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Capuano Early Childhood Center
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3048828 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 31, 2019 Starting Date: March 1, 2019

Job Description

Summer Explore Kindergarten Transition Program
Early Childhood Special Education Extended School Year Program

Program Goal: Summer programming at Capuano offers experiences for Head Start children and children who have no prior school experience who are transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and special education students who require extended year services. These summer programs provide opportunities for students to become oriented to the classroom and school setting and practice early literacy, language, math skills, as well as a wide range of skills associated with summer related IEP goals and objectives. The daily schedule includes free breakfast and lunch, classroom activities including directed learning experiences in academic areas, opportunities for play, and enrichment activities. In addition, there are parent engagement activities during the week to support home-school connections.

? Supervise summer teachers and all instructional and enrichment activities.
? Coordinate the administration of the summer school which includes student registration, class scheduling and assignments, and teacher assignments.
? Supervise the maintenance of accurate records on the academic process and attendance of students.
? Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper function of the summer program.
? Assist in the screening, hiring and assigning of summer program teachers.
? Maintain high standards for students and positive behavioral supports.
? Assess all summer program activities and provide recommendations for the improvement of future summer programming.
? Collaborate with the Assistant Director of the Capuano Early Childhood Special Education Extended School Year Summer Program as well as designated SPS Department Chairs to coordinate, plan, assure implementation with fidelity for all children in the general education and special education programs.
? Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Director of Special education

Preferred Qualifications:
? Early Childhood and/or ESL/ELL license and relevant teaching experience (minimum 5 years successful teaching experience, Master’s preferred).
? Experience supervising multi-dimensional programs including student safety, program planning, supervision of staff, interns, volunteers, managing supplies, etc.
? Experience in curriculum development and leading/planning/providing professional development.
? Experience in working with students with special needs.
? Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and families to support program access and effectively address issues that may arise.
? Ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students.
? Bilingual/multicultural communication with diverse students and families preferred.

Terms of Employment:
• Summer school schedule: TBD
• Mandatory Orientation and Professional Development Days: TBD

Position Reports to: Director of Early Education

Disclosure: Subject to funding availability and student enrollment; courses may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Capuano Early Childhood Center!

The Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center is a unique public early-childhood facility dedicated to enriching the lives of the children and families it serves.

The Capuano Center's educational philosophy calls the staff to provide students with extensive, varied and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that will help them grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Lisa Kuh
    150 Glen St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600