Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3097986 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 10, 2019 Starting Date: June 21, 2019

Job Description
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Lead Teacher
Somerville Childhood Center

Job Goal: As the Lead Teacher, this person will be responsible for providing leadership for the teaching team in the development and implementation of a safe, developmentally appropriate experience for up to 18 children.

• Supervise and work with assistants
• Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum using the state and NAEYC guidelines which addresses the group and individual needs and considers the developmental, cultural and socio-economic background
• Plan and implement small and large group activities
• Assign responsibilities of groups of children to team members
• Complete children’s assessments twice a year and meet with the parents to convey the information
• Keep daily attendance and observation records of each child in preparation for written progress reports
• Keep an on-going communication system with the parents about children’s experiences and progress
• Write up monthly newsletters.
• Assign tasks, responsibilities to co-workers.
• Inform the director when supplies are needed
• Meet with coworkers to complete a performance evaluation and a set of goals.
• Assume the responsibility of the childcare center during the Director’s absence
  • TEACHER MUST BE DIRECTOR 1 QUALIFIED- the morning lead teacher assumes the responsibility in the a.m. and the afternoon lead teacher assumes the responsibility in the p.m. When the lead teachers’ hours overlap and the director is not present it is their responsibility to communicate work together.
    • Refer to and discuss with the Director children in need of special services
    • Meet with the Director to complete and discuss performance evaluation and goal
    • Attend and participate in staff and other meetings
    • Participate in NAEYC Accreditation
    • Provide documentation on qualifications
    • Provide documentation on Professional Development: trainings, coursework…
    • Perform other related duties as required or assigned by the Director or Supervisor of Early Childhood Education

    • 21 Years of age
    • Must meet department of Early Education and care and NAEYC Requirements
    • Certifications in first Aid and CPR, or Complete within 3 months of employment

    Terms of Employment: Full Time – 52-week position

    Position Reports to: Somerville Childhood Center Director

    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: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

    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.

    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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Patricia Kennedy, Director of Somerville Childcare Center
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600