Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


E Somerville Community
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3076165 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 3, 2019 Starting Date: July 8, 2019

Job Description

Anticipated Calculus Project Assistant Teachers

Job Goal: The Somerville Calculus Project aims to increase the number of Black, Latina/o (students with family from South or Central America), and income-qualifying students in high-level math courses and launch them on a trajectory towards success in calculus by their senior year of high school.

The summer component of the Calculus Project offers cohorts of students 3 weeks of rigorous, engaging, and fun math activities and instruction coupled with a focus on growth mindset and exploring the work of local and historical STEM professionals of color. The program centers on "pre-teaching" math content students will encounter in the fall. Participation in the program is free for students, including breakfast and lunch during the summer.

The Assistant Teacher assists the teacher with instruction and lesson planning. The ideal candidate is an aspiring teacher who seeks to earn practicum hours.

The program will run five hours each day with an optional after school component.

Assistant Teaching Positions:
• Pre-Algebra Assistant Teacher
• Algebra Assistant Teacher
• Geometry Assistant Teacher
• Algebra 2 Assistant Teacher

• Instruct students in math content area and prepare them for mathematics work the next school year in the rare case that the teacher cannot do so
• Encourage and support students’ self-management in the classroom and school building
• Communicate effectively with parents as needed
• Facilitate personalized learning, using an online learning platform
• Monitor and support students’ academic growth on a math platform
• Work with individual or small groups of students as needed to ensure understanding of the content
• Attend all Professional Development sessions prior to the program
• Collaborate with and empower Somerville High School Peer Mentors

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in the classroom as a paraprofessional or teacher
• Ability to maintain an engaging safe, and healthy environment for students
• Ability to communicate with students and families who are potentially from culturally and/or linguistically different backgrounds
• Willingness to implement TCP Pride Curriculum, which teaches students about the historical accomplishments of STEM professionals of color, and lets them meet successful STEM professionals of color

Terms of Employment:
• Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
• Start Date: July 8, 2019
• End Date: July 26, 2019

• Stipend: $1,875

Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent or designee

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: 4

Welcome to E Somerville Community!

The East Somerville Community School (ESCS) is a diverse school in an ethnically rich neighborhood. ESCS lives its motto, "Every Student Can Succeed," by preparing students to achieve at high levels in their next stage of education, while applying the skills of life-long learning. The dedicated staff members provide regular education and special education services through a team approach, which combines high quality, challenging classroom instruction with academic support. ESCS offers the best qualities of a large school with a welcoming and respectful atmosphere that makes each student feel valued and part of a community.
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
    Jason Behrens
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600