
I for inventions, innovations, ingenuity
T for teamwork
Equal Opportunity Employer
Westford 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Meets all state licensure standards
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Approximate dates: February 4, 2018 - June 30, 2018
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. What makes you a strong candidate for a teaching position in the Westford Public Schools?
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. If I observed you teaching, what would I see and hear?
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Carolyn Jerzylo, Assistant Principal
    25 Depot Street
    Westford, Massachusetts 01886
    Phone: 978-692-5580
    Fax: 978-692-9587

    Westford Public Schools • 23 Depot Street • Westford MA 01886 • Tel: (978) 692-5560 • Fax: (978) 692-4842